Got Bucked Off The Bronco (I Flipped), Taking Some Time To Recover, And Getting Back In The Saddle!

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Old School's Comment
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Jay, we're so glad to hear that you're okay! Trucking is dangerous. It's been listed as one of the top 10 most dangerous jobs in America for years. You got hit by a "wall cloud." Those things are dangerous. They are the beginning stage of a tornado.

Wow! You are very fortunate. I'll just throw something in here. Some of the worst accidents I've witnessed on the road took place during perfectly clear weather. On a beautiful sunny day, disaster can strike very unexpectedly. Vigilance is a big part of our responsibilities out here.

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Hours Of Service

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Turtle Protege (formerly 's Comment
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Jay,

Glad to hear that you are okay.

I would definitely be soul searching after this one!

Turtle's Comment
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Whoa baby that had to be fun! So glad to hear you made it out safe. Could of indeed been much worse.

9.7 on the Sphincter scale. Points were deducted for not blocking the entire road.

Old School's Comment
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Points were deducted for not blocking the entire road.

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Indeed! That was very special how you positioned that rig! Awesome work!

Rookie Doyenne's Comment
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Jay,

So glad you made it through that so well and best in recovery for you and your co-driver. What an incredible experience to ponder.

I so appreciate that before reading your story, your chosen headline paraded your resolution and spirit right out front - "getting back in the saddle!"

Thank you for that affirmation and inspiration!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Jay, I'm really glad everyone survived. That's one event that will never, ever be on my bucket list.

Look into seeing a good chiropractor.

Any update on your partner?

Bird-one's Comment
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First of Jay glad that you and you're co driver are OK. No doubt shooken up. No soul searching needed though. I say that because I also had a rollover about 3 years ago in a straight truck. Never posted that on here other than telling Turtle Protege on our ride along weeks back. Long story short I was in a straight truck, got onto on off ramp and suffered a freak mechanical failure that caused the drive shaft to detach from the vehicle rendering all braking abilities useless. While barrelling down this exit ramp I had 2 options. Go head on into an intersection, or jackknife the vehicle until it flipped and that's what I did.

I did beat myself up for a few says after thinking did i miss any signs mechanically? Did i take the best course of action during the event? None of that mattered. All that did was noone was hurt and nothing was hit. I was back in the saddle the next day. Didn't suffer a scratch on my head. Don't let it get to you. Rest up get healthy and back to what you love doing. Some people asked me "Wasn't that a sign you shouldn't be driving?" Heck no. I still don't know what to make of it. But certainly not that.

Rob T.'s Comment
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I'm glad you and your co-driver are relatively unhurt compared to what could have happened. Hopefully the injuries you guys have heal up quickly and you're both good as new. That's great that Prime isnt holding it against you but I wonder if it will be on your DAC and how that may affect you in the future if you decide to move on from there.

Just another example of how quickly things can happen when you least expect it. Who would think tornados in February

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Jay G.'s Comment
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Thank you all for your sympathy and words of encouragement. Nothing fun or exciting to report on my end. Just finished some PT. Excited for tomorrow as I am catching a flight to finally get some home time. In the mean time, it is rest and recovery.

Points were deducted for not blocking the entire road

Also, LOL! At least if it had to happen, I am on this side of it, you know?

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Thank you all for your sympathy and words of encouragement. Nothing fun or exciting to report on my end. Just finished some PT. Excited for tomorrow as I am catching a flight to finally get some home time. In the mean time, it is rest and recovery.

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Points were deducted for not blocking the entire road

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Also, LOL! At least if it had to happen, I am on this side of it, you know?

Hiya, Jay G. ~

Just stopping by to see how things are going for you, and how you are feeling . . .

Update, if you find time. We're thinking 'boutcha, man!

Annie :)

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