Truck Flips, Crushes SUV

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Rob T.'s Comment
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From the Iowa DOT regarding a truck from a large LTL carrier

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I'm absolutely amazed the SUV driver was relatively unhurt. If they had passengers I'm not so sure they'd still be here. Hopefully the investigation uncovers what exactly happened. Whether they neglected to connect it or if something happened on the road that caused it to come loose. Either way, they're probably out of work.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

PackRat's Comment
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That's why I always say, "Don't make the news!"

Rob T.'s Comment
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That's why I always say, "Don't make the news!"

Surprisingly the local news didn't even mention it despite shutting down a busy ramp. Atleast the brakes will be remedied before blitz week!

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I got to pull 2 long boxs this week and feel like a real trucker at least I didn't do that with them.

Get real lucky nobody was seriously hurt or squished.

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Pulling container chassis, I have had the service glad hand loose - really tight turns and not enough slack in the lines will sometimes pull the service side loose. I always do a brake check since that happened - any time I turn sharply (turn arounds in rail yards sometimes require some creative maneuvering) I'll do a several second press on the service brake and look for pressure drop or listen for flow through the gate.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Tim F.'s Comment
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In my opinion, the driver was probably exiting the highway too fast. I’ve had the service line come loose on the trailer and have been able to stop using the tractor brake. . Clearly the trailer was empty or close to mt

Glad the driver if the car wasn’t seriously injured.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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