Mountain Grade Runaway Truck Crashes Explained

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Dennis L's Comment
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This article at www.crashforensics.com gives a very detailed and good explanation of the mechanics of brake fade (failure), proper braking technique, safe speed and safe speed research. Includes field study observations on the Eisenhower I-70 west bound decent.

Crash Forensics

I found it interesting from a wannabe perspective after reading the discussion thread about the 110 years sentence given to a driver last week for a fatal crash on the I-70 east bound Mt Vernon decent (Genesee Hill).

According to the article, a lot of drivers exceed recommended safe speeds on mountain decent.

I grew up in Denver driving the I-70 and other mountain highways a lot, albeit in a car or motorhome, not a semi-truck.

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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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This article at www.crashforensics.com gives a very detailed and good explanation of the mechanics of brake fade (failure), proper braking technique, safe speed and safe speed research. Includes field study observations on the Eisenhower I-70 west bound decent.

Crash Forensics

I found it interesting from a wannabe perspective after reading the discussion thread about the 110 years sentence given to a driver last week for a fatal crash on the I-70 east bound Mt Vernon decent (Genesee Hill).

According to the article, a lot of drivers exceed recommended safe speeds on mountain decent.

I grew up in Denver driving the I-70 and other mountain highways a lot, albeit in a car or motorhome, not a semi-truck.

Very interesting; I must agree.

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Wish ALL of y'all, WELL!!

~ Anne ~

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Dennis L's Comment
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Thanks Anne, yes I had read the post by Persian Conversion before.

midnight fox's Comment
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Thanks for posting this, this is excellent.

Dennis L's Comment
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Thanks Midnight Fox. I was an engineer in my prior life. I also found this to be an excellent article.

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