A Potential "Oh, Schnitzel" Moment

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RealDiehl's Comment
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On my way to delivery in Upstate NY. Temperature: 2 degrees... Road conditions: slick... Incline: a few degrees above butt-puckering.

As I approached this hill with a terribly inconvenient stop sign halfway up it, I had visions of sliding backwards before I reached the top. I made it up the hill with no issues, thank God. But on a scale of one to ten my level of nervousness was off the charts!

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BK's Comment
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That road looks like a goat trail

RealDiehl's Comment
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That road looks like a goat trail

When I reached the top of the hill some strange man yelled out, "RICOLAAAA" as I drove by.

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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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That road looks like a goat trail

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When I reached the top of the hill some strange man yelled out, "RICOLAAAA" as I drove by.

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Was it Brett ?!?!? rofl-3.gif confused.gif rofl-3.gif

~ Anne ~

Banks's Comment
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One time going to Rochester, I was on 495 just passed the interloop. There was an accident in the left lane so the troopers had it blocked off. As I was climbing the hill another car started to spin out so I had to brake.

When I braked I started to slide back and every time I hit the throttle the tires spun. The troopers blocked traffic and told me to let it roll back and to try to go up full throttle. I let it roll back a little and I hit it full throttle and I popped the drive shaft. Had to get towed the last 10 miles. I was pulling 2 20k lb trailers.

RealDiehl's Comment
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Was it Brett ?!?!

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Could have been. With his ice climbing skills nowhere is too difficult for him to reach.

When I braked I started to slide back and every time I hit the throttle the tires spun.

That's exactly what I was worried about. I was only hauling 6,500lbs today.

I pulled off on the side of an exit ramp to a rest area to take a break last week. The incline was minimal, but the shoulder was a sheet of ice under the snow. When I went to leave the tires spun and I started to slide backwards. I was at a slight angle already, so the trailer started to jack knife. I set the breaks and poured salt and kitty litter around the drives. It gave me just enough traction to get out of there.

Winter conditions are certainly challenging!

Banks's Comment
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I don't blame winter.... I blame New York.

Don's Comment
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I have experienced this in Ohio also. Seems when the roads are bad, I am always pulling a load to backwoods consignees, all while avoiding Amish buggys.

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I have experienced this in Ohio also. Seems when the roads are bad, I am always pulling a load to backwoods consignees, all while avoiding Amish buggys.

Indeed.

Tis' why I don't ride along w/ Tom in the winter, in his rig ! Too much nailbiting for me . . . our roads around HERE look similar; I'll do good in the Jeep, TYVM~!!

~ Anne ~

ps: Good you made it to tell about it, R/D ! I can 'imagine' that to BE the road to Brett's place, LoL !

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

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