What's Wrong With This Load?

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Anchorman's Comment
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This one's for mountain girl in response to her following topic:

Hey Brett! ...Idea for Trucking Truth - for bored truckers waiting on their loads!

mountain girl ~ We could play, "What's wrong with this load?"

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Anchorman's Comment
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July 27, 2014 - Hwy 60 E./ 231 jct. Owensboro Ky. Just across the Ohio river bridge. Westbound at the light.

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Obviously the driver did not secure his suicide roll properly. Chains are rated for about 5500 lbs, so in this case should have probably had at least 4 chains + 1 for safety pulling toward the rear. Shame on the driver for not doing his job properly.

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This one's for mountain girl in response to her following topic:

Hey Brett! ...Idea for Trucking Truth - for bored truckers waiting on their loads!

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mountain girl ~ We could play, "What's wrong with this load?"

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-Anchorman

Anchorman, I love it! My first reaction was "everything" is wrong with this load.shocked.png

I wonder if OS has heard about this through Western Express. Thanks Ernie! It's always good to learn stuff, like strength of the chains!

-mountain girl

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Joanna 's Comment
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Whoops! I wonder what that felt like coming to a stop. Ouch!

Anchorman's Comment
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I wonder if OS has heard about this through Western Express

I'm waiting for him to chime in. I'm curious to see what he has to say.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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While I was not there to see it but why was a strap on the front of the flat bed? Just looking at the picture I swear it looks like that strap was used to strap that down with.

Old School's Comment
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Shame on the driver for not doing his job properly.

Ernie said it all!

There's a reason they call that type of load a "suicide" load. I really live in my own little world and don't listen to much chatter about the company, so this is the first I've heard of this. I will say that I completely agree with Ernie's sentiment. I learned a lot during my load securement training, and there is no excuse for not putting into practice the things you learn at your company training. Some guys are just lazy, others think they know better, and sometimes people just get into too big a hurry. This load securement stuff is serious, and a fool sometimes learns his last lesson in the blink of an eye.

I've hauled many suicide coils and have never even had one budge in the slightest. Knowing your working load limits and understanding the math and the physics makes all the difference in the world between the professionals and the people with a death wish.

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Starcar's Comment
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You can never have to much securement on a load.....But you dang sure can have to little, or have it secured incorrectly.

Anchorman's Comment
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While I was not there to see it but why was a strap on the front of the flat bed? Just looking at the picture I swear it looks like that strap was used to strap that down with.

I was waiting for that answer. That was the first thing I noticed also. Although we don't know the whole story, I don't see any other reason the straps would be out like that...

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