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Josh C.'s Comment
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Not the biggest aha moment I have ever had but I still found it interesting. I drive under two bridges that are part of a small highway in my state. A flatbed truck ended up pulling off the highway in front of me and I followed him under the bridges and all of a sudden I noticed for the first time the posted sign that stated the bridges height. 13'10"......... As I watched the giant tractor he was hauling pass under the bridge it hit me...... I can see how easily it is to accidentally hit a bridge... Those bridges only have a 4" buffer zone..... That is pretty tight. Gotta keep an eye out for those bridge height signs lol.

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Hours Of Service

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Chris L.'s Comment
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Reading signs are super important. One big one is approaching an intersection to say make a left hand turn and if your not looking far enough ahead you'll find yourself in the inside lane of a two lane turn and 4 wheelers all around you, then you have no room to take it wide. Then your stuck waiting for the right lane to clear so you can jump over to make your turn. Things like that you never think about in a car.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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There are actually quite a few bridges in the Northeast that are arched or slanted in such a way that you have to go under a certain part of it to fit, otherwise you'll hit the bridge. Sometimes they're marked that way but most of the time they're marked as being too low. I've seen bridges where one side of the road was like 13' 10" and the other side was like 12' 6". If you knew that you could go under the low bridge on the wrong side of the road. But it certainly confuses the heck out of someone when they see a sign on their side that says 12' 10" and then they see a dry van make it easily under going the other way.

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Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Woody's Comment
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There are actually quite a few bridges in the Northeast that are arched or slanted in such a way that you have to go under a certain part of it to fit, otherwise you'll hit the bridge. Sometimes they're marked that way but most of the time they're marked as being too low. I've seen bridges where one side of the road was like 13' 10" and the other side was like 12' 6". If you knew that you could go under the low bridge on the wrong side of the road. But it certainly confuses the heck out of someone when they see a sign on their side that says 12' 10" and then they see a dry van make it easily under going the other way.

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I will never forget the first time I saw one of these signs. I was driving and still with my trainer coming down I believe 76 in PA. I look up and see a sign that says 12'6" shocked.png

After tightening my butt cheeks and going under the bridge I realized it was an arch and the number was to the lowest point on the shoulder. But still totally freaked me out LOL.

Woody

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Scott O.'s Comment
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Michigan is the same way..... Why do they have to arch them lol definitely a cheek clencher moment

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