I-75 Backed Up After Semi's U-turn

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Anchorman's Comment
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Blue Peterbuilt stuck in the median on I-75 north in Bradley County, TN after attempting to do a U-turn on the Interstate

I-75 in Bradley backed up after semi's U-turn

BRADLEY COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -

A tractor trailer attempted a U-turn in the median on I-75 north in Bradley County Thursday morning, and the resulting accident has traffic snarled for miles.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol tells Channel 3 that the driver ended up with his truck stuck in the median after striking several other vehicles.

Another semi and two other vehciles were involved. Those vehicles are alongside the roadway on the outside shoulder, contributing to the slowdown.

No injuries were reported, but TDOT estimates that the interstate should be cleared by 3:00pm.

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.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
The Dude's Comment
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I only had 15 minutes left on my 11, was out of options.

Anchorman's Comment
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Did the driver really believe that this was going to end well? wtf-2.gif

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I wonder if there's more to this than the driver is telling anyone? Like why did you so desperately need to make a U-turn right here and now? What was he really up to? He's either handling ordinary circumstances like a lunatic or dealing with extraordinary circumstances and keeping it to himself. Either way he needs a timeout far away from trucking, and possibly society for a while. Maybe go on vacation. Hit a beach somewhere and gather his thoughts a little. Geez!

Jared McClure's Comment
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I wonder if there's more to this than the driver is telling anyone? Like why did you so desperately need to make a U-turn right here and now? What was he really up to? He's either handling ordinary circumstances like a lunatic or dealing with extraordinary circumstances and keeping it to himself. Either way he needs a timeout far away from trucking, and possibly society for a while. Maybe go on vacation. Hit a beach somewhere and gather his thoughts a little. Geez!

Maybe he was actually forced off the road, or something, rather than attempting to make a U-turn there.

David C.'s Comment
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I start training the end of this month but I know that wasn't a good idea all I can say is what was he thinking.

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