FedEX freight sliding sideways down I-80 with police escort

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  1. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer Speedy Freightshaker #411

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    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    roogie Well-Known Member

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    For more of the story, take it as you wish, I blacked the names out.


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  4. roogie

    roogie Well-Known Member

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    Canadian Flyer Speedy Freightshaker #411

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    Thank you for clarifying for us all roogie. The information is much appreciated.
     
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  6. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    So Silent Trucker was right, the driver is a hero of sorts. :poke:
     
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  7. Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Roogie.
    I spoke with a driver from my yard that was there also. He said that indeed they had just lifted chain controls although some people rode their chains all the way into the Reno yard. We call those people sparky.
    So all of you armchair supertruckers that were bashing the driver for not being chained up....
    You and the horse you rode in on.
     
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    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    I bet some of them have never chained before.
     
  9. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer Speedy Freightshaker #411

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    Chaining up sucks. My guess? He didn't want to and waited for the chain controls to be lifted. Lots of drivers do that, just wait at the chain up for the lights to go out.

    In any case, the driver is a hero with a big brass pair for driving like that, and my hat's off to him.
     
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  10. Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium Well-Known Member

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    Wrong guess.
    He would not have made it that far without having been chained up.
    They lifted chain controls, he took them off, :shit: happened.
    Ok?
     
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    I know it does. Oregon used to be a pain when I ran out that way. I've chained over Donner, and waited it out to avoid it as well too.
     
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    Richard Cranium Well-Known Member

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    Yup, :censored: ass rat bastards park in the chainup areas and go to sleep. Means the rest of us are out on the fog line hanging iron. It's a real thrill putting those three railers on the driver's side when cars and trucks are going by a foot away.
     
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    I'm a north eastern driver. ...I'm not familiar at all of this area.... but I'm curious. ..if it is a chain up area then is it a no parking area? If so then why don't the police ticket the offenders to make it safe for the ones chaining up for the pass? I'm sure you have the same type of new to the industry of Trucking. ...drivers that will run the truck till it tells them to stop. ...see all the time trucks parked on the side of the interstate not near a exit taking their 10 hour break. ..fn idiots .
     
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    Canadian Flyer Speedy Freightshaker #411

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    I wasn't there, I was just taking a guess. Chill, man, I know how the weather can change in 30 seconds up there. I ran the Coquihalla Highway and it's the same story there.

    I wasn't calling the driver a bastard by suggesting he waited. I agree that some guys, who go to sleep in the chain ups, should be ticketed. But I've seen guys who have just waited 5 or 10 minutes for the controls to stop before heading on, and I see nothing wrong with that. Just like there's nothing wrong with taking them off when you get the all clear. :shit: happens, like you said.
     
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    Yep. I've waited it out or asked on the radio if it's on or not before heading up.

    I'm starting to think RC is the man in the video. :poke::hide:
     
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    All this because they refuse to use salt on the roads...unfreakin real
     
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    johndeere4020 Well-Known Member

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    No it's daylight out.
     
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    CHP is too busy with other priorities. They come by from time to time, when they tell those drivers to leave others park in the same spot thinking they can just wait it out. Once I was chaining on the shoulder and almost got hit by a Mustang that spun out. Sometimes there is no other place to chain up.
     
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    Shins gave a good response to this. Sometimes CalTrans will call the Highway Patrol to come clean out the jerks, but typically the CHP is overtaxed trying to keep up with all the wrecks from dummies in their four wheel drives that think they can still go 70mph.
     
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    I've only been through the Eisenhower Tunnel once and the chain law was pulled before I got to it. I had HazMat too so I was supposed to go over Loveland but it was closed so the tunnel it was for me. Since AF/FXF is the only place I've driven I'll probably not make it out there again due to the linehaul structure, and yes I am a Dock to Driver graduate (who's never chained). I did have them on the Fat Tire Volvo, but only a yearly check was the only time I pulled them off.

    Nothing but mad respect for those that do this day in/day out, definitely lots of skill and toughness to do it. I'm on a turn that meets Fargo in N. Sioux City, SD right now. I bring the 3rd box up for each of the 2 Fargo drivers to build their triples from their official meet drivers. I would not do so well with mountains, it's been bad enough with the icy flat roads here!

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