Fort Wayne driver accident

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  1. Rodeo

    Rodeo Active Member

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    Driver out of fortwayne drop a trailer at mm 10 on interstate 40 west last night. He was driving 17 series tractor with 25 thousand on trailer came out of Charlotte nc which is about 2 1/2 hours later. Just a heads up check your jaws on the fifth wheels of these and all tractors. Let's be safe.the driver had no injury and no one else was involved thank goodness
     
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  2. White

    White Well-Known Member

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    Is that a Freightshaker? What brand 5th wheel?
     
  3. Rodeo

    Rodeo Active Member

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    Yes new freight liner not sure of fifth wheel make
     
  4. TonyTheTiger

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    Pretty sure they’re SAF-Holland brand. The Holland brand logo is on the release on he dash.
     
  5. White

    White Well-Known Member

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    10-4. Thinking of the problematic ones from couple years ago. Brand escapes me at the moment. Not SAF, not Jost...
     
  6. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash OBAMA'S CREATION.

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    Regardless of the fifth wheel maker, anyone who doesn't check to see that the handle is in all the way, no air between fifth wheel top and the trailer king pin plate, and check to see that jaws are closed (with a flashlight) is crazy and asking for trouble.
     
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    We use Jost on our new freightliners
     
  8. Sig sauer 226

    Sig sauer 226 New Member

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  9. Sig sauer 226

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    How much shine does it take to liok like that.
     
  10. Sig sauer 226

    Sig sauer 226 New Member

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    We have been catching high hooks in CN a good bit lately.
     
  11. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    I once pulled one from Atl to Kings Mnt. with king pin sitting on top of the jaws, why it didn't jump off, I'll never know.
    Guess who was the dumbass that did the pretrip?
     
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    Sig sauer 226 New Member

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    Peepung Tom at CFCC pulled one from Macon to Gastonia like that Daddy seen him come in the yard and ran out to the lot Tom was getting out he ask Tom where he came from and they both were amazed.
     
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    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    You drove for Carolina?
     
  15. Sig sauer 226

    Sig sauer 226 New Member

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    Started on the dock then went to driving
     
  16. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash OBAMA'S CREATION.

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    :chairshot:
    You got lucky. That could have easily been your last trip for that company. And much worse, you could be living with that fact that your trailer took out an innocent family when it came unhooked.
    I hope that was a wake-up call for a quality pre-trip from that day forward.

    We have a policy where I work that the dolly legs should not be cranked all the way down to the ground. They should be left 1" or so up off the concrete pad. That allows the fifth wheel to lift the legs off the ground when hooking, and eliminates any chance of a high hook.
    *We do have to send out reminders every so often though.
    :1036316054:
     
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