Heavy Fog I-10 W Beaumont Texas

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by ltl lifer, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. ltl lifer

    ltl lifer Sr. Citizen & Gold Member

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    I run Texas all the time at night. No there is not a resteria every 75 yards but you can pull over. However, as you stated CK, you are asking for trouble in getting rear ended.

    The worst thing that can happen in fog/heavy rain day/night is these fools (including MANY big trucks) riding down the road in this low visibility with their damn 4 way flashers on. There are red ones and there are amber ones all flashing at different intervals and different times and are one hell of a distraction to a driver trying to determine where in the hell the road is. These are the same idiots that would drive in the rain without their headlights on.

    I usually won't stop in fog but if there is ice, I am off the road in a heartbeat. I do NOT see how these guys that run up north do it on a nightly basis. Not me. Heck, I've driven through 3 hurricanes but ice? Ain't no way.
     
  2. Airbrakes

    Airbrakes Super trucker

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    Yeah, I never been in the situation. I drove for 16 years, 11 of those with a CMV. But according to you, I never once drove in fog, snow, etc.

    It's called looking at the weather report before you get out and drive. Never once have I been caught off guard by fog, rain, snow, etc. That boils down to your inability to do a adequate trip-plan.

    And neither one of you didn't directly respond to what I said. The fact that you are trying to justify this foolishness is rather appauling. These accidents are COMPLETELY AVOIDABLE. I don't give a rats if you don't agree, so stop trying to change my mind. I cant think of any circumstance that would warrant you to drive in no visibility. If you cannot see far enough ahead to safely stop, get off the dang road. Here's a concept: Don't even get on the road in the first place if conditions are that bad.
     
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  3. Joe the plumber

    Joe the plumber Banned

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    All accidents are avoidable as far as the company is concerned. When your luck runs out you're in trouble. We all drive in snow, ice and fog. One just needs to slow down or get off the highway.

    But that is not always possible. When you are on the interstate or coming down a long steep grade on packed snow or heading into a fog on the bottom of the mountain there is no going back
     
  4. Airbrakes

    Airbrakes Super trucker

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    Again, that's your inability to do a adequate trip-plan. If you performed a adequate trip plan, you would know what the weather conditions ahead of you are.
     
  5. Joe the plumber

    Joe the plumber Banned

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    ya right. Every time there's an inclement weather forecast like ice or fog you just go to Dunkin Donuts until it clears. I don't think so
     
  6. Airbrakes

    Airbrakes Super trucker

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    We are going to have to agree to disagree. I don't appreciate you twisting what I say and trying to change my mind.
     
  7. Guardrail

    Guardrail Super Moderator Staff Member

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    He works for the post office, it could happen.

    Now, I have to log on to fogforcast.com and see what's up ahead.

    Proper trip plan? You are a rookie. I can leave Norfolk VA and be in LA 48 hours later. How should I go about trip planning? What a ludicrous statement. Real truck drivers drive. If there is weather ahead, I'll deal with it when I find it. I might seek alternative routing if there is a major snow storm coming through. Any other weather... I deal with it.

    Air, where do you get your fog forcast?
     
  8. Airbrakes

    Airbrakes Super trucker

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    You said I made a ludicrous statement, then you follow up with a ludicrous statement of your own. Real drivers drive? Are you kidding me? LOL. Basically you would drive straight into a hurricane that's been forcasted to hit that area, yet you nag me for my 'trip planning'. And since you're a 'real driver', you can end up in that pile-up depicted in the OP with the rest of those 'real drivers'. I'll make sure to wave at you when I pass by with my 'trip planning' and 'rookie status'.

    Also, if you know anything about weather you would know fog appears when the OAT and dewpoint match.
     
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  9. Guardrail

    Guardrail Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I have to get me one of those dew point gauges for my truck.

    Driving into a hurricane (something that is forecasted for weeks in advance) is one thing, show me anywhere where I can find the fog forecast. That's what this post is about. YOU CANT TRIP PLAN AROUND FOG. You can react to changing conditions when you encounter them. That's called truck driving. These drivers failed that part of steering wheel holder school.

    Now go back to sleep, I hear there is some dust being forecast around Reno. Don't want to take any chances.
     
  10. Joe the plumber

    Joe the plumber Banned

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    ah, I've been written up for 'failing to meet work responsibilities' for booking off on a nor'easter. I don't play well in extreme weather conditions. Extreme is rare. Driving on ice, snow or in fog is part of the job
     
  11. Cerberus_Kelpie

    Cerberus_Kelpie Wings Over the World!

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    Seems to appear a wee bit dodgy and/or paranoid.
    NO PERSON is "trying to change your mind":biglaugh: as it's obviously comparable to erecting a brick wall with a Wendy's knife and a bowl of Oatmeal (or toothpaste for the creative artists) while taking direction from a barfly.

    I'm sure ALL OF US are gratified to read you're able to get ALL WEATHER PREDICTIONS BEFORE YOU VENTURE FORTH like to the supermarket or the bowling alley or to your garage out back.
    Gosh, it must be nice to be so well informed and WE'RE GLAD you're a LOCAL postal orifice driver while not being a "real truck driver".

    This was FUN!!
    Thank you ALL for your time.
    CHEERS!!
     

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