Woonsocket,RI., A 23 year old trucker crunched his Semi under a low train bridge.

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  1. Apostolic

    Apostolic Super Moderator Staff Member

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    double r Dock delivery expert

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    chitownpeddler Well-Known Member

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    Those are class 9 placards. It's only hazardous if transported by air or water. I believe you only have to placard the trailer if it is packaged in totes
     
  4. a9faninnc

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    Its tagged with a Consumer Commodity placard,which does not require the truck to be placarded,nationally.

    Not a day goes by,out on the road,that I question how a person obtained a CDL.What are in some of these "steering wheel holders" thought process??Walmart must sell them now.
     
  5. Hiballin

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    Why did they say what he was wearing like that was why he hit the bridge.
    Then they lowered the landing gear to force it closer to the ground.Only way that would work is to remove the truck.
     
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  6. SuperCourse

    SuperCourse Someday You'll Hate Amazon Too.

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    The good news is he didn't mess up those nice chrome stacks. Maybe he should try flatbeds.
     
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    that is funny driver
     
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    Class 9 DOESN'T require placards when shipped domestically. The driver however, should have been placarded dangerous
     
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    Why Dangerous? Did he have other hazmat on board? Class nine does not require placards unless in a tote over 119 gallons. And then, the minimum requirement is the UN number. I have gone through with my safety department and this is what we came up with.
     
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    the dangerous was for the driver....just a bad joke I guess
     
  13. Cerberus_Kelpie

    Cerberus_Kelpie Wings Over the World!

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    ANYONE SEE THESE PROBLEMS or just having too much fun with the placard bits??:

    To extract the truck a team from Precision towing had to come with multiple tow trucks. First they ran a chain from both sets of wheels on the trailer and hooked it up to a 40-ton "wrecker" tow truck, to rest the weight(??). Then(1) they lowered the landing gear on the trailer to force it closer to the ground and off the bridge. After this, it was decided by the fire department that the cargo needed to be removed because (2)the truck was leaning heavily to one side, according to Branch.

    (1)HOW DOES LOWERING LANDING GEAR ENABLE THE TRAILER TO BECOME LOWER??
    WOULDN'T THAT TACTIC RAISE THE TRAILER THEREIN NEGATING THE IDEA??
    COULDN'T SOMEONE HAVE SIMPLY (WITH A CUTTING TORCH) ELIMINATED THE LANDING GEAR THEREBY ALLOWING THE TRAILER TO BECOME LOWER OR IS THAT TOO SIMPLE A IDEA??

    (2)WHICH: TRUCK OR TRAILER LEANING HEAVILY TO ONE SIDE??
     
  14. sharpshooter

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    I don't think you have to be an ex trucker to be a reporter
     
  15. Cerberus_Kelpie

    Cerberus_Kelpie Wings Over the World!

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    Truer woids were never spoken, at least not to my recollection.
    THANK YOU sharpshooter!!
     

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