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    Default Re: One overloaded Roadway Trailer...

    WOW, those pictures are unbelievable. I wonder how much weight that thing had on it.

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    Default Re: One overloaded Roadway Trailer...

    Quote Originally Posted by Freight Teamster View Post
    WOW, those pictures are unbelievable. I wonder how much weight that thing had on it.
    A LITTLE TOO MUCH!!! L.O.L.

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    I broke a trailer in half coming out of our Philadelphia terminal one morning on my way to Winchester Va.32,000 loaded in about 15 foot area in the middle of the trailer plus all the other freight loaded in the trailer as well.When the trailer broke in half I was sitting on a RR track on Alleghanny Ave with Flammable placards no less.I called the company and they actually wanted me to drag the trailer back to the yard.I said yeah right I'll be sleeping in the truck when ya decide to come out and unload it.Two hours later they sent out a salesman to see what the problem was.He looked at it and said yep its broke. They had to send out a crew to unload.Best pay I ever earned.

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    Default Re: One overloaded Roadway Trailer...

    wow... a scary site to see that.

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    Default Re: One overloaded Roadway Trailer...

    I like the fact that the driver left the truck running, and made an exhaust patch on the side

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    Default Re: One overloaded Roadway Trailer...

    Good, that's one less 53 footer that I have to worry about pulling.
    Especially in NY City, where the damn things are illegal anyway!!!!

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    Default Re: One overloaded Roadway Trailer...

    Actually I am more curious as to how he spun the tractor back around.When I broke mine in half all it did was shut everything down.Them Fords were awfully light in the front end so maybe thats what caused it to spin around..Just glad he wasn't hurt.

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    Default Re: One overloaded Roadway Trailer...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtball View Post
    I broke a trailer in half coming out of our Philadelphia terminal one morning on my way to Winchester Va.32,000 loaded in about 15 foot area in the middle of the trailer plus all the other freight loaded in the trailer as well.When the trailer broke in half I was sitting on a RR track on Alleghanny Ave with Flammable placards no less.I called the company and they actually wanted me to drag the trailer back to the yard.I said yeah right I'll be sleeping in the truck when ya decide to come out and unload it.Two hours later they sent out a salesman to see what the problem was.He looked at it and said yep its broke. They had to send out a crew to unload.Best pay I ever earned.
    I don't know what point I would stress to the dispatcher more:
    "I HAVE A TRAILER FULL OF FLAMMABLE CARGO AND I'M SITTING ON RAILROAD TRACKS" or "THERE IS NO F****N WAY I CAN DRAG THIS TRAILER BACK TO THE YARD". I would react to the situation the same way, probably put myself in safe place and wait it out until help arrives. Easy money sitting on your butt waiting, too bad time passes so slowly.

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    Default Re: One overloaded Roadway Trailer...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtball View Post
    Actually I am more curious as to how he spun the tractor back around.When I broke mine in half all it did was shut everything down.Them Fords were awfully light in the front end so maybe thats what caused it to spin around..Just glad he wasn't hurt.
    It appears that the whole tractor was picked up when the trailer broke... If you'll look closely, that's an old Holland tractor with a tag axle so it wasn't digging when it was jerked it up off the ground... And if you'll look closer, the trailer tandems are slid all the way into the taillights... Aside from being over weight, being overlength didn't help much either...

 

 
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