Semi Did It Again!

Discussion in 'The Studio Lounge' started by Wolf, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

  2. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

  3. JHDK

    JHDK Release Robin's Bra

    Hey Semi, why do the front wheels of trucks have very little traction when compared to the rest of the tires? I've noticed it a few times now and each time I think about asking you, our resource for all things trucking :). I wonder if it's on purpose or it's simply that those tires wear down the quickest.
     
  4. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    The rear axle gets all the power.

    Maybe these videos can help



     
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  5. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

  6. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    He ran a red light. He deserved to have about a foot taken off the top of his tractor
     
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  7. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

  8. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    I just had another truck driver take out my driver side mirror on a narrow, two lane highway
     
  9. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Safe to assume he didn't stop, eh?
     
  10. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    Maybe when he got to the next town. It was only about three miles behind me
     
  11. JHDK

    JHDK Release Robin's Bra

    What exactly do you do when that happens? It's a minor incident so I imagine you keep going like normal but when you have get where your going who takes care of it? You, your company, your insurance?
     
  12. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    As soon as it was safe to park, I called my company and let then know. I gave them all the information I could give them. It was dark so I couldn't tell what company the other driver was driving for.

    That happened Wednesday night. The closest Freightliner closed at 5pm, so I had to wait until Thursday morning to check in. They told me they didn't have any driver side mirrors in stock, so they would have to order one.

    Got it fixed Friday afternoon and was on my way.

    If it were my truck, I would have gone to a truck stop and bought anything close and strapped it on until I got home, but since it's not my truck, I have to do what they want me to do.

    Can't really drive without a mirror. DOT can give me a ticket.

     
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  13. JHDK

    JHDK Release Robin's Bra

    Thanks for the explanation.

    Stay safe out there Semi.
     
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  14. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    You're welcome. And thanks
     
  15. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

  16. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    It doesn’t mention if anybody in the car survived.


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  17. scotchandcigar

    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard

    A few of the comments mention that they escaped with minor injuries; not sure where they got that from, or how that's possible. But after reading most of the comments, I can definitely say that people are assholes.
     
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  18. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    I usually don’t read the comments.


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  19. scotchandcigar

    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard

    Me either, I was trying to get the information that was missing in the story.
     
  20. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    You mean like every aspect of the actual story ?


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