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    Re: Wife of truck driver in bridge collapse says husband has 'impeccable' record

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    That does not matter!

    Do you stay in the right lane if you see one of these and another truck is next to you, or do you adjust your speed to move over?



    This is how he should have treated the bridge.
    Just a question, do you drive truck for a living?
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    Re: Wife of truck driver in bridge collapse says husband has 'impeccable' record

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    No matter what else may have contributed to the accident, the driver was the last fail safe, and he failed.

    I ask those who want to blame the pilot car. Would they follow them off a cliff if the drove off a cliff?

    I'm sorry, there is no excuse for not knowing the hazards along a route with an oversize load. Not in this day in age.
    What do you think the responsibilities of a pilot car service are? Good God man. If you hold truck drivers in such low regard, then do us the favor of not commenting any further, because you just don't know what the hell you are talking about here.
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    Re: Wife of truck driver in bridge collapse says husband has 'impeccable' record

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Just a question, do you drive truck for a living?
    No, but I have driven military 5 tons.

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    Re: Wife of truck driver in bridge collapse says husband has 'impeccable' record

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    What do you think the responsibilities of a pilot car service are? Good God man. If you hold truck drivers in such low regard, then do us the favor of not commenting any further, because you just don't know what the hell you are talking about here.
    The pilot car is one level of protection from accidents. The driver is the last and most important.

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    Re: Wife of truck driver in bridge collapse says husband has 'impeccable' record

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    No, but I have driven military 5 tons.
    Oh man....5 whole tons? I carry more bread than that. Look, you really don't have a clue what you are talking about, and seem unwilling to read the responses to see that many agree with you to a point, but then you just want to bash truckers....I am not down with that at all.

    I see people like you all the time, they drive a Ford F-250 and think they know what it is to drive 40 tons in a 65 foot combination vehicle down the road, with jack assed 4 wheelers thinking you can stop on a dime, or just simply jump lanes like they do when they cut you off at 65 mph in their Nissan tin can...I have had it with that kind of thinking. I risk my life on these highways every time I hit the road because numb nuts with no experience think they have more knowledge, and experience than my 22 years now and over 2 MILLION safe miles on almost every damned highway in this nation.

    Sorry dude, but you just don't have a freakin' clue.
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    Re: Wife of truck driver in bridge collapse says husband has 'impeccable' record

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    The pilot car is one level of protection from accidents. The driver is the last and most important.
    Yeah, what are the duties of the Pilot car? Do you know?
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    Re: Wife of truck driver in bridge collapse says husband has 'impeccable' record

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Yeah, what are the duties of the Pilot car? Do you know?
    It doesn't matter. The driver made a clear mistake. Is a driver suppose to be a lemming, or do some of his own thinking?

    What required him to be in the right lane?

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    Re: Wife of truck driver in bridge collapse says husband has 'impeccable' record

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    It doesn't matter. The driver made a clear mistake. Is a driver suppose to be a lemming, or do some of his own thinking?

    What required him to be in the right lane?
    You've been told several times, hell within the past 10 minutes by two of us on this board whom are probably the most qualified to comment on this.

    Feigning obtuse is no excuse.

    I'll give you a clue, and I truly hope you read this. The pilot car is there to ensure safety in navigating exactly these situations. they are to run blocker for the load to clear traffic for the truck to take the necessary lanes to ensure safe passage of the obsticle. Last line, last line all you want. Jerry and I do this for a living, and I am here to tell ya, that the pilot cars service dropped the ball.
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    Re: Wife of truck driver in bridge collapse says husband has 'impeccable' record

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    You've been told several times, hell within the past 10 minutes by two of us on this board whom are probably the most qualified to comment on this.

    Feigning obtuse is no excuse.
    Well, say what you want. Bottom line is the driver struck the bridge with a rather solid steel load, causing the collapse. No way, that anyone will convince me it wasn't his fault because he was following instructions. That seems to be what you are implying.

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    Re: Wife of truck driver in bridge collapse says husband has 'impeccable' record

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Do you stay in the right lane if you see one of these and another truck is next to you, or do you adjust your speed to move over?
    Please re-create the free-way chess for the proceeding 2 miles.

    In detail.

    Make sure the links to your source material and simulation work, I'll be checking them.

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