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

    After he hit the bridge his record was no longer impeccable. He looks pretty peccable now.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    After he hit the bridge his record was no longer impeccable. He looks pretty peccable now.
    I wonder what happened to those involved.

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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
    I wonder what happened to those involved.



    Hopefully they haven't had any more bridge problems, but in the USA you never know what's around the corner.

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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
    Anyone interested?

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    Glad to see that it was completed so fast, and able to handle the load that took it down.
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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
    I wonder what happened to those involved.
    The trucking company bought a bridge.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    IF the truck , which sounds like it was loaded to exceed 80,000 pounds, which is the wieght limit or use to be the limit on a over the road haul, HIT the girder, IT IS THE TRUCK DRIVERS FAULT.

    No one elses.

    The claims of crumbling infrastructure are a bit premature, unless any of you have degrees in structural engineering and have access to the data on this specific bridge.
    Not necessarily. First off, while the 80K weight limit is still in effect, that applies to vehicles in general. Just as you can get special permits for oversized loads so can there be permits for over weight loads. Given that this truck had an escort, then likely it had those permits. So the weight is not the driver's fault.

    The next question I have is the height of the load vs the clearance of he bridge. While I'm not applying this to the collapsed bridge, I've seen where the posted clearance is higher than the actual physical clearance. There is a video on youtube somewhere (I'll link if I find it) where trucks are hitting a bridge going under it because the posted clearance says they could make it. The poster notes that the sign is improper. In this specific case, given the location of the hit on the load and the images I can see of the bridge, I have to wonder if there was any settling on the overhead. If so then the driver cannot be at fault since he would have no way of knowing that the outside of the arches were lower than they should have been. He would not have been going across that bridge if he didn't have the clearance. Route planning is part of the permit process.



    For the record I am a professional truck driver Class A CDL with over 15 years of experience.

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    I would expect that the US is no different from here in Canada. Those who use the roads, drivers of personal automobiles and businesses who truck merchandise across the continent, have been paying excessive gasoline taxes, driver and vehicle licensing fees and other charges for decades, presumably to fund regular infrastructure maintenance and for new roads and bridges, etc. Unfortunately, political thieves have stolen that money to fund their own pet projects, social welfare programs, arts grants and other nonsense always saying they could put off the road/infrastructure work for another year. Now we have trillions of dollars of new building and maintenance work to do and no way to fund it.

    This is simply another example of past generations saddling the current and future generations with their irresponsible and selfish management of the public's money and facilities. It's shameful.
    We've had a real problem here in Maryland with our transportation fund being raided for general use. Then the governor claimed that fees and taxes had to be raised to cover transportation expenses.
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    Re: Wife of truck driver in bridge collapse says husband has 'impeccable' record

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    After he hit the bridge his record was no longer impeccable. He looks pretty peccable now.
    Again not necessarily. His record would still be impeccable if he were going through an intersection and another vehicle ran a red light to crash into him. Likewise here, if the bridge structure (having not read pages 2-27 of this thread) can be shown to have been altered, most likely due to age, then he is not at fault and thus his record remains intact.
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    Re: Wife of truck driver in bridge collapse says husband has 'impeccable' record

    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    Have you not ever heard of a stupid truck driver.
    11Foot8.com is dedicated to one bridge that has a chronic problem with idiots hitting it. So many trucks hit this bridge that they constructed a beam that takes the impact instead of the bridge.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The trucking company bought a bridge.
    LOL...

    Probably so, at least their insurance. I still am in disbelief that the driver hit the beam.

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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
    LOL...

    Probably so, at least their insurance. I still am in disbelief that the driver hit the beam.
    He had his head up his ass.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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