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    Re: Semi driver cited after Dan Ryan crash

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    True. Been there, and done that. Other members were talking about sudden failure. If the Dan Ryan trucker had bald tires, was the company was written up for it, and the accident was caused by that, then it's negligence, yes? in other words, big trouble.

    The toll road worker killed and trooper injured on I-88, the company who the driver worked for had numerous safety violations too, the driver charged with vehicular homicide, and the company's license revoked, and no doubt, insurance company will shell out thousands, if not millions of dollars for stupidity.

    Truck Company Involved In Fatal I-88 Crash Has Spotty Record | NBC Chicago
    Just wait till they allow the mexican companies onto our roads that have no where near the regulations the american truckers have to comply with.
    It sound to me like this driver was an owner operator meaning he owned his truck.

    Drivers are to do a complete inspection of their trucks every day before driving, and also inspect tires and things every time the stop.
    By complete inspection i mean 108 piece checklist.

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    Re: Semi driver cited after Dan Ryan crash

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    True. Been there, and done that. Other members were talking about sudden failure. If the Dan Ryan trucker had bald tires, was the company was written up for it, and the accident was caused by that, then it's negligence, yes? in other words, big trouble.

    The toll road worker killed and trooper injured on I-88, the company who the driver worked for had numerous safety violations too, the driver charged with vehicular homicide, and the company's license revoked, and no doubt, insurance company will shell out thousands, if not millions of dollars for stupidity.

    Truck Company Involved In Fatal I-88 Crash Has Spotty Record | NBC Chicago
    They are also getting these less then desirable companies off of the roads, bad driver also.

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    Re: Semi driver cited after Dan Ryan crash

    Quote Originally Posted by votemout View Post
    Just wait till they allow the mexican companies onto our roads that have no where near the regulations the american truckers have to comply with.
    It sound to me like this driver was an owner operator meaning he owned his truck.

    Drivers are to do a complete inspection of their trucks every day before driving, and also inspect tires and things every time the stop.
    By complete inspection i mean 108 piece checklist.
    Exactly.

    And if he was a O/O, shame on him for neglecting his rig, doing that puts other people's lives at risk.

    I'm watching local news everyday to see if or what the violations were and the cause of the accident. I'm thinking distracted driving or a medical condition.

    Oh, BTW, former Governor Ryan did prison time for issuing bogus licenses.

    Ryan's political career was marred by a scandal involving the illegal sale of government licenses, contracts and leases by state employees during his prior service as Secretary of State;

    George Ryan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    There's a lot of people driving trucks who can't speak English.
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    Re: Semi driver cited after Dan Ryan crash

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    If you've ever driven the Dan Ryan during rush hours in a tractor trailer, the driver or operator is normally concerned with running over cars cutting in front of him or her, add to that scanning the sides and behind, add to that multitasking like texting or talkiing on a cell and possibly writing down messages from a cell phone call for next pickup point, distracted driving, I'd believe that most truckers don't monitor their gauges every 10 seconds.
    That's every metropolitan area in the country.



    But, if there's an air leak left unattended, it can cause the brakes to lock up. I have seen truckers crimp off flexible air hoses with visegrips to stop air leaks.
    It depends on the airline. Crimping off a break line will cause the air to that brake chamber to be cutoff, thereby locking up the brake.

    Catastrophic failure of brakes is possible if the company neglected to keep them in good repair.
    Not all 18 brake assemblies. However, if the trailer brakes are out of adjustment, braking power is greatly reduced. The tractor brakes alone aren't enough to stop within the 600 feet of safe stopping distance


    If brakes lock up, yes, that could be catastrophic.
    Brake lock up isn't necessarily a brake failure. If brakes lock up because of a loss of air pressure, then the brakes didn't fail, because they did exactly what they're supposed to do.
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    Re: Semi driver cited after Dan Ryan crash

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    Exactly.

    And if he was a O/O, shame on him for neglecting his rig, doing that puts other people's lives at risk.

    I'm watching local news everyday to see if or what the violations were and the cause of the accident. I'm thinking distracted driving or a medical condition.

    Oh, BTW, former Governor Ryan did prison time for issuing bogus licenses.

    Ryan's political career was marred by a scandal involving the illegal sale of government licenses, contracts and leases by state employees during his prior service as Secretary of State;

    George Ryan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    There's a lot of people driving trucks who can't speak English.
    I don't care if he's an owner/operator, or a company driver; shame on him for not insuring that his equipment was in safe working order.
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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: Semi driver cited after Dan Ryan crash

    Quote Originally Posted by votemout View Post
    They are also getting these less then desirable companies off of the roads, bad driver also.
    They are, but they're also catching good drivers in the net, as well. The CSA point system issues points for literally everything. The most asinine part is that in the first year, the point values are tripled. I currently have 3 points, because of an accident where I wasn't at fault. There are violations that have nothing to do with safety that will earn a driver points on his CSA score.
    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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    Re: Semi driver cited after Dan Ryan crash

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That's every metropolitan area in the country.





    It depends on the airline. Crimping off a break line will cause the air to that brake chamber to be cutoff, thereby locking up the brake.



    Not all 18 brake assemblies. However, if the trailer brakes are out of adjustment, braking power is greatly reduced. The tractor brakes alone aren't enough to stop within the 600 feet of safe stopping distance




    Brake lock up isn't necessarily a brake failure. If brakes lock up because of a loss of air pressure, then the brakes didn't fail, because they did exactly what they're supposed to do.
    Most truckers I knew carried a couple of these to cage the chamber spring.

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    Re: Semi driver cited after Dan Ryan crash

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    Most truckers I knew carried a couple of these to cage the chamber spring.

    u55rt1.jpg
    Caging off a brake pod and rolling down the road is illegal.
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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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