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6633 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 Sep 2020 at 5:20 AM (3 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-09-27 12:28:22 AM  
The automotive equivalent of being seen in public with toilet paper stuck to your shoe.
 
2020-09-27 12:43:20 AM  
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2020-09-27 12:44:17 AM  
Hey, at least the Cab is ok, man
Cab Calloway - Reefer Man (1932)
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2020-09-27 2:37:10 AM  
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Xai [TotalFark]
2020-09-27 4:00:14 AM  
That giant flashing sign couldn't possibly be for me, he thought...
 
2020-09-27 5:51:18 AM  
Is it just me? Or does that bridge seem like a dick?
 
2020-09-27 5:59:55 AM  
never gets old...
 
2020-09-27 6:03:52 AM  
Ahahaha. Tirob should totally use that as a drugs are bad link. This is what happens when you drive high on weed.
 
2020-09-27 6:07:19 AM  

markie_farkie: The automotive equivalent of being seen in public with toilet paper stuck to your shoe.


While your shoelaces get caught in the escalator and take off three of your toes.
 
2020-09-27 6:08:52 AM  
Well done, Subs

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2020-09-27 6:58:28 AM  

Xai: That giant flashing sign couldn't possibly be for me, he thought...


As two green lights beckoned him forwards. It's a bit ambiguous.
 
2020-09-27 7:21:13 AM  
Never fear The Reefer!
 
2020-09-27 7:32:33 AM  
For a minute I thought he was just going to drive off and leave all that shiat in the road.
 
2020-09-27 8:01:10 AM  

orbister: Xai: That giant flashing sign couldn't possibly be for me, he thought...

As two green lights beckoned him forwards. It's a bit ambiguous.


The light turns red when it detects an oversized truck and holds them up for a minute staring at the giant sign, but it can't hold traffic up forever.
 
Xai [TotalFark]
2020-09-27 8:15:54 AM  

orbister: Xai: That giant flashing sign couldn't possibly be for me, he thought...

As two green lights beckoned him forwards. It's a bit ambiguous.


Funny, you must have taken different driving lessons to me, I never got taught that a green light meant I could ignore all other signs and restrictions at an intersection. Huh.
 
2020-09-27 8:23:06 AM  
*looks at tag*

I think you misspelled 'spliffy.'
 
2020-09-27 8:23:41 AM  
Rental, but might be big enough that it requires a CDL. "Professional" is just a tax status. It doesn't mean you're any good at your job.
 
2020-09-27 8:28:29 AM  

Unobtanium: Rental, but might be big enough that it requires a CDL. "Professional" is just a tax status. It doesn't mean you're any good at your job.


I believe if it has air brakes it requires a CDL.
 
2020-09-27 8:32:23 AM  
somebody is NOT getting their security deposit back.
 
2020-09-27 8:35:56 AM  

nekom: Unobtanium: Rental, but might be big enough that it requires a CDL. "Professional" is just a tax status. It doesn't mean you're any good at your job.

I believe if it has air brakes it requires a CDL.


No..  only if the vehicle is over 26k lbs or carries more than 15 passengers.
Otherwise, you don't need a cdl for air brakes..
 
2020-09-27 8:40:50 AM  
Watch the moment of impact from the alternate view and notice the yellow I-beam flexes as the truck makes impact.
 
2020-09-27 8:43:44 AM  
The truck was too high. I repeat, the truck was too high.
 
TWX [TotalFark]
2020-09-27 8:49:16 AM  

Chief Superintendent Lookout: Watch the moment of impact from the alternate view and notice the yellow I-beam flexes as the truck makes impact.


That beam I believe was the same beam in use on the old height before they raised it up from 11'8" to 12'4".  It's seen a lot of shiat.  If I remember correctly, they reversed the direction, to start it bending back the other direction.  I'm a little surprised they just don't use a section of railroad track.
 
2020-09-27 8:50:49 AM  

nekom: Unobtanium: Rental, but might be big enough that it requires a CDL. "Professional" is just a tax status. It doesn't mean you're any good at your job.

I believe if it has air brakes it requires a CDL.


Nope. It's based on size (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating), the presence of Hazarous Materials (in quantities that require placarding, regardless of vehicle GVWR), or passenger capacity (16 or more, including the driver, regardless of GVWR).

There are trucks with air brakes under 26,000 lb. GVWR, but they're not all.that common). There's also an "air over hydraulic" system, that is still considered air brakes.
 
2020-09-27 8:56:32 AM  

baka-san: somebody is NOT getting their security deposit back.


If they purchased the damage waiver, they won't pay a dime for this.

However, the type of person who hits an overhang like this is also probably the type that thinks "I won't need the damage waiver".
 
2020-09-27 8:57:19 AM  

TWX: Chief Superintendent Lookout: Watch the moment of impact from the alternate view and notice the yellow I-beam flexes as the truck makes impact.

That beam I believe was the same beam in use on the old height before they raised it up from 11'8" to 12'4".  It's seen a lot of shiat.  If I remember correctly, they reversed the direction, to start it bending back the other direction.  I'm a little surprised they just don't use a section of railroad track.


Rail steel is fairly flexible... doesn't have the structural strength of an I beam....
 
2020-09-27 9:03:20 AM  
I know the problem here, the sign isn't big enough.....Cops must love talking to these morons.
 
2020-09-27 9:16:59 AM  

OhioFark: I know the problem here, the sign isn't big enough.....Cops must love talking to these morons.


Sign,s big enough.... people don't think anymore, and his phone didn't tell him to stop.    Truth.
 
2020-09-27 9:26:06 AM  
You'd think the insurance companies would have come together and paid to have the road lowered or bridge raised or whatever at this point, but I assume the lawyers who make bank off the lawsuits are lobbying for nothing to change since this is in the states.
 
2020-09-27 9:27:12 AM  
I haven't watched one of these for a while, so the fact that they now have a giant flashing DON'T COME IN HERE DUMBASS sign just makes it all the better.

And the fact that the truck didn't even edge up to the overpass to test if they bumped up against it (what I would have likely done). Nah, they went full shrapnel-spraying speed ahead.
 
2020-09-27 9:33:01 AM  
The website is 11 foot 8...the bridge clearance was 12 foot 4 if the signs in the video are to be believed.
 
2020-09-27 9:34:48 AM  
I got stuck on that page for an hour. I couldn't believe how stupid some people can be... then I remembered who your president is.

/sorry
//canopener hahaha
/// my dad pulled one like that high hoe one, but he put the bucket through the floor of the trailer instead :-)

Bonus slashies
//// Yes he got fired!
 
2020-09-27 9:38:41 AM  

EasilyDistracted: The website is 11 foot 8...the bridge clearance was 12 foot 4 if the signs in the video are to be believed.


Yeah... bridge was raised 8" recently...  apparently trucks like a challenge.
 
2020-09-27 9:38:48 AM  

EasilyDistracted: The website is 11 foot 8...the bridge clearance was 12 foot 4 if the signs in the video are to be believed.


Seems they may have increased the clearance a bit, but the brand was already established as 11'8" so that's what it is.
 
2020-09-27 9:40:27 AM  

Xai: orbister: Xai: That giant flashing sign couldn't possibly be for me, he thought...

As two green lights beckoned him forwards. It's a bit ambiguous.

Funny, you must have taken different driving lessons to me, I never got taught that a green light meant I could ignore all other signs and restrictions at an intersection. Huh.


Of course, and the "overheight" sign should be a clue, but showing "stop" and "go" signs simultaneously is really not a good idea.
 
2020-09-27 9:43:02 AM  

EasilyDistracted: The website is 11 foot 8...the bridge clearance was 12 foot 4 if the signs in the video are to be believed.


Hence the "+8"
 
2020-09-27 9:58:08 AM  

Cerebral Knievel: nekom: Unobtanium: Rental, but might be big enough that it requires a CDL. "Professional" is just a tax status. It doesn't mean you're any good at your job.

I believe if it has air brakes it requires a CDL.

No..  only if the vehicle is over 26k lbs or carries more than 15 passengers.
Otherwise, you don't need a cdl for air brakes..


Or in some states if its a motorcoach it may not require a CDL...dven if its 40k pounds.
 
2020-09-27 9:59:21 AM  

orbister: Xai: orbister: Xai: That giant flashing sign couldn't possibly be for me, he thought...

As two green lights beckoned him forwards. It's a bit ambiguous.

Funny, you must have taken different driving lessons to me, I never got taught that a green light meant I could ignore all other signs and restrictions at an intersection. Huh.

Of course, and the "overheight" sign should be a clue, but showing "stop" and "go" signs simultaneously is really not a good idea.


Why there are plenty of indicators about the bridge..this is not a signal issue...its an idiots issue...always has been.
 
2020-09-27 10:01:11 AM  

orbister: Xai: orbister: Xai: That giant flashing sign couldn't possibly be for me, he thought...

As two green lights beckoned him forwards. It's a bit ambiguous.

Funny, you must have taken different driving lessons to me, I never got taught that a green light meant I could ignore all other signs and restrictions at an intersection. Huh.

Of course, and the "overheight" sign should be a clue, but showing "stop" and "go" signs simultaneously is really not a good idea.


C'mon... that,s a basic idiot detector... and it works.   Free entertainment FTW.
 
2020-09-27 10:11:04 AM  
I've been watching a lot of car crash videos. So far my favorite ones are when the trucks with hydraulic lifted beds go or try to go under bridges with them fully extended.
 
2020-09-27 10:15:30 AM  

johndalek: I've been watching a lot of car crash videos. So far my favorite ones are when the trucks with hydraulic lifted beds go or try to go under bridges with them fully extended.


I saw a pic of one that managed to shift the bridge deck, rendering the bridge unusable
 
2020-09-27 10:21:33 AM  

reveal101: You'd think the insurance companies would have come together and paid to have the road lowered or bridge raised or whatever at this point, but I assume the lawyers who make bank off the lawsuits are lobbying for nothing to change since this is in the states.


This has been covered before: There are utilities just below the street surface (sewer, IIRC) and they did good just to get the railroad to agree to let them raise it 8". They would need another foot to raise it to 13'8" to be sure of clearing 13'6" tractor trailers. And auto carriers are allowed 14 feet. Even then, some dumbass with a large backhoe would probably do real damage one day.

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2020-09-27 10:30:09 AM  

reveal101: You'd think the insurance companies would have come together and paid to have the road lowered or bridge raised or whatever at this point, but I assume the lawyers who make bank off the lawsuits are lobbying for nothing to change since this is in the states.


You are wrong on all points.
 
2020-09-27 10:34:15 AM  

Zeroth Law: johndalek: I've been watching a lot of car crash videos. So far my favorite ones are when the trucks with hydraulic lifted beds go or try to go under bridges with them fully extended.

I saw a pic of one that managed to shift the bridge deck, rendering the bridge unusable


That happened on 95N just up the road from here a few years ago... flatbed trailer with a large diameter pipe that nailed the Lewistown overpass... also happens occasionally with trucks / trailers with backhoes / diggers...  the south I-beam support was bent up under the bridge... it was closed for a while, then one-lane, and eventually reopened...
  Must be some really stupid folks driving a truck with a dump body... wind resistance alone should tell you there is a problem....
 
2020-09-27 10:44:41 AM  

Optimus Primate: If they purchased the damage waiver, they won't pay a dime for this.


Insurance on rented trucks never covers high-topping. I repeat, the insurance on rented trucks NEVER covers high-topping.
 
2020-09-27 11:20:47 AM  

geggy: The truck was too high. I repeat, the truck was too high.


Hey, I've seen your picture before, you're the guy with the oldest DNA in Montana! The Fark ads said so!
 
2020-09-27 11:24:23 AM  

foo monkey: markie_farkie: The automotive equivalent of being seen in public with toilet paper stuck to your shoe.

While your shoelaces get caught in the escalator and take off three of your toes.


Mark? Is that you? Really, I knew a kid this happened to around 3rd grade. The tip of a sneaker got caught.
 
2020-09-27 11:30:46 AM  
I'm smoking a reefer right now, so I'm getting a kick... wait, my last name is Bridges... whoa.  That's deep.  This must be a good reefer.
 
2020-09-27 11:32:47 AM  
Well, like they say in Texas: "Ya jest cain't fix stupid."
 
2020-09-27 11:33:14 AM  
There is a bridge in Raleigh, NC (the bridge is for the railroad tracks over Peace St.) that regularly eats trucks 😂😂. Another one bites the dust
 
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