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2018-02-25 02:41:54 PM  
Ehhh that'll buff right out.
 
2018-02-25 05:17:33 PM  
Saw a jackknife happen one time, it's quite the violent event. Also loud.
 
2018-02-25 05:20:00 PM  
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2018-02-25 05:24:25 PM  
Tada!
 
2018-02-25 05:35:18 PM  
Would someone please pass along thanks to Slackananda sponsoring my TF.
Thank you is not nough to being able to see behind the Wizards curtain
 
2018-02-25 05:39:30 PM  
That's why you don't cut corners when stretching the frame, especially on a tri-axle
 
2018-02-25 06:22:32 PM  
Lake Geneva?
Was there smoke on the water?
 
2018-02-25 06:24:52 PM  
I bet they had Lloyd's of London insurance.  Have fun with that claim!
 
2018-02-25 06:25:07 PM  
That's hilarious. I just shared it with a truck driving buddy of mine.
 
2018-02-25 06:27:20 PM  
Sounds like the most painful masturbation euphemism ever.
 
2018-02-25 06:29:16 PM  

2xhelix: That's why you don't cut corners when stretching the frame, especially on a tri-axle


Good eye. On another note he has those custom fenders that hug the drives. I wince every time I see those. You can't do a pretrip inspection without removing them. I can't imagine this guy checks his tire tread every day. Those fenders make one of the easiest things to check into the hardest. It always makes me wonder what else isn't getting checked regularly. As it is you know that if you have cupping it is always going to be against the ground during the pretrip.

Sometimes custom just gets in the way of the job.
 
2018-02-25 06:30:03 PM  
That took skill.
 
2018-02-25 06:32:49 PM  
I wonder if it was "stretched" to fit that extra axle, and they didn't build it right - bad welds or other poor workmanship. I've seen some shiatty welds on commercial vehicles.
 
2018-02-25 06:33:32 PM  

Unobtanium: I wonder if it was "stretched" to fit that extra axle, and they didn't build it right - bad welds or other poor workmanship. I've seen some shiatty welds on commercial vehicles.


And, I see this has been covered
 
2018-02-25 06:34:01 PM  
The upside of diesel fuel... things like that don't catch fire as easily.   Damn, that had to be brown pants for anyone in the vicinity.
 
2018-02-25 06:40:02 PM  
i see it as a tractor/cab jacknife not a trailer jacknife.
 
2018-02-25 06:43:06 PM  
Last time somebody jacknifed in front of me I had to be cut out of the cab:

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At least we kept him from going over the cliff.
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I was stuck in the Wyoming cold for a few hours getting cut out. Needless to say it didn't buff right out. We just got this truck too, it had an awesome heater...
 
2018-02-25 06:44:43 PM  
Front fell off.
 
2018-02-25 06:47:04 PM  

rummonkey: Last time somebody jacknifed in front of me I had to be cut out of the cab:

[img.fark.net image 566x320]
At least we kept him from going over the cliff.
[img.fark.net image 720x408]I was stuck in the Wyoming cold for a few hours getting cut out. Needless to say it didn't buff right out. We just got this truck too, it had an awesome heater...


Damn dude... you come out of that mostly intact?
 
2018-02-25 06:51:54 PM  

chaoswolf: rummonkey: Last time somebody jacknifed in front of me I had to be cut out of the cab:

[img.fark.net image 566x320]
At least we kept him from going over the cliff.
[img.fark.net image 720x408]I was stuck in the Wyoming cold for a few hours getting cut out. Needless to say it didn't buff right out. We just got this truck too, it had an awesome heater...

Damn dude... you come out of that mostly intact?


Mostly, my leg was pulped up a bit but no bones were broken. Lots of lacerations on my arm. The worst part was that I was pinned in the spot and my leg muscles suffered from some sort of compression injury where they released an enzyme that threw my kidneys into shock and I lost some muscle mass. Cool scars though.

I don't drive any more.
 
2018-02-25 06:52:47 PM  

rummonkey: chaoswolf: rummonkey: Last time somebody jacknifed in front of me I had to be cut out of the cab:

[img.fark.net image 566x320]
At least we kept him from going over the cliff.
[img.fark.net image 720x408]I was stuck in the Wyoming cold for a few hours getting cut out. Needless to say it didn't buff right out. We just got this truck too, it had an awesome heater...

Damn dude... you come out of that mostly intact?

Mostly, my leg was pulped up a bit but no bones were broken. Lots of lacerations on my arm. The worst part was that I was pinned in the spot and my leg muscles suffered from some sort of compression injury where they released an enzyme that threw my kidneys into shock and I lost some muscle mass. Cool scars though.

I don't drive any more.


Oh yeah, I was on the passenger side. Team driving for more profitable turnaround on a dedicated mountain run.
 
2018-02-25 07:00:13 PM  
And you call that the tractor story?
 
2018-02-25 07:00:54 PM  

rummonkey: Last time somebody jacknifed in front of me I had to be cut out of the cab:

[img.fark.net image 566x320]
At least we kept him from going over the cliff.
[img.fark.net image 720x408]I was stuck in the Wyoming cold for a few hours getting cut out. Needless to say it didn't buff right out. We just got this truck too, it had an awesome heater...


It's good that you are ok.
 
2018-02-25 07:01:27 PM  

rummonkey: chaoswolf: rummonkey: Last time somebody jacknifed in front of me I had to be cut out of the cab:

[img.fark.net image 566x320]
At least we kept him from going over the cliff.
[img.fark.net image 720x408]I was stuck in the Wyoming cold for a few hours getting cut out. Needless to say it didn't buff right out. We just got this truck too, it had an awesome heater...

Damn dude... you come out of that mostly intact?

Mostly, my leg was pulped up a bit but no bones were broken. Lots of lacerations on my arm. The worst part was that I was pinned in the spot and my leg muscles suffered from some sort of compression injury where they released an enzyme that threw my kidneys into shock and I lost some muscle mass. Cool scars though.

I don't drive any more.


That sounds like you had rhabdomyolysis - muscle breakdown from injury seeping into the kidneys.  Serious stuff, can cause kidney failure.
 
2018-02-25 07:02:32 PM  
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2018-02-25 07:06:31 PM  
Manure spreader jack-knifed on the Santa Ana. God awful mess. Shoulda seen my shoes.
 
2018-02-25 07:07:15 PM  

stuartp9: rummonkey: chaoswolf: rummonkey: Last time somebody jacknifed in front of me I had to be cut out of the cab:

[img.fark.net image 566x320]
At least we kept him from going over the cliff.
[img.fark.net image 720x408]I was stuck in the Wyoming cold for a few hours getting cut out. Needless to say it didn't buff right out. We just got this truck too, it had an awesome heater...

Damn dude... you come out of that mostly intact?

Mostly, my leg was pulped up a bit but no bones were broken. Lots of lacerations on my arm. The worst part was that I was pinned in the spot and my leg muscles suffered from some sort of compression injury where they released an enzyme that threw my kidneys into shock and I lost some muscle mass. Cool scars though.

I don't drive any more.

That sounds like you had rhabdomyolysis - muscle breakdown from injury seeping into the kidneys.  Serious stuff, can cause kidney failure.


Thank you, I was blanking on the name. The ER doctor told me that if my levels didn't normalize soon I was going to take a helicopter ride to a bigger hospital.

Not to hijack the thread, I think I am at that phase where you start to talk about it every chance you can to get it out of your system.
 
2018-02-25 07:08:39 PM  

rummonkey: stuartp9: rummonkey: chaoswolf: rummonkey: Last time somebody jacknifed in front of me I had to be cut out of the cab:

[img.fark.net image 566x320]
At least we kept him from going over the cliff.
[img.fark.net image 720x408]I was stuck in the Wyoming cold for a few hours getting cut out. Needless to say it didn't buff right out. We just got this truck too, it had an awesome heater...

Damn dude... you come out of that mostly intact?

Mostly, my leg was pulped up a bit but no bones were broken. Lots of lacerations on my arm. The worst part was that I was pinned in the spot and my leg muscles suffered from some sort of compression injury where they released an enzyme that threw my kidneys into shock and I lost some muscle mass. Cool scars though.

I don't drive any more.

That sounds like you had rhabdomyolysis - muscle breakdown from injury seeping into the kidneys.  Serious stuff, can cause kidney failure.

Thank you, I was blanking on the name. The ER doctor told me that if my levels didn't normalize soon I was going to take a helicopter ride to a bigger hospital.

Not to hijack the thread, I think I am at that phase where you start to talk about it every chance you can to get it out of your system.


Well, it is kind of relevant to the thread.

/Glad you're ok
 
2018-02-25 07:19:01 PM  
Louis Armstrong sings 'Mack the Knife'
Youtube S-lHrDPjGfQ
 
2018-02-25 07:25:09 PM  

Idiot Stick Bearer: Would someone please pass along thanks to Slackananda sponsoring my TF.
Thank you is not nough to being able to see behind the Wizards curtain


Hey Slackananda, Idiot Stick Bearer says thanks for the TF
 
2018-02-25 07:27:07 PM  

rummonkey: Last time somebody jacknifed in front of me I had to be cut out of the cab:

[img.fark.net image 566x320]
At least we kept him from going over the cliff.
[img.fark.net image 720x408]I was stuck in the Wyoming cold for a few hours getting cut out. Needless to say it didn't buff right out. We just got this truck too, it had an awesome heater...


Holy shiat...Glad you are okay.   Arent u the guy who did the truck driving blog?
 
2018-02-25 07:33:43 PM  
I'm surprised it wasn't SWIFT.
 
2018-02-25 07:36:43 PM  

rummonkey: stuartp9: rummonkey: chaoswolf: rummonkey: Last time somebody jacknifed in front of me I had to be cut out of the cab:

[img.fark.net image 566x320]
At least we kept him from going over the cliff.
[img.fark.net image 720x408]I was stuck in the Wyoming cold for a few hours getting cut out. Needless to say it didn't buff right out. We just got this truck too, it had an awesome heater...

Damn dude... you come out of that mostly intact?

Mostly, my leg was pulped up a bit but no bones were broken. Lots of lacerations on my arm. The worst part was that I was pinned in the spot and my leg muscles suffered from some sort of compression injury where they released an enzyme that threw my kidneys into shock and I lost some muscle mass. Cool scars though.

I don't drive any more.

That sounds like you had rhabdomyolysis - muscle breakdown from injury seeping into the kidneys.  Serious stuff, can cause kidney failure.

Thank you, I was blanking on the name. The ER doctor told me that if my levels didn't normalize soon I was going to take a helicopter ride to a bigger hospital.

Not to hijack the thread, I think I am at that phase where you start to talk about it every chance you can to get it out of your system.


Go for it.  That's why we're here.

Well, that and bad Smokey and the Bandit comments.  Which nobody seems to have made yet.
 
2018-02-25 07:39:43 PM  

Idiot Stick Bearer: Would someone please pass along thanks to Slackananda sponsoring my TF.
Thank you is not nough to being able to see behind the Wizards curtain


The comments thread is still open.

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/back to your regularly scheduled threadjackknife
 
2018-02-25 07:46:14 PM  
Once we have self driving trucks these accidents should be a thing of the past.
 
2018-02-25 07:46:40 PM  
That's not a jacknife. There isn't any damage to the trailer, and that kind of wreck wouldn't break both frame rails in the exact same spot on a nice clean vertical angle.

Like others have said, that was caused by bad frame welds, probably from a DIY stretch. Left turn with a heavy load, and the torsion popped the welds.
 
2018-02-25 07:48:18 PM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: Once we have self driving trucks these accidents should be a thing of the past.


How would a self driving truck prevent equipment failure?
 
2018-02-25 07:50:18 PM  

rummonkey: stuartp9: rummonkey: chaoswolf: rummonkey: Last time somebody jacknifed in front of me I had to be cut out of the cab:

[img.fark.net image 566x320]
At least we kept him from going over the cliff.
[img.fark.net image 720x408]I was stuck in the Wyoming cold for a few hours getting cut out. Needless to say it didn't buff right out. We just got this truck too, it had an awesome heater...

Damn dude... you come out of that mostly intact?

Mostly, my leg was pulped up a bit but no bones were broken. Lots of lacerations on my arm. The worst part was that I was pinned in the spot and my leg muscles suffered from some sort of compression injury where they released an enzyme that threw my kidneys into shock and I lost some muscle mass. Cool scars though.

I don't drive any more.

That sounds like you had rhabdomyolysis - muscle breakdown from injury seeping into the kidneys.  Serious stuff, can cause kidney failure.

Thank you, I was blanking on the name. The ER doctor told me that if my levels didn't normalize soon I was going to take a helicopter ride to a bigger hospital.

Not to hijack the thread, I think I am at that phase where you start to talk about it every chance you can to get it out of your system.


That's what fark is for: to get emotional trauma and personally devastating things off your chest.  Then get called an asshole.
 
2018-02-25 08:04:19 PM  

Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: Lake Geneva?
Was there smoke on the water?


Or fire in the sky?
 
2018-02-25 08:04:42 PM  

Charmin Mao Tse-Bung: sex_and_drugs_for_ian: Once we have self driving trucks these accidents should be a thing of the past.

How would a self driving truck prevent equipment failure?


I inferred from the headline that this was a Jack knife incident, suggesting that it was the fault of some blue collar worker with dirt under his nails.
 
2018-02-25 08:25:30 PM  

rummonkey: chaoswolf: rummonkey: Last time somebody jacknifed in front of me I had to be cut out of the cab:

[img.fark.net image 566x320]
At least we kept him from going over the cliff.
[img.fark.net image 720x408]I was stuck in the Wyoming cold for a few hours getting cut out. Needless to say it didn't buff right out. We just got this truck too, it had an awesome heater...

Damn dude... you come out of that mostly intact?

Mostly, my leg was pulped up a bit but no bones were broken. Lots of lacerations on my arm. The worst part was that I was pinned in the spot and my leg muscles suffered from some sort of compression injury where they released an enzyme that threw my kidneys into shock and I lost some muscle mass. Cool scars though.

I don't drive any more.


Yikes dude!  Glad you're okay!

My oldest brother drove semis for a few months and he quit after an accident up on I-90 between Cleveland and Erie I think.

All I remember from the story was that another semi lost its (front?) wheel and the wheel came barreling towards his side of the road.  I don't think it hit him or his truck but caused a pretty nasty accident (obviously).

/don't like driving to begin with
//would never want to drive semis for a living
///3s
 
2018-02-25 08:26:28 PM  
YE GODS
 
2018-02-25 08:39:20 PM  
No injuries were reported.  However, the driver's seat was stained beyond repair.
 
2018-02-25 08:48:31 PM  
That's reasonable. Pretty sure it was equipment failure though. A jacknife at low speed on dry pavement doesn't seem probable.

What's wrong with blue collar guys with dirt under their nails? Some of us even do well enough to afford trucks that don't break in half.

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2018-02-25 08:53:48 PM  

Charmin Mao Tse-Bung: sex_and_drugs_for_ian: Once we have self driving trucks these accidents should be a thing of the past.

How would a self driving truck prevent equipment failure?


Wouldn't it increase the ejection of the life pod?
 
2018-02-25 08:53:57 PM  

Charmin Mao Tse-Bung: What's wrong with blue collar guys with dirt under their nails?


I have it on good authority that they don't always vote the way they're supposed to.
 
2018-02-25 09:01:28 PM  
The way they're supposed to vote? How asinine.
 
2018-02-25 09:03:43 PM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: Once we have self driving trucks these accidents should be a thing of the past.


Nope. Jackknive accidents happen because one set of wheels is turning faster than another pair. Often it is the trailer's wheels that are out of whack, they are not braking the same as the tractor's wheels and the trailer just pushes the tractor out of its way.

Although computers may be able to compensate for some of that, they will still get into road conditions that make handling a fully loaded trailer treacherous. And unlike a human-driven truck they won't be inspected before every 11 hours of driving, nor will there be someone to throw an Auto Sock or chains on in an emergency. Mechanical failures happen, such as an inner hub seal leak that gets onto the brake lining. Air lines can blow, gladhands fall off, electrical connection doesn't seat properly and communication with the trailer becomes spotty.

You can't put sensors on sensors ad infinitum to catch all the ways things can go pear shaped, nor program computers for enough contingencies.

Plus I have seen drivers jackknife to avoid someone else. And I'm pretty sure that would be included if it means potentially saving more lives than it risks in an emergency. Loss of property rather than life will be the choice demanded by every liability policy out there.

Would there be fewer jackknife accidents? I'm sure there would be. But it would remain a nonzero number especially since nobody will be pretripping dropped trailers anymore. The FMCSA does not have the authority over shippers to place the burden of equipment inspection on them.
 
2018-02-25 09:08:41 PM  

Charmin Mao Tse-Bung: sex_and_drugs_for_ian: Once we have self driving trucks these accidents should be a thing of the past.

How would a self driving truck prevent equipment failure?


It wouldn't per se, but a couple of things:

Robots are not alive and they react faster than a human can ever hope to achieve.

So the preventable accidents would be prevented like The Flash was behind the wheel, and the unpreventable accidents would be dealt with all the way through without any kind of injury or death disabling the driver.

It wouldn't be a 100% safe, but compared to human drivers, the automatic systems are already safer.
 
2018-02-25 09:12:49 PM  

BolloxReader: sex_and_drugs_for_ian: Once we have self driving trucks these accidents should be a thing of the past.

Nope. Jackknive accidents happen because one set of wheels is turning faster than another pair. Often it is the trailer's wheels that are out of whack, they are not braking the same as the tractor's wheels and the trailer just pushes the tractor out of its way.

Although computers may be able to compensate for some of that, they will still get into road conditions that make handling a fully loaded trailer treacherous. And unlike a human-driven truck they won't be inspected before every 11 hours of driving, nor will there be someone to throw an Auto Sock or chains on in an emergency. Mechanical failures happen, such as an inner hub seal leak that gets onto the brake lining. Air lines can blow, gladhands fall off, electrical connection doesn't seat properly and communication with the trailer becomes spotty.

You can't put sensors on sensors ad infinitum to catch all the ways things can go pear shaped, nor program computers for enough contingencies.

Plus I have seen drivers jackknife to avoid someone else. And I'm pretty sure that would be included if it means potentially saving more lives than it risks in an emergency. Loss of property rather than life will be the choice demanded by every liability policy out there.

Would there be fewer jackknife accidents? I'm sure there would be. But it would remain a nonzero number especially since nobody will be pretripping dropped trailers anymore. The FMCSA does not have the authority over shippers to place the burden of equipment inspection on them.


I'm 90+ percent with you.  Here's the issue, "And unlike a human-driven truck they won't be inspected before every 11 hours of driving".  Tell me that you trust others do inspection to the same degree that I think you do.
 
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