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NineLivez  [Team Member]
7/29/2009 6:58:11 PM
Just got this in a company e-mail


A 40 ft trailer and the road is only 35 feet wide. So you can do the math...



Driver received a $12,200 fine
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basp2005  [Team Member]
7/29/2009 6:59:05 PM
GLuttonousGourami  [Team Member]
7/29/2009 6:59:21 PM
Wow that driver just bombed real life geometry, big time.
Maccrage  [Team Member]
7/29/2009 6:59:48 PM
Couldn't fit under the railroad bridge and tried to turn around?
MadMardigan  [Team Member]
7/29/2009 6:59:56 PM
Haliburton truck?

Looks like there color scheme.
capnrob97  [Team Member]
7/29/2009 7:00:24 PM

NineLivez  [Team Member]
7/29/2009 7:01:22 PM
Originally Posted By Maccrage:
Couldn't fit under the railroad bridge and tried to turn around?


Yep, cause backing out is just no fun.

Originally Posted By MadMardigan:
Haliburton truck?

Looks like there color scheme.


I feel about 95% sure it is.
smokiexd45  [Life Member]
7/29/2009 7:02:07 PM
10 - 1 says that the family on top the bridge just saw the most exciting thing all year.
2001WS6  [Team Member]
7/29/2009 7:02:44 PM
Thats tight

RenegadeX  [Team Member]
7/29/2009 7:09:26 PM

Originally Posted By GLuttonousGourami:
Wow that driver just bombed real life geometry, big time.

At least he passed addition & subtraction.
VRMN8R  [Member]
7/29/2009 7:09:57 PM
Looks like a Haliburton truck.

I would sure have preferred backing out than trying a U turn.
May have been a pain in the ass but its better than a $12,000 ticket
RJinks  [Member]
7/29/2009 7:15:13 PM
What is that on the trailer? Looks like some sort of giant vacuum pump with that size of diesel engine.
thebeekeeper1  [Site Staff]
7/29/2009 7:16:51 PM
$12,200 fine??
ultramagbrion  [Team Member]
7/29/2009 7:18:20 PM
capnrob97  [Team Member]
7/29/2009 7:18:58 PM

Originally Posted By RJinks:
What is that on the trailer? Looks like some sort of giant vacuum pump with that size of diesel engine.
The APU for the hurricane machine.

blwallace5  [Member]
7/29/2009 7:19:35 PM



Driver might want to try a new profession.
NineLivez  [Team Member]
7/29/2009 7:20:36 PM
Originally Posted By blwallace5:



Driver might want to try a new profession.


Yeah, it always sucks when that kind of thing happens on your last day at work
WilliamGray  [Team Member]
7/29/2009 7:20:41 PM
Originally Posted By RJinks:
What is that on the trailer? Looks like some sort of giant vacuum pump with that size of diesel engine.


Probably a triplex pump. There is a high pressure/low volume side, and a low pressure, high volume side. You use them in coiled tubing, snubbing, frac, and various other oilfield jobs to pump liquid nitrogen, mud, water, and sand.

And I am certain that is a haliburton truck.

AngeredKabar  [Member]
7/29/2009 7:20:49 PM
I bet the driver realized his predicament and RAGED and said FUCK IT, I'LL DO THE MOST ANNOYING THING POSSIBLE.
RenegadeX  [Team Member]
7/29/2009 7:22:47 PM


Originally Posted By RJinks:
What is that on the trailer? Looks like some sort of giant vacuum pump with that size of diesel engine.

Haliburton Pump BUSH used to add water to 9th Ward in LA because when he dynamited the levies it did not add enough water...
SuperSixOne  [Member]
7/29/2009 7:23:15 PM
The real question is how do they get that out.
WilliamGray  [Team Member]
7/29/2009 7:29:17 PM
Originally Posted By SuperSixOne:
The real question is how do they get that out.


Drop the trailer, move the truck to the otherside of the bridge, if it will fit, straighten the trailer, then back it out.
WildApple  [Member]
7/29/2009 7:31:20 PM
It is a oil fracking rig
Da_Bunny  [Team Member]
7/29/2009 7:32:11 PM
This proves that you need math, so you understand the concept that you need to measure things.
HoustonHusker  [Team Member]
7/29/2009 7:32:32 PM
I'll bet he feels 3 inches tall now.

HH
DzlBenz  [Team Member]
7/29/2009 7:32:38 PM
This is what happens when the Truck of Fail fails.
TC6969  [Team Member]
7/29/2009 7:34:58 PM
With a load like that why didn't he have a pole car in front?
NineLivez  [Team Member]
7/29/2009 7:36:12 PM
Originally Posted By TC6969:
With a load like that why didn't he have a pole car in front?


He is 13'6" or less, none needed. What is needed is better route planning.
Grug  [Team Member]
7/29/2009 7:36:14 PM
he shouldve just given it pig and taken his chances...the bridge looks kind of old
blackx  [Member]
7/29/2009 7:38:25 PM
Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
$12,200 fine??


+1 ????

tweeter  [Team Member]
7/29/2009 7:39:37 PM
Is he hauling a Haliburton weather machine?
WilliamGray  [Team Member]
7/29/2009 7:40:50 PM
Originally Posted By Grug:
he shouldve just given it pig and taken his chances...the bridge looks kind of old


BJ coiltech ( or haliburton, cant remember) did this with a crane truck in Los Angeles. Buried the crane in the overpass, truck went 65-0 in a few inches. Crane was damaged badly, bridge was busted up, but not too bad.
NineLivez  [Team Member]
7/29/2009 7:41:50 PM
Originally Posted By blackx:
Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
$12,200 fine??


+1 ????




I would guess that is all encompassing. restricted route, illegal u-turn, obstructing the right of way, towing/wrecker service, and anything else they could nail him for.
fxntime  [Team Member]
7/29/2009 7:42:55 PM
Originally Posted By blackx:
Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
$12,200 fine??


+1 ????



Stupid is expensive.
TheMechanic48  [Team Member]
7/29/2009 7:43:06 PM
Originally Posted By NineLivez:
Just got this in a company e-mail


A 40 ft trailer and the road is only 35 feet wide. So you can do the math...



Driver received a $12,200 fine
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WilliamGray  [Team Member]
7/29/2009 7:44:04 PM
Originally Posted By tweeter:
Is he hauling a Haliburton weather machine?


It is a pump, for pumping all kinds of stuff. Usualy for hydrolic fracturing (frac) jobs.







The trucks are all connected to a manifold, they pump water and sand down a well at very high pressures to bust up any obstructions in the perferations that run into the oil formation.
they do this after drilling a well, or to an old well, if the well is not flowing the volume that is needed.
Jammer1  [Team Member]
7/29/2009 7:45:12 PM
Originally Posted By MadMardigan:
Haliburton truck?

Looks like there color scheme.


Correct. The driver failed to take the route approved for the truck. They have to take specifically approved routes so they dont overload bridges, or pull this kind of stunt. Needless to say, he lost his job.
MadMardigan  [Team Member]
7/29/2009 7:46:17 PM
Originally Posted By NineLivez:
Originally Posted By Maccrage:
Couldn't fit under the railroad bridge and tried to turn around?


Yep, cause backing out is just no fun.

Originally Posted By MadMardigan:
Haliburton truck?

Looks like there color scheme.


I feel about 95% sure it is.


My brother works for a gas drilling operation of Haliburton, looks like one of there trucks.
Jammer1  [Team Member]
7/29/2009 7:47:33 PM
Originally Posted By RJinks:
What is that on the trailer? Looks like some sort of giant vacuum pump with that size of diesel engine.


That is a Frac truck. They are used to pump high pressure, high volumes of fluids to create fractures deep in hydrocarbon producing formation rock.
FredMan  [Team Member]
7/29/2009 7:47:38 PM
Back when I was in college we were returning late from a field lab. There's this street in raleigh (Peace St, I belive) that has a low RR bridge, with a flashing "Over Height" warning light.

Well, you guessed it, there was this semi, with the top of the trailer peeled back like a sardine can, jammed under the bridge. Warning light was about to wear itself out it was flashing so hard.
Grug  [Team Member]
7/29/2009 9:20:06 PM
Originally Posted By WilliamGray:
Originally Posted By Grug:
he shouldve just given it pig and taken his chances...the bridge looks kind of old


BJ coiltech ( or haliburton, cant remember) did this with a crane truck in Los Angeles. Buried the crane in the overpass, truck went 65-0 in a few inches. Crane was damaged badly, bridge was busted up, but not too bad.


they needed a bigger truck
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