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Posted: 4/23/2016 8:22:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/23/2016 8:27:06 PM EDT by Blackfriar]
Heading to pad with a load of sand. About 79,000 lbs rolling going 70 mph downhill.

I was on the phone with the sand cordinator when she blew.
Still not sure how I kept from losing control and got off the road safely.

Don't know whether to be pissed that it happened or thankful that I'm alive.




ETA: Waiting on the service truck from Fairmont to get here.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 8:27:14 PM EDT
Did you have on clean underwear?
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 8:27:23 PM EDT
Glad you are ok
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 8:28:25 PM EDT
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I did.
I don't now.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 8:31:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 8:33:09 PM EDT
Usually those end up off road and laid over.

Good job.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 8:33:23 PM EDT
Why are they still fracing in pa ?
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 8:33:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 8:35:19 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By KG5S:
Why are they still fracing in pa ?
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In West by God Virginny, about 45 miles west of Clarksburg.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 8:35:31 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Rick_NE:
Isn't it illegal to use a cellphone while driving, CDL style?

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No , not with hands free device !
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 8:35:35 PM EDT
Have you had one of those massive float steer tires blow on you before? Guy I worked with at an oil company did and said it was the scariest shit ever.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 8:35:35 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Rick_NE:
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I thought they could use it hands free?
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 8:36:05 PM EDT
You supporting the job at the Pittsburgh airport? Big spread up there I hear.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 8:36:36 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Rick_NE:
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it's illegal to do a lot of things but that doesn't stop people from doing it.

ETA. saw a hands free was used, totally legal then.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 8:36:56 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Blackfriar:

In West by God Virginny, about 45 miles west of Clarksburg.
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Originally Posted By KG5S:
Why are they still fracing in pa ?

In West by God Virginny, about 45 miles west of Clarksburg.


Everything here in the Fayetteville shale area is shut down.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 8:37:39 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Rick_NE:
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Blue tooth hands free my good man.
See too many drivers daily texting or on Facebook as I drive by them (or they pass me) to even think about it.

Link Posted: 4/23/2016 8:43:29 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By jblomenberg16:
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Was supposed to be going out for it till the company we were hauling for shut down fracing for the rest of '16.
Guess it's a 20 well pad but I'm not sure if it would have been a money maker or not. Heard it was daylight hours only no weekends plus you'd have to check in with TSA every trip in since its inside the fence.
How true any of that is I don't know since it didn't (hasn't) happened.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 8:45:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Blackfriar:
Heading to pad with a load of sand. About 79,000 lbs rolling going 70 mph downhill.

I was on the phone with the sand cordinator when she blew.
Still not sure how I kept from losing control and got off the road safely.

Don't know whether to be pissed that it happened or thankful that I'm alive.




ETA: Waiting on the service truck from Fairmont to get here.
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That. You could have died, or at least been prtty seriously injured. Take a deep breath and smile. You gave Fate the middle finger. Not many get that chance. Dont pollute it with anger.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 8:50:24 PM EDT
GOOD TIMES,GOOD TIMES.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 8:51:46 PM EDT
Broke a front spring once, broke my wallet too. $360 for the tow/$1500 for the spring, and it took 4 days to fix.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 8:52:54 PM EDT
is the coordinator hot?
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No he was more worried about me.
We're just doing the prefill anyhow, supposed to go down hole tomorrow.


This is my first load in and I was talking to him to find out if my directions were good. I was like "ok I'm about 20 minutes from pad so I'll...FUCK!!!!!!"
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 9:03:02 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Huskercoop:
Have you had one of those massive float steer tires blow on you before? Guy I worked with at an oil company did and said it was the scariest shit ever.
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I blew a 425x22.5 on an steer axle with 20000 on it. 132000 gross. Driving west on I80 in Nebraska. 75 mph BOOM right fender goes everywhere. Tire parts in the oncoming traffic across the median in the east bound side. Truck makes a sweeping right curve off a 45deg embankment for a exciting 1/4 mike ride down the 9-10 ft deep ditch. Stayed upright somehow.
Nebraska trooper going east saw it start to happen, turned in median expecting me to roll. Walked up, jumped on the step and told me I couldn't park there. Would have been a lot funnier 5 minutes before, wasn't so funny then. Went to get out of truck to look at damage and damned if my legs weren't made of jelly. Took me 20 minutes for them to stiffen up enough to function. I put blowing a heavy steer axle tire on my "let's not do that again" list.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 9:03:06 PM EDT
Did you stay woke?
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 9:03:14 PM EDT
Service truck's here!!
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 9:12:46 PM EDT
Pics?
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 9:15:06 PM EDT
Yikes! The thought of that gives me nightmares.

Good job keeping it upright. You deserve a beer or six.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 9:15:28 PM EDT
Why were you speeding?
Why were you speeding while yapping on the phone?
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 9:17:09 PM EDT
Did you dead?
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 9:18:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Blackfriar:
Heading to pad with a load of sand. About 79,000 lbs rolling going 70 mph downhill.

I was on the phone with the sand cordinator when she blew.
Still not sure how I kept from losing control and got off the road safely.

Don't know whether to be pissed that it happened or thankful that I'm alive.




ETA: Waiting on the service truck from Fairmont to get here.
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do you always drive so irresponsibly? have you ever killed anyone because you were paying too much attention to your phone call and not enough to the road?

Link Posted: 4/23/2016 9:19:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/24/2016 11:35:37 PM EDT by 40xb-shooter]
<Wishing harm upon another member here is not tolerated. -Edited by 40xb>

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Originally Posted By nsw8148:
Pics?
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Soon as I get done running tonight I will upload some to photobucket and post em here.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 9:20:54 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By dog-meat:
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WTF?
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 9:23:37 PM EDT
Glad your okay and did you change your pants yet?
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 9:24:16 PM EDT
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Now this thread is worth tagging.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 9:24:17 PM EDT
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hands free headset, both hands on the wheel going the speed limit.
But thanks for wishing death or serious bodily injury to this working father of 4.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 9:24:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/23/2016 9:26:35 PM EDT by AZsaiga]
Originally Posted By Blackfriar:
Heading to pad with a load of sand. About 79,000 lbs rolling going 70 mph downhill.

I was on the phone with the sand cordinator when she blew.
Still not sure how I kept from losing control and got off the road safely.

Don't know whether to be pissed that it happened or thankful that I'm alive.




ETA: Waiting on the service truck from Fairmont to get here.
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hauling 80 k and on the phone
glad you came out okay man

eta hands free still glad your okay man scary shit
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 9:25:23 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By dog-meat:
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Wtf
He wasn't distracted at all and was hands free on the cell, sorry for your loss of a family member but a tire blowout isn't caused by a distraction.
And way to wish harm upon another member.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 9:25:31 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Rick_NE:
Isn't it illegal to use a cellphone while driving, CDL style?

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No
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 9:25:58 PM EDT
Nice work, driver.

How did the tire look on pre-trip?

79k is fucking heavy to lose a steer, especially at that speed. Holy fuck, glad you're ok.

I'm so used to driving my 48' trailer with short pallets, maybe 12k lbs in the wagon that I often forget how much it changes when you're pushing near max gross.

Driving into shitty tight city spots is a fair trade for not having a full wagon shoving me down the road every day.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 9:26:46 PM EDT
Sounds like you're close to Morgantown. Need anything?
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Sounds like the start of a porno
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 9:27:55 PM EDT
Did you do the standard oilfield pretrip?

I never met a single oilfield worker who did an honest pretrip inspection.

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Originally Posted By maleante:
Did you do the standard oilfield pretrip?

I never met a single oilfield worker who did an honest pretrip inspection.

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Kick the tires and light the fire.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 9:29:27 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Blackfriar:
hands free headset, both hands on the wheel going the speed limit.
But thanks for wishing death or serious bodily injury to this working father of 4.
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Originally Posted By Blackfriar:
Originally Posted By dog-meat:
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hands free headset, both hands on the wheel going the speed limit.
But thanks for wishing death or serious bodily injury to this working father of 4.


Fucking jokers have likely never driven anything bigger than a Corolla but can wish an accident on someone.

Good job OP, lost a couple drives, no steers yet and hope I never do!!
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 9:29:39 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Blackfriar:
hands free headset, both hands on the wheel going the speed limit.
But thanks for wishing death or serious bodily injury to this working father of 4.
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Originally Posted By Blackfriar:
Originally Posted By dog-meat:
as someone who lost a young cousin to a distracted trucker hitting her car, I kind of wish you had wrecked and learned a stronger lesson.

hands free headset, both hands on the wheel going the speed limit.
But thanks for wishing death or serious bodily injury to this working father of 4.

This, WTF dude. Lighten up. My wife and kids are all I think about when I'm driving my rig. Most other shitbirds are the problem. Lots of shitty truckers out there, but there are even more shitty car drivers who cause wrecks.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 9:32:40 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Rick_NE:
Isn't it illegal to use a cellphone while driving, CDL style?

Lucky you didn't kill someone.

No


You have a cdl, you should know this.

A new FMCSA rule restricts the use of all hand-held mobile devices by drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). This rulemaking restricts a CMV driver from holding a mobile device to make a call, or dialing by pressing more than a single button. CMV drivers who use a mobile phone while driving can only use a hands-free phone located in close proximity.

Research commissioned by FMCSA shows that the odds of being involved in a safety-critical event (e.g., crash, near-crash, unintentional lane deviation) are 6 times greater for CMV drivers who engage in dialing a mobile phone while driving than for those who do not. Dialing drivers took their eyes off the forward roadway for an average of 3.8 seconds. At 55 mph (or 80.7 feet per second), this equates to a driver traveling 306 feet, the approximate length of a football field, without looking at the roadway!

What is the definition of using a mobile telephone?

The use of a hand-held mobile telephone means:

Using at least one hand to hold a mobile phone to make a call;
Dialing a mobile phone by pressing more than a single button; or
Reaching for a mobile phone in a manner that requires a driver to maneuver so that he or she is no longer in a seated driving position, restrained by a seat belt.
What does this rule mean to drivers and carriers?

Fines and Penalties - Using a hand-held mobile phone while driving a CMV can result in driver disqualification. Penalties can be up to $2,750 for drivers and up to $11,000 for employers who allow or require drivers to use a hand-held communications device while driving.
Disqualification - Multiple violations of the prohibition of using a hand-held mobile phone while driving a CMV can result in a driver disqualification by FMCSA. Multiple violations of State laws prohibiting use of a mobile phone while driving a CMV is a serious traffic violation that could result in a disqualification by a State of drivers required to have a Commercial Drivers License.
What are the risks? - Using a hand-held mobile phone is risky because it requires the driver to reach for and dial the phone to make a call. Reaching for a phone out of the driver’s immediate area is risky as well as dialing because these actions take the driver’s eyes off the roadway.
The rule applies to drivers operating a commercial motor vehicle on a roadway, including moving forward or temporarily stationary because of traffic, traffic control devices, or other momentary delays.
A mounted phone is acceptable as long as it is mounted close to the driver.
Impact on Safety Measurement System (SMS) Results - Violations negatively impact SMS results, and they carry the maximum severity weight.
Compliance

Make sure the mobile telephone is within close enough proximity that it is operable while the driver is restrained by properly installed and adjusted seat belts.

Use an earpiece or the speaker phone function.
Use voice-activated dialing.
Use the hands-free feature. To comply, a driver must have his or her mobile telephone located where he or she is able to initiate, answer, or terminate a call by touching a single button. The driver must be in the seated driving position and properly restrained by a seat belt. Drivers are not in compliance if they unsafely reach for a mobile phone, even if they intend to use the hands-free function.
No Call, No Text, No Ticket!
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Did he bring a new seat cover?
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 9:33:46 PM EDT
What time does the lot lizard cum over?
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Originally Posted By Dan1918A2:

This, WTF dude. Lighten up. My wife and kids are all I think about when I'm driving my rig. Most other shitbirds are the problem. Lots of shitty truckers out there, but there are even more shitty car drivers who cause wrecks.
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Originally Posted By Blackfriar:
Originally Posted By dog-meat:
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hands free headset, both hands on the wheel going the speed limit.
But thanks for wishing death or serious bodily injury to this working father of 4.

This, WTF dude. Lighten up. My wife and kids are all I think about when I'm driving my rig. Most other shitbirds are the problem. Lots of shitty truckers out there, but there are even more shitty car drivers who cause wrecks.

I read "talking on phone" and "speeding" from someone else above. I suppose hands-free and only 70 warrants a retraction of crash-wish.
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Originally Posted By williewvr:

I blew a 425x22.5 on an steer axle with 20000 on it. 132000 gross. Driving west on I80 in Nebraska. 75 mph BOOM right fender goes everywhere. Tire parts in the oncoming traffic across the median in the east bound side. Truck makes a sweeping right curve off a 45deg embankment for a exciting 1/4 mike ride down the 9-10 ft deep ditch. Stayed upright somehow.
Nebraska trooper going east saw it start to happen, turned in median expecting me to roll. Walked up, jumped on the step and told me I couldn't park there. Would have been a lot funnier 5 minutes before, wasn't so funny then. Went to get out of truck to look at damage and damned if my legs weren't made of jelly. Took me 20 minutes for them to stiffen up enough to function. I put blowing a heavy steer axle tire on my "let's not do that again" list.
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Originally Posted By williewvr:
Originally Posted By Huskercoop:
Have you had one of those massive float steer tires blow on you before? Guy I worked with at an oil company did and said it was the scariest shit ever.

I blew a 425x22.5 on an steer axle with 20000 on it. 132000 gross. Driving west on I80 in Nebraska. 75 mph BOOM right fender goes everywhere. Tire parts in the oncoming traffic across the median in the east bound side. Truck makes a sweeping right curve off a 45deg embankment for a exciting 1/4 mike ride down the 9-10 ft deep ditch. Stayed upright somehow.
Nebraska trooper going east saw it start to happen, turned in median expecting me to roll. Walked up, jumped on the step and told me I couldn't park there. Would have been a lot funnier 5 minutes before, wasn't so funny then. Went to get out of truck to look at damage and damned if my legs weren't made of jelly. Took me 20 minutes for them to stiffen up enough to function. I put blowing a heavy steer axle tire on my "let's not do that again" list.


Are the tires rated for 75mph at that load?

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