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As we were saying, you can not over secure a load. Like the old saying, "you can go down the mountain too slow many times- but you can only go down it too fast once". There's been 2 accidents in the last 2 weeks involving loads of steel that slid forward under hard braking. The first was a fatality, killing a 26 year old driver in Minnesota. And just a few days ago this driver was air lifted to the hospital with severe injuries.

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I never saw all the details in any report. But all I see in this picture is straps. I am not an expert in anything. Been driving a truck since 1979, mostly hauling steel. And you can not haul steel with straps. Straps have a certain amount of stretch in them, no matter how tight you get them. If they had no stretch, you'd never even be able to get them loose. And when the steel on your trailer slides forward under extreme braking- which it will- the straps are going to be immediately cut, because they aren't as strong or as hard as steel. Then you have no restraints at all, and disaster ensues.

OK, rant over for now, pictures- our Florida correspondent sent these pictures in from bike week-

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And she took this picture-

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a Florida bird right in her back yard, with a crawfish in it's mouth!..or beak...or bill...whatever you call it. Great picture though!

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I saw this F model in Chase City but couldn't get a pic, so here's the street view of it-

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Saw this MB on a facebook page-

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And I saw this airplane in Ga.

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this just in, from bike week-

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11 minutes ago, other dog said:

Saw this MB on a facebook page.        

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OD your bring tears to me eyes! ( lt is St Paddy's weekend) and lf your buying l'm Irish! My MB's unit number is 11429   .....Hippy

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There are some strange sites at bike rallies ! sure hope that plane wasn't a 737 or you had better get out of it''s way when it comes down

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4 minutes ago, 70mackMB said:

OD your bring tears to me eyes! ( lt is St Paddy's weekend) and lf your buying l'm Irish! My MB's unit number is 11429   .....Hippy

I'd buy you a beer or 12 any time my friend!

 

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Breaking news, this just in from bike week in Fl.-

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I was almost at bike week myself. I called in yesterday. Dispatcher said "I have a Lakeland Fl, an Erie, Pa, a blah-blah-blah. I said "I'm going to take a shower, and i'll call you right back". I'd been pulling a raggedy- I meant a real fine- fiddy- tree foot trailer all week, and another driver had my trailer with a load of lumber on it. I called back, and heard "just loaded that Lakeland- It's on another truck- didn't know you wanted it."  I'd been asking for a Florida load for a year. A year. Yeah, i was, and am, highly pissed off. Trying to get over it, but i'm pissed...went on the social security website yesterday. Not getting any younger, and after years of service get shit upon like this...it just sucks.

 

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1 hour ago, other dog said:

I was almost at bike week myself. I called in yesterday. Dispatcher said "I have a Lakeland Fl, an Erie, Pa, a blah-blah-blah. I said "I'm going to take a shower, and i'll call you right back". I'd been pulling a raggedy- I meant a real fine- fiddy- tree foot trailer all week, and another driver had my trailer with a load of lumber on it. I called back, and heard "just loaded that Lakeland- It's on another truck- didn't know you wanted it."  I'd been asking for a Florida load for a year. A year. Yeah, i was, and am, highly pissed off. Trying to get over it, but i'm pissed...went on the social security website yesterday. Not getting any younger, and after years of service get shit upon like this...it just sucks.

 

Maybe it’s time to take it easy ol buddy and enjoy your life with a special lady in Florida

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If you go that SS route(been thinking the same)I hope you will keep up with the pictures of the week. They are great.

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The only problem with SS before you are 65 is expensive health insurance!!

Give your Red Headed correspondent a big HUG from me for the bike week pics.

Edited by Brocky

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3 hours ago, NoClueJoe66 said:

Maybe it’s time to take it easy ol buddy and enjoy your life with a special lady in Florida

I second NoClueJoe66’s motion for OD to enjoy life in the fast lane with that wonderful Florida correspondent. 

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more from sunny Florida-

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A couple more. 

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 Pretty cool- I didn't even realize what this was yesterday, I must have went over to the store and got a 12 pack and drank it.

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The Red Head Correspondent sure has an eye for variety/diversity. She needs a pay raise and the corner office.

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I went to the beer store a few minutes ago, and passed by this logging job right down the road about a half mile from here. I can hear the chipper from here. So when I got home I grabbed my camera and went back to take a few pictures, since there was this big Mack truck there-

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A big Mack truck and a wood chipper.

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I didn't even notice the 5th. wheel on the ground when I was there.

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They have a lot of equipment there-

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Pretty straight looking old r model!    terry:MackLogo:

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The R model is very clean and that chip trailer is the nicest I've ever seen that wasn't brand new.

Worked on a lot of skidders, grapples, chippers, and blowers all of which are present there so kind of a familiar sight.....

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Like the R model and the chick man...bob


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