About: Coal Trucks Gone Wild
I saw the picture of the crosses and the weight limit quoit the weight has nothing to do with it at all. The real reason you see all the truck wreaks is over the little thing called a (CDL) we have all these book smart drivers on the road that just can't drive a horse to water much less a big truck. The (CDL) put a meany of damn good truck driver off the road, I think they should abolish that little card that says (CDL) and let a few real drivers back behind the wheel. (GOD BLESS THE TRUCKERS)
no matter what happens the truck driver gets blamed. nobody ever sees the people texting or on the phone. putting on make up. just easier to blame the trucker
Politics is always the largest problem as is demonstrated here
How many more people have to die before you humans realize you don't need what's in the earth for power. The sky is full of it. But you pathetic Humans can't have anything unless you destroy first. And you think you have the right to be here.
No how many of the accidents was not the coal trucks fault the didn't show what caused the accident. Just the after math I drive one Daley and have close calls all the time people just know what they are doing or just don't cear drive safely..
The real solution is to hand the coal traffic over to the railways where possible to reduce the number of accidents not to mention the countless other benefits.
Everybody wants to blame the truckers...Granted there are some who need to be pulled off the road, everybody sees the truck that runs over this car or that car, but nobody sees the car that tried to beat the truck onto the road or who just all of a sudden decided to stop and pull off because they seen one of thier friends.
less weight would also mean a lot less maintenance costs on your truck = more money for you
Lighter trucks=faster trucks & more trucks needed. Heavier trucks=slower trucks and less trucks on road. But i think it would be great if we could only gross 85,000 and still make a living. Whew, we could really hammer down with that kinda weight. Extra load a day.
The fed interstate law is 80,000 and as a trucker for over 30 years I am so sorry to see this.No one likes this or wants this but like every thing its not just one or two problems. Infact if you run under 80,000 or 120,000 your in the same boat. Please think about your personal driveing habits around these large trucks. give them the room they need. If your car takes on even 10,000 pounds your in trouble. And again no one wants to kill anyone ever.
Coal trucks flippin', going over cliffs, and crashing into stuff is just part of growing up in Appalachia we've all seen it. Best logic is to give those guys some room when you see 'em on a narrow road.
Neal, do you have personal knowledge of this accident? As I recall it was students coming home late at night from WV Tech in 2002 or 2003. I met the parents of one of the girls but I do not know who was at fault in the accident.
I have noticed that coal trucks generally drive in pairs or convoys - and the truck drivers support one another if their is a wreck ... but the driver of the car almost never survives to tell their version of what happened.
The van crossed the center line it was tragic because several young people died but for being at the wrong place at the wrong time the truck driver did nothing.
These pics and some comments are saying these were in Kentucky. I live in cabin creek WV and I know if several off these wrecks and locales and they are in WV, cabin creek specifically at least 8 or more of them
there are bad drivers in cars too, but cars dont weight 120,000 lbs. We need to change the Kentucky weight limit laws so that all coal trucks obey the federal weight limit of 85,000 lbs. Then all coal truck drivers will have a level playing field. And there will be more jobs for coal truck drivers. win win.
The problem is that the legal weight limit for coal trucks in Kentucky is 120,000 lbs. What is the legal weight limit for the truck you drive?
If you look through the comments on this video you will see that coal truck drivers are using narcotics and even crashing into ambulences. Ive seen many times that coal trucks come round a curve hanging over the yellow line. The problem is we have bad narrow roads, tired truckers, ad overweight trucks.
I'm sure 95% of these accidents are NOT the coal drivers fault. Either people are ignorant, stupid, or just don't know that a semi rig doesn't stop or handle like a car. 40+ years of otr experience, so I'm not just talkin like I "think" I know...
not only does he drive a foreign car its most likely a prius. this country is going to hell in a handbasket. there is zero respect for the man out tring to earn a living. its not politically correct these days if you do not sit behind a computer for your job. I hate the lack of respect for the blue collar American working man in the skilled labor trades, there needs to be a huge wakeup call in this country
more anti coal liberal garbage. fuck this noise! these guys are trying to make a living, have big money invested in their trucks, feeding their families. pay attention and show them some courtesy on the roads, quit texting and driving, and talking on phone and driving
remember i said off road trucks not the tractor trailers you are demonising in the video who are trying to feed their children