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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:22 am 
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Last week our day driver was sent to Whitestown IN to retrieve a damaged trailer. It had sat so long that snow and ice had bowed in the roof down the middle. The weight on the roof was so intense the side walls were bowed out.

He called in concerned about the ice buildup on the roof and was told it was most likely water and to be careful. He hooked up the trailer and got it down to Cincinnati on I 74.

When he got off at an exit ramp to continue to Hamilton OH, A 1.5 foot thick slab of ice broke lose and punched thru his sleeper, ripped thru the front faring, his windshield held, which saved his life. The slab then cleared his windshield and dropped down on the hood of his truck destroying everything in front of his engine.

The town he was in had to bring on heavy equipment to clear the intersection of the ice. The driver was cited for failure to secure load. Had there been traffic in the intersection at the time people could have easily been killed.

If you are asked to hook up a trailer with excessive snow and ice build up, take it to a truck wash to get the top cleaned off. If the weight is buckling the walls out, refuse to tow it, till a cleaning crew comes out and removes the build up from the roof.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:28 pm 
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that was lucky nobody was injured


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