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1-80 Wyoming Massive Car Pile Up

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posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 12:25 AM
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Not much to say here....... but wow!! Luckily no one was killed.



Video shows aftermath of pileup, I-80 shut down in Wyoming

22 injured in 3 major Wyoming pileups




posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 12:49 AM
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Don't these moron truckers use their radios to alert others about what's happening ahead? They all went barreling in to the situation.



posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 12:52 AM
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Geez ... the sounds of collision (over and over and over) are quite disturbing.

Nice find.



posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 12:57 AM
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originally posted by: Bilk22
Don't these moron truckers use their radios to alert others about what's happening ahead? They all went barreling in to the situation.


We have a name for them...."supertruckers"...short-lived careers and sometimes short lives. Many of them will be looking for work tomorrow. Their stupid butts should have been sitting at the truck stop with road conditions like this. Or going a HELLUVA lot slower. Idiot morons. Their music was probably too loud to hear the CB....makes me mad just thinking about it.



posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 01:04 AM
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a reply to: WhoDat09

Blinding snow..
limited sight distance...
Snow / ice covered highway...

Yup - all the reasons I would need to drive at highway speeds like its the middle of summer with unlimited visibility.



posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 01:05 AM
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a reply to: AreUKiddingMe

What CB? No one has them or uses them anymore. I'll go an entire shift and hear four drivers.

I watch just as many old times go blazing through similar conditions. I'll slow down, and when I do hear something on the CB it's usually saying get the hell out of their way. Bull haulers especially.
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posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 01:11 AM
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originally posted by: Bilk22
Don't these moron truckers use their radios to alert others about what's happening ahead? They all went barreling in to the situation.


do many truckers even use their CB's anymore in this day and age of cellphones and GPS that has traffic alerts? also how do these anti-cellphone use laws affect using a CB? cant hold your phone to your head, must use hands free, so how can you be allowed to use a CB mic which you must also hold up to your head to use?

i used to be a CB'er but stopped years ago when no one was on (seemingly including truckers) years ago. at that time it seemed every channel was just dead air with no one answering calls.



posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 01:11 AM
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posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 01:15 AM
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a reply to: generik

Some places have started ticketing for CB use.



posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 01:19 AM
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a reply to: WhoDat09

Happened in LA some time ago




posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 01:56 AM
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Dang, they have snow there? I'm glad I don't live there then.

That wreck looked pretty bad. I'm glad that nobody was killed. I'm actually surprised, considering how bad that sounded.



posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 02:00 AM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

I know! It was 81 here today, we don't get any snow down here. Well we do but it's so rare that the whole city comes to a halt when it does (kinda) snow. I can't believe how fast they were driving, can't see in front of you, don't drive that fast!



posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 02:08 AM
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a reply to: WhoDat09

It's not that simple. When you're given barely enough time to deliver a load and everyone is breathing down your neck, you take risks.

Some of these companies are known to put, let's say less than truthful information on your DAC. That's the life blood of a trucker. Depending what's on your DAC, if you lose your job, a lot of companies won't come near you.



posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 02:10 AM
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a reply to: WhoDat09

Having trucked that 'nice' I-80 in Wyoming many a times, your comments are both right and wrong.

Truck stops on 80 are a long distance apart. Weather conditions change many times and this one could be a short stretch. Perhaps no one going in the other direction either.

The fear is nowhere to pull over and what you just saw rear-ender after rear-ender. You don't want to stop!! For the very reason you just saw. Even on the shoulder, with low visibility, your likely to get smacked.

However, you did see a lot of 'fleet trucks', not owner-operators. Most of these guys are fairly new and lower paid. Not all, but often not the most experienced guys out there.

Someone sings out on a CB but the exact location/ Mile-marker isn't known by the person on the radio. Yet, if you slow down too much you can't maintain control and, again, likely someone rear-ends you.

The guys that did stop??? They got whacked anyways..... A bad hair day all around...



posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 02:18 AM
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a reply to: nwtrucker

Wyoming weather, year round:

Strong winds, advise no light trailers.

Wyoming weather, September to May:

Slick roads, strong winds, advise no light trailers.


After Little America in Cheyenne, there's, what is it, Beckley? Population 1. After that there's the rest area at the top of Laramie mountain, then nothing until almost the 310, where the Pilot and Petro are. After that is the Wagonhound Road test area which is closed as often as not. Then it's Rawlins at the 214 and 209.
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posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 02:30 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I didn't recognize where that stretch was.

If I got caught in that situation, I'd got to the median where the lady was videoing. The medians are wide in most of Wyoming. Keep it greasy side down and let a hook pull you out later....much later....



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posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 02:32 AM
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a reply to: nwtrucker

It was by Laramie Mountain, between Cheyenne and Laramie. I think it was after the top once the road levels out again.



posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 02:33 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Yeah I guess that's true. I wonder how many of those guys were fired, nothing got delivered!



posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 02:36 AM
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a reply to: WhoDat09

None yet. It will take a week or two to look into it. I'm sure more than one will be though.



posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 02:40 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Seriously? Ticketing for using the radio?

Ridiculousness.

2 way radio is a staple here, and just about everyone uses radios properly, but we have to, especially up north with single lane bridges with 3 and 4 trailer road trains barrelling through them



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