posted on Aug, 3 2013 @ 02:01 AM
Well, that is one way to end a trucking career. At least his son wasn't seriously hurt. I'm going to take a wild guess from driving those most of my
life to say the kid was in the sleeper and that's about what saved him. I think he'd have been a ping pong ball up front, while everything else was
in midair with him.
Avoiding another car... uh-huh...and I've still got that bridge I need to unload. Dirt cheap and clean land deed! I promise. There are several
reasons I think that's about a total lie and I think his Safety Department is going to see it that way too. The biggest one? I agree with everyone
else about speed. NO WAY he flew across multiple lanes with all 18 off the ground ...doing anything like the speed limit. Especially not after just
climbing a hill to even get there ..AND punching through a guard rail not designed to just get punched through like paper. He couldn't have even
touched the brake pedal, in my professional opinion. Not even tried.
Now imagine you're running down the road, swerve to miss someone and realize..somehow...Your about to have a catastrophic accident in the next few
seconds. Do you say Yee-Haw!! Grab the wheel and let 'er fly? Or do you mash the brakes to the floor and wish they'd go just a bit further? Human
Rip Van Winkle isn't long for trucking, would be my safe guess....not with a youtube sensation like THAT to follow him around to every future
trucking application. You just know whoever he ran freight with now won't forget to mention that little detail in the reference calls.
@ To those asking about speed governors? Yes, All American made semis like that have speed controls. They are built right into the electronic control
module by default. However, if you own your truck or work for a handful of companies that still, despite all the regulation these days, run on the
outlaw side of things? The limiting can be disabled by the owner through a shop or dealership. The trucks can easily break 120 (depending on
transmission and gearing) if they have the ground to build speed or are running empty.