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Old 01-06-2018, 02:21 PM   #361
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Slowing down is important. It mitigates a possible crash.

The aerodynamics of a boxy trailer do not lend themselves to downward forces sufficient to hld the trailer down. They are built with the freight (up to 46,000 lbs) to provide the downward force.

Areas prone to high winds, such as Laramie, WY along I-80 have light trailer bans in windy winter conditions due to the dangers.
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Old 01-06-2018, 08:24 PM   #362
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The aerodynamics of a boxy trailer do not lend themselves to downward forces sufficient to hld the trailer down.
So drivers still do not have options to compensate for hazardous wind conditions - in WY or on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in NYC.
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Old 01-09-2018, 09:00 PM   #363
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Nope. The only option is to play the safety card and refuse to drive in high wind.
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Old 01-09-2018, 10:45 PM   #364
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Ya oughta put something heavy in there.
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:17 PM   #365
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Hi Pam. I don't see how you do it with the wind. I had problems driving a van outside of Barstow, can't imagine a big rig.
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Old 01-12-2018, 01:09 PM   #366
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Slab-sided GrandCherokeeOne gets a bit o' buffeting, too. More than I would have thought. I mean, from outta nowhere, it'll take off across the road on ya.

I prolly couldn't even in a big rig.

Heh, free association, "big rig":

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Rollin', rollin', rollin'.
Wheeeeee!
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Old 01-12-2018, 01:25 PM   #367
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Driving a VW bus isn't often exciting, but it can be very exciting on a windy day.

They are light and voluminous.
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Old 01-12-2018, 02:39 PM   #368
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aside: Did you know the first generation split windshield van/bus had a lower coefficient of drag than the beetle?
Of course side wind was another matter.
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Old 01-14-2018, 03:31 PM   #369
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Increasing the distance between the high pressure bow and the turbulent stern helps reduce the overall drag coefficient.

Advantage: microbus
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Old 01-18-2018, 03:56 PM   #370
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According to the Department of Laborís Bureau of Labor Statistics, 786 truck drivers were killed on the job in 2016.

Thatís 78 percent of the 1,012 motor vehicle operator fatalities reported for the year.

Across all occupations in the U.S., there were 5,190 fatalities reported, an increase from 4,846 in 2015.

Construction had 970 fatalities
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Old 01-19-2018, 07:44 AM   #371
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According to NHTSA data, which was collected from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, 37,461 lives were lost on U.S. roads in 2016, an increase of 5.6 percent from calendar year 2015.
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Since Bruce's numbers come from the Department of Labor, I think the 1,012 motor vehicle operator fatalities are professional drivers. Truck drivers are going to be the lion's share of paid drivers. But you also have bus, taxi, limo, and probably others.
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Old 01-19-2018, 01:30 PM   #372
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I think the 1,012 motor vehicle operator fatalities are professional drivers. -Glatt
That's what I got out of it, too. I knew the overall number of totaled drivers had to be more than that.

But, yeah, pro drivers, Ima thinkin'.
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Old 01-20-2018, 08:42 PM   #373
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I'm hoping he doesn't see this every day.

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Old 01-21-2018, 12:55 PM   #374
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Old 01-21-2018, 12:58 PM   #375
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Almost looks like a suicide...
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