Close calls- working on ice-Ice road truckers

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by toonertoo, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    We had two accidents yesterday. Is everyone else as sick of this as I am? I know Mass and NYC has to fight piles, this year just is awful.

    It is so brutal every step you take, every move you make, the ice is haunting you. I was totally stopped, I thought, yet my steering wheel kept spinning, Ice truck is still moving. Through the grace of God I made it, today I finished 20 yrs of safe driving but its been a tough one. I usually take this week off, just to keep from jinxing myself.

    Besides, neutral, lowering the gear, or just not attempting the stop, what do you do to keep out of trouble?
     
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  2. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    A lil prayer works good TT, I feel ya on the ice, pretty scary stuff. I HATE WINTER LOL
     
  3. Pray. And stay focused. Gets a little nerve racking, real fast.
     
  4. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Yeah the money is great, but the 100% concentration, on what could screw up my day next is draining.
     
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  5. Or use those number 17 boots,to push your truck out.:rofl:
     
  6. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    well 17 is only 1/3 of my chest size. Gotta have a good platform ya know.
     
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  7. 51 GG?
     
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  8. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Although it may be 50 by 21 long after catching all those pkgs off the top shelves for 30 yrs.
     
  9. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Not a feeling worse than when the slide starts and you know there's nothing you can do.
     
  10. I did a 180 and wet down the hill backwards. That will wake you up real fast.

    I was young then,don't think my heart could take it now.
     
  11. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Those dudes on ice road truckers are freakin insane dude lol.
     
  12. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Yup, one of our guys was going 1.2 mph. I think he was following the 8 to 12 second eye lead, ice has its own magic.
     
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  13. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Hit the brakes and start sliding faster.
     
  14. andrsnbkj

    andrsnbkj Member

    Good tip when going down hill on ice control the speed with light on the brake and throw the truck in reverse when starting to lose control a little bit saves my ass
     
  15. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    One of the guys who hit a building actually said "I was going to put the emergency brake on. I know it happens in a split second, but why would you..........do that. ??????
     
  16. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    NASCAR VERSION dumby LMFAO
     
  17. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Is that even possible?
     
  18. rod

    rod retired and happy

    If you don't get safe driving prizes anymore why would you care if you got into a little fender bender every once in awhile?
     
  19. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Possible, but would tear up the tranny quick and in a hurry and just give the tires more drive. Neutral, 1st. I prefer neutral no pull.
     
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