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Posted on March 19th, by Ted Hogan in Trucking News. Comments Off

Just for fun on #TruckerTuesday … (unless you are one of these unfortunate truck drivers) … we present “The Good, The Bad and Some Ugly Crashes”

Overhead clearance can be a real challenge for a truck driver. Especially inexperienced drivers of rental boxtrucks seem to be quite oblivious to the warning signs and flashing “overheight” warning lights at this railroad trestle in Durham, NC.

So frequently do trucks crash into the 11-foot-8 clearance trestle, that the railroad company installed a crash beam in front of it. This massive steel I-beam bears the brunt of the impact, protecting the structure that supports this fairly busy railroad track. Believe it or not – they already had to replace the beam once!

It is easy to laugh at the misfortune of these truck drivers. But, the videos of these crashes document the severity of the impact, and they show how frequently these crashes produce a real hazard for pedestrians and other vehicles.

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via video clip copyright Jürgen Henn – 11foot8.com.







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