overloaded trucks, Over GVW
Mar 30 2017, 09:47 AM
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Favorite Truck Camper(s): Forest River Palomino SS
Type and Brand of Truck(s) Owned: 1997 Ford F350 4x4 LB SRW CC 7.3 diesel
Type of Tiedowns used: HappyJac standard
Truck and Camper Setup: 1997 Ford F350 4 door 4x4 Crew Cab 7.3 Diesel, Lance 915 loaded, 2015 Palomino SS1500 Loaded
QUOTE(amit65 @ Mar 30 2017, 05:59 AM)
When a truck driver causes an accident by operating a truck that
is overloaded or has an unsecured load, it is usually someone else
who ends up paying the price. In most cases, the truck driver will
walk away from the accident, while the people in the other vehicle
may suffer life-changing injuries or death
Yes and no. Being a retired safety and compliance officer for a large carrier, I will say the usually the truck driver isn't injured but he still faces disciplinary action by his company, law enforcement and likely loss of employment plus plus points on his or her license.
Same scenario can be applied to an overweight camper / truck and assured clear distance (failure to stop in the required distance because the vehicle was loaded past the limits of it's braking capability) and smashes a car.
Chances are the driver of the RV will walk away while the driver / occupants of the car will suffer personal injury or death.
It all comes down to adjudication in a court of law and who has the biggest wallet.
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