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What I find interesting is ro-ro ships that haul automobiles (like Honda's) from Japan to here.  All the cars are below decks secured with web straps, sitting on their wheels (and I presume in park with the e-brake on).  Everything is fine until the vessel encounters heavy seas and rolls a lot.  If the cars aren't securely lashed, they break loose and slide sideways sometimes causing the ship to capsize.

Some interesting You-Tube vids of capsized ro-ro's and what it takes to salvage one...
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Containers actually lock together at all four corners with forged  half turn pins and lock to the deck of a container ship, the same way.  Someone didn't lock all 4 corners on the bottom set.

If you happen to get a chance to look at a container trailer with a container on it, you can see the lock pins.  The DOT and International DOT has very specific requirements as to tensile strength and shear.

Look at the website I posted above on the tie downs...

https://www.aimu.org/aimupapers/OnDeck.pdf

The top of page 12 shows how bad the corrosion is on some of the older containers and ships and also how the receiver on the deck can get damaged...   

probably a crane operator with a shaky hand >:( >:( >:(

Hard to make things 'lock up' in either of those scenarios ;) ;) ;)
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It does seem like a disproportionate number of these stores involve semi trucks.

This was south of Toledo this morning. 

I hope no one here has any 'special orders' they were waiting on from Lowes :o :o :o

One of the other TV stations had an even better picture but I can't find it right now!



Photo above from:

http://www.13abc.com/content/news/390548461.html
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Two Men and A (topless) Truck!
« Reply #48 on: September 05, 2016, 10:53:38 AM »



Glad it wasn't my furniture they were moving!!!

This happened up in Ann Arbor on Saturday.  Apparently this railroad overpass gets hit on a regular basis.  Interesting that the local tow guy doesn't think the city should do anything to reduce the number of crashes ;D ;D ;D


http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2016/09/trucks_hitting_railroad_bridge.html#incart_river_home


Here's another crash at the same intersection...

this truck was a little more solid and resulted in injuries!!!




http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2015/01/2_injured_when_truck_strikes_r.html

Moving truck smashes into Ann Arbor railroad bridge
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Drivers should always know the height of their units and read clearance signs.....duh
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The arborists truck, thats some high buck damage.  Hi Rangers aren't cheap.
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Pretty good chance if you're drunk enough to hit a fire truck that you're going to jail for the night!!!!

http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/201799078-story
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