Friday, December 31, 2010

Beware of the Dangers of Big Trucks

A number of recent accidents involving big trucks have spotlighted the dangers auto drivers face when sharing the road with the 30-ton behemoths.

A tragic crash in Kentucky last week claimed 11 lives, the deadliest two-vehicle highway crash in the state since 1988.

Earlier this month in Hendersonville, an emergency room nurse returning home following her shift died after she hit a trailer that had detached from a big rig.

And a sensational video posted on YouTube earlier this year shows a small car in England trapped on the front of a big truck that pushed it at high speed down the highway.

One out of nine U.S. traffic fatalities in 2008 (the latest year with available data) resulted from a collision involving a large truck, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. Of the fatalities that resulted from crashes involving large trucks, 74 percent were occupants of another vehicle, 10 percent were non-occupants, and 16 percent were occupants of a large truck.

Funeral services are today (March 30) for 10 of the people killed early Friday morning when a tractor-trailer on I-65 crossed the median and hit them head-on. The victims were Mennonites headed to a wedding in Iowa in a 15-passenger van when the crash occurred about 100 miles north of Nashville.

Killed in the van were John and Sadie Esh, pillars of a small Mennonite community in Burkesville, Ky.; four of their 12 children; a daughter-in-law; the fiancé of their youngest daughter; a 4-month-old grandchild; and a family friend.

The truck driver from Alabama was also killed.

The only survivors were two grandsons, age 5 and 3, who were pulled from the wreck by an eyewitness in another vehicle.

The 18-wheeler traveled about 425 feet after departing the southbound lane, driving through the median, over a cable barrier, careening into the dark green van, striking a rock wall and finally bursting into flames.
Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board were at the site this weekend starting their investigation. But it may take up to a year to determine a probable cause, according to NTSB vice-chairman Christopher Hart.

Another fatal truck accident this month happened even closer to Nashville. An emergency room nurse was killed in the early morning of March 15 after her car hit the trailer from a semi-truck.

The accident in Hendersonville was triggered when a large empty trash container fell off the truck, operated by Allied Waste Services. The truck also lost its trailer and a Honda Prelude hit it, driven by Freeda J. Simmons from Gallatin.

Ms. Simmons, 50, was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she later died. Ms. Simmons had been returning home after her shift in the Vanderbilt emergency room.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating the incident, including whether the trash container was properly secured to the trailer.

More than half a million people have watched a cell phone video on YouTube that shows Rona Williams in her Renault Clio being pushed sideways at 60mph down a busy highway by a tanker truck.

Ms. Williams, a 31-year-old veterinarian from York, England, was headed to work earlier this year when she found her car turned sideways, trapped under the front bumper of the tanker truck. She honked her horn and flashed her lights but could not get the trucker's attention. She said she called police on her cell phone but realized there was nothing they could do to help her.
After a minute, the truck driver realized what was happening and pulled over with her car, which had remarkably little damage. Ms. Williams was unhurt and said the driver did not think the accident was serious, even asking her if he needed to stay around.

These examples may not necessarily represent all wrecks involving big trucks. But you can be sure that almost anytime a car collides with an 18-wheeler, the car and its occupants will come out on the losing end.

And there are undoubtedly many times that an accident occurs because of careless - even wreckless - driving on the part of a car around a big truck. Auto drivers have to be mindful that trucks don't maneuver the same way smaller vehicles do.

Always be aware of traffic around you - big truck or otherwise. Drive careful out there!

Mitch Grissim,

Mitch lives on the lake east of Nashville in Sumner County and attends the First Baptist Church of Hendersonville. When not in the office, Mitch enjoys working out and training for running events. A love for boating led Mitch to obtain his United States Coast Guard Captain's License in 2004, which he puts to use several times a year boating in South Florida along the Atlantic coast, and in the Keys.

Big Trucks Guide

What comes to mind when you hear the words big truck? Does it involve pain in anyway? Well, it may come from the context that big trucks often times are feared to be causes of injuries and accidents. But of course, they are here for a purpose and reason that no one can really quite deny. They are so useful in fact that most people, business people alike, oversee the commonality of accidents surrounding these trucks because they need one for their business.
A truck is a vehicle often regarded to as the meanest, the baddest for of automotive around. It can carry the largest amount of weight and can be used for so many purposes that normal vehicles cannot accommodate within their range and usage needs. Trucks play an essential part in businesses especially for those that need transportation of their needs and goods. There are so many types and sizes of trucks that usually dictate how they could be used. Utility trucks often come to mind and these are usually large trucks, massive in size even.
For the toughest jobs at a construction site, people depend on trucks to transport numerous goods and heavy machines, not just any truck, they should be big trucks. Big trucks are equipped with powerfully built mechanisms, like tanks, cranes, containers, and flatbeds. You can avail of them by contacting a trucking company, which leases, sells, or provides trucking service. Finding trucking companies is simple, since you have the internet as your primary resource.
Big trucks are ordinarily scary to look at because it is capable of a lot of dangerous things like crashing into your car in the highway, toppling over your house or running you over leaving you flat dead on the ground. This is why so much precaution is needed when big trucks are involved because not only do you
need to watch how you will be affected but even if you are not typically at harm's way, the damage could be a domino effect and can ultimately still affect you somehow. Precaution is needed and people are always advised to be careful when dealing with anything that has to do with trucks and those vehicles that are resoundingly dangerous.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

4x4 RC Monster Trucks... Nitro, Gas,4x4 RC Monster Trucks And Electric Off Road

"Your guide to choosing and buying the best rc monster trucks."

There are plenty of 4x4 rc monster trucks to choose from. You can buy the nitro powered 40+ mph HPI Savage 25, or electric powered models such as the popular Traxxas E-Maxx. The RC hobby has never been this exciting!

Accessory & Equipment

For gas/nitro powered kits, items are the truck kit, 2-stroke engine, radio control system, fuel, fuel bottle, glow plug igniter, engine starter and batteries for the transmitter and receiver.

For electric powered kits, items are the truck kit, radio control system, 7.2 volt rechargeable battery pack, battery charger and batteries for the transmitter and receiver.

About RC Monster Trucks

Radio control monster trucks are the reason for excitement in the R/C hobby. Imagine owning a nitro powered Traxxas T-Maxx or HPI Savage 25 and blasting through the beach at 40+ mph!

1/8 scale rc monster trucks are big, fast and simply awesome. Powered by powerful nitro gas engines or dual electric motors, these remote controlled monster trucks provide high performance.

RC Monster Truck Picture
RC Monster Trucks Picture © HPI Racing

Playing or racing off road, eight (8) massive oil filled shock absorbers and huge rubber tires absorb all the rough stuff. These monster trucks can jump 5 feet into the air and land without any problems.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Lifted Trucks and Lifted Ford Trucks

Lifted trucks or jacked up trucks are one of the best vehicles on earth. Lifted Ford trucks are indispensable vehicles for off road driving, for areas with poor road conditions and all kinds of rough terrains from the deserts of Colorado to the dangerous mountainous roads of the Rockies to the freezing slipping roads and terrains of Alaska, to cruising in majestic style in the beautiful boulevards of urban and suburban America.

Whether it’s a jacked up old Ford trucks or any other model doesn’t matter. Compared to other vehicles lifted trucks give an amazing and unique driving experience that cannot be matched. They allow you to ride high above the road giving you a feeling of joy and satisfaction and also give you the ability to see well above other vehicles with perfect vision.

A yellow lifted Ford truck beauty!

However there are several technical and safety challenges about lifted trucks you need to consider when going to buy lifted Ford trucks. Cautious driving is required because old Ford trucks or any lifted truck can be top heavy and topple over if driven fast around a bend or making hair pin turns. Also some think lifted trucks are dangerous and intimidating your fellow road users. But if they are driven carefully and responsibly on the road they are a unique experience.

A lifted ford truck

A Jacked Up Ford Truck

Another critical aspect to remember when driving lifted old Ford trucks like these is the bumper height. If they are too high it they can be very dangerous in collisions with regular cars because the overriding the bumper height and so the protection on the colliding short vehicles like cars and even your own lifted Ford truck. So cautious driving is requires specially with powerful and jacked up lifted Ford trucks. That being said lifted Ford trucks are a joy to ride and watch, and with care they can be exciting road vehicles.

Shocks and suspension underneath the above Ford Jack up truck

For the best places to buy lifted trucks and in our case used and modified big lifted Ford trucks the internet is perfect. Doesn’t matter whether you want to buy or sell jacked up old ford trucks or any other lifted truck model or brand. Internet websites especially EBay and Amazon vehicle sales sections allows you access to lifted old Ford trucks and SUVs and other brands and models from all across the country. They provide detailed descriptions and high resolution images of every angle of the lifted trucks on sale. You can get best jacked-up trucks from all over United States, Canada and elsewhere for cheap. There is always has a few dozen collections of lifted Ford trucks for sale online, old and new, and there’s always many bargains to be had.

Jacked-up Lifted Trucks

An extreme lifted truck...

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Modified trucks Pıctures

Modified trucks Pıctures

This is about as pretty as a Mack Valueliner gets while pulling a rear dump trailer, Standing ina row of Mack product at the 2004 show for the Heritage truck Assc in Queensland Australia this local V8 E9 powered tractor is proudly owned and operated by Fred Deen second generation of Mack operators. The well dressed dump's Bug shield proclaims " I let the dogs out" following the Bulldog Transport theme its all Mack down the line and pulls a matching blue frame type triaxle rear dump semi.ulldog Transport theme its all Mack down the line and pulls a matching blue frame type triaxle rear dump semi.