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jeepfreak81
December 10th, 2011, 12:13 PM
Thanks to those that helped edit and made comments on this.

Here is a link to purchase it from Purdue if you want a hard copy, or there is a free download as well. I DO NOT make any money from this, nor do the others that contributed.

Purchase:

https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?itemID=19985

Free Download in .pdf:

http://www.ppp.purdue.edu/Pubs/PPP-92.pdf

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yj_hank
December 10th, 2011, 08:34 PM
Wow great job on the publication. Great information. Thanks for sharing.

Henry

sumpter1
December 13th, 2011, 08:48 PM
Very good info. I am guilty of a couple of "don't s". I have saved for future reference.

Brods
January 3rd, 2012, 07:22 AM
Thanks to those that helped edit and made comments on this.

Here is a link to purchase it from Purdue if you want a hard copy, or there is a free download as well. I DO NOT make any money from this, nor do the others that contributed.

Purchase:

https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?itemID=19985

Free Download in .pdf:

http://www.ppp.purdue.edu/Pubs/PPP-92.pdf

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Sorry I didnít see your pre production posts for input. The first page of the downloadable PDF has wildly inaccurate information about the Bay Bridge accident and should be amended. If I were a family member of the deceased father and son from the pickup Iíd be extremely upset. The pickup was NOT towing the trailer as is implied, a Lincoln Navigator SUV was and it escaped unscathed. Three people in all lost their lives in that accident. The description of the trailer separation is inaccurate as well.

The official reports can be found here: http://www.dangeroustrailers.org/Bay_Bridge_Accident.php

jeepfreak81
January 3rd, 2012, 08:22 AM
Sorry I didnít see your pre production posts for input. The first page of the downloadable PDF has wildly inaccurate information about the Bay Bridge accident and should be amended. If I were a family member of the deceased father and son from the pickup Iíd be extremely upset. The pickup was NOT towing the trailer as is implied, a Lincoln Navigator SUV was and it escaped unscathed. Three people in all lost their lives in that accident. The description of the trailer separation is inaccurate as well.

The official reports can be found here: http://www.dangeroustrailers.org/Bay_Bridge_Accident.php

It says 'Consider the following scenario' however they did use photos of that accident. I don't believe it was meant to be describing that actual accident, as most of the photos are by the caption "Runaway trailers can seriously damage other vehicles, or more importantly kill others."

I will pass that along to the guy that wrote that section and see what he says.

jeepfreak81
January 25th, 2012, 04:02 PM
Sorry I didnít see your pre production posts for input. The first page of the downloadable PDF has wildly inaccurate information about the Bay Bridge accident and should be amended. If I were a family member of the deceased father and son from the pickup Iíd be extremely upset. The pickup was NOT towing the trailer as is implied, a Lincoln Navigator SUV was and it escaped unscathed. Three people in all lost their lives in that accident. The description of the trailer separation is inaccurate as well.

The official reports can be found here: http://www.dangeroustrailers.org/Bay_Bridge_Accident.php

Brods,

I sat down with the main author last week. The intent was to NOT describe the Bay Bridge Incident, but to make a scenario that may apply to the ag industry. The pictures were used as an example of what could happen. The Bay Bridge Incident was purposely avoided to to litigation that may still be happening with the case.

I was encouraged to ask you that if you would like you can submit any edits that you would like, as long as the Bay Bridge Incident is not referenced and they would be considered for a 2nd revision and printing in the future.

If anyone would like a hard copy of this publication I now have a limited supply in my possession for distribution at no charge.

Also if you ever have the opportunity to see Dr. Fred Whitford from Purdue present this publication in person (or any publication for that matter) you won't regret it. He is one of the best presenters I have seen.

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