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Minchar last won the day on November 17 2018

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  1. Actually in my area dump trucks do run lights with a load of stone. It seems like everyone and their mother has flashing Amber lights here and it drives me crazy. Work trucks will drive 6 miles down the highway lights rolling and then are surprised when people almost hit them because they suddenly decide to stop where they want to work. Drives me insane Sent from my Moto E (4) using Tapatalk
  2. You guys here today at all? I'm here now, misread the schedule and showed up an hour early. Sent from my Moto E (4) using Tapatalk
  3. https://law.justia.com/codes/maryland/2010/transportation/title-22/subtitle-2/22-218-2/ Yes they are allowed in MD. I tow in Northern VA and in VA the law is if you are towing a vehicle with wheels on the ground you must use your beacon. In VA the law specifically states flatbeds don't need to use beacons while in motion. The problem we have is it is poorly worded. C. Vehicles equipped with warning lights authorized in §§ 46.2-1020 through 46.2-1027shall display lighted warning lights as authorized in such sections at all times when responding to emergency calls, towing disabled vehicles, or constructing, repairing, and maintaining public highways or utilities on or along public highways, except that amber lights on vehicles designed with a ramp on wheels and a hydraulic lift with a capacity to haul or tow another vehicle, commonly referred to as "rollbacks," need not be lit while the vehicle is in motion unless it is actually towing a vehicle https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title46.2/chapter10/section46.2-1030/ So I've had some people tell me they think it means flatbeds have to use the beacon when towing a car on the deck but to me it is saying you should use them when towing a car on the stinger. Sent from my Moto E (4) using Tapatalk
  4. As I said, I agree with you. Companies must make that decision. My issue was with you saying AAA is not the problem. AAA is the core of the problem. They are a multi-national corporation that claims to put safety above all else and then refuse to compensate companies appropriately for choosing the safer option.
  5. It is true that owners have to make such a decision. That said AAA is definitely part of the problem for even putting owners and drivers in that situation. AAA refuses to properly compensate for tow first and as previously stated won't send a tire change on the highway to a tow truck, instead sending it to a service truck forcing them to hurt their call acceptance rate by declining it. A struggling company may put call acceptance over safety and AAA shouldn't be putting them in that position. Sent from my Moto E (4) using Tapatalk
  6. I agree with you wholeheartedly. My point wasn't that they should do the call, my point was AAA will expect them to do the call. AAA wants contractors to have battery trucks and complains if you don't. They also complain if you turn down calls and it looks bad on their end for your company. My point is AAA needs to start thinking about member and contractor safety and institute the tow first policy. Unfortunately they haven't done so as of yet.
  7. Unfortunately AAA is not a part of the tow first movement. They will happily send tire changes on the highway to battery trucks all day long, contractor or fleet.
  8. Thanks for sharing, that's some wonderful history right there.
  9. Hey good catch there Njsss. Here is the website link as well https://zips.com/parts-detail/rimsling-synthetic-soft-shackles-ss-soft-shackle I hadn't seen these come up on their website. Reason #111 I miss the old pre-zips AW website.
  10. It has been getting chilly here in VA. I'm guessing people are just going home and staying home instead of most of the nightlife we normally have.
  11. Definitely a fun show. I watched the first few episodes of season 1 but I haven't caught up since then as I cancelled Netflix. The wreck chasing they have to do up there is just insane to me.
  12. Glad to hear you're staying busy. My company has been busy but my night shift has been dead dead dead.
  13. The ones I've seen have all been from random 4x4 sites. I imagine they probably work as described but I'm not sure I'd employ them in a professional environment quite yet. Those 4x4 sites tend to sensationalize things by advertising them at their breaking strength rather than their WLL and who knows what kind of testing they go though as well. If I could find a reputable source for them then I'd likely give them a try but until then I'll probably stay with my regular shackles. The synthetic revolution going on is nice but its still early.
  14. Kind of defeats the whole portability thing haha I'll look into throwing some cash your way soon. Even when I haven't posted I've enjoyed the forum so it's high time I support it. Sent from my Moto E (4) using Tapatalk
  15. I like it, simple and to the point. Great work!
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