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Re: [RC] I-40 connector - marshall Bates

As a part time trucker I take offense at your comments. Very few truckers "haul ass" thru this area. Remember that virtually everything you eat, drink or use is hauled by truck somewhere on its journey to you. If weight restrictions are put on trucks and all trucks are checked I'm willing to bet that the majority of folks pulling LQ trailers will be found overweight.  
The rock in this area is quite unstable and land slides occurred long before I 40 was built. The DOT has attributed the slide to rain and freezing.
Marsh the muleman
--- On Tue, 10/27/09, Buddy Gleason <glea6826@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Buddy Gleason <glea6826@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [RC] I-40 connector
To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 8:42 PM

The highway was built.. But over time could not sustain the vibration from over weighted tractor trailers trucks.. Hauling ass through the gorge, a narrow passage way,   shaking the ground on uneven payment caused by heavy loads put upon the payment. Eventually the rocks came a tumbling down... This had to happen and finally did...And will happen again... DOT in North Carolina may need to regulate the weight of tractor trailer trucks traveling through the very scenic, picturesque gorge. Too bad this happened... Buddy

[RC] I-40 connector, Buddy Gleason