Howdy! What a sweet and sour day for sure. We rolled through the nonstop rain and wind across South Dakota. During the ride, we passed an open state weigh station. As we rolled through, the Motor Carrier’s Inspection Van was waiting for us. We got tagged and had to pull around for an inspection. They did a Level III which is driver only which means they checked driver’s license, medical card, and all my driving logs. Half an hour later we rolled out with NO VIOLATIONS! WooHoo! Then we took our break at the corner truckstop where we got in on a buy one get one free ham sandwich and bags of M&Ms!
Awhile later, we had a tire blowout on our trailer. It was a super single tire which means when a tire blows, you cannot nurse it to a safe place – you are stuck right where you are since the rim touches the ground. As it turns out, two vehicles claimed they suffered vehicle damage when they ran over the tire debris before I could even go pick it up! Since it involved damages to a commercial vehicle, the State Troopers were called. They came out and everybody exchanged insurance information. I did not get any citations and the trooper said I did what I was supposed to do and things just happen. It took awhile for the repair folks to come out to us because not only did we need a new tire, but they had to replace the rim as well since it had a crack in it! I do my daily and periodic inspections so the crack happened during or after the tire blowout.
Several years ago, I bought a set of bright LED emergency lights to use in case I ever needed them at night. They are very worth the money, can be seen for a long ways, have three flashing modes, comes with a stand and also magnetic base. I love them and are worth the money in cases of emergencies and getting traffic to notice and move over! Below are the exact ones I bought. Yes, there are cheap knockoffs available, but these are (in my opinion) the best! The linked image below shows you where to buy on Amazon. (If purchased through the link, I will get a kickback since I am an Amazon Affiliate.
We roll on as far as we can get Sunday morning! BTW, here is this week’s Sunday Video choice: