Dealing with IDIOT 4 wheelers

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by 379exhd, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. kajidono

    kajidono Road Train Member

    Jun 1, 2009
    We're not. We are flat out banned from the left lane anywhere within city limits that it's posted and there are more than two lanes in one direction. For any reason, even getting around a wreck. Stupid law by stupid people.
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  3. 900,000-tons-of-steel

    900,000-tons-of-steel Road Train Member

    Aug 17, 2012
    What's the matter with 62 mph? In fact, I route all my trips at an average of 55 mph, sometimes less, depending on roads traveled, weather conditions and other factors. I believe it's the drivers who have a problem with those of us running what we feel is a safe speed that are some of the largest dangers on the road.
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  4. GasHauler

    GasHauler Master FMCSA Interpreter

    Oct 23, 2005
    You can go ahead and stay the way you are but you need to deal with the problems your body is going to develop like holes in your stomach and other items. Or you can change and realize that everyone has a right to the road and it's your job to keep yourself safe. I agree it's funny to watch how some of these drivers react to different situations but I tried to do it at a safe distance. You'll find out a relaxed driver has a better time at work over someone that's all uptight at other people. Sorry just my 2¢.
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  5. 379exhd

    379exhd Road Train Member

    Jun 25, 2012
    rolling through hell
    At 62 i lose fuel economy because im only turning about 1100 i dont get the power on the hills either so in turn i burn more fuel because im on the hill longer applying more throttle to pull the hill. For some reason my truck will average about 6.25-6.5mpg at 70 and at 65 i can squeeze 5.75 out of it but it doesnt like the lower speeds as pointless as that sounds then again turning the higher rpm the motor is developing more power and isnt working as hard. I was only pushig 12lbs of boost the other day running 75. On the highway to get to the interstate was pushing 15lbs of boost at 65 empty then again hwy 77 needs to be torn up again and redone...and they just repaved that 6 moths ago. And gas hauler you're making good money if you can afford 2 cents. Way my rates are im lucky if i can give a penny lol. As for the ulcers and what not id be more worried about a heart attack have a history of that in my family but my bp is good for now. Im chilled out now had a couple beers today and im calm. Half the problem is getting a decent nights sleep could be what aggrivated me so bad yesterday but im usually pretty calm and relaxed behind the wheel. Listen to that old cat sing, and when that dont amuse me anymore i crank up chicken lights and chrome a, acdc or some stephenwolf. Just depends on the day. Take care guys and thanks.
  6. dude6710

    dude6710 Road Train Member

    Mar 26, 2010
    Try driving in the twin cites in rush hour. You haven't seen nothing yet.
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  7. dutchieinquebec

    dutchieinquebec Road Train Member

    Sep 30, 2012
  8. Mr Ed

    Mr Ed Road Train Member

    Apr 6, 2009
    Retired in Taunton Ma
    Hey kajidono,I heard that they taste like chicken
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  9. Tonythetruckerdude

    Tonythetruckerdude Crusty Deer Slayer

    Dec 8, 2012
    hunting...../ retired
    Attitude...makes all the difference ..bad attitude= bad driver...etc
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  10. VisionLogistics

    VisionLogistics Road Train Member

    Dec 8, 2011
    I used to let it get to me, but now I do much better. On really bad days I:

    1. Breathe deeply
    2. Slow down and find a parade (convoy) where we work together to get through it
    3. Remind myself that there is NOTHING, I repeat, NOTHING I can do to change the 4wheeler behavior.
    4. Turn on various relaxation music such as this:

    Good luck brother.
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  11. Working Class Patriot

    Working Class Patriot Road Train Member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Wherever and Whenever...
    Sometimes nature has it's "Trade-offs"......She got the looks instead the brains too......

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