Drops & Hooks 101

Discussion in 'Trucker Videos' started by scottied67, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    What's the matter with you driverdriver. Millions abuse the official speed limit every day. And you pick Scottie67?

    I suggest you two settle this away from the thread, don't put yourself to where the Moderators have to do things they prefer not to have to do....
     
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  3. scottied67

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    I don't know how it is wrong for me to go the exact speed limit, or that i should be labeled with a derogatory title for doing so.

    As far as helping create anger in others-- I have to dispute that; I am not in charge of others' emotions.

    Drivers should get used to the idea of 'platooning' meaning keeping proper following distance and proper speed behind the leader no matter what. The technology is coming anyway, bumper radar and lane warnings (inablility to cross double yellow lines) would keep these guys behind me and prevent them from passing illegally. I believe my videos are showing what is really going on out there on the roads today and are a monument for the record because very soon these cowboy driving methods will be a thing of the past. Imagine 100 years from now when freight is teleported the people watching these videos will be in shock at the primitive way and the danger we put ourselves in to drive down roads 65 miles an hour on 2 way roads just inches from each other.
     
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    I put the man on the short list Scottie, he's gone.

    As far as your ideas, I recall them being discussed and hailed as the future in some of the monthly trade magazines back in the day.

    The one thought I had was this.

    Tying 9 trucks to the 10th up front electronically by computer over wireless (We call that today, but back then it was radio...) it's needs to have a closed interstate so that random cars, myself included are not welcome among these toon'ed trucks in convoy state line to state line as 9 drivers slept in the bunk all under the responsibility of the 10th. The managers would hold the magazine with it's diagram of toon'ed 18 wheelers and safety would show signs near apolexy.

    There was another, in which trailers had a self contained axle and steering system. Load em, program in the destination, close and seal the doors watch the trailer go as a self contained AI delivers the robot and it's 40 tons across the USA. No drivers to insure, pay or feed etc.

    The History Channel had a BBC special in which one of the three British Hosts raced a US Military 3 axle 10 ton truck across very difficult terrain in the US Southwest for a episode. The Host was in a 500 HP supercharged Land Rover 4x4 and put up a good fight. The Truck drove itself to the finish line perfectly.

    Prior to that show, the Host will race the Challenger II British Main Battle Tanks on the Sterling Plain which is their tank play ground among other roles. That was fun.

    Ive stated in the recent past there will be robot trucks running in these USA Highways to eliminate and discard human truckers who are weak, tired, prone to expensive repairs and violations of the precious HoS Laws among other things.

    Im still on the fence.
     
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  5. scottied67

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    The actual platooning thing is likely to be shot down, i read somewhere a state legislature vetoed electronic platooning on their state roads.

    What is more likely to happen is when the 65 speed limit mandate comes out companies who already have lane change warning devices on the trucks as well as front radar distance automatic braking, will 'smarten' those devices up to prevent a truck from trying to pass another truck going x amount of miles per hour slower, say 2 miles per hour or some such arbitrary number-- in effect causing a defacto platoooning effect.

    Drivers who are caught on the wrong side of a double yellow line will be written up for safety violation at their company if not out and out fired. I have a video of a Prime driver who passed me on the double yellow, interesting thing was he slowed and got off at the very next exit 2 miles up the road, I assume because his qualcomm was blowing up with the company notifiying him they knew he crossed the double yellows and it set off all kinds of alarms back at the home terminal.
     
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    Interesting.

    Food for thought if qualcomm is precise enough to violate truckers for actual double yellow.

    Now I know for sure there needs to be a dance hall built next to Corperate Offices to help them mellow out on that. IF the sum of the entire industry lives or dies on who crosses yellow lines I wont have any part of that crap...

    It's too close to the thought crime someone in a big ticket film got fined for with a big buzzer back in the 90's
     
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    I was on a hot load up in Wisconsin running some unusual route, anyway i was intermittently speeding now and again in the hilly curvy roads, I let 'er drift up past the speed limit on the downills I admit. Got several qualcomm messages that day saying they knew I was exceeding the speed limit and to please hold it back to the speed limit.

    The lane change sensor which is tied to the ECM which is also tied back to the Qualcomm, the company knows when you crossed the line without a lane change signal indicator (blinker) and they definitely know when you crossed a solid line and of course double solid lines. The sensor is on the passenger side of the vehicle looking down. When it sees the truck crossing back to the right over double yellow lines is when it reports back to the home hive this driver was on the illegal side of the double yellow lines. There would be no defense or excuse for that-- Well scottie was only going the exact speed limit so I had to get around him-- is not going to cut it.

    In the case of the trucker who was trying to pass me at 65 in California, that was egregious speeding on his part.
     
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