Governed Truck Passing Etiquette

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Timecook, May 17, 2013.

  1. DirtyMartini

    DirtyMartini Light Load Member

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    I'm driving a 62mph truck now which is the first governed truck I've driven and I hate it. To me it's much more stressful because you don't want to hold up traffic, but at the same time you don't want to be riding your breaks for a 100 miles like others have stated. For my runs if I dropped to 60mph my week would end up being a full day longer, and I'm sorry but I'm not loosing home time for anybody out here. If you are a little bit faster than me, than pass me I'll be sitting in the granny lane with the cruise set. And if you do pass me, don't be that guy that falls back in and drops to 61mph.
     
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  3. rodeo trucker

    rodeo trucker Bobtail Member

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    that's exactly right.... and if it did come down to those self righteous, tree huggers, it'd so be time to sit on a fork lift...or greet the wal mart folks...lol
     
  4. cabwrecker

    cabwrecker The clutch wrecker

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    Well as far as etiquette goes...

    When I'm being passed I like to speed up, stopping his pass and do it several times until my radio is crackling with the static of 10 pissed off truckers.

    Now, when it comes time for me to pass? I swing my trailer, hell I'll get into his lane if he doesn't wave at me. And if he dares to even touch the zipper line, I'll put my back end right on the nose of his tractor and swoop over a couple of times; just to show him who's boss. Ya know?

    Of course I'm kidding, and I wished more drivers (CRETE, SHAFER) had the decency to lay off the gas for half a second so my poor Volvo can get up and get pass them.

    All kidding aside, I did wanna do something similar to this today, to some idget in a smartcar with "I heart obamacare" stickers all over it in Virgina on i-66 today.
     
  5. EZ Money

    EZ Money Road Train Member

    Amen to that!
    Heck,most of todays drivers have never been in a fast truck.
    They think a 75 mph truck is a large car!.....lol!
     
  6. DirtyMartini

    DirtyMartini Light Load Member

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    Since when does speed have anything to do with a truck being a large car?
     
  7. Roadmedic

    Roadmedic Road Train Member

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    Good point.
    It seems you can look at the way they drive the truck and see they think it is a car.
     
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  8. KE5WDP

    KE5WDP Road Train Member

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    It's an old school saying. You'll catch on...
     
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  9. laytonrock

    laytonrock Light Load Member

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    All kidding aside, I did wanna do something similar to this today, to some idget in a smartcar with "I heart obamacare" stickers all over it in Virgina on i-66 today.[/QUOTE]

    i thought you were kidding about the "i heart obamacare" sticker but then i seen one today i took care of matters though , in my truck i have a switch that says AUX [anti uber-liberal xterminater] i hit once and ihere a missle launch and i feel better happy trails
     
  10. Ghost Ryder

    Ghost Ryder Road Train Member

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    Truck #A merges onto the freeway. Truck #B was in the grandma lane, and merges onto the passing lane to allow truck #A to get onto the highway. Truck #A accelerates, and ends up passing truck #B on the grandma lane, leaving truck #B stuck in the passing lane.

    This is a big pet peeve of mine, and why I won't change lanes for merging trucks that often. If I have the courtesy to let you merge onto the freeway, have the courtesy for me and let me get back into my lane.
     
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  11. marmonman

    marmonman Road Train Member

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    A big truck does what he can A large car does what he wants is what I was told years ago by a heck of a lot better driver than any of us will ever be
     
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