Maybe it is time to stop changing to the left lane for cars entering the interstate

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by A Bug, Nov 27, 2022.

  1. A Bug

    A Bug Heavy Load Member

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    A lot of drivers seem to expect as if it was the law that we change lanes for them when they are coming up the onramp.

    I am in the right hand lane on i-75 out of Cincinnati. There was a car to the left of me and a car wanting to enter to my right. The sign says her lane is about to end and she needs to merge left. Instead of slowing down or speeding up she starts honking, drives into the ditch, then calls 911 and my company to have me arrested.

    The police did not do anything about it and my safety boss does not say a word about it to me until a week later when he runs into me at the terminal to show me the dashcam footage and tell me about the hysterical woman that had reported me. She said I nearly killed her and her three children in the car.
     
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  3. Kenworth6969

    Kenworth6969 Road Train Member

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    Police should taken that lady's drivers license away.

    Or even better arrested her for attempted murder of her 3 children and then trying blaming it on the truck driver.
     
  4. Concorde

    Concorde Road Train Member

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    I have been known to teach a few how to merge depending on my mood.

    In fact I remember one very clearly.. I think they scattered 6 or so construction barrels across 8 lanes, :)
     
  5. Pigdude

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    Getting over is a courtesy. I’ll do it whenever I safely can. If not, it’s on the merging traffic to yield. Honestly, I’m having more trouble with other trucks these days. I let them out, but they gas on it and block my return to the right lane, bringing a line of cars up my right. Now I’m pinned to the left lane for miles, while everyone gets pissed off.
     
  6. Mattflat362

    Mattflat362 Road Train Member

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    When I am in areas with a lot of that I slow down every single time and let them on.....like by a long shot.

    Heck if it ramp after ramp I either just stay at 50MPH or I get way over and stay there and roll past all of it.

    I hate hate hate it.....but I hate battle merges even more! So I simply eliminate them from my life.
     
  7. lester

    lester Road Train Member

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    I saw a person wedge their car between the back of a flatbed and a concrete wall on an on-ramp. Like how do you not see that coming
     
  8. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    Just another entitled Darwin waiting to happen. If I can merge safely to the left I do but if not you better floor it or back off. Simple as that
     
  9. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    This company a mile down the road from us with a dozen or so trucks has a few real ####ing winners. I move over to let him on the highway and he doesn't have the respect to let me back over. I was in a mood that morning so I said #### it. Another truck was in the right lane so I slowly creeped by the 2nd truck before I was gonna let him pass me on the right. 4am so no cars i was holding up. Wouldn't of done it if there was

    The local place I deliver to asked if I knew those guys. Yeah, why? The guy in the bright green Mack is a royal D-bag. Keep it up buddy you'll lose some accounts and that means more work for us
     
  10. Mattflat362

    Mattflat362 Road Train Member

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    I have gotten on my car CB and flipped out on some trucks before! Hammer down in the right lane in my neighborhood and you are gonna hear about it and maybe even your company.

    One time.....I begged the dbag to pull over so I could punch his face.
     
  11. Mattflat362

    Mattflat362 Road Train Member

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    Funny part is....on that one....when I caught up to the truck....it was a big fat whale lady. Total POS wreckless animal intent on not letting anyone else on the highway ever....for miles!
     
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