I’d really appreciate knowing what thoughts some of you big rig truckers have regarding being drafted by a motorcycle.
A few days ago I was heading east on I-80 in mid-state PA. It was a cold day and my heated gear wasn’t up to the job. When I came upon one rig overtaking another I slipped in tightly behind the rig in the left lane. Of course there’s almost no wind when I was in tight compared to heavy turbulent wind when I hung back.
One driver gave me a thumbs up when I got around him. Another gave me the middle finger.
My question is how do truckers feel about this maneuver? Does it bother you as a driver if I’m on your ### as you are overtaking another truck?
Thanks for any replies.
Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by SteveK, Feb 4, 2023.
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Judge Road Train Member
- Mar 19, 2014
I’ve had a few ride behind for wind block , but I’ve rode bikes, some know what your doing, some don’t, they just think your crazy and being aggressive.austinmike, okiedokie and SteveK Thank this.
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- May 28, 2009
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- Jul 7, 2015
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I drive truck and a bike and if you want to hang out back there have at er… but it’s not where you’ll find my bike. Any bit of dust, dirt, water & debris on the road will be circling all around in a mini tornado and you’ll be getting it not to mention anything that the truck hits or comes off the truck. It’s just dumb.nredfor88, tscottme, Albertaflatbed and 6 others Thank this.
Rubber duck kw Road Train Member
Truck you're drafting blows one tire and you'll never do that again, if you live through it.GYPSY65, nredfor88, RockinChair and 9 others Thank this.
Cat sdp . .
- Apr 8, 2012
If you following close you stay in there tire tracks so it limits them straddling something that will put you on the ground……RockinChair, Hammer166, TripleSix and 1 other person Thank this.
Numb Crusty Curmudgeon
- Jan 30, 2012
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