since when did the shoulder become a rest area?

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  1. JoeTruck

    JoeTruck Medium Load Member

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    It's when they pull out in front of you going 15 that is the real danger.
     
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  3. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    do YOU KNOW for sure the reason why the truck was on the shoulder?

    did YOU STOP and go over and offer assistance?

    or are you one of those drivers (or steering wheel holders), that just drives by..???
     
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  4. Lazer

    Lazer Medium Load Member

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    At the last place I worked, at least once per month I had to ‘rescue’ a driver that ran out of hours. Only one time did any of those drivers have the brains to pull into a truck stop, rest area, or parking lot. All others were on the shoulder of a highway. When asked, why did you do this? They all said ‘they wanted to keep heading to the yard, just trying to get as close as possible’.
     
  5. Daddymow

    Daddymow Bobtail Member

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    Wait minute, pulling over to piss on my drives is wrong!?! Bummer.
     
  6. dptrucker

    dptrucker Road Train Member

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    that's the main reason I do move over.
    other than that, it considerate to do so.
     
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  7. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    It always used to be. Till recent years idiots crashing into parked trucks. Maybe I grew up in a different time.
     
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  8. bigkev1115

    bigkev1115 Road Train Member

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    I agree, but sometimes there are times where I can t whether its a truck passing me or car speeding up or won t let me over with blinker on at least a half a mile in advance or further
     
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  9. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    Always expect em to do that. That's the 1st thought that pops in my head when i see that.
     
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  10. Lucky12

    Lucky12 Medium Load Member

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    Obsess much?
     
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