Types of truckers passing me

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Diantane, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. truckthatpassesyouby

    truckthatpassesyouby Road Train Member

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    Hahaha... This is hilarious. Cant believe the idiotic things we get annoyed with in our job. I get angry fast so I can't allow these guys to ruin my mood. I have to slow down and let them go, hopefully they hit a wall or whatever, preferably far ahead of me to give me room to stop and laugh.

    Oh, yea, I saw that video. I've had that done to me in LA in my regular car. I didnt give a car a pass so once he cut me off he slammed his breaks and I hit my breaks but my anti roll system saved my #$$
     
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  3. Pedigreed Bulldog

    Pedigreed Bulldog Road Train Member

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    ...so in other words, YOU see a driver who is obviously driving faster than you, and rather than backing out of it for 1 hill to let him get on up the road, YOU decide to demonstrate the level of excrement you have between your ears by playing that "hopscotch" game as you put it for half a county until the road flattens out again.

    And you wonder WHY you have so many "_________ in a hurry" videos? Get your head out of your ### and try being courteous for a change.
     
  4. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

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    If the driver cannot make a clean pass in their gutless truck, they should do the courteous thing and fall back behind rather than the rude thing and force others who are in front of them to slow down for their frilly princess need to be ever in front of the pack even when they cannot lead with speed.
     
  5. corneileous

    corneileous Road Train Member

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    Scottie, you make it out like the drivers are doing it on purpose. This is just what we have to deal with, the governed trucks. If they were allowed by their company to run faster they would. Promise ya. Now, if somebody like me, who can be easily be a member of the left lane gang was driving slow like that and holding everyone up in the hammer lane while making a pass, that would be different. That person would just be taking his/her sweetarse time with no regard to others.

    My truck, although fast, is an old truck with a fairly small motor. It's already been turned up as far as it will go to 410 horsepower so, in the hills with a full load, you may have to play a game or two of hopscotch with me. I #### sure ain't doin it on purpose. But, I'm gonna run fast when I can to keep my momentum up. I'd hardly make it down the road and probably burn more fuel just stickin behind the slow governed truck till it levels out just to keep from passing you on the downhill side.

    Hopefully this adds a little inspiration to work together rather than getting worked up about it.
     
  6. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

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    What about the concern for my momentum? I said was going 64 and it bogged down to 59 but the guy creeped by me and he bogged down even worse to 45. How rude.

    Believe me, I do the courteous thing if the roles are reversed, I am behind the guy I hold back not try to get in front of him if I think there's a chance I'm gonna be affecting his operation later up the hill by me going slower once I'm in front of him.
     
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  7. corneileous

    corneileous Road Train Member

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    Well, you may not like my response but since your truck is governed pretty high, this is probably what you're gonna have to deal with and the price your gonna have to pay if you choose to run that slow within the realm of all the other governed trucks that have to run that speed involuntarily. I don't know what more to say.
     
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  8. Jubal3

    Jubal3 Heavy Load Member

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    I really appreciate it when someone waits for me to flash. And yes, when *I* do it, I'm asking "permission." Not because they own the road, but because I want to make sure they are comfortable with the distance. I don't want to make anyone slow down or scare someone and it's often hard to tell if you're far "enough" in fron to make a no-hassle lane-change. It's courtesy and safety. And like the OP, I'll slow down 10 MPH to let you pass and get well ahead of me. Costs me a few seconds. If I do it 50 times a day we're talking 5 minutes, more or less, who cares?
     
  9. Hutch1100

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    I drive for Prime, you all know how slow we go (58 ). Which I really dont mind, virtually guarantees me a fuel bonus and keeps me away from the packs of trucks all in a group hammering down the high way, I stay back and watch the idiots fly by me and 30 minutes later they are passing me again.
     
  10. DsquareD

    DsquareD Road Train Member

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    BS on the brake checker. He was clogging up the hammer lane for no reason and deliberately timed his brake check for when the tailgater had no out.

    The tailgater was definitely following too close, but he could also see that the road ahead was clear and there was no reason for the lead vehicle to hit the brakes... unless, of course, he was intentionally causing an a wreck.
     
  11. DsquareD

    DsquareD Road Train Member

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    Are you at Iowa 80? I just had my computer on and there was a "COBRA-ScottieCam" wifi device nearby.
     
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