What not to do as a Covenant driver

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by blairandgretchen, Mar 31, 2023.

  1. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

    Dec 9, 2011
    South west Missouri
    Parked in Cheyenne, WY - road was closed on I-80 west earlier.

    Parked next to a spot that a Covenant team backed into. He has his headlights on high beam shining down the lane where drivers will be coming into looking for parking due to the weather.

    I popped next door and said “ Hey - can you turn your headlights off in that truck? “

    Nice and friendly - I don’t know if it’s a truck setting that prevents him from doing so.

    Immediately starts yelling at me to mind my own business and get back in my truck. Then turns his lights off.

    Good job training Covenant - etiquette is not on the top of your list.

    Note to new drivers - shut your lights off when parked - turn off when moving slowly in truck stops if practical.

    Truck 231296 - I hope you leave the industry safely and quickly.

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  3. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

    Nov 1, 2010
    Burnsville, MN
    I turn them off while parked, but never while driving at night, even in a parking lot.
  4. Catmando

    Catmando Road Train Member

    Mar 15, 2021
    He probably didn't know it has a headlight switch ..
    I carry a couple rolls of 90mph tape .. I would of just taped his headlights.. he could pull the tape off when he did his pre trip
    Thats if he knows how to do a pre trip
  5. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Crusty Information Officer

    Aug 18, 2007
    ~8600+' and loving it!
    He'll be on here in a few days either complaining about how receivers treat him, or asking why someone would pull his 5th wheel.
  6. Catmando

    Catmando Road Train Member

    Mar 15, 2021
    Hooefully he never finds his way here..
    There's already plenty of entertainment here now
  7. Grumppy

    Grumppy Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Dec 11, 2010
    West Monroe, La
    If he was ever a member here, his attitude probably got him booted....

    I'll comment seriously though about headlights on new trucks. I have a 22 Volvo 760 and you cant just turn the lights out with the switch. At night when I get in a parking spot, the lights are shinning right across into the other lane blinding the driver in the spot directly across from me. I have to actually turn the light switch off, then shut the truck down. At that point, the headlights will go out. Then I can crank my truck back.

    New and improved. :rolleyes:
  8. snowmantrucking101

    snowmantrucking101 Medium Load Member

    Mar 8, 2017
    Word on the grapevine is, that company is a sinking ship. They grab which ever warm body that comes thru the door to throw in a truck that can eat their crap for a few months. Mostly all newbies w/messiah complexes. More sign of the times....
  9. Oxbow

    Oxbow Road Train Member

    Nov 24, 2015
    I can't imagine the thought process that would have engineers design that into their system. Why even have a headlight switch?

    My trucks are old, but I have a new pickup and a new excavator. A lot of the technology is really cool, but some of it is completely unnecessary and actually counterproductive.
  10. NH Guy

    NH Guy Medium Load Member

    Feb 26, 2023
    So you are saying all the nanny alarm bells going off are actually a distraction when on the road instead of making things safer? :p
  11. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    South GA
    Mebee he don't like feriners.....jus sayin
    blairandgretchen Thanks this.
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