Your own personal driving "policies"

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by PackRatTDI, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. indspirit

    indspirit Light Load Member

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    I was parking by 6:00 7:00 am less traffic and more room at the truck stop.
     
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  3. kidsdad

    kidsdad Medium Load Member

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    Fowling distance, always, my number priority. I don't cut off anybody, slow down and wait. I look far down the road, watching for traffic turning on to ramps when possible so I don't have to move over at the last minute. cb radio always on, I like to know what going on ahead when possible. I sit up high, on the wheel, I'm not here to relax, I'm here to work. Pretrip, you all know why. I keep in mind when to hammer, when not to. I go slow in truck stops, small towns, shippers, recievers, rest areas, ect. I'll hammer down, as long as I can keep safe distance. I always over secure my loads, there's no do overs. I turn my lights off at night for passing trucks, high beams during the day. and lots of little things that add up.
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  4. Big Don

    Big Don "Old Fart"

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    I've noticed more than one poster talking about using high beams during the day. Why in the world do you do this? Don't you know that you can still blind other drivers, even if it is daylight? Now it isn't as bad as it is at night, and the circumstances have to be just wrong, but it can happen. I don't know about you, but I darn sure don't want an approaching driver to be driving blind at just the wrong moment.
     
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  5. UKJ

    UKJ Heavy Load Member

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    I hear this a lot, but wouldn't driving at night be preferred due to less traffic to deal with?
     
  6. indspirit

    indspirit Light Load Member

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    They must teach it in CDL mill school I'm sure some scientists came up with a good reason why it is good.
     
  7. Derailed

    Derailed Road Train Member

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    Watched a lady park her truck crossways in front of the entrance to the scale at the truck stop last night, get out and head into the restaurant and plop her ### down at a table for dinner. Unreal
     
  8. wore out

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    There was 7 feet last nite between me and the truck to my right, watched a guy try to pull in. When he decided that wouldn't work he tried to back a 102 wide in. Tell me if the truck won't fit what in the world makes a guy think his trailer will. Mind you I was parked before both guys beside me in this dirt lot. So I had no control over empty space left. I did leave when I seen it was obvious that 7 foot gap was gonna cost me a hood
     
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  9. albert2

    albert2 Light Load Member

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    Keying up on your little texas star with my FATBOY 600 and giving bear reports.
     
  10. TURKER

    TURKER Medium Load Member

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  11. x#1

    x#1 Road Train Member

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    hey ST, can you share the make and model number of your dashcam? i will be buying one soon and yours appears to do an excellent job.quality video.

    side note-IT IS ALMOST ALWAYS the company hand in a slow truck that will cut you off like that.96% +/- of the time that is the one that cuts me off.they wait until i am right up on them before they come over even though they had the last 3 miles to get over.

    WHY?
     
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