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Old 08-30-2015, 10:21 AM   #11
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There are some truly great truck drivers on the road!!! BUT.... As with any group, there are some true ******* at the same time!!!

I see a fair amount that will drive right up the rear of a vehicle (mine included when on the clock DOING THE TRUCK SPEED LIMIT IN THE RIGHT/MIDDLE LANE) that they are so close you can see the type of bugs on the grille of the truck!!! Then cut back over with barely being ahead of you, some not even signalling!!!

To me it means no difference if someone is "on the clock" or not. We all have equal rights to the road, so you are not any more imortant than anyone else on the road! Drive with respect and be safe!!!
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Old 08-30-2015, 10:39 AM   #12
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I thought it was an interesting topic for discussion. Perhaps a chance for those who don't fully understand to learn something. As for people being offended... Well, to put it bluntly, there is nothing that can be done, or said, or shown that will offend anyone. Unless, THEY choose to be offended.

Now lets see... anyone got an ISIS flag I can trample and burn?
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Old 08-30-2015, 10:55 AM   #13
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As I said, I stay out of topics like these usually, not because I'm offended (which I'm not) but because it's usually anecdotal evidence.

Trust me, I see a lot of terrible drivers no matter how many wheels they have under them.
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Old 08-30-2015, 11:32 AM   #14
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As I said, I stay out of topics like these usually, not because I'm offended (which I'm not) but because it's usually anecdotal evidence.

Trust me, I see a lot of terrible drivers no matter how many wheels they have under them.
I agree.
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Tractor Trailers are not a bother to me. People who are driving any kind of vehicle who are texting, in a hurry and therefore cutting in an out of traffic, or generally driving unsafely bother me!
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Old 08-30-2015, 12:20 PM   #16
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FPM's observation:

The more expensive the car, the more likely they will NOT use a turn signal. Truckers, on the other hand, rarely fail to signal.
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I have seen FAR less semi drivers on cell phones or putting on their make-up while driving Personally I would rather drive among the semi drivers than the inconsiderate drivers in small cars that have to jump in front of you because they just can't stand to have someone in front of them. And then come from the far left lane to get off at the exit.
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Now that we have a TT rather than a pop-up, it seems like the truckers are more courteous. Just recently, for instance, we had a trucker we were passing flash his lights to let us know it was safe to come back in front of him. :-) The only problem we have is that the air the big trucks push "woggles" us a bit as they come up behind to pass us. That's not the truckers' fault; we'll get used to it.
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What actually started this thread was coming down a straight 6% grade next to a semi truck. We both came upon a tanker truck in his lane and I kept on figuring the semi next to me would slow down.

As we approached the tanker, I realized this guy was not slowing down at all - like he didn't even see him! At the last second I was sure he was going to rear end the tanker and take us all out. He suddenly SLAMS on his brakes and his rig starts dancing around all over the place right next to us.

Wife screams, I crap my pants and we just squirt out ahead of the whole thing. The semi some how (seriously no idea how) manages not to jackknife and avoids the tanker (who was furious).
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Old 08-30-2015, 01:02 PM   #20
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There are all kinds of drivers both professional and recreational. Seems like that experience is not enough to paint all truckers as out to get you.
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