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Old 07-14-2013, 11:29 PM   #11
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Not as a reply to any specific post but:
Yeah, yeah, yeah, some work and some work smart, some tow and some tow with consideration. Drive much and see even more. 95% are the norm and 5% remind you of the prejudices you have whatever they may be.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:33 PM   #12
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99% of the OTR drivers are very considerate, it's just that 1% that really are jerks.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:34 PM   #13
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Don't think gear management has anything to do with not pulling over behind the other rig and letting the string of traffic go on or running side by side 25mph on a busy interstate like I40. I understand if they are running side by side up a hill, but not when they could pull over and let traffic behind them go on.
Sorry Old Coot, I thought they were running up hill. Why were they only doing 25? Boy they were idiots and I would be angry also...
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:40 PM   #14
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Sorry Old Coot, I thought they were running up hill. Why were they only doing 25? Boy they were idiots and I would be angry also...
2 separate cases, running uphill in the passing lane about 30-50 ft behind another rig, both running about 40-50 mph when the one in the passing lane could pull over. The other was between Memphis and Little Rock where for the most part the interstate is fairly flat with few hills and running side by side 25 mph. Sorry for the confusion.
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:33 AM   #15
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On our trip to the dealer yesterday the biggest 5er I've ever seen came barreling around us doing at least 75-77 on the interstate. They were cutting in and out of traffic like their 5er's arse was on fire.

When we hit that severe rub board section we saw him way up ahead and he dang sure had slowed his butt down some, but was still driving like a bat outta hades.

(sigh) Reminds me of that bumper sticker;

Speed on buddy, hell ain't even half full yet.

Except that I never understood why speeding dictates that one won't get through the pearly gates. (smh)
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2 separate cases, running uphill in the passing lane about 30-50 ft behind another rig, both running about 40-50 mph when the one in the passing lane could pull over. The other was between Memphis and Little Rock where for the most part the interstate is fairly flat with few hills and running side by side 25 mph. Sorry for the confusion.
Did you ever spot any flashing blue lights? Sometimes cops get on their CB and ask the 18ers to run a rolling road block for 'em when they are in pursuit of someone.
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I get annoyed by people that should have a sway bar, but don't.
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:18 AM   #18
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Did you ever spot any flashing blue lights? Sometimes cops get on their CB and ask the 18ers to run a rolling road block for 'em when they are in pursuit of someone.
Didn't see any from Memphis to about 30 miles from LR where we turned off.
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:31 AM   #19
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Being a truck driver........ full and part time. And hauling loads approaching
80, 000 lbs untill you've sat behind the wheel you have no idea!
With that being said there are still a few throttle jockeys that are clueless.

Please realize a lot of trucks are computer limited to 65 mph and are doing there best to maintain acceptable speeds.

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Think about it.. Do you think they just do it to hog the lanes and torque people off? Probably not, they get hung out in a lane and I guess they could drop off and back but I know enough about big rigs that gear management can be a bear and it is easy to miss a gear and really screw things up. They probably just hang on in as low a gear as possible and wait for the next downhill to gain some advantage. Next time, just realize the trucker you are angry with is WORKING.

Now, there are people in cars that do that and don't know what the left hand lanes are for.
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