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Old 10-23-2016, 10:13 AM   #41
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I'm 68. I think random drug tests for ALL would be a big help.
You're talking about my drug of choice, Advil, right?
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Old 10-23-2016, 10:44 AM   #42
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It is amazing to me, I drove an 18 wheeler for 42yrs and had to take an ICC physical every two years. Today I drive a 24 ft C and didn't want any thing to do with a toad until recently. Some of the people that are driving huge class A's without any experience or training is scary.
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Old 10-23-2016, 11:03 AM   #43
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I will volunteer for a test,,,,,, when you get every cell phone out of the hands of a driver in rush hour traffic! That seems like a much more frequent problem to me.

Sorry I brought up cell phones but I see it multiple times on a daily basis!


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Old 10-23-2016, 12:16 PM   #44
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With all the training 18 wheelers get why do i see them doing dumb things,
like riding 3 feet from a rear bumper. The point is training may help at first
but then fades as time goes by.
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Old 10-23-2016, 12:33 PM   #45
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This is the new generation of so called professional drivers without any road manners.
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Old 10-23-2016, 12:34 PM   #46
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With all the training 18 wheelers get why do i see them doing dumb things,
like riding 3 feet from a rear bumper. The point is training may help at first
but then fades as time goes by.
This is one of my pet peeves also. We drive I-10 from Las Cruces NM to Tucson Az frequently (grandkids) and for the last few years it is the semis that cause us the most problems. But then when you see the rate at which companies are hiring drivers with 15 to 21 days of training, you can understand the problem
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Old 10-23-2016, 12:43 PM   #47
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Don't want to sound like I work for the Gov., but ever hear of a Class A CDL, with a med card testing every 2 years? Not saying its a cure, but might give some people a better chance at staying out of a situation like that!



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Old 10-23-2016, 12:55 PM   #48
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Don't want to sound like I work for the Gov., but ever hear of a Class A CDL, with a med card testing every 2 years? Not saying its a cure, but might give some people a better chance at staying out of a situation like that!
Had a class A CDL. Nothing in that training replaces common sense which is the factor in play at the photo. Looks like he was more concerned about cheap gas than getting in/out.
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Old 10-23-2016, 02:38 PM   #49
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Aw 'cmon, guy is guilty of something everyone on this forum has done. Being human and mistaken judgement. He'll pay for it as long as he owns that rig.
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Old 10-23-2016, 03:25 PM   #50
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What was this thread about again it has gone all over the place.
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Aw 'cmon, guy is guilty of something everyone on this forum has done. Being human and mistaken judgement. He'll pay for it as long as he is married to the same woman.
Error fixed.........
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Old 10-23-2016, 03:47 PM   #52
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Unfortunately, "common sense" isn't so common these days.
Actually, what a lot of people consider common sense is actually learned knowledge. It may be common to those with shared experience or education but not to those who haven't. One can't assume what others have seen or learned in their lifetimes.

That is not to say I'm in favor of people driving big rigs with little or no experience.
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... you can bet it will have a tax attached to it.
State legislators call those "fees".
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This is the new generation of so called professional drivers without any road manners.
They will soon be replaced by self-driving tractor-trailers.
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They will soon be replaced by self-driving tractor-trailers.
Self driving cars will happen long before that, IF the government approves any way....
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Actually, what a lot of people consider common sense is actually learned knowledge. It may be common to those with shared experience or education but not to those who haven't. One can't assume what others have seen or learned in their lifetimes.

That is not to say I'm in favor of people driving big rigs with little or no experience.


I agree. Common sense is a misnomer. Everything in life is learned. There isn't some built-in "sense" that is part of our DNA.

It is really easy to be an armchair quarterback after-the-fact.
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Old 10-23-2016, 04:55 PM   #57
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I think many of us have exercised poor judgement before and scratched or dented our rv's. Hopefully, we have learned from our mistakes and try never to repeat them again. No one is perfect.
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I agree. Common sense is a misnomer. Everything in life is learned. There isn't some built-in "sense" that is part of our DNA.

It is really easy to be an armchair quarterback after-the-fact.
.......Knowledge is knowing that a "Tomato" is a fruit .........common sense/wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad! ......
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From the picture that front end looks like an Entegra $$$
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From the picture that front end looks like an Entegra $$$

On 2nd look that may well be a diesel bus, the height, apparent 3 A/C units on the roof and the wheelbase visible he realized too late he's in a "gas station".
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