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Old 12-08-2010, 04:26 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Or seems weird? That is, you wonder what they are doing or why.
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Old 12-08-2010, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Earth
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When on an 4 lane interstate and one goes to pass the other but they both end up hogging both lanes for miles when all I want to do is pass them and their governed trucks.
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Old 12-08-2010, 04:58 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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Or seems weird? That is, you wonder what they are doing or why.
Ride my bumper -only to get right back behind me again once I've moved over!
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Old 12-08-2010, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Eastern Missouri
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My problem isn't the trucks,it's the morons in cars that ride beside the tractor rear tires and trailer tires for miles and won't get out from beside the truck. I usually end up ruining a front bumper on those idiots. The others I can't stand are the ones that hold up a truck by not getting out of the way, then once the truck has lost it's momentem they wonder why the truck won't go around them once they finally do get out of the way.
Personally,I think all trucks need more power and less epa/dot regulations on the drivers time and more on the warehouses, dispatchers, and teach the people in cars HOW to drive around a big rig!.
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Old 12-08-2010, 05:25 PM
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Location: Jollyville, TX
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Frankly I find most truck drivers better than the majority of car drivers on the road. I usually try to leave room for them to maneuver and slow to let them merge and they usually flash their lights to show their appreciation. Driving for a living has to be hard work and I am appreciative of the work they do.
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Old 12-08-2010, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Purgatory (A.K.A. Dallas, Texas)
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Drive in the left-hand lane. I hate that. I love the highways where they aren't allowed in the left-hand lane.
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Old 12-08-2010, 05:40 PM
 
Location: United States
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For the most part they are better drivers than us. Only thing that bugs is when they go side by side under the poster speed limit for miles & miles. This is obviously a tactic to **** us off and it's a childish game. I respect them and all that they do, but don't hog up both lanes.
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Old 12-08-2010, 05:51 PM
 
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They are good drivers but the one driving a gas tanker who was tailgating another truck running 70 mph didnt look too smart on my I85 trip last week.
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Outside of the occasional "elephant race" and shedding tire recaps, not much really. I would much rather share the road with a bunch of 18-wheelers, typically late at night, than typical car jockeys.

Matter of fact, if I am going cross-country, the presence of a lot of 18-wheelers means I have picked a good route, usually. Likewise a busy, crowded truck stop is a good bet in strange country for good chow. Not 5-star stuff of course, but good sturdy "working man" type chow.

I have driven a very large straight truck, same frame as a tractor, and I wish more people would have that experience. The handling and visibility of a large truck is quite different from a car. Maybe I am over-estimating people's intellect, but maybe if they tried it they would understand what a trucker is up against and give them some room.
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:35 PM
 
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Or seems weird? That is, you wonder what they are doing or why.
I bet if you ever breakdown somewhere bad,you would love to see one of them stop and offer you a help.Not all of them angel but there are lots of good hard working people out there.You just have to understand that they are not driving honda civic's.
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