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Patrick C.'s Comment
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I got to experience annoying a fellow truck driver today. On my way heading south on I-39 in Illinois I passed another truck. I am governed at 63. The other truck was doing 62. During my slow crawl around him a 3rd truck came upon us. After I had finished passing the truck and moved back over the truck that had come upon us, passed me and proceeded to flip me off. I just smiled and waved. Then I chided him over the CB to not be mad. I don't set my governor. I actiallly get a small amount of satisfaction when I annoy the living heck out of someone because I made them slow down. I know, I am a sick and twisted soul.

Drive Safe and God Speed! (But only at 63 mph)

Victor C. II's Comment
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LoL, that is funny! Some times people have got to learn that they don't need to hurry up and wait, cause that is probably what they are so anxious for hehehehe.

Theo B.'s Comment
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Try that in my country, Sweden. If it takes too long time to pass another truck, don't be surprised that someone might try to force you off the road. Why am I looking for a job overseas again..? Not saying all is fine and perfect in the US or Canada, but Europe is finished in my eyes.

Unholychaos's Comment
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I got to experience annoying a fellow truck driver today. On my way heading south on I-39 in Illinois I passed another truck. I am governed at 63. The other truck was doing 62. During my slow crawl around him a 3rd truck came upon us. After I had finished passing the truck and moved back over the truck that had come upon us, passed me and proceeded to flip me off. I just smiled and waved. Then I chided him over the CB to not be mad. I don't set my governor. I actiallly get a small amount of satisfaction when I annoy the living heck out of someone because I made them slow down. I know, I am a sick and twisted soul.

Drive Safe and God Speed! (But only at 63 mph)

I'm always in the same boat when I'm trying to pass a 62mph Crete. It's a pain needing to wait until I have a clear enough left lane to go ahead and pass without holding up too many trucks.

G-Town's Comment
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I got to experience annoying a fellow truck driver today. On my way heading south on I-39 in Illinois I passed another truck. I am governed at 63. The other truck was doing 62. During my slow crawl around him a 3rd truck came upon us. After I had finished passing the truck and moved back over the truck that had come upon us, passed me and proceeded to flip me off. I just smiled and waved. Then I chided him over the CB to not be mad. I don't set my governor. I actiallly get a small amount of satisfaction when I annoy the living heck out of someone because I made them slow down. I know, I am a sick and twisted soul.

Drive Safe and God Speed! (But only at 63 mph)

Isn't that special...

The Super-Trucker who passed you should have flipped-off the guy you were passing for doggin'-you. Total JV move. It's real simple,...dilute the testosterone, check the ego; when another truck is attempting to pass and it's obvious they are only moving 2-3mph faster, drop the speed a bit and let them go by. Then resume cruising altitude once they are safely ahead.

Also if attempting to pass and overtake another truck approaching an uphill grade,...reconsider this move if you are loaded and heavy. Otherwise it's going to be like dueling banjos until clear of the hill. Patience.

Be professional, considerate and above all else enable safety!

Matthew K.'s Comment
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I got to experience annoying a fellow truck driver today. On my way heading south on I-39 in Illinois I passed another truck. I am governed at 63. The other truck was doing 62. During my slow crawl around him a 3rd truck came upon us. After I had finished passing the truck and moved back over the truck that had come upon us, passed me and proceeded to flip me off. I just smiled and waved. Then I chided him over the CB to not be mad. I don't set my governor. I actiallly get a small amount of satisfaction when I annoy the living heck out of someone because I made them slow down. I know, I am a sick and twisted soul.

Drive Safe and God Speed! (But only at 63 mph)

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Isn't that special...

The Super-Trucker who passed you should have flipped-off the guy you were passing for doggin'-you. Total JV move. It's real simple,...dilute the testosterone, check the ego; when another truck is attempting to pass and it's obvious they are only moving 2-3mph faster, drop the speed a bit and let them go by. Then resume cruising altitude once they are safely ahead.

Also if attempting to pass and overtake another truck approaching an uphill grade,...reconsider this move if you are loaded and heavy. Otherwise it's going to be like dueling banjos until clear of the hill. Patience.

Be professional, considerate and above all else enable safety!

I legitimately thought I was the only one who would come off the throttle to let someone pass. It serves no purpose to make someone sit in the left lane for 5 miles to pass you. Just cancel cruise, let it drop to 55, then resume. By the time you get back up to speed, the guy passing should be well ahead of you.

I'm glad other people understand it, but it seems like not quite enough people are willing to do it.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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It serves no purpose to make someone sit in the left lane for 5 miles to pass you.

Plus it's dangerous. Space is the most important thing in my opinion when it comes to defensive driving. Keep a lot of space around you whenever possible. Simple concept. People are way too comfortable driving in tight packs.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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I got to experience something similar again today. This time there was 3 lanes. I am passing another truck who was probably only 1 mph slower than me. There was no sign stating trucks right 2 lanes or no trucks left lane or anything. Yep I had trucks decide to just pile up behind me. I'm like jeez. Stop riding my butt and go around. Come on, 3 lanes.. it doesn't take a rocket scientist. Yep all the ungoverned trucks rather just ride my tail and act all indignant. Like I was actually holding anybody up. They could easily gone around. Eventually they did, but dang... what was the point. Not like they are gonna get me to go any faster.

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