Pet Peeves About Fellow Drivers

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Dave Reid's Comment
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These are in no particular order:

1) Drivers that pull into a truck stop and just park wherever they feel like it instead of getting into a space when spaces are available 2) Drivers that block fuel lanes for inordinate periods of time 3) Drivers that throw trash and/or pee containers anyplace other than a proper receptacle 4) Drivers that leave the window curtains open, then remove clothing 5) Drivers that blast others with headlights unnecessarily at truck stops or shippers/receivers. This is especially distressing when they do it when another driver is trying to back into a space 6) Drivers that use foul language on the CB 7) Drivers that use CB channel 19 for any purpose other than providing courteous help to fellow drivers 8) Drivers that have no tolerance for innocent mistakes of fellow drivers 9) Discourteous/unprofessional behavior of any kind

We've all got our jobs to do out here. Let's do so with kindness and professionalism. It doesn't cost anything extra and will probably add years to your life, or at the very least, it will add life to your years.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

G-Town's Comment
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Amen.

Dim the lights when approaching another truck backing. Give them space; don't crowd them or attempt to go around them. Seen it,...foolish.

PackRat's Comment
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My two favorites: 1. Those that don't use a turn signal. 2. The truck that gets the tail of his trailer ten feet past your hood, signals, and chops you off. Even better is when you two are the only ones on a four-lane interstate for five miles. Really?

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Diver Driver's Comment
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When your in your Prime truck working on great MPG but still being smart and staying in the right lane, but some super trucker feels the need to whip around you while laying on the air horn and telling you your number 1. But said super trucker has no cb for me to thank him, and tell him to have a great day. (Not using foul language either)

icecold24k's Comment
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When your in your Prime truck working on great MPG but still being smart and staying in the right lane, but some super trucker feels the need to whip around you while laying on the air horn and telling you your number 1. But said super trucker has no cb for me to thank him, and tell him to have a great day. (Not using foul language either)

Omg yes.. Or my personal favorite is when a truck tailgates you because he is in such a hurry and then whips around you only to slow down a lot slower than you are originally going.

JuiceBox's Comment
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I try to be courteous to all others and just shrug off the stupid things people do on the road. I have definitely been known to curse for 5-10 seconds straight immediately following one of these events, but mostly I just laugh and go about my day. There are far too many truckers out here that are way too concerned with what every other trucker is doing. I will never understand that as I just keep to myself and help whomever asks me for it or really needs help but is too proud to ask.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

millionmiler24's Comment
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When I am the ONLY truck it seems like in California actually doin the truck limit of 55 MAXIMUM and obeyin the law.

millionmiler24's Comment
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That was the pic I was tryin to upload within my last reply on here.

Also follow this link which basically lays out my annoyin things other truckers do:

Top 10 annoyin things truckers do

PJ's Comment
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I argree with all stated, but I seem to find those illegal parkers more often than not. I try to not stay at truckstops for many reasons but nothing is more annoying than to wake up and have to ask 1-3 trucks to move so I can get out. That is worse than not having coffee in the morning lol

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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PJ wrote:

That is worse than not having coffee in the morning lol

I can't do anything in the morning b4 coffee... I'd need a cup in order to realize 3 trucks had me blocked-in.

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