Observations From The Road

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Well I just drove my rental car from NH to FL 1400 miles in 25 hrs, to help my daughter buy a car. She is in college in Tampa...

Why am I posting this you ask, after a few weeks of reading blogs and such, I found my entire trip looking at trucks and behavior.

A few funny things I noticed! Was there a Rainy sighting on 95North on the FL GA line around 1330 on Thurs. and Rainy btw, I think your the spokes person for Prime here lol...every time a saw Prime truck I thought about ur responses here...well and ice cold too...

Also I think I watched more Western Express trucks than any other...I think we need them renamed to Eastern Express....

On a serious note, I drove a long ways and came across a dozen times that a trucker did a sharp move, whether it was to slow down or swerve from one lane to another, and I thought to myself, I wonder if that triggered a reportable event....

I watched a ton of tailing gating and road rage...I think the worst was a trucker driving a big rig, not sure the exact discription other than it looked like a truck and tractor that would have gravel or something in it, but it appeared empty. I am sure what I watched was the second and third order affect, but he was following a car, with about the following distance that a fiat couldn't fit in, driving about 70...a second truck was behind him, but did act like the leader. I think he was mad the guy was in the passing lane, and not driving fast enough. He managed to get around the guy on the right, and in heavy traffic, (and I don't know how he fit his 18 wheeler in) swerved back and cut the small car off, causing the ripple event behind..inc, the second truck driver that was behind the car...I am sure they were cursing at this guy on there radios. You could see the traffic respond and slow down like what is this maniac doing....well we all made it alive and about 5 miles later the 2 trucks got off 95... It was one of those events that make the hair on ur neck and arms stand up....I seriously thought it was going to get worse...

I only share this because its actions like this guy who could have killed many people in his path...and all for one or two positions in bumper to bumper traffic.....

Happy and safe travels

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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