Between The Lines Please

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6 string rhythm's Comment
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Yep, as Errol stated, we've all drifted a bit (while driving and in life). But I understand what you're getting at OP. I intend on trucking till I retire. I love this job, love being in the truck, love everything about it. But if there's anything that I could let sour my love of trucking, it would be other truck drivers. At least four wheelers have ignorance to claim. Truck drivers are supposed to be professionals. It's these 'professionals' that draw my ire. Sometimes I have vivid fantasies of being a DOT officer and nailing those drivers that speed in construction zones and tailgate other vehicles - that latter one REALLY gets me fired up.


Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rolling Thunder's Comment
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Oh yeah, I have drfted from time to time. That is not what I am talking about. I am pointing out the drivers who use the rumble strips and/or lines as pinball bumpers.

The majority of truck drivers (in my limited experience) are doing it right. It only takes the one next to you, who is doing it wrong, to upend yours, or others lives.

As for the autonomous cars... I would have to be convinced that there is enough redundancy built into the system to prevent accidents before I can trust them running next to me. I'm sure it would still be safer than some of these crazy 4 wheelers out here though.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Rolling thunder corrects me:

Oh yeah, I have drifted from time to time. That is not what I am talking about. I am pointing out the drivers who use the rumble strips and/or lines as pinball bumpers.

I thought I had missed your point. Yes, do not use the rumbles & buzzes as steering aids. I take them for what they are: "Get back in the lane, bub!" and try to avoid the Zzzt-zzzt-zzzt.

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