Sigh, Not Every Trucker Is A Gentleman Or Lady.

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Michael S.'s Comment
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I was minding my business driving the limit without cruise, but fairly steady at 99 Km/hr, when a flatbed pulled up behind me flashing and tailgating. They were in quite a hurry, but not enough to not bother trying to intimidate me.

Trucker Road Rage

This video shows a trucker cutting off another truck and then brake checking him for no apparent reason.

Michael C.'s Comment
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I was minding my business driving the limit without cruise, but fairly steady at 99 Km/hr, when a flatbed pulled up behind me flashing and tailgating. They were in quite a hurry, but not enough to not bother trying to intimidate me.

Brett; you may not want this here, and if so I understand if you remove it.

Road Rage

I had a similar incident in January of this year when I was working for a cable company. Was going down the road doing about about 63 and a semi came up on my 6 like a bat out of hell and rode my rear bumper about 10ft away and flashing his lights on and off for 1/2 mile before passing me. When he came back into our lane his trailer bumper ended about 5 feet away from my front bumper, I was about a half step away from being livid and following him as he turned into a construction site where they were building a new Road Ranger station. Needless to say I was quite happy how I handled it instead of going to jail that night.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Errol V.'s Comment
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Two things to remember while you drive:

#1. Drive your own road. As long as you are driving safely and within the law, keep on doing that.

#2. You were there first. No lights or siren? No way to move over (like, you're already in the right-side lane)? That's the way it is.

For me, I was on a two lane hilly road, i was just behind a wind turbine blade truck. Several trucks were lined up behind me. At one point, a flatbed came along my left side, the incoming traffic lane. Traffic appeared, coming at us, the flatbedder simply moved right, like pushing me towards the shoulder if I didn't slow down to let the jerk in. I'm sorry, I didn't see his Road Priority card.

Rolling Thunder's Comment
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Errol is right on here. I would have a hard time picking out one of those moments to highlight here... It happens all the time unfortunately.

Do not let these "truck drivers" intimidate you. Take a deep breath, smile and drive on knowing that you trip planned with time to spare and when you see the dufus who is being aggressive again, he or she may likely be donating a lot of money to the bear den or a dragon wagon... And way way behind.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I embedded the video for you in the original post. That really is appalling to see a trucker do something like that. I think as the number of dash cams continues to grow the number of incidents like that are going to slow down for sure. You're going to see a lot of people losing jobs over stuff like that. I was never one to go out of my way to make calls and file complaints or anything like that but with something like this it's really our responsibility to do so. It's a bummer you couldn't get his company name and license plate on camera. In fact, you might want to consider making adjustments to your settings if possible to make sure it can read license plates.

In fact there was a video posted on this site one time with a truck that tried passing on a two lane road. He wound up pushing the oncoming traffic off onto the shoulder and almost caused a massive wreck. The company saw the video, responded to it by saying they were of course horrified by what they saw, and the driver was fired. He had been at the company for a ridiculously long time, I can't remember how long exactly, but he was certainly a veteran driver.

Chris the stick slinger's Comment
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Hear me out now...Part of me wanted you to rear end him. Sans anyone getting hurt it would have been great. At least you have a video of this jerks aggressive driving whereas the next driver won't and the poor guy/gal will take the blame for following to close.

I just don't get risking property and lives for a minute or two difference in time.

I am a big believer in karma and this rectal cavity will get his. Just hope its not after he injures another motorists.

.02

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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I think I need to bring my foamy that I had leftover from tour. (That's me on the right.)

Overkill band foam middle fingers

Phil C.'s Comment
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Straight from my cdl manual, if someone is tailgating you the proper procedure is to increase following distance. IE slow down..LOL.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Phil C.'s Comment
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Oh and I'm pretty sure your photo will get removed Miss Miyoshi, offensive language even in pictures is not tolerated here typically.

Phil

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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Oh and I'm pretty sure your photo will get removed Miss Miyoshi, offensive language even in pictures is not tolerated here typically.

Phil

OOPS. Sorry. I do have to curtail my "colorful metaphors". Not very lady like. Mods, delete if necessary!

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