Pet Peeves About Fellow Drivers

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millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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PJ wrote:

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That is worse than not having coffee in the morning lol

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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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Same here, G-Town. It takes me a bit to get goin also.

Rob S.'s Comment
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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?

+1 As if the main rule of the universe is to keep right except while passing! Why obey that rule and ignore all the others? (This is why I can't have a death ray mounted on my grill.)

Interstate:

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

Diver Driver's Comment
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Let's not forget the person who AFTER fueling feels the need to detail his truck while sitting in the fuel island. I'm not talking about the squeegee either. This person actually broke out the windex and started doing the inside of all his windows, instead of taking one of the many parking spots.

Fatsquatch 's Comment
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Let's not forget the person who AFTER fueling feels the need to detail his truck while sitting in the fuel island. I'm not talking about the squeegee either. This person actually broke out the windex and started doing the inside of all his windows, instead of taking one of the many parking spots.

Or the guy who uses the squeegee to wash his truck. I'm not talking about washing of the spots where a little fuel might have splattered or dribbled, I'm talking top to bottom, nose to tail, full on squeegee powered truck wash.

Dave Reid's Comment
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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?

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+1 As if the main rule of the universe is to keep right except while passing! Why obey that rule and ignore all the others? (This is why I can't have a death ray mounted on my grill.)

I do have a death ray. But only I can hear it and it doesn't really attack anyone...I can just pretend. I have an Amazon Echo Dot connected to my aux input. If someone ticks me off, I just say "Alexa, fire photo torpedoes", and she takes care of 'em for me rofl-1.gif

DOT:

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.

Interstate:

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

Pete B.'s Comment
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Not really a pet peeve, because this is the first time I’ve seen this happen, but it made me think about this thread... the boneheadedness of this driver is indescribable...

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PackRat's Comment
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That's bad AND dumb to do. If a car drives under that trailer, guess who gets the blame??? That's as bad as making a U-turn.

Villain's Comment
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1. I see you overtaking me, I hug the boundary line. You think to yourself how generous, he wants to share his lane with me! Next time this happens I'm gonna roll down the window, lean over & in big letters write "Villain Was Here" on your window.

2. Nighttime no traffic. You're tailgating close enough to see if my DOT Tape is peeling. God help us both if an elk, moose, bear sprints out in front of me!

3. The leapfrogger. Blows past me (I top out at 69mph) then decides to bring it down to 58. I give it a mile or 2 then pass & because I don't want to impede traffic, I move over. Rinse & repeat.

DOT:

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

JakeBreak's Comment
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Well I'm guilty of violating pet peeve number 7 lol. Around here only 1 in 10 trucks actually used the cab so me and the other guys I'm running with use it as our personal chat channel lol

Dave Reid's Comment
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Well I'm guilty of violating pet peeve number 7 lol. Around here only 1 in 10 trucks actually used the cab so me and the other guys I'm running with use it as our personal chat channel lol

There are two problems with that:

1) All the other truckers nearby that run with their CBs on have to listen to your chatter instead of being able to enjoy their music, audio book, or whatever else they are playing, while they're monitoring 19 in case something important is said.

2) Other nearby truckers who have something important to say cannot be heard.

All you need to do to solve this problem yet have your chat is to simply have your group switch to a different channel.

I run with my CB on at all times, only turning it off after getting parked. I couldn't begin to count the number of times other drivers have helped me with something, and the times I've helped other drivers. If you were passing by, I couldn't have heard or been heard. I don't want to hear anyone not near me, so I just use the built in FS antenna, keep my gain turned down and my squelch turned up, but still there are times I haven't to turn it off for awhile due to annoying drivers nearby.

The drivers who don't run CBs miss out on alot. Another driver could save them from a DOT violation due to a light out, could save them a problem due to a blown trailer tire, etc. Once I told a guy he was on fire - might have saved his trailer and/or his life. But these days a lot of drivers don't run them due to all the annoying jerks cussing or just yapping or making noises...and then there are the extremely annoying drivers with the 25 watt General Lee radios and super antenna configurations and beeping microphones that think they need to spew their nonsense over many miles....

DOT:

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.

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