Going Speed Limit

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Dave S (formerly known as's Comment
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Was in Cali on I-5 just south of Sacramento doing about 58 an had some goober sail past me doing 70+. Needless to say, state trooper had him on the shoulder a few miles down the road. I chuckled as a motored by.

Britton's Comment
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I was in a car accident about 7 years ago, totaled the car, no one hurt thankfully. I wasn't speeding, but I also did not leave myself and out, was following too closely. After that accident my approach to driving changed completely. My focus turned solely to safety, even if that means driving slower than the posted limit, and that's in a car.

Driving any vehicle is inherently dangerous. People get complacent and seem to forget they are driving a death machine at high speeds. Always safer to slow down and figure out your situation than speed trying to make it ten minutes early only to kill yourself or others.

I 'drive like a grandma' when needed. Someone's impatience is the least of my worries. In the end, they don't realize it but we are doing them a favor that could save both or our lives.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

James C.'s Comment
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It is amazing when i was running hotshot back in 99-2009 it was new to me but i learned real fast the difference between a wreck and getting killed or getting home safe was only a matter of how light my go pedal was down.

Its to bad there is way to many rookies getting out there and just hammering down and expecting to get home safe.

G-Town's Comment
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Interesting...

Its to bad there is way to many rookies getting out there and just hammering down and expecting to get home safe.

Only rookies? I believe a blanket statement like this needs to also apply to experienced truckers.

Most rookies are scared-to-death to speed, plus most of the carriers that hire entry-level drivers have governed speed. Besides, the newer technology gets drivers flagged for excessive over speeding.

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