Courteous Drivers

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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I had several situations today where drivers were courteous, slowing down to let me merge, changing lanes to allow me to change lanes, and those who make adjustments to keep traffic orderly. If you are one of those drivers, thank you. I learn from observing experienced drivers making moves to keep things safe. This is contagious and helps new drivers learn road rules of courtesy. What are some typical blunders that rookies need to avoid?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Dont do your paperwork sitting in the dock once loaded...especially while others are waiting for the door.

at small truck stops, dont eat your food in the fuel aisle. Pulling forward is one thing, but doing it at the pump os annoying.

Give the new drivers enough time and space to get into the door. you can wait

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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Don't take your 30 in the fuel aisle even if you are pulled out of the pumps to the yellow line... I haven't been driving that long but I can't tell you how many times I've been behind these jerks. I have gone up to their trucks and ask them to please move sometimes they're not even there you wonder if they went to take a shower. When that happens I go ask the person at the fuel desk to make an announcement and they are more than understanding...

Jamie's Comment
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Don't take your 30 in the fuel aisle even if you are pulled out of the pumps to the yellow line... I haven't been driving that long but I can't tell you how many times I've been behind these jerks. I have gone up to their trucks and ask them to please move sometimes they're not even there you wonder if they went to take a shower. When that happens I go ask the person at the fuel desk to make an announcement and they are more than understanding...

That's so annoying... I've been behind these guys so many times, sometimes I even have to back out of the pumps if possible.

The other day someone was parked half way on the scale I was trying to get on, I had to go knock on his door before he decided to move, didn't even roll his window down. rofl-3.gif

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Today I went into a receiving office and there was one other driver there. We both had to wait, but this guy was so friendly and funny it made my day. I love drivers like that

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Don't take your 30 in the fuel aisle even if you are pulled out of the pumps to the yellow line... I haven't been driving that long but I can't tell you how many times I've been behind these jerks. I have gone up to their trucks and ask them to please move sometimes they're not even there you wonder if they went to take a shower. When that happens I go ask the person at the fuel desk to make an announcement and they are more than understanding...

This on depends on when and where. I usually drive nights so not only is there no parking, but if i took a spot for 30 min, i am preventing someone else who needs it all night from parking.

I go to mostly TA and Petros with lots of lanes though, not a Pilot with 3 pumps. And i have pulled through and even circled around again to let someone out. Also, i park the furthest away from the store so they have a shorter walk.

mostly i will pull into a weigh station or squeeze into a rest area for a bit.

G-Town's Comment
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When at a shipper/receiver and approaching another truck at night, don’t crowd them and turn your headlights off.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

G-Town's Comment
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When at a shipper/receiver and approaching another truck at night, don’t crowd them and turn your headlights off.

...when another truck is backing.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Rob T.'s Comment
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When at a shipper/receiver and approaching another truck at night, don’t crowd them and turn your headlights off.

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...when another truck is backing.

It drives me crazy in our yard we have some drivers that will squeeze around ya while backing in. One thing I always do is just before pulling up to get straight when I'm mostly in is wait for those who were waiting for me to get by before finishing.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jamie's Comment
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When at a shipper/receiver and approaching another truck at night, don’t crowd them and turn your headlights off.

I turn my lights off as well, as I learned how quickly blinding and annoying it is first hand so whenever anyone is backing at night, etc I always turn my lights off so they can see better but of course leaving my marker lights on.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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