Observation From Center Stage

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Marc Lee's Comment
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Great and professional stuff "G"!

I'm glad it ended with stops and (hopefully) tickets or stern warnings. Really thought and feared that was heading in another (and much worse) direction!

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Army 's Comment
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It goes without being said, the same courtesy can be used in a car... nothing worse that getting passed by a guy who is doing 1 mph more than you.... road rage behind them is a brewing..

RealDiehl's Comment
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I wish there was video footage. Things like this should be taught at cdl school. At the least trainers should be teaching their students about situations like this.

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.
Pete E Pothole's Comment
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I wish there was video footage. Things like this should be taught at cdl school. At the least trainers should be teaching their students about situations like this.

My trainer says if you are gonna pass make sure you can do it relatively quickly, but above all safely. Also avoid a drag race, when being passed or doing the passing, whether there is traffic forming behind us or not. At least once a day some guy doing 67 just has to pass my slow old KW going 66, so when he does go to pass I drop it down to 63 or 64 for a few miles and let him get on down the road a bit.

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.
Rob D.'s Comment
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I wish there was video footage. Things like this should be taught at cdl school. At the least trainers should be teaching their students about situations like this.

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.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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How does a trooper go about stopping 2 trucks at once? It would be interesting to know how it was done in this instance.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Both Swift drivers are idiots for that display of juvenile whatever it was and both should have been fired. As for the BOZO (I really wanted to use a string of expletives) in the truck passing on the shoulder, he should lose his CDL permanently. That was massive carnage just waiting to happen. Did you see how oblivious all of the 4 wheelers were of the impending doom 50 feet in front of them!? I am losing all faith in humanity. SMFH!!

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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.
Army 's Comment
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It’s easy to stop two trucks, I might have been pulled over in my car, in Colorado maybe 10 years ago along with another vehicle. The cop if I was traveling with the other driver, I said no, just following since was moving along nicely. He passed me, pointed over for me to pullover and then sped up and did the same to the other driver lol

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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G-town

As usual, you have taught another valuable lesson. I see this all the time when someone tries to pass another and they won't let them back in. What did he gain except as Tractor Man stated, of being an a******. I was on this 2 lane blacktop day before yesterday and these two trucks were trying to see who could get up this hill. And of course blocking traffic. Then the truck passing had to back off quick because of on coming traffic. Why they do these stupid stuff baffles my mind.

Again thanks for the post G-town.

Raptor

Baffle:

A partition or separator within a liquid tank, used to inhibit the flow of fluids within the tank. During acceleration, turning, and braking, a large liquid-filled tank may produce unexpected forces on the vehicle due to the inertia of liquids.
Rick S.'s Comment
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Couple of lessons to be learned in this video.

Obviously - the first is not to pass on the shoulder (DUH). A breakdown, debris, etc. - on the shoulder, could have cause the truck to be forced back onto the road (and into the swiftie or a car), or go off-roading.

Swiftie on the right, should have backed off and left the truck on the left safely pass. But with 2 trucks from the same company, governed at the same speed - it's obvious this was going to be a "rolling roadblock" for quite awhile.

I notice after the shoulder passer completed his highly dangerous pass - he back off slowing the rh swiftie down, and the truck in the passing lane completed his pass.

Who was MOST WRONG - obviously the shoulder passer. Next would be the rt hand truck that could have backed off for a minute and let the lh pass. Or possibly a TIE with the passing swiftie who knew he was going to be stuck, unable to pass, and impeding traffic.

Mr Pass On The Shoulder would have gotten multiple citations - but if it was the "dueling passers" alone - my citation would have gone to the truck attempting to pass, for impeding traffic. These guys could have done this for HOURS, and never gotten past each other.

There's ZERO COURTESY out there, and stuff like this is why the industry (and US AS DRIVERS) get such a bad rap. It's bad enough the motoring public see us as "enemies" (without wondering how everything on every store shelf GOT TO THE STORE), without adding asinine and grossly unsafe behavior to the mix.

Rick

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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