Would This Be A Non Preventable?

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NeeklODN's Comment
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So I'm descending a %7 grade today and I'm doing about 40 mph in I think 7th. It's just a two lane at this point. I'm loaded at probably 75k gross and inexperienced at mountain driving so I'm taking my time getting down. This other truck comes flying around the bend behind me and I just swore he was gonna hit me. He ended up slowing down enough. But my question is, was I in the wrong or was he/she going too fast? Where does the fault lay? And would it be a preventable?

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Mik D.'s Comment
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So I'm descending a %7 grade today and I'm doing about 40 mph in I think 7th. It's just a two lane at this point. I'm loaded at probably 75k gross and inexperienced at mountain driving so I'm taking my time getting down. This other truck comes flying around the bend behind me and I just swore he was gonna hit me. He ended up slowing down enough. But my question is, was I in the wrong or was he/she going too fast? Where does the fault lay? And would it be a preventable?

Did u have ur flashers on? I would say the other guy was going to fast and fault would be on him..

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Tractor Man's Comment
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You can drive down hill too slow, as many times as you want. You can drive downhill too fast, ONCE.

You did the right thing. I take my sweet ass time going downhill, if some Bozo wants to come barrelling down past me, so be it.

smile.gif If he slams into you, its a preventable on his end. Absolutely no fault on yours.

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So I'm descending a %7 grade today and I'm doing about 40 mph in I think 7th. It's just a two lane at this point. I'm loaded at probably 75k gross and inexperienced at mountain driving so I'm taking my time getting down. This other truck comes flying around the bend behind me and I just swore he was gonna hit me. He ended up slowing down enough. But my question is, was I in the wrong or was he/she going too fast? Where does the fault lay? And would it be a preventable?

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Did u have ur flashers on? I would say the other guy was going to fast and fault would be on him..

Yeah I had my flashers on for sure...

You can drive down hill too slow, as many times as you want. You can drive downhill too fast, ONCE.

You did the right thing. I take my sweet ass time going downhill, if some Bozo wants to come barrelling down past me, so be it.

smile.gif If he slams into you, its a preventable on his end. Absolutely no fault on yours.

Cool, that's what I thought too.

Packrat, if you're reading this, I took a different route and ran into some mountainous terrain on US 65 through Arkansas 😆

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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If you get rear ended most of the time it is the other persons fault. I would be doing the same, i have been thinking of moving to Arizona to get out of Illinois but the mountains are there everyday snow and ice is only a possibility 5 months a year.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Neek, you used your moneymaker there. Better to be safe than sorry is one of the more profound clichés in the trucking world.

Last winter, many were the times I was going down a dangerous, icy, snowy hill or mountain when some other driver came barreling past me and I thought "OMG, that is just insane!"

I may not get the miles some other drivers get, but I drive to live and drive another day.

PackRat's Comment
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So I'm descending a %7 grade today and I'm doing about 40 mph in I think 7th. It's just a two lane at this point. I'm loaded at probably 75k gross and inexperienced at mountain driving so I'm taking my time getting down. This other truck comes flying around the bend behind me and I just swore he was gonna hit me. He ended up slowing down enough. But my question is, was I in the wrong or was he/she going too fast? Where does the fault lay? And would it be a preventable?

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Did u have ur flashers on? I would say the other guy was going to fast and fault would be on him..

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Yeah I had my flashers on for sure...

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You can drive down hill too slow, as many times as you want. You can drive downhill too fast, ONCE.

You did the right thing. I take my sweet ass time going downhill, if some Bozo wants to come barrelling down past me, so be it.

smile.gif If he slams into you, its a preventable on his end. Absolutely no fault on yours.

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Cool, that's what I thought too.

Packrat, if you're reading this, I took a different route and ran into some mountainous terrain on US 65 through Arkansas 😆

I read everything! If you get hit in the rear end, just about every scenario will be the other guys fault. Take it slow and easy, no rush. If they’re impatient, too bad. He should have left earlier. Just drive your truck safely in your comfort zone.

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Rainy 's Comment
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US 65 through Arkansas 😆

Why oh whyyyyy would you take that route?

That is usually the route I make my students run as soon as I pick them up in Springfield. Nice torture device that route is. US 65.... Monteagle... Atlanta. Sounds like fun for a first load huh?

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NeeklODN's Comment
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US 65 through Arkansas 😆

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Why oh whyyyyy would you take that route?

That is usually the route I make my students run as soon as I pick them up in Springfield. Nice torture device that route is. US 65.... Monteagle... Atlanta. Sounds like fun for a first load huh?

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I didn't know!! I've never driven a truck up through here! 😰Which route would you have recommended from Pensacola FL? Just a general route, you don't have to be too specific. Plus I needed to get as many miles today as possible towards Springfield. This was the shortest route. I ended up getting 610 miles. Just 120 to go before 0800 tomorrow. That last 20 miles was all up hill.... Took me like 40 minutes or something.

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So I'm descending a %7 grade today and I'm doing about 40 mph in I think 7th. It's just a two lane at this point. I'm loaded at probably 75k gross and inexperienced at mountain driving so I'm taking my time getting down. This other truck comes flying around the bend behind me and I just swore he was gonna hit me. He ended up slowing down enough. But my question is, was I in the wrong or was he/she going too fast? Where does the ">

I read everything! If you get hit in the rear end, just about every scenario will be the other guys fault. Take it slow and easy, no rush. If they’re impatient, too bad. He should have left earlier. Just drive your truck safely in your comfort zone.

Packrat, it's not so much that I'm worried about them being impatient. It's more so I was afraid that because of the grade and the corner he came around, that he wouldn't be able to slow in time. But either way, I guess it's his fault.

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NeeklODN's Comment
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Neek, you used your moneymaker there. Better to be safe than sorry is one of the more profound clichés in the trucking world.

Last winter, many were the times I was going down a dangerous, icy, snowy hill or mountain when some other driver came barreling past me and I thought "OMG, that is just insane!"

I may not get the miles some other drivers get, but I drive to live and drive another day.

Live to drive and drive to live

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