What Really Irritates You?

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I could go on a epic rant it's been one of those days but I'll keep it short.

1. Other drivers doesnt matter 4 wheeler or big trucks.

2. Construction

3. Other drivers in construction zones.

One thing in particular is when a fellow truck is merging so i move over but he matches my speed so now i am blocking the left lane unable to complete the pass. How hard is it to lift a little and let me pass then speed??

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Michael B.'s Comment
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Cars that enter the highway 15 mph slower than the speed limit, expect you to slow down to let them in then immediately speed up if you do, those that fly by you then whip across both lanes to barely make the exit because they didnt want to lose that 1/3rd of a second waiting behind you.

Ok bruce, I find those that #2 hover often leave an altogether different kind of splatter mess behind...behind...lol for others to deal with but you do have me intrigued, how do you not use public toilets while otr and what other more sanitary method do you use? Please tell me you dont solely use the bucket method as I would not think sharing my 6×8 living space with a non-flushable toilet to be very sanitary or smell very good.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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Michael said: "Ok bruce, I find those that #2 hover often leave an altogether different kind of splatter mess behind...behind...lol for others to deal with but you do have me intrigued, how do you not use public toilets while otr and what other more sanitary method do you use? Please tell me you dont solely use the bucket method as I would not think sharing my 6×8 living space with a non-flushable toilet to be very sanitary or smell very good."

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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OOPS! I hit the wrong key. Another senior moment.

I hesitate to discuss "bathroom" matters because I'm so shy. But in the interest of public edumacation, I will lower myself.

#1: I use an empty Arizona Green Tea gallon container for #1. However, it's easy to confuse a new gallon of Arizona Green Tea with, well you know, the re-purposed gallon.(Same color) So use a sharpie and clearly label the gallon that you don't want to drink for the second time. Very important.

#2: Buy a good campsite toilet lid for a 5 gal. bucket. Get one with the gasket for sealing to the bucket. Fill the bottom 1/3 up with fresh kitty litter. Keep an ample supply of Walmart type plastic bags. Double bag and fit over the rim of the 5 gal. bucket. Install seat and test for comfort, no need to hover. Raising the bucket handle will keep the lid locked down. No odor, change plastic bags frequently. Don't use regular TP, use the large Wet Ones (scented) and bingo! Admittedly, this method is not for everyone, especially team drivers. Another advantage is if you ever get an unwelcome in-cab inspection, you can release the lid on the seat and no one will want to linger in your cab.

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.
Susan D. 's Comment
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This.. poor planning is no excuse. Don't be the asshat(s) blocking the exits.

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Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Great list thus far.

I'll add, drivers who want to jump in the left lane and try to pass going up a hill but are in a truck that can't climb a hill.

Jrod's Comment
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Packrat said: "Truth be told, I don’t do that all the time, but I do try to pull up as far as possible if I notice a Prime flatbed driver eyeing the empty spot beside me."

So, Packrat's dark side is revealed! Lol.

" When a guy is too embarrassed to use the urinal so they pee in the toilet stall, too lazy to even use their foot to lift the seat they pee all over it and the floor then walk away without even using their foot to flush. We all have to use them so at least lift the seat."

geez, guys. I never use public toilets. Gross. I don't care where they are. There are more sanitary options. But if you HAVE to use one, don't sit on the seat. Hover.

Eh - I can't stand Outhouses/Latrines, but thats more of a phobia thing. But modern Public toilets are just what they are. The door handle to enter the truck stop is grosser than most toilet seats. Bring a travel size Lysol and "ABRACADABRA" the toilet seat is now cleaner than your steering wheel!

In fact, and I know this is weird, but I tell myself "not only am I doing this for me, I am leaving the bathroom better than when I found it." So really, I'm doing it for all of you too! lol

PackRat's Comment
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Reefers! My truck is a magnet for them. Wherever I park it seems inevitable that at least one will park beside me no matter what!rofl-2.gif

Another is the truck that needs maintenance on the air dryer, and it kicks off every two minutes for ten hours........Those guys park beside me, too.confused.gif

Biggest one for me is being off the road for nearly five months. I really look forward to getting behind the wheel again soon.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Diver Driver's Comment
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I was just in Denver. I see a bunch of traffic, including trucks coming down the ramp. I do them a solid and jump in the middle lane, so they can easily merge onto 70. Truck comes down the ramp, gets 1/2 way down my trailer, and then decides to speed up and leaves me out to dry. I finally get past him and then he jumps out in the middle lane, and flips me the #1 driver salute, like I'm the jag off... I'll just call him "Borris"....

Bird-one's Comment
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One that gets me is when i signal to let someone over by turning my beams off then back on, never flash my brights. And they don't give a thanks back. Maybe that's silly.

But that one that really gets me is when i see drivers with their bare foot on the dashboard. How is that even comfortable? Maybe that one is silly too but both still bug the helll outta me.

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