What Really Irritates You?

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Auggie69'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"....

Yup. Similar. Walmart driver in the slow lane. I'm governed at 65 and he keeps doing this slinky bit between 55 and 65. I can't pass because tons of traffic.

Finally opens up and I move over to the "hammer lane". Just as I'm edging by him I see he's eating. Which is why he keeps doing his slinky bit.

I get about halfway past him and he decides to gun it and blows my doors off so I don't get by him.

WTF.

In this case it was Walmart. Could be anybody though that does the same ****.

Greg H.'s Comment
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Yep, yep, yep and that too.

I'm sure whoever watches my Driver Cam footage is having a chuckle.

If I had my way about it, 99.9 % of the drivers on the road today would lose their licenses. Seriously..... Well, ok, 99%....

I've been trying to calm myself over the past few months, and figure that they are just simply under educated drivers, and knuckleheads to boot. But, fact is, they can really suck at driving sometimes. And, sometimes they can simply be complete Assh****.

I hate towns that don't accommodate for truck drivers, AT ALL. They build and structure things in just a way that makes it impossible to stop anywhere. You're welcome, btw, for all the crap we bring to you. I understand that some drivers abuse the privilege but, still. You can drive for awhile b4 finding a place to stop sometimes. I don't like it....

People in charge that let the power go to their heads. I'll point no fingers.

If there are paper towels in the restrooms, and hand soap, I'll grab them and scrub the seat down b4 using it.

I don't believe this has been mentioned but, the as*hats that pull to far forward in rest areas making it impossible to get out. Well, without climbing a curb.

These new trucks that govern our lives and figure that they know best for what is the correct comfort zone for truck drivers.

Super Truckers, you've met a few. Full of themselves.

Traffic that slows down to 15 mph, when the accident is on the opposite side of the hwy, across a concrete barrier to boot.

Whew maybe someone else will fill in some more blanks.

Oh, me, for getting so irritated. 😁

Susan D. 's Comment
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I'll add a few more Greg.. and I absolutely agree with all yours..

Truck drivers who pull from the shoulder directly into fast moving traffic on an interstate. Going 15 mph. They aren't safe at all and cause all sorts of mayhem. The proper way is to stay on the shoulder building up speed..

To be honest, I have nothing but contempt for those who choose to act like common criminals and ignore the speed limit. and other traffic laws.. both 2, 4, 10, and 18 wheeled varieties. Driving is a PRIVILEGE, not a right. IMO they have ZERO regard for anyone other than themselves and ZERO regard for safety. These people speed constantly. Through road construction, school zones, everywhere and are a public menace. I don't care that law enforcement will barely give you a look unless you're more than 10 mph over the speed limit.. that's a BS philosophy. I'll step off that soapbox now, but yes that's how I see them. It's a good thing I'm not a Leo, because I'd ticket every one of them that I could. 99% of all drivers would despise me lol.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Diver Driver's Comment
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The PA turnpike.... how the f**** (self edited) are you gonna have only 6-10 truck parking spots at a service plaza just outside of Philly!!?? Retards!!

Michael B.'s Comment
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I have to agree about reefers...sometimes. On a 10 they dont bother me but I'm at a NJ flying J idleair for a 34 and a reefer pulled up beside me...geez. keeps going into high gear kinda like the air dryer trucks. Soooo freaking loud. I guess I notice more because I'm awake watching tv on the 34 and on a 10 im sleeping.

I'll add, and I guess I just dont understand the reasoning behind it, when traffic is backed up and slowed down to 10-25 mph and a truck has over 3/10ths of a mile between himself and the car in front of him. I get some distance so you dont have to keep stopping and going but I have seen two trucks one time with over a half mile of empty space combined in the left lane and traffic was steady moving, no stopping.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Nothing irritates me as long as I can afford my anti-depressants.

Rubber Duck's Comment
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NYC

Banks's Comment
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Tailgating. Riding on my bumper isn't going to get you there any faster.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Sleep apnea and cpap machines really irritate me.

Sleep Apnea:

A physical disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing, or take shallow breaths, during sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Normal breathing will usually resume, sometimes with a loud choking sound or snort.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become blocked or collapse during sleep, causing the pauses and shallow breathing.

It is a chronic condition that will require ongoing management. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S.

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

Don's Comment
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What "irritates me" is given "a hot load that had to be there like yesterday, they need it now!". Then when I get to the consignee , they are in no rush to unload and I sit and wait for a few hours. Driving day cab and getting base pay based on mileage, sitting for lengths of time can wreak havoc on that days pay. Now, if I were paid hourly, I could sit all day with no qualms.

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

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