So Much For Trucks Yielding

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Junkyard Dog's Comment
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I'm on I-70 in Kansas on the shoulder. I was driving and the truck started slowing down checked the tires and the brakes on the left side of the trailer were smoking. They weren't locked up. Got pulled over and been sitting 3 hours waiting for service. Blows my mind, I understand it when cars won't let the trucks get in the left lane but I've had dozens of trucks just blow by me in the right lane. What the hell is wrong with these people?

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Operating While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
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It’s the “ME” mindset—It’s all about me! Unsafe, lazy idiots that don’t get over one lane when they can.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Drives me absolutely crazy as well. Hopefully you don't have too much longer of a wait. On I80 lately near Davenport I've had issues of moving over a lane but the cars do not and now I'm trapped in the left lane for trying to do the right thing.

Auggie69's Comment
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I'm on I-70 in Kansas on the shoulder. I was driving and the truck started slowing down checked the tires and the brakes on the left side of the trailer were smoking. They weren't locked up. Got pulled over and been sitting 3 hours waiting for service. Blows my mind, I understand it when cars won't let the trucks get in the left lane but I've had dozens of trucks just blow by me in the right lane. What the hell is wrong with these people?

A few months ago I lost air in my tail trailer. Had no idea what was going on. All I knew is that I was losing forward motion. Felt like a tranny issue. Kept checking my mirrors as I was going down the road. Finally decided that I couldn't keep a decent speed so I pulled to the side.

Got out and immediately smelled brakes. My tail had locked-up and I was trying to drag it like that the whole time I'm trying to figure out what was going on.

I'm lucky it didn't catch fire.

Good thing is I sure as hell know now what it feels like when I lose air when driving!

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Operating While Intoxicated

Hopper's Comment
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Same thing happened to us, brakes locked up on the trailer in Arizona at a fuel island. Only 3-4 pumps. Made it hard for others to get fuel with limited pumps and me unable to move. You will run into drivers who don't care or aren't paying attention. You can't change the world but you can make a difference in your corner of it. Chalk it up to distraction or a bad attitude. Be safe out there! Hopper

Joseph I.'s Comment
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My thoughts are everyone should get over for a stalled vehicle or flashing lights when possible and everyone should expect that if they are the vehicle on the side of the road that no one will get over. I see far to many truck drivers stalled along side of road come around the front of their vehicle as though they are in a parking lot rather than on a bust road.

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