Who Should Go First!

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Chris L's Comment
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I had an interesting situation yesterday when I was heading into the TA Truck stop in Columbia, NJ. I was making a left turn into the truck stop to get fuel and park I was facing west oppsite me was long nose Peat that was stopped and waiting no blinker on. The in the entrance was a while Kennworth waiting to turn right. Since the Kennworth need to turn right and I was effectively blocking him from making a wide right turn so that his Tandums wouldn't clip the curb. As some of you that are familiar with that truck stop if you get off the exit heading east you cross the bridge and road curves to the right and you can't see the entrance till you are almost on top of it. I didn't see the Kennworth until I was almost even with the entrance if I have I would have stopped short so he could make the turn. So I figured since the Pete was stopped and the Kennworth couldn't turn till I got out of his way I made a wide left turn into the entrance and that gave the Kennworth enough space to make his turn. As I was turning I waved to the Pete driver just to say thanks for letting go in front of him. Well Mr D@#sh bag Pete gets on the CB and starts cussing me out because I turned in before the Kennworth got out. I guess D#@shBag Pete stopped to let the Kennworth out. Since the Pete didn't have his turn signal on I wasn't sure what his intentions were. I figured I got clear then traffic wouldn't be held up and the Kennworth wouldn't run the risk of clipping his Tandums on the curb. Well I got into the fuel pumps but not after exchanging some choice words with Mr. D#@sh Bag Pete. I guess my question would be who should have gone first? I was thinking the "Right before Left" rule since I was to the Kennworth's right I went first. Or should I have just stayed put and let the Kennworth turn and he possibly clipping his Tandums on the curb? Oh and since the Kennworth was already in the entrance the Pete couldn't have made the turn into the entrance without him clipping the curb on the left side.

Turtle's Comment
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I wouldn't have given it a second thought, nor should you.

It was a moment in time where you made what you thought was the best decision at that time. That's all any of us can do in an oddball situation. You don't know what was in their head, and they don't know what was in your's. Don't sweat it.

Nobody got hit or hit anything, right? That's a win.

PackRat's Comment
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Never argue with an idiot, in person or on the CB. You'll just waste time, and they'll still be an idiot.smile.gif

millionmiler24 (CRSTs Mos's Comment
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I had an interesting situation yesterday when I was heading into the TA Truck stop in Columbia, NJ. I was making a left turn into the truck stop to get fuel and park I was facing west oppsite me was long nose Peat that was stopped and waiting no blinker on. The in the entrance was a while Kennworth waiting to turn right. Since the Kennworth need to turn right and I was effectively blocking him from making a wide right turn so that his Tandums wouldn't clip the curb. As some of you that are familiar with that truck stop if you get off the exit heading east you cross the bridge and road curves to the right and you can't see the entrance till you are almost on top of it. I didn't see the Kennworth until I was almost even with the entrance if I have I would have stopped short so he could make the turn. So I figured since the Pete was stopped and the Kennworth couldn't turn till I got out of his way I made a wide left turn into the entrance and that gave the Kennworth enough space to make his turn. As I was turning I waved to the Pete driver just to say thanks for letting go in front of him. Well Mr D@#sh bag Pete gets on the CB and starts cussing me out because I turned in before the Kennworth got out. I guess D#@shBag Pete stopped to let the Kennworth out. Since the Pete didn't have his turn signal on I wasn't sure what his intentions were. I figured I got clear then traffic wouldn't be held up and the Kennworth wouldn't run the risk of clipping his Tandums on the curb. Well I got into the fuel pumps but not after exchanging some choice words with Mr. D#@sh Bag Pete. I guess my question would be who should have gone first? I was thinking the "Right before Left" rule since I was to the Kennworth's right I went first. Or should I have just stayed put and let the Kennworth turn and he possibly clipping his Tandums on the curb? Oh and since the Kennworth was already in the entrance the Pete couldn't have made the turn into the entrance without him clipping the curb on the left side.

Idiot O/Os like that is the reason I don’t own a CB or will never allow one in my truck.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Idiot O/Os like that is the reason I don’t own a CB or will never allow one in my truck.

You must not have read the story Old School told recently of how a CB saved a man's life and a truck from being hit by a train. CB's save lives. They're a critical tool that every driver should have.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Idiot O/Os like that is the reason I don’t own a CB or will never allow one in my truck.

You could have a CB in the truck. Then you can turn it on or off at your discretion.

Also, Chris, I think you did the reasonable thing in that situation. And I agree with Turtle and PackRat. You can't reason with an unreasonable person. It's an effort in futility.

G-Town's Comment
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Chris, Brett urges you to reconsider...

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Idiot O/Os like that is the reason I don’t own a CB or will never allow one in my truck.

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You must not have read the story Old School told recently of how a CB saved a man's life and a truck from being hit by a train. CB's save lives. They're a critical tool that every driver should have.

Turn it off in the TS. Or as you get proficient at backing..,your skills will shut-them-up.

millionmiler24 (CRSTs Mos's Comment
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Idiot O/Os like that is the reason I don’t own a CB or will never allow one in my truck.

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You must not have read the story Old School told recently of how a CB saved a man's life and a truck from being hit by a train. CB's save lives. They're a critical tool that every driver should have.

Can you link me to it please. I would like to read it please. Thanks.

Rob D.'s Comment
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PackRat's Comment
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I had an interesting situation yesterday when I was heading into the TA Truck stop in Columbia, NJ. I was making a left turn into the truck stop to get fuel and park I was facing west oppsite me was long nose Peat that was stopped and waiting no blinker on. The in the entrance was a while Kennworth waiting to turn right. Since the Kennworth need to turn right and I was effectively blocking him from making a wide right turn so that his Tandums wouldn't clip the curb. As some of you that are familiar with that truck stop if you get off the exit heading east you cross the bridge and road curves to the right and you can't see the entrance till you are almost on top of it. I didn't see the Kennworth until I was almost even with the entrance if I have I would have stopped short so he could make the turn. So I figured since the Pete was stopped and the Kennworth couldn't turn till I got out of his way I made a wide left turn into the entrance and that gave the Kennworth enough space to make his turn. As I was turning I waved to the Pete driver just to say thanks for letting go in front of him. Well Mr D@#sh bag Pete gets on the CB and starts cussing me out because I turned in before the Kennworth got out. I guess D#@shBag Pete stopped to let the Kennworth out. Since the Pete didn't have his turn signal on I wasn't sure what his intentions were. I figured I got clear then traffic wouldn't be held up and the Kennworth wouldn't run the risk of clipping his Tandums on the curb. Well I got into the fuel pumps but not after exchanging some choice words with Mr. D#@sh Bag Pete. I guess my question would be who should have gone first? I was thinking the "Right before Left" rule since I was to the Kennworth's right I went first. Or should I have just stayed put and let the Kennworth turn and he possibly clipping his Tandums on the curb? Oh and since the Kennworth was already in the entrance the Pete couldn't have made the turn into the entrance without him clipping the curb on the left side.

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Idiot O/Os like that is the reason I don’t own a CB or will never allow one in my truck.

A driver trainer and you don't have a CB? That's really ignorant, just like your comment above.

As Brett wrote, CBs do save lives.

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