How To Prevent Drivers From Tailgating You

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PackRat's Comment
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I just witnessed the perfect example! Garunteed to work 100% of the time, too.

I was traveling east on I-80 about an hour ago, west of Big Springs. I'm in the right lane, being overtaken by another truck in the hammer lane. I could see it was some type ofopen-top, dump trailer. As he passes me at a safe distance, he signals, then merges right again. It was then I encountered this solution for preventing tailgaiting.

Sticking out the top of that trailer, I noticed some legs of complete, full-bodied dead cattle on their way somewhere else.

I backed it down to 50 mph for the next eight miles to allow that smell to dissipate ahead of me.

You could not pay me $10 per mile to haul that cargo.

PJ's Comment
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Very effective I should say. I wouldn’t want to get fuel or park at the same stop with that one either, just saying

PackRat's Comment
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It was worse than a 20 truck convoy hauling cattle or pigs!


BTW, this was in Nebraska. Left that out of my post.

PJ's Comment
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Sounds like hog heaven to me shocked.png

Rob T.'s Comment
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It still probably smelled better than New Jersey shocked.png

Bill R.'s Comment
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"Breaker Pigpen, this here's the Duck. You wanta back off them carcasses there? It's getting intense up here!"...
I just couldn't resist...rofl-2.gif
Ya'll be safe out there!
Bill R

PackRat's Comment
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It was the worst smell I've encountered since Desert Storm.

Michael W.'s Comment
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I had an issue like that the other day, some clown was tailgating me up on I-80, then he proceeded to nearly take a car out beside me, then finally got around me and about darn near took my bumper off before hauling tail up the road. I could not even slow down to allow this clown to pass, 72 mph, he was that close to my ICC bumper. I watched this same behavior for around 30 or 40 miles. I punched in his company name on the iPhone and called his safety department. I told the gal in safety where I was, and that I could still see this clown up ahead of me tailgating and pushing cars off the road into the median. Gave her the mile marker and with the use of her telematics she was able to pinpoint the idiot. She thanked me.

Now, I can hear some of you saying that was dirty. Me, no way was it dirty, it is because of jerks like that driver that I have this egg timer on my dash that tells me when I have to take a bodily function along with not allowing me to drive my truck in the manner I am used too. Now, hammer down, playing beat the clock. No more taking a nap and waiting for traffic to clear or just taking a couple hour break and driving on down the road after a needed refresh. Now, drive tired and irritated. I can in a way sympathize for the jerk driving like a JERK. We did not drive like this out here, not when I was coming up. And we used the CB radio too... No one does that anymore either. Going to be some mega pileups this winter, trust me on that. if any of you are running the mountains this coming winter, turn the damn CB on and use it. The life you save may be your own.


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