Question For The Experienced Drivers Hug The Yellow Or The White

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Spoonerist 's Comment
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My favorite response came from TT member but can't remember who. He said, keep your right cheek over that dark line in the middle of your lane.

That’s so funny! When I was with my mentor my aha moment was to keep my left cheek on the left side of the black line.



Dan67's Comment
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You see the tractor is centered in his lane nicely. But he failed to realize is, we are drive the trailer. He was not constantly checking his mirrors for road hazards or to see how his trailer was tracking. There are roads like this all over the country side that trucks deliver to.

On a road like this, what's the right answer? Slow down and use some of the other lane, or make sure you don't end up going down it in the first place?


Rubber Duck's Comment
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This driver needed to stay mostly in his lane until he could see around the turn. Then go way out in the other lane and complete the turn.

On a road like this, what's the right answer? Slow down and use some of the other lane, or make sure you don't end up going down it in the first place?


Errol V.'s Comment
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And them dang round-a-bouts. shocked.png I hate those things lol got flipped off and honked at by a couple 4 wheelers because I took em slow n easy.....Well they are too dang small lol

"Fast and loose" means you might hit something. "Slow n easy" might mean middle fingers thrown at you, but you'll live to drive another day. You choose.

Most modern round-a-bouts are designed with that inside apron for trailer off-tracking. Pro-tip: on smaller round-a-bouts, drive blocking both lanes so you can get out easily. It's only for a few seconds, and see the above paragraph about middle fingers.


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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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In Oshkosh Wi I have to around the round abouts in the middle there is no way to make it in one lane, I tired and it doesnt work plus it gives cars a opening to try and get by and possibly get hit when the trailer cuts the circle.

I'll take another middle finger over ripping the front off a car any day.

Jay F.'s Comment
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Bobcat Bob says


I was told to stay left for right hand curves and right for left hand curves. Its worked for me so far


This is correct - drive to the "outside" of any turn it curve to allow for the the back end of the trailer's offtracking.

Jay, true enough: if you're not breaking any laws, do what you been told to get through the program. If you notice, you have just gotten "yellow", "white","center"and even "right cheek" for advice. I feel that over all, this is splitting hairs. But in a straight rust, try to stay in the middle, don't have the Yellow or the White sides.

I do exactly as I’m told. I’ll be interested to see what my trainer tells me. When I’m out on my own on going to just focus on staying between the lines. Maybe a tad to the right.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I never worry about cars getting ticked off over driving slow. If they think that is inconvenient, wait until one flips in front of them.

On a straight road if I keep the inside of my fender mirror on the zipper or yellow line, I’m pretty much dead center. On curves take the outside as others have said.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Schools teach you to hug the yellow because the dmv examiner can fail you for crossing either, but he can’t tell if you cross the yellow as easily as he can the white.



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Navypoppop's Comment
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I'll have to agree that you should stay centered in your lane if at all possible to avoid crossing either the white or yellow lines. It was harder to do many years ago when cabover and U model Macks were common because the nature of these made you hug closer to the center yellow line. Remember how many U model Macks you saw with the right front fender damaged?

Minnis B.'s Comment
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Not sure about the newer aerodynamic trucks but on my old 379 Peterbilt I've found if I keep the base of the hood ornament on the inside edge of the white line I'm near perfectly centered in my lane.

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