Going North!

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andhe78's Comment
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So where do the newest drivers gain experience driving in the snow? What a dumb statement.

All I'm saying is if the just the thought of driving in snow freaks a person out so much that it causes them to act irrational (and we both know drivers like this, that have got themselves so wound up over the fear of snow), maybe they should stay in the south.

Afraid to pass them???

Nope, but hard to do when they are white-knuckling it up the dotted line at fifteen mph. (Three times last Saturday over a couple inches.)

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Andhe78 warns:

If you feel it’s the worst snowstorm you’ve ever seen and feel unsafe doing over 40 on the interstate , park somewhere, so us local guys can get our work done. Please. 😄

In some snowstorms I'll drive 30 mph or slower. I've seen plenty of snowflakes and know what happens when millions of them pile up on highways. I'll have my 4-ways going to let you know it's me.

Interstate:

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

Rob T.'s Comment
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I'd rather them drive whatever speed they feel comfortable than shutting the roadway down for several hours or worse, killing somebody. Not everybody grew up in areas that get snow. I usually drive slower than other traffic on snow and ice covered. And you know what? I dont give a **** if it ****es anybody off. If they're close to the white line why does that prevent you from passing? Its "only a couple inches" of snow on the shoulder, it wouldn't affect your driving would it?

I'm not trying to come across as an A-hole but with how many rookies or prospective drivers come by here all your post is doing is encouraging them to drive faster than they feel comfortable because you want to drive faster. If you think drivers that are uncomfortable in snow should stay in the south how do you propose they make that happen? As a unproven rookie (I'm NOT talking about Donna, she's a rockstar) how do you suppose they approach their dispatcher and tell them they wont drive in the north?

Dispatcher:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
andhe78's Comment
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I'd rather them drive whatever speed they feel comfortable than shutting the roadway down for several hours or worse, killing somebody. Not everybody grew up in areas that get snow. I usually drive slower than other traffic on snow and ice covered. And you know what? I dont give a **** if it ****es anybody off. If they're close to the white line why does that prevent you from passing? Its "only a couple inches" of snow on the shoulder, it wouldn't affect your driving would it?

I'm not trying to come across as an A-hole but with how many rookies or prospective drivers come by here all your post is doing is encouraging them to drive faster than they feel comfortable because you want to drive faster. If you think drivers that are uncomfortable in snow should stay in the south how do you propose they make that happen? As a unproven rookie (I'm NOT talking about Donna, she's a rockstar) how do you suppose they approach their dispatcher and tell them they wont drive in the north?

So excited to call me out, you can't even slow down to read my post. People were driving up the MIDDLE of the road (on the white dotted line). How is that safe?

I'm not encouraging them to speed up so much as to pull over if they are that uncomfortable. Isn't that what this site preaches?

Honestly, if you go OTR , driving in winter conditions is one of the things a professional driver has to do. Can't do it, maybe go regional instead.

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Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Dispatcher:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Turtle's Comment
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Wow andhe78, that's a statement I wouldn't expect to hear from you. Spoken like a true SuperTrucker.

So everyone has to adhere to your driving practices or else get off the road?

There will always be snow, and there will always be someone driving slow. They're doing what they need to do. That's something you just have to deal with as a professional driver.

I'd much rather be on the road with someone driving too slow, than someone going too fast for the conditions, perhaps like yourself.

Turtle's Comment
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People were driving up the MIDDLE of the road

No, that is not what you said in your original statement

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Everyone move over for the super truckers.

And then move over again when they are being drug out of the ditch.

andhe78's Comment
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Wow andhe78, that's a statement I wouldn't expect to hear from you. Spoken like a true SuperTrucker.

It's a pet peeve of mine, Turtle. People freaking out over snow, and I mean pant crapping freaking out. You're entitled to your opinion of me, I've never fully drunk the koolaid at this site, anyway.

Rob T.'s Comment
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George Carlin said it best. If somebody Is driving slower than you they're an idiot, somebody driving faster than you they're a maniac.

andhe78's Comment
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People were driving up the MIDDLE of the road

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No, that is not what you said in your original statement

Jesus Christ, does everyone have a reading impediment? "White knuckling it up the dotted line." What do you think that means. Maybe gripping the steering wheel so tightly their knuckles are white as they are driving up the dotted line (which is usually up the middle of an interstate , last time I checked.)

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Interstate:

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

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