What Is Your Trucking Pet Peeve?

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Drivers who fly through construction zones especially the ones where you have to drive on the shoulder and it's all uneven and bumpy, but they feel the need to pass you and nearly take your mirror off.

Also the same drivers in construction zones who don't follow the trucks use X lane.

drivers who take up all the pull through spots at a truck stop because they can't be bothered to back in.

Plus some more but those where really on my mind last week.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bird-One's Comment
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Yeah I agree with all of these. I have a few that maybe rather uncommon.

Going down say a two lane route. Nobody on the road but me and a driver behind me. Off ramp coming up about 300 hards. I signal to get off now im being tailgated nobody in the second lane and the second I merge over I about have my mirror ripped off with the driver still going 65 miles an hour. Move over if you can. A tad bit wouldn't kill ya.

Speaking of tailgating. Getting on an off ramp that's pretty much a straight shot or not much of a curve. Halfway through keeping it at a safe 20 miles an hour. And a driver enters at what looks like 40 miles an hour catches you and now tailgating.

The one that really gets me. Going down say 80/94. You're in the right lane. See a truck ahead on the shoulder. And now he decides he just gonna make a hard right back on the interstate without making any attempt to pick up some speed or give drivers a chance to get over into the next lane. Bonus points for the ones who neither use their hazards or turn signal.

Interstate:

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

Parrothead66's Comment
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Drivers that are too lazy to properly dispose of their bodily excrement’s weather liquid or solid so they just throw it in the parking lot.

Terminal rats and super truckers

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Rob D.'s Comment
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MIne is the 30 minute break in the fuel island, especially when there are plenty of spaces in the lot.

Just park the f-ing truck!

Moe's Comment
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Parking longer than is necessary to fuel your truck. Pull up, get out, pay, fuel, pull up go in get receipts , use toilet if needed (I give grace for that) . Otherwise park it if you have other things you want to do inside. Getting your coffee, hotdogs, chatting with the counter girls, shopping at nickknacks etc , all should be done when the truck is not parked in the fuel lane impeding the workflow of others.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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I have to add one I forgot. I mention this because it happens at least once a week and not trying to be a jerk but it tends to be drivers with larger carriers. When coming down the ramp to merge into traffic, have a little patience. Just because I’m heavier and it takes a little longer to get up to highway speed, don’t jump into that middle lane if you can’t get around me because I’m gonna have to embarrass you. Just be patient, 30 seconds won’t ruin your day, I promise.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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I have to add one I forgot. I mention this because it happens at least once a week and not trying to be a jerk but it tends to be drivers with larger carriers. When coming down the ramp to merge into traffic, have a little patience. Just because I’m heavier and it takes a little longer to get up to highway speed, don’t jump into that middle lane if you can’t get around me because I’m gonna have to embarrass you. Just be patient, 30 seconds won’t ruin your day, I promise.

Now somebody correct me if I'm wrong but are they not moving over to allow you unimpeded entry onto the highway and as such if you can easily catch speed, is not the proper thing for you to let them get back over then you go ahead and pass them and be on your way? Not running down your pet peeve but I thought the merging driver should allow them back over then pass them rather than trapping them in the hammer lane until you finally pass them on the right since they moved over so you could get on, no?

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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I have to add one I forgot. I mention this because it happens at least once a week and not trying to be a jerk but it tends to be drivers with larger carriers. When coming down the ramp to merge into traffic, have a little patience. Just because I’m heavier and it takes a little longer to get up to highway speed, don’t jump into that middle lane if you can’t get around me because I’m gonna have to embarrass you. Just be patient, 30 seconds won’t ruin your day, I promise.

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Now somebody correct me if I'm wrong but are they not moving over to allow you unimpeded entry onto the highway and as such if you can easily catch speed, is not the proper thing for you to let them get back over then you go ahead and pass them and be on your way? Not running down your pet peeve but I thought the merging driver should allow them back over then pass them rather than trapping them in the hammer lane until you finally pass them on the right since they moved over so you could get on, no?

In this case no. These are folks who tailgate, then jump out impeding other traffic when their trucks won’t accelerate fast enough to clear. I should have explained that better.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Let me try adding a bit more to the scenario to see if it paints a better picture because I’m not the type to leave someone hanging out there and drag racing. They’ll jump out in the middle lane thinking they can get a run but both trucks are trying to get up to highway speed. They never even get up next to the back of the trailer (at which point I’ll lift and let them pass) but instead are in the middle lane now traveling slower and have to try to get back over.

Georgia Mike's Comment
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1. Not cleaning up after self and finding a trash can or dumpster to put your trash and **** bottles in.

2. And alot of people may disagree with me but parking and shutting down by the cat scale when that area is the only space to drive through without having to drive through the scale.

CAT Scale:

A network of over 1,500 certified truck scales across the U.S. and Canada found primarily at truck stops. CAT scales are by far the most trustworthy scales out there.

In fact, CAT Scale offers an unconditional Guarantee:

“If you get an overweight fine from the state after our scale showed your legal, we will immediately check our scale. If our scale is wrong, we will reimburse you for the fine. If our scale is correct, a representative of CAT Scale Company will appear in court with the driver as a witness”

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