What Is Your Trucking Pet Peeve?

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Grumpy Old Man'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.

If you are talking about a driver behind you on the ramp trying to pass I agree, but I don’t know how many times I have been trapped in the left lanes by drivers who I move over for and then they won’t let me over. Especially when they are light and get to 65 quickly but are also governed.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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When you move left for a vehicle on the shoulder (emergency vehicle or breakdown, etc) and not only does the driver behind you not move over, but starts passing you on the right.

Or the ones that pass on the left trapping you in the right lane so you can’t move over.

Rob T.'s Comment
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I don’t know how many times I have been trapped in the left lanes by drivers who I move over for and then they won’t let me over.

When you move left for a vehicle on the shoulder (emergency vehicle or breakdown, etc) and not only does the driver behind you not move over, but starts passing you on the right.

Or the ones that pass on the left trapping you in the right lane so you can’t move over.

All those really irk me. I really wish they had more LEO pulling vehicles over for failure to move over. I know we're not obligated to move over for merging traffic but it's more of a courteous thing. However, it has crossed my mind about not doing it due to getting pinned in the left lane frequently even if I'm doing speed limit of 70.

How're things going for you Grumpy?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I don’t know how many times I have been trapped in the left lanes by drivers who I move over for and then they won’t let me over.

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When you move left for a vehicle on the shoulder (emergency vehicle or breakdown, etc) and not only does the driver behind you not move over, but starts passing you on the right.

Or the ones that pass on the left trapping you in the right lane so you can’t move over.

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All those really irk me. I really wish they had more LEO pulling vehicles over for failure to move over. I know we're not obligated to move over for merging traffic but it's more of a courteous thing. However, it has crossed my mind about not doing it due to getting pinned in the left lane frequently even if I'm doing speed limit of 70.

How're things going for you Grumpy?

I’m good. Driving, eating, sleeping, repeat. Lol

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Mikey B.'s Comment
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I don’t know how many times I have been trapped in the left lanes by drivers who I move over for and then they won’t let me over.

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When you move left for a vehicle on the shoulder (emergency vehicle or breakdown, etc) and not only does the driver behind you not move over, but starts passing you on the right.

Or the ones that pass on the left trapping you in the right lane so you can’t move over.

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All those really irk me. I really wish they had more LEO pulling vehicles over for failure to move over. I know we're not obligated to move over for merging traffic but it's more of a courteous thing. However, it has crossed my mind about not doing it due to getting pinned in the left lane frequently even if I'm doing speed limit of 70.

How're things going for you Grumpy?

I have to agree with you here. I move over for merging trucks every time however I generally leave cars to figure it out on their own. I used to try to move over for cars but if experience has taught me anything it's that car drivers are unpredictable as hell and I'm better off leaving them to figure it out. You can either hit the gas and get in front of me or hit the brake and get in behind me, I dont care which but YOU have to chose...lol. when I first started driving merging traffic kind of stressed me. Now, not so much. Every once in a while when you have an idiot that obviously cant figure it out and is looking like they're gonna end up riding the shoulder side by side with me for a while I'll move over if it's open but not often. Somehow it always seems to work itself out. Does that make me an ahole? Perhaps but if it does it makes me a much less stressed and much more relaxed ahole. Of course I'm not talking about aggressively trapping cars on the shoulder but yall know what I'm talking about. I only ever have one or two cars a month that cant figure the merge out.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Dan F.'s Comment
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Everything packrat saId and more but I have bigger issues with brokers. I hate being lied to and being as that is an integral part of their job I try not to deal with them as much and I actually pay an agent to get the loads for me and talk to them.

Yuuyo Y.'s Comment
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4 wheelers who pass behind you when you're backing up from the street

Wiky Wiky's Comment
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Unless it’s NYC, you have to herd those people like cattle or you’ll sit there until you die.

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NY and NJ drivers in general!! Both are guilty of the above peeves way more often then PA, MD and DE drivers from my observations

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Believe or not, I encounter the worst drivers in Connecticut. They are way worse and more inconsiderate than the people in NY and NJ.

My pet peeve would be the truck that jumps in front of me with no distance because my governed 65 MPH is annoying him only to hit a hill and he has to drop to 35. Now I'm either stuck behind him or I have to go around, which I hate doing.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Mikey B.'s Comment
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Drivers that 1. Blare their upgraded, thunping stereo 2. Use their unmufled jake brake 3. Use their air horn in the truckstop or terminal parking area. Not everyone is on the same schedule dude or dudette.

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.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Found this laying in the yard by the dollies when I got back today. Not sure how many drivers walked past it but I didn't want to leave it for someone to get a flat. Really not hard to pick it up and throw it in the scrap dumpster.

Not the first time this kind of thing happens, some people just kick it out of the way so it's in someone else's way instead.

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