Drivers, NEVER Do This

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BK's Comment
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Talk about a stupid and bizarre thing to do. Today I’m driving along on I55, doing 68 in a 70 zone, perfectly content and happy to be driving on such a beautiful day. I see in my mirror that another truck is gaining on me in the passing lane. No big deal, right? Traffic is light and plenty of room for everyone. This truck gets right beside me and matches my speed. Then the driver honks, so I look over and the driver has the passenger side window down. The driver is grinning like a possum eating manure and looking at me instead of watching the road. I’m totally taken by surprise as I see the window go up and there is a printed sign that says “ MODERN DAY SLAVERY”. WTF? WTF? I was really p***ed off and slowed down to get this idiot away from me. Now if this moron wants to pull this garbage at a truck stop or rest area where no one is moving, that is one thing, but on the highway? This kind of nonsense makes me nervous and I don’t like to be nervous. My thought is to hope that the fleas of a thousand camels infest that driver’s armpits and other areas.

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Sid V.'s Comment
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If you see anyone out here driving unsafe or acting inappropriately get their dot number off their door and look them up on the safer website and call their company and see how funny their saftey department thinks it is.

Here's the website: https://safer.fmcsa.dot.gov/CompanySnapshot.aspx

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

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.

Fm:

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.
Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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If you see anyone out here driving unsafe or acting inappropriately get their dot number off their door and look them up on the safer website and call their company and see how funny their saftey department thinks it is.

Here's the website: https://safer.fmcsa.dot.gov/CompanySnapshot.aspx

Beat me TO it, Sid. It's a 'link' on Tom's phone, courtesy of 'ME.' You can enter either the # or name; select the variable.

BK, you know how the horses run races (and win?!??!? .. yes, I met 'Secretariat!') BLINDERS.

Virtuals one work, too...

Check the msg in LRRH's (Nina's) thread; I'm feeding my driver & gonna nap...

~ Anne ~

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

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.

Fm:

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.
BK's Comment
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I was so surprised by this event that I didn’t even think to get the truck number, if there even was one. By the time I thought of it, the truck was long gone. I’m thinking it had to be an OO.

What if this driver pulled that prank on 20 other drivers yesterday? That would be 20 potential serious accidents.

PackRat's Comment
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When he has the window down, throw a pee bottle into his truck. Or a rattlesnake.

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