What's Up With Amazon Prime Movers

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Chris W.'s Comment
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fedex am I right lol #UPS

I had FedEx Ground drivers pulling doubles at night pass me on left and cut me off in right lane with very little if any safe distance.

This happened 3 times. I always backed off my speed 2-3 mph to let them pass quicker and they still cut me off.

I had to brake one time because the driver was moving into my lane before he had fully passed me.

When I do resume driving I’ll be extra vigilant for these guys giving them plenty of space.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Chris W.'s Comment
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I have been past once by a semi truck carrying no trailer. It's dumb as crap to just pass because of impatience and I am confident they will get caught in a sticky situation. I was past by a leased truck from Pennzoil not Amazon. Closest I have got to using the shoulder to pass, was I was just peaceful driving the anthem at 62 at max weight and a mini van in front of be started slamming on there brakes for no obvious reason so I started to hit my brakes but semi beside me and no way to avoid colliding other then to jerk into the shoulder slowed down to about 49 and started to speed back up and roll on back into the right lane. No clue why they just slammed on the brakes but saw in my mirror they started moving into the shoulder and stopped.

Timothy L.'s Comment
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This sounds too scary. When I was driving before, there was a sharp turn where I couldn't see the road ahead at all. I always turned on the horn to slow down, and someone directly passed me at a very fast speed... .

MuskratSally's Comment
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Cops use a lot of surveillance and data mining technology made/produced by Amazon. Same with ICE. Wouldn’t be surprised if there’s some backroom deal going on that makes Amazon drivers off limits to cops.

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Yeah, I'm sure you're on to something legitimate with your erratic thought process. Do you have any proof to back up your statements?

I didn't think so.

Sure. https://www.technologyreview.com/2018/10/22/139639/amazon-is-the-invisible-backbone-behind-ices-immigration-crackdown/

https://www.cnet.com/home/smart-home/features/amazons-helping-police-build-a-surveillance-network-with-ring-doorbells/

https://www.lowe-down.org/police-amazon-surveillance-cities-will-your-city-be-next/

Not real erratic of a thought process. Pretty straightforward basic business- Amazon hooks cops up, cops take it easy on Amazon.

PackRat's Comment
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It reads differently today for me. See, I just realized yesterday I wasn't wearing my Tinfoil Hat. It was giving me a headache after the world was ending. You know, when Musk bought out Twitter? The rest of the Tinfoil Hat group predicted bad things then, too. The theory now makes sense that Amazon drivers are exempt from traffic laws.

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DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

PJ's Comment
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I’ve been retired for 10 years, but back in my day the only ones that were hands off were escorted military shippments and mail trucks. Everyone else was fair game!!

PackRat's Comment
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I’ve been retired for 10 years

Dang PJ, that must have been a great year! I retired 10 years ago, too.

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Amazon hooks cops up?

1) I had to purchase schtuff for an agency. Amazon did NOTHING to hook us up, unless they bid on something, and their bills were NEVER lower than local outfits that wanted our business.

2) Have any ot y'all that are inclined to believe the well intentioned drivel like this ever met any of the folks in the unusual hats that do traffic enforcement on the I? I have and in another lifetime I worked with them. I can assure you, not Jeff Bezos, not Donald Trump, and not (possibly) even the good lord heyzu creestoh would dissuade them from ringing up (in a most vigourous and ruthless manner), were they to see them, a CMV for the behaviors described in these posts.

3) Were some post commander, field supervisor, or worse yet REMF Pogue administrator (the ones that would be involved with the ubiquitously hinted at, and oh so very sinister sounding "hook-up") to suggest or even hint at giving "the 'zon" a pass on this kinda behavior, the news media would get more than a whiff of it, thanks to "someone close to the matter that requested anonymity because they aren't authorized to speak on the matter".

4) Your "high speed low drag looking like street bums and hood rats" units would be the ones that would be familiar with the "hook up", and might consider not ringing the driver up. But they don't make stops on the I. It is beneath them... sorry.gif

Tin foil? Nay.. complete immersion in molten aluminium.

(Keeping with the Brit spelling trend of my post).

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards

Dm:

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.
MuskratSally's Comment
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I hope you’re right, Mr. C. I’m just saying- money talks. Bezos and the military industrial complex both have lots of it and thus can speak the same language. I linked reliable sources showing that yes, police rely on Amazon.

Maybe you’ve seen Amazon/boxes/vans trucks pulled over. I have not. Given how ignorantly they drive (semis passing on shoulders and delivery vans driving wrong side of the road are bold moves…), it seems a liiittle suspicious.

Shrug. Like I said, I’d love for this to be a crazy shpiel. Til I hear otherwise- and baseless mocking doesn’t count for much- I’ll keep on noticing the funk.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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