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bob ny    Posted 02-08-2005 at 07:08:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
just got back from a early mornin trip to pa. coming up 209 a truck was behind me .i was going 55 if anyone drives 290 east of port jervis knows 55 is tops. this trucker decided i was going too slow so he commenced th push he was so close i could not see his bumper only grill i slowed down to let him know he was to close he got closer i finaly pulled off the road and let him pass. about 14 miles later he had rearended a small forign car .the people were laying in the snow on car seats it looked bad i do not have any idea what truckers are thinking when they get that close theres no way they can stop as fast as a car maybe you could enlighten me


steve19438    Posted 02-08-2005 at 10:38:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
brake 19! kandi-cane... come back!!!


candi-cane    Posted 02-08-2005 at 16:09:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
were back bullwinkle do you see that four wheeler so close in front of me can't trust them 4 wheelers no how they fool around 70 mph on a double nickle route


mark - this is what    Posted 02-08-2005 at 09:37:18       [Reply]  [No Email]

happened to the last one who thought I was
going slow


Ron/PA    Posted 02-08-2005 at 07:18:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sure this one is easy, and I can fill you in.
We have more A-Holes and idiots per capita than any other group of employees in the country.
Had he passed you, and not hit that car, he'd have gained only minutes at the most. Knowing that road, a bit There's no way he could average 55 for long.
I used to run that when we were allowed to come from Stroudsburg PA. up. Lots of good stops along there, but the idiot drivers finally injured or killed enough locals that they shut it down. Thinking back, I guess I don't blame them.
I'm not being sarcastic Bob, I blew an air line under the hood, drivers side this morning. While on the narrow shoulder at exit 307 in Stroudsburg, I got the seat of my pants dusted by more trucks than cars. Not for lack of room, just lack of courtesy. Ya picked a real bad day to ask this one.
This is why I still tell my Mother that I play piano in a house of ill repute, I don't want her to find out I drive truck and be ashamed of me.


P.S.    Posted 02-08-2005 at 07:21:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bob, back when I ran 209 we called it the Ho-Chi-Min trail. Nearly all of it was 45 MPH. That would get the cars to run over the trucks. LOL
Ron


bobh ny    Posted 02-08-2005 at 07:25:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
now that you mention it i remrmber that i just was so pi$$ed off at that driver i am glad i pulled over it could have been me


Clipper    Posted 02-08-2005 at 07:13:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'd say 99% of the truckers on our highways are prolly the best drivers in the country.....then there's the 1% that got their CDL out of a crackerjack box. Sounds like you found one of em....


Ron/PA    Posted 02-08-2005 at 07:31:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Clipper, You're being way too kind, the percentage actually runs closer to 40% fools. If I had to run over the road again and put up with these clowns I'd never make it. I'm not better than them, I just can't understand doing something like happened to Bob. It doesn't do any good. I watched the same thing happen a few years back, as the idiot passed the family station wagon, he tossed his wizz bottle out of the passenger side window and hit their car. Then he bragged about it on the CB. Up the road a piece, super trucker pulled over, and Station wagon followed. I watched Mr. Station wagon thoroughly slap the poop outta Mr. Super trucker. Nearly paid a fine for watching, contributed to Mr. Station wagon's fine, and still can't understand why the idiots I work with can't stop for a minute and use a bathroom or a bush.
Ok. I'm done, and in the words of one old wise shrimper,,
THAT'S ALL I GOT TO SAY ABOUT THAT.
Ron


bob ny    Posted 02-08-2005 at 07:30:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
years ago i drove a b61 thermodine cross country good truck except it rode like it had solid rubber tires i don't remember taigating except another truck on a long upgrade then we got pretty close. never had an accident with a semi


Ron/PA    Posted 02-08-2005 at 07:47:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bob, I used to feel comfortable on the road with other truckers, now I about fear them.
Here's a thought, and good lord you just don't know how bad I hate these things. Most companies now have stickers on the back of their trailers to report idiots. They'll have a phone number, and a unit number. Take them both and the time, route# and direction of travel. These calls are usually reported to the carriers insurance company as well as the carrier. Too many of these calls and that driver is gone. I kind of hate them because they are often abused. I've been called on, for avoiding an accident. My trailer slid on snow, and no one was near me. Just the fact that my trailer slid out of lane prompted a call. Luckily the caller later admitted that it was to avoid an accident and no one was at risk. Otherwise I'd have been out the door. Then again, I've had several people call the number after I stopped to help them and report me as being "SUCH A GOOD BOY"
Ron


the tractor vet    Posted 02-08-2005 at 11:40:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
I f we called on everyone that was driving like and idiot we could reduce the truck traffic by 70% and i am and OLD truck driver.Never tailgate , never make someone in a car fell like you just can't wait to run over them.


bob ny    Posted 02-08-2005 at 07:52:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
mom will be so happy hearing you are being such a good boy


seahag    Posted 02-08-2005 at 07:46:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well so far I didnt make any truckers mad last night...there is always today..


Ron/PA    Posted 02-08-2005 at 07:53:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Keep practicing you'll get it right! LOL
How's it going? Do you still like it? I hope you didn't read everything I said, I ain't admitting to nuttin. hehehe
Ron


seahag    Posted 02-08-2005 at 08:27:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
we were very busy last night second shift always is..yeh I like it...I am still getting my feet wet...found out one of the classmates I had didnt pass the test and she was asked not to come back..kinda sad she would have been very good at it...no I dont take anything to heart..had a couple of upset drivers, but hey they must like my voice and I calmed em down...


SusieQ    Posted 02-09-2005 at 03:34:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
We see semi's racing each other on interstates, and man oh man, no one with any sense fools around with some of these drivers, I am always glad to see a weigh station open when driving, so that these trucks are off the highways for a while, they can't get stopped at the speeds they are driving either. So one must be aware of how they are driving, because an accident with an 18 wheeler could be fatal.


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