Truckers truly own the roadway

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  1. steve from staten island

    steve from staten island FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    You may have been kicked off for a few other things.....The poster you refer to is a personal friend of mine and he is a big enough man to admit the same about me in spite of political differences like him calling you a Biden voter, which by the way im very sure your not
    There are lousy drivers out there for sure and then there are wheelmen like Paul and Roger. You can always feel safe when they are on the road because they are pros
    I know many tractor drivers and drivers of large dumps that carry extremely heavy loads, I talk to them all the time, the stories they tell me about idiots in cars would scare me into never wanting to drive a truck
    Idiots in cars have no idea how much space is needed to stop a loaded truck, yet they cut in front of them don't give them enough space all the time
    We depend on truckers for so many things we have in our daily lives....Thank God for them
     
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    • Hey-O

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      Don't they have a compression release on them, I don't know if It works by hand!! :rolleyes:
       
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      • F4R/T

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        • oldbee

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          • MarPar

            MarPar If it weighs, it pays FBBO Gold Member

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            @Ironbuilt I cant remember if you mentioned it, but is that a Studio Sleeper?
             
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            I was always amazed by dumbasses in cars. When I worked for an RV dealer, we would have to move units all the time. I have an '01 Ram 2500 Cummins, so I always got heavy stuff. People see 'rigs' - trailers, etc - and think "oh, that's big so it'll be slow" and cut you off all the time. It's like "I'm in a 7,000 lb noisy rattling bright silver long bed pickup truck, with a bright white 32' BOX behind me...and you can't see me??"

            Did you sleep through physics class?? An object in motion tends to STAY in motion. A big object in motion, tends to stay in motion longer. And, they don't do anything quickly - stop, OR change direction. And yes, that includes when you park your Z4 right under the front bumper and hammer the brakes because you weren't paying attention.
             
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            • Ironbuilt

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              Yes Sir, 86 inches.
               
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              • oldbee

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                Wait a minute, that could manage a ménage a trois!!!! Lol. I rescind my first post.
                 
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                • Ironbuilt

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                  Don't tell my wife that, I don't even let her sleep in my truck.
                  :lol:
                   
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                  • oldbee

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                    Well, she could spend a 1/2hr or so!!!!Drain the air suspension and the kids would never know what's going on.
                     
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                    • BDF6

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                      • mopar 3 B

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                        To many out there that think passing CDL training is an intitlement to stupidity. But I do appreciate the states that have added truck passing lanes on steep long inclines. Even thought not a professional I have driven a few miles. Bucking a 1/2 mile hill and trying to pass a govenored 18 wheel isn't going to happen if your carrying a load. Wind resistance just will not allow it. Can be like hitting a wall and your stuck their till your over the top. No were else to go but stay there. That is not an experienced driver just an arrogant idiot. I have a lot of respect for the occupation. There are lots of things that should be changed and if driver's are listened to will. Nothing like being dispatched and finding the load had not even been started. Yes just wanted you there. Waste 7 hours while we load your trailer but we want that load there and now you have two hours to get it there. The trip takes 10. This kind of stuff is what the general public never hears.
                        Yes oldest daughter is a dispatcher and one son owns a truck line. I hear everything good and bad. Stupid is stupid if it be 4 or 18 wheels. Will be headed home tomorrow at 55+ feet. I know short for some of you but the treatment is the same. Just can't believe I am forced to fill at the car pumps even at truck stops.
                         
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                        • kiwigtx

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                          Yeah....the Stroker.

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                          • kiwigtx

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                            That sounds like more than a mouthful. :bananadance:
                             
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                            • Ironbuilt

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                              I beg to differ on this point. I have enough power under my right foot to climb almost any hill and even pass if necessary. More than that, I have the intelligence and experience to know when to attempt to pass and when to get off the throttle.
                              For anyone that knows Virginia, I can climb the 7 mile stretch of Fancy Gap weighing 96,000 lbs and maintain 45 mph.
                              The biggest problem I see on the road is complete lack of common sense.
                               
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                              • mopar 3 B

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                                If the speed limit is 45 mph that's great. But on I70 where everyone is doing 80 mph and idiots pull out at 60 mph to pass on a hill knowing it's not going to happen. Will it is just plain stupidity. Make a bad experience for all and unfortunately tarnishes the industry. Missouri had debated three lanes on hills for years. Maybe Biden will give them the money. But I doubt it. Will go into some stupid high rise building to sit for years empty and then be took down never used.
                                 
                              • Ironbuilt

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                                You missed the point which was that not all trucks are the same. I am more than capable of passing on a hill and if I can't, I have enough common sense not to try.
                                The 45 mph climb that I was referring to is one of the highest elevations east of the Mississippi. Most trucks have trouble maintaining 35 under a legal load. .
                                 
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                                • Ron H

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                                  I've driven rather sizeable trucks (nothing big as a semi) a couple times; the last was an 1800 mile trip moving my daughter. It was impossible to keep a safe-comfortable distance ahead, as the open car lengths ahead were an invitation to take it for people to dart in and out, sometimes cutting in a few feet in front. And then some slow down going slower than I was. Then there were those who just had to dart in ahead with their exit just ahead, fly in front of me, slam on their brakes, to take their exit. Look in the mirror - no cars behind, like it was a mandate for them to pass and cut in to save two seconds. Another neat stunt is seeing brakes lights ahead in all lanes with traffic stopping quickly and what do a few do? They friggin cut in front of you reducing the distance ya have to brake. Especially nice when driving through the mountains. I got an appreciation for truckers - as that shit was nerve wracking.
                                   
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                                  • Slap Stick

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                                    You haven't been on I-70 near Danville lately, have you?
                                    I-44 has had a truck lane near Rolla for years.
                                    I'm sure there are others.
                                     
                                  • dart4forte

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                                    It use to be where the road was full of professional drivers. Now, most are taken off the street, given a CDL and turned loose. Very loose standards. Some states do have high standards.
                                     
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