Trucker accused of revenge against hi...

Trucker accused of revenge against high-beam drivers

There are 16 comments on the Cleveland Plain Dealer (Cleveland Live News) story from Dec 14, 2006, titled Trucker accused of revenge against high-beam drivers. In it, Cleveland Plain Dealer (Cleveland Live News) reports that:

Bright lights gave truck driver Glenn Rogers Jr. a not-so-bright idea, according to the Geauga County Sheriff's Office.

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super trucker

Johnson City, TN

#1 Dec 28, 2006
bout time someone did something about 4 wheelers who dont dim their brights.
racershaser

Cleveland, OH

#2 Dec 28, 2006
Have you ever had a semi behind you with his headlights in your mirrors and he right on your tail?
Some 4 wheelers, that may just bve their "Low Beams" with these new cars.

“Drive it like you stole it!!”

Since: Dec 06

Iowa town

#3 Dec 28, 2006
I think it proves that the truck drivers are getting way too erradic these days. They have a very bad attitude toward anyone who isn't driving a semi. Even my stepfather, who has been a trucker for 30 years agrees. I am constantly being tailgated by them. A few weeks ago one almost ran me off the road when he passed me. I think better training should be required before they can get a license, and maybe anger management!!

“Truckintim87”

Since: Dec 06

Baltimore, Maryland

#4 Dec 29, 2006
super trucker wrote:
bout time someone did something about 4 wheelers who dont dim their brights.
"YEA, WHAT HE SAID!!"

“Gazing Into The MiddleDistance”

Since: Jan 07

Las Vegas, NV

#5 Jan 10, 2007
The guy is 40 yrs. old. I'd expect that behavior from a 12 yr. old.
From the sound of it tho, this guy is a bit psycho.
Tiffany Rogers

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Mar 26, 2007
ailuro wrote:
The guy is 40 yrs. old. I'd expect that behavior from a 12 yr. old.
From the sound of it tho, this guy is a bit psycho.
yea well, what can you do about?? people have done way worse.... Glenn is actually my father, and yes he has done wrong, but is everything you do right?? think about it.
Tiffany Rogers

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Mar 26, 2007
Some people don't understand!! yes what my father did was completely uncalled for, but no one was seriously hurt. and he has learned his lesson. no one knows glenn better than his family and to be completely honest, my dad is a very loving guy, someone who would do anything for anyone.

what he did was wrong but i still love him to death <3
~Tiffany

Since: Apr 07

United States

#9 Apr 2, 2007
its true truckers dont have the respect they used to for each other theyve got these new guns in it just out of school aka swift especially they will run u off the road
Mary

United States

#10 Apr 5, 2007
Once, some time ago, one of my headlights was burned out, so I drove with my bright lights on so I could see on the rainy roads. It made a trucker mad, and he tailgaited me real close at high speeds on the freeway for many miles. My car was tiny, and not much scares me, but that certainly did. I meant no harm, and the trucker could EASILY have killed me.

That being said, my son also drives a big truck and I hear stories from him EVERY day about stupid 4 wheel drivers who cut him off so close he can't even SEE their cars over the hood of his truck. They cut him off with their babies in the back seat! This really upsets my son that parents could have so little concern for their own babies lives. He's fully aware that he's pushing/pulling 80,000 pounds and could easily kill that baby if the stupid parent stops too quickly after they cut him off. Then they flip him off if he honks his horn to remind them they are unutterably stupid.

I'm not saying what this man did was right, but I drive the freeways around here every day to and from work, and having a son who IS a driver, and hearing his horror stories makes me more aware when I see cars cutting off 18 wheelers on the freeways. You should be smart enough, 4 wheel drivers, to know this driver will have one helluva time stopping before they run you over and flatten you.

Is it really THAT important to save that 30 seconds you would have lost by getting in BEHIND the trucker?

Truckers have always been known as very helpful people and I have come across very nice people several times in my life when my car was broken down, or I needed help. Before cell phones, my brothers used to insist I take a CB radio with me when I traveled, in case I needed help. They knew the truckers would be kind-hearted enough to stop...and they were.

So, when you drive down the freeways and cut 18 wheelers off in traffic and you see some woman shaking her head at your stupidity, just know that's probably me...the mom of a truck driver, wondering how loud you'll howl when YOU'RE the one who gets flattened by your own ignorance.
Ken

Madison, WI

#11 Jun 21, 2007
After more than a decade of driving a very small sedan, I bought a medium size pickup truck a few years ago. Sitting that much higher is slowly changing how I see the road & its risks. I have noticed I'm taking chances I didn't 5 years ago. Gonna have to work on that. I know better. My dad hit & killed someone while driving.

I have some friends that haul furniture interstate in 18-wheelers. They take the responsibility very seriously, God bless 'em.

Every day there are people who are literally dying to save a few seconds. Fortunately none of them have been wedged under or compacted by my friends' trucks. Yet.

Like the sarge used to say on Hill Street Blues, "Let's be careful out there, people."

“Truckintim87”

Since: Dec 06

Baltimore, Maryland

#12 Jan 12, 2008
Vettegirl wrote:
I think it proves that the truck drivers are getting way too erradic these days. They have a very bad attitude toward anyone who isn't driving a semi. Even my stepfather, who has been a trucker for 30 years agrees. I am constantly being tailgated by them. A few weeks ago one almost ran me off the road when he passed me. I think better training should be required before they can get a license, and maybe anger management!!
Stop stereo typing!! there are plenty of great truck drivers out there..It's just those few bad ones who make it look bad for the rest of us. Also there are way too many more bad car drivers then bad truckdrivers anyhow..THAT'S A FACT!!
nightrider

Delano, MN

#13 Jan 16, 2008
I think we've all lost our temper. Glenn, we forgive you. We know you won't let it happen again.

Since: May 07

Location hidden

#14 Jan 17, 2008
Look I drove for 25 years before I got hurt on the job and was forced to stop driving, The problem is in both courts, First the drivers, The training they recive now days is no where long enough, 2 weeks and out the door,, No way is that long enough. 4 wheelers most of them think they can dash in and out of traffic because of there speed and size, they forget that just because they can stop fast that the truck behind them with 80.000 pounds can not. Or getting behind them so close trying to draft them and the driver can not see them, the sign that trucks has( If I can not see you in my mirrors you are to close) means what it says. Or 4 wheelers will pass a truck just slam on there breaks to get off at a ramp then the car cause's major problems on the highway while he leaves on the get off ramp.
You see there is plenty of blame to go around. But there is good to around also. You see you can remember the bad stuff quicker than the good. I blame the trucking company's more than the drivers, they are in such a hurry to do stuff, They give drivers loads late and tell them to get the load to the place on time, many company's will even detucted some off the drivers pay if the load is late, Now remember they gave it to the driver late to begin with. There are so many things in the industry that needs to be brought out in the open But The ATA white washes everything when the Goverment ask things, They tell everyone they represent all truck drivers but in real life they only represent about 10 percent of the drivers and they are union drivers. When will things change? Only when drivers learn to say ( NO-NOPE) but to many have wife and children to take care of, and are scared to say No-Nope.
One last thing about these car lights, these new blue looking lights, If your in the car that have them and looking out there great, But if you are coming towared them they will blind the HELL out of you.. I think they need to do something with them.. because I for one do not like them.
UnfortunateSon

United States

#15 May 2, 2008
I started driving after trucking school in 1987. I have been an "on and off" trucker ever since. Recently I have made it the only job I will do. Those who say there is blame for everyone, is right. I will start with 4 wheelers. Fact is 70% of all traffic accidents that involve a truck and a car, are the cars fault! This is a fact as reported by the insurance companies AND law enforcement. Cars cutting in front of truckers are taking their lives into their own hands. HE CANNOT SEE YOU WHEN YOU ARE THAT CLOSE! Depending on conditions, it takes anywhere from 100 ft to 300 yards(!) to get one of these trucks stopped. Running into your car WILL NOT STOP THE TRUCK! The truck simply will roll over the top of it. I have had idiots brake check me! You should know; I will NOT lock up my truck to save you from your retardation! Because I want to go home to my family. If I lock up my truck, I lose control and YOU and I both will not go home. I WILL see to it that I return home. MANY TRUCKERS HAVE THIS POLICY! YOU'VE BEEN WARNED! Also, many of these truckers now have cameras or "dashcams". So, if you do this stupid shit and get hurt/killed/die later....whatever. You ARE NOT PROTECTED. This is a new thing that the insurance companies and law enforcement have pushed. And for good cause. Moving onto truckers; I have never had an accident of any kind. Some of us truckers can say that. There are many truckers out on the road today, that would'nt be safe mowing their yard on a rider. And it is scary that they are driving a "big truck". The training isn't sufficiant. They need "hands on" with an experienced GOOD driver. Tailgating is rampant! Truckers who do it....are NOT TRUCKERS! They are people who "drive" a truck. But, it is dangerous all the same. I think that if you get pulled over for tailgating in a truck, you should have your license suspended for 90 days. Point blank! Some of these guys are nothing but bullies with trucks! So....wrapping up: 4 wheelers, stop being stupid and respect THAT TRUCK! Truckers, stop being stupid and respect THAT CAR!

“Truckintim87”

Since: Dec 06

Baltimore, Maryland

#16 Jun 20, 2009
Mary wrote:
Once, some time ago, one of my headlights was burned out, so I drove with my bright lights on so I could see on the rainy roads. It made a trucker mad, and he tailgaited me real close at high speeds on the freeway for many miles. My car was tiny, and not much scares me, but that certainly did. I meant no harm, and the trucker could EASILY have killed me.
That being said, my son also drives a big truck and I hear stories from him EVERY day about stupid 4 wheel drivers who cut him off so close he can't even SEE their cars over the hood of his truck. They cut him off with their babies in the back seat! This really upsets my son that parents could have so little concern for their own babies lives. He's fully aware that he's pushing/pulling 80,000 pounds and could easily kill that baby if the stupid parent stops too quickly after they cut him off. Then they flip him off if he honks his horn to remind them they are unutterably stupid.
I'm not saying what this man did was right, but I drive the freeways around here every day to and from work, and having a son who IS a driver, and hearing his horror stories makes me more aware when I see cars cutting off 18 wheelers on the freeways. You should be smart enough, 4 wheel drivers, to know this driver will have one helluva time stopping before they run you over and flatten you.
Is it really THAT important to save that 30 seconds you would have lost by getting in BEHIND the trucker?
Truckers have always been known as very helpful people and I have come across very nice people several times in my life when my car was broken down, or I needed help. Before cell phones, my brothers used to insist I take a CB radio with me when I traveled, in case I needed help. They knew the truckers would be kind-hearted enough to stop...and they were.
So, when you drive down the freeways and cut 18 wheelers off in traffic and you see some woman shaking her head at your stupidity, just know that's probably me...the mom of a truck driver, wondering how loud you'll howl when YOU'RE the one who gets flattened by your own ignorance.
What did the truck driver do? You mean to tell us that he was on the other side of the road and you had a highbeam in his face? How could he turn that truck of his around and catch up to you that quick?
Mjdksmshdj

Meredith, NH

#17 May 20, 2015
A truck driver called the cops on me when I did some donuts in a vacant lot behind a gas station a few "something's" ago. I got pissed, the cop took off after realizing there was no crime, and I was left to decide how to ha file the guy. I came back while he was sleeping and cut 12 of his tires with a razor. At 5am, he drove away with flats and stopped a few hundred feet down the road. I walked by himation my sidearm holsters and stared him down. He knows to mind his own fog biz now. Every year I slit another set like a tribute. Pay it backwards or suck mine. Too many people forget thto evil waiting for sucking cops on each other. one day, people will be hurt because they are too dumb to be tolerant. Not all of us have a "let it go" attitude, so watch your attitude truckers. no skin off my back to break out the valve tool or 3" razedr.

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