things truckers see going down the road.

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meeee

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Apr 26, 2009
 
wow thats something you dont see every day
Road Hog

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Apr 26, 2009
 
believe it or dont who did you drive for?
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Apr 27, 2009
 

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it has been said....What happens on the road, stays on the road.....And I agree....Trucking is a different life style than any other way of life. Only those who truly love it can handle it. It takes a certain type of person to be a successful driver and it takes a special woman to be a truckers wife. Some people might not be able to believe or comprehend some of the things that happen OTR. And I know that some can not come close to being able to imagine the devastation that you can come across. As for the rest, well LMAO...it's all in good fun!
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Apr 27, 2009
 
aligators in the road. better watch out they can make you wreck.
Wife of a trucker

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Apr 27, 2009
 
OMG.. and I thought I would only hear that coming from my husband.. LMAO
independent

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Apr 27, 2009
 
Other truckers....
-throwing their pee bottles out the window....sorry scum bags.
-blowing a tire, scattering large chunks of rubber behind them causing an accident and not bothering to stop.
-going too darn fast.
BINGO

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Apr 27, 2009
 
Had a trucker purposely hit me.

When they were doing construction north of exit 29 on I-75. The warning lights had said that the right lane was closed 2 or 3 miles up the road. The trucker pulled out into the passing lane and then slowed down. He obviously didn't want me to pass but he didn't know that I was only going to jump off at exit 29. While inching along behind him he allowed a car to pass on the right so I thought I would try it too. When I did he sped up and running me off the road into the emergency lane and hit me. He knew I was there because he blew his horn after I had already passed him and he sped up but he hit me anyway and drove right on like nothing happened. It busted the flare out on the truck bed just in front of the tire.

My dad was a trucker but I had never seen behavior like that before.
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Apr 27, 2009
 
BINGO wrote:
Had a trucker purposely hit me.
When they were doing construction north of exit 29 on I-75. The warning lights had said that the right lane was closed 2 or 3 miles up the road. The trucker pulled out into the passing lane and then slowed down. He obviously didn't want me to pass but he didn't know that I was only going to jump off at exit 29. While inching along behind him he allowed a car to pass on the right so I thought I would try it too. When I did he sped up and running me off the road into the emergency lane and hit me. He knew I was there because he blew his horn after I had already passed him and he sped up but he hit me anyway and drove right on like nothing happened. It busted the flare out on the truck bed just in front of the tire.
My dad was a trucker but I had never seen behavior like that before.
I have seen it before. It happened in Alabama, same situtation, road construction. The diffrence was a person driving a jeep got in the emergency lane to pass on the right and the truck driver cornered him against the guard rail. I have to say that no one that was in that traffic jam felt sorry for the guy in the jeep. When it says right lane or left lane ends 1 mile or whatever that's what it means.
RLL

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Apr 27, 2009
 
slm wrote:
it has been said....What happens on the road, stays on the road.....And I agree....Trucking is a different life style than any other way of life. Only those who truly love it can handle it. It takes a certain type of person to be a successful driver and it takes a special woman to be a truckers wife. Some people might not be able to believe or comprehend some of the things that happen OTR. And I know that some can not come close to being able to imagine the devastation that you can come across. As for the rest, well LMAO...it's all in good fun!
I've been a trucker's wife for almost ten years now, but I'd never considered how devestating some of the things my husband has witnessed can be. He occasionally will call me when he's really upset about a wreck he just saw or something like that, but usually he doesn't discuss what goes on when he's OTR.
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Apr 27, 2009
 
I had a trucker in Knoxville who thought he was gonna be mean. I came up on him and he was moving kinda slow. Well, when traffic got around me and him, I cut my signal light on and started over and he done the same thing. Well, I quickly cut back over in the slow lane and he done the same thing. Then after about 4 times, he finally let me start around him and then he sped up. He done me this way about 4 times. Well, when I finally got right up beside his door, he started coming over on me!!! Well, needless to say, I done about 85 to get around him, I pulled over beside the road and called the cops. I let him get in front of me and when he passed me he blew his horn at me. Not 10 minutes later, the DOT's came by me flying and when I went by; guess who was pulled over...I blew my horn as I went by.
They're not really as all that as they think they are. Granted some are not bad, but some are horrible.

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Apr 27, 2009
 
Road Hog wrote:
believe it or dont who did you drive for?
still do drive for a company in lex.as far as i go is columbus oh. generally just local runs harrodsburg, winchester, portsmouth ohio
protrucker

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Apr 27, 2009
 
RLL wrote:
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Surely you realize that not ALL truckers are inconsiderate and unsafe. Then again, you don't sound too smart considering you try to cut them off every chance you get. You're risking a fatal accident pulling stunts like that, jerk.
Who wants to let them 4 wheelers get in front anyway. They act like they are in a fricken hurry, and then when they get up there...they come flying across 3 lanes just to get in front of you and then their stupid a$$ slows down and that wears out my brakes having to stop for their dumb a$$ and me pulling a heavy load!!!!!!!!!!

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I can honestly say, if I pass a truck that's it. I am gone. I don't see why anyone would pull out in front of a big truck and slow down, or pass them and do the same. I don't want hit by one so I get around them and I am gone. I would say that is a hard job OTR, Goodluck and God bless you all.
my father

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My father was trucker for 40 years and he did not reflect the behavior some of you describe, he has always had respect and manners for all persons, the same goes for my husband and brother who drive. So please before you talk bad about all tuckers, consider that it does not matter what profession you are in life, their will be good people and bad people.

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one thing i have to say, i have to get tickled at turkey hunters, most of them get all camo'ed up sit and be quiet for hours at a time just to shoot a turkey. well about every other time i travel to portsmouth ohio, i travel east on I-64 and i have seen all kinds of turkeys right beside the road about hit a few of them. so my question is why get all camo'ed up and sit in the woods for hours when all you need is a semi doing 70 down the highway and a rock or bottle.lol silly hunters.
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Apr 27, 2009
 
Wife of a trucker wrote:
OMG.. and I thought I would only hear that coming from my husband.. LMAO
LOL....nope...now you heard it from another truckers wife!
Slm

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Apr 27, 2009
 
RLL wrote:
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I've been a trucker's wife for almost ten years now, but I'd never considered how devestating some of the things my husband has witnessed can be. He occasionally will call me when he's really upset about a wreck he just saw or something like that, but usually he doesn't discuss what goes on when he's OTR.
I was OTR with hubby for quite a few years, and would jump in the truck in a heartbeat, if he still drove. I myself learned that it isnt all fun and games. Dont get me wrong, it is a blast, if you love it (and I do) but I have seen so much, and been thru some close calls with hubby, and there are times when you just dont want to pass some of the bad on to your family....Why cause them to worry. Once you get the thought in your head about what could happen...it NEVER leaves
Bingo

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Apr 27, 2009
 
OhWell wrote:
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I have seen it before. It happened in Alabama, same situtation, road construction. The diffrence was a person driving a jeep got in the emergency lane to pass on the right and the truck driver cornered him against the guard rail. I have to say that no one that was in that traffic jam felt sorry for the guy in the jeep. When it says right lane or left lane ends 1 mile or whatever that's what it means.
The rules of the road don't allow for such behavior. Its considered road rage. I didn't use the emergency lane and no one is allowed to do that legally under the law. The lane wasn't closed and there is no written or unwritten law that anyone had to let me pass. If we all took the law into our own hands we'd be like him.
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Apr 27, 2009
 
protrucker wrote:
<quoted text>Who wants to let them 4 wheelers get in front anyway. They act like they are in a fricken hurry, and then when they get up there...they come flying across 3 lanes just to get in front of you and then their stupid a$$ slows down and that wears out my brakes having to stop for their dumb a$$ and me pulling a heavy load!!!!!!!!!!
Try climbing Jellico Mountain. They blatantly ignore the sign that says no passing and truck have to stay right.

Sure there are bad 4 wheelers and truckers but neither suffices to threaten or endanger another's life simply because you're in a hurry too.
Bingo

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Apr 27, 2009
 
my father wrote:
My father was trucker for 40 years and he did not reflect the behavior some of you describe, he has always had respect and manners for all persons, the same goes for my husband and brother who drive. So please before you talk bad about all tuckers, consider that it does not matter what profession you are in life, their will be good people and bad people.
Ain't that the truth. I believe most of its the way people are raised.

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