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How do truck drivers do it??

So I just got back from a long road trip and was wondering how on earth some truck drivers get away with driving the way they do?? Seems there is always a truck tailgating, speeding, rolling in restricted lanes, etc. I drive a lot for work and drive like an angel because my licence depends on it. So how do these guys roll like that>? Is there a lot of wiggle room or are they just living by the CB and know where the fuzz is?? One time that really stood out was in a long 40 MPH construction zone, I was passed by like 10 trucks - all rolling 60+ MPH!
Needs to be said - don't get me wrong, there were a ton of conservative professionals out there but many, many unsafe hot-shots too.

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Yeah and truck drivers love it when all the dipsticks in cars and pickups pull out in front of em like their not there. Or leave brights on and cut you off. Goes both ways.

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Scotty,just going out on a limb here, but are you from Ohio?

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Oh I know it does, this post isn't about how I was upset about their driving... I'm just wondering how they drive that way and not get pulled over. You would think all those miles, somehow there is going to be a cop.

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Ohio,Indiana or Illinois.......

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So I just got back from a long road trip and was wondering how on earth some truck drivers get away with driving the way they do?? Seems there is always a truck tailgating, speeding, rolling in restricted lanes, etc. I drive a lot for work and drive like an angel because my licence depends on it. So how do these guys roll like that>? Is there a lot of wiggle room or are they just living by the CB and know where the fuzz is?? One time that really stood out was in a long 40 MPH construction zone, I was passed by like 10 trucks - all rolling 60+ MPH!
Needs to be said - don't get me wrong, there were a ton of conservative professionals out there but many, many unsafe hot-shots too.

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he he .. gotta push the envelope and make a living.



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Ohio,Indiana or Illinois.......
Not sure what you're getting at.

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he he .. gotta push the envelope and make a living.
Ok got it, so it's just risking it and counting on the CB? I'm sure the police are more lenient given certain circumstances too, like speeding up to gain some momentum for an upcoming hill.

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Wrong my grandfather and all the guys who park at our shop are drivers. They live by the cb. Cops are more strict to drivers than they are to us.

They will pull drivers over trying to gain momentum to go up a hill.



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CB's help a lot, but if the trucks you were being passed by were livestock, you'll never see those guys pulled over. I use to get passed by triple digit trucks all the time when I drove over the road.

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