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post #21 of 39 Old 08-27-2013, 05:27 AM
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being up high does have the advantage of being able to see father down the road. Even though you might be closer than is good to the car in front of you, you can see far enough ahead to know what he is going to react to. Best practice is to always have enough room in front of you to stop........like that is ever going to happen in any big city. 4-5 cars are going to jump into your cushion space. Construction zones, emergency vehicles, car with a flat tire etc I pull over. many construction zones now say "when workers present". No workers present, no potholes put the hammer down and roll, otherwise some nimrod in a car will tailend you. besides I'm here to drive not park, if there is no hazard I see no reason to waste my time


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Which doesn't happen much anymore, half either don't have CBs, play with them like they're a karaoke machine or flat don't pay attention as they have their phone stuffed in their ear. (Which is illegal also.)
I have a CB in my truck but I don't speak Spanish so its pretty much useless to me

I don't speed through construction zones or tail gate, or even around town but if I get a clear shot on the highway ill run 70-72, in new England most of the cops wont bother you for that. until you get some swift/werner truck side by side doing 60 mph and cluster effing the traffic

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I have a CB in my truck but I don't speak Spanish so its pretty much useless to me

I don't speed through construction zones or tail gate, or even around town but if I get a clear shot on the highway ill run 70-72, in new England most of the cops wont bother you for that. until you get some swift/werner truck side by side doing 60 mph and cluster effing the traffic
I hate when slow/governed trucks do that. Then on top of it swift has about the biggest idiots I've ever seen in a truck, line 365 of em in a row n you MIGHT have a years worth of experience

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Last year, I watched a Swift driver drive past a set of fuel pumps in a parking lot and then turn and ran his trailer right over the top of them and then proceeded to back up over the pumps all without having a clue what he did.
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I have my class A cdl and get to deal with 4 wheelers all the time when i drive love starting threw all the gears again

but yeah it does go both ways, most OTR companies paid by the mile, and then there is limited time your can run during the day, 11hrs consecutive/ 14-hours total in a day, plus alot of of other DOT rules, so i can see how some drivers can get in a hurry,

i have only been driving since aug last year mainly in the oil field, so i am still gaining experience, but it pays the bills, other than that i hate the job, especially log books, just started a new company last week and we have to fill one out every day to get paid, weather we drive or not.

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Don't even get me started on some of these companies, I'm surprised some of these drivers can get out of their truck, walk into a truck stop, and come back out and find their truck.

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Don't even get me started on some of these companies, I'm surprised some of these drivers can get out of their truck, walk into a truck stop, and come back out and find their truck.
Some can't When I drove OTR, I sat at a Pilot truck stop one night and watched a Schneider driver try to back into a parking spot for an hour. The funny part was both parking spots on either side of where he was parking were open.
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Some can't When I drove OTR, I sat at a Pilot truck stop one night and watched a Schneider driver try to back into a parking spot for an hour. The funny part was both parking spots on either side of where he was parking were open.
Maybe he was practising, at least they didn't hit anything.

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