Stupid Truck Drivers

I have been honked at, gestured at with a closed fist, and I’ve also been shown I’m Number One by a driver of a car as I get passed on rain drenched roads.

Do I care? Heck no. I’ll bear the cranky business of frustrated drivers wanting to get where they are going.

Are you among the many travelers of highways and byways frustrated at being held up behind a big truck? Worse yet, you pass that truck and find there are miles of room between that stupid truck and the next vehicle in front?!

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The reason for the large gap is for my safety and reaction time BUT more so for YOUR safety. Remember this, if the accident is caused by you I will be on top of you. Not a place or situation you want to be in.

Any time there is a gap, like the scientific axiom “nature abhors a vacuum”, little vehicles shoot in the gap to get around someone else.

On rain slick or snow covered roads stopping and reaction time are longer than on dry pavement. A “slam on the brakes” stop by a truck driver on slick roads result in jack knifing the truck and trailer. Traffic on one side or another on this situation is wiped out by the out of control tractor and trailer. Mine included!!

When you dart over into an empty spot in front of any big truck, tractor trailer combination please keep in mind that we watch out for you and do our best NOT to ruin your day.

Leslie

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I am an over the road truck driver in Drive-Away Transport part of the year, and the sole bookkeeper of this operation the other part of the year. I do a lot of whining until I can get in my craft room and play with paper and glue. View all posts by Message In A Fold

4 responses to “Stupid Truck Drivers

  • Lynn Claridge

    You need to make up a huge sign to let the frustrated but idiotic other drivers know! Although we have travelled behind several trucks all trying to over take each other and none having quite enough speed to do so and then they take up two or three lanes and the rest of the traffic is backed up behind them! Then there was the truck that decided to pull out just as Rod was overtaking him and the driver was quite unaware that we were alongside him, luckily Rod spotted the lights coming on and was able to drop back out of the way quickly. Damn fool nearly took us out, he just didn’t see us.

    Love and hugs
    Lynn xx

    • Message In A Fold

      Wow! You and Rod have had some bad experiences on your roads. Enough to make a person shudder with rage.

      Truck drivers today are no longer the “Knights of the Road” as they once were termed.

      If you had a flat tire or any kind of car trouble a truck driver was a welcome sight pulling up in front of you. Today that sight would cast fear in the most brave of hearts since there have been so many murders committed by truck drivers.

      Young girls are now being snatched up (kidnapped) and forced into prostitution in truck stops by some truck drivers and the women they bring along.

      It is no wonder people think badly of truck drivers over here with their inconsiderate and sometimes criminal behavior.

      Joe and I are “Old School”. There are some of us left. Not many but some.

      It is good to see you are back. I hope your Internet problems are soon righted and your troubles are over.

      Thank you for having your Jill let me know you both were still alive and kicking 🙂 but your Internet had died.

      Love you – Leslie

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