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Feb 20, 2019 at 04:32 PM CST
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After i lost my marbles this morning on I 81 in southern pa i thought i would dust off about irresponsible drivers. first we had an empty truck ban in place and all exits were useless .trucks were stuck on every exit . everyone was driving single file and going 35 mph and all was well till a computer hijacked eld compliant truck just had to go 50 because HIS CLOCK IS RUNNING OUT OF SAND. the road had lots of snow and wasnt plowed so we didnt have both full lanes then these wacko eld folks would try to pass and push you hard to side of your lane into the deep stuff then your rig pulls funny. I DEVELOPED A NEW HATRED FOR SNOW THIS MORN ALL BECAUSE OF OTHER INCONSIDERATE DRIVERS. Cars were bad also slowing me up big time on hills and so on. My bad weather counseling is its 4 WEEKS TILL SPRING. Keep it safe fellows and we can all make it to warmer times.
Replied on Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 08:02 AM CST

I know exactly what you mean . Greg

Replied on Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 08:03 AM CST
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CW Mcall should take what you just posted and make a song out it. Perhaps someone should get ahold of him, and he could do a comeback tour? He could put a album together with some other catchy tunes like, The Godfather of the ELD wears pantyhose?
Replied on Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 08:03 AM CST
Originally Posted by: DAVE WINTERS
Quote: "CW Mcall should take what you just posted and make a song out it. Perhaps someone should get ahold of him, and he could do a comeback tour? He could put a album together with some other catchy tunes like, The Godfather of the ELD wears pantyhose? "

well if your gonna right a song about how about adding this so called driver shortage... no parking halve the time and self centered drivers that think it's all about them... but I understand your pain all to well andrew
Replied on Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 04:12 PM CST
Its the new norm in PA. They close the roads to trucks and start writing tickets. A month ago it was a statewide ban on ALL interstates. It rained almost all day Saturday, roads were closed to trucks since 12:01am Saturday morning. The gestapos wrote over $300,000 in tickets to trucks....the roads were just wet. Last week they closed them again to trucks, to the tune of $250,000 in tickets. I havent heard what yesterday netted them yet. Im not arguing closing the roads when they are impassable, but they should close them to EVERYONE. And this crap with closing the interstates when the roads are bare, or its just raining is very frustratiing. So onto the skinny, hilly, often residential state roads we go!
Replied on Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 04:48 PM CST
Originally Posted by: DAVE WINTERS
Quote: "CW Mcall should take what you just posted and make a song out it. Perhaps someone should get ahold of him, and he could do a comeback tour? He could put a album together with some other catchy tunes like, The Godfather of the ELD wears pantyhose? "

I think if he makes an eld inspired album, it should include Metallica as a guest band. That way you have music to represent the anger and anxiety. I handled the -34 degree temps ok, and the deep snow getting me stuck in yards regularly, but a snowbank ripping off my mudflap put me over the edge, marbles gone. On Tuesday I was carrying 3300 pounds of ice on the rig, I'd guess it's 5000 today. Anybody know what that groundhog had to say about winter?
Replied on Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 04:58 PM CST
that ban is all a money racket. its another form of taxation without representation that governor wolf found out to be a good cash cow to balance an unbalanced state budget. Yesterday it Should've been a 6 am all truck ban on 81. if you lock it tight in the morn we wont be as quick to push it and by 9 am yesterday 81 was nearly at a stand still and the ban didnt start till 12?? and yes i witnessed 3 state officers checking entering trucks at a exit in Harrisburg. So be careful with these bans.
Replied on Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 07:55 AM CST
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I've reached the limits that I can tolerate so far this week, partially due to bad weather, and the rest is from a 12 second interaction with a dot officer. Southeastern Minnesota was not a good place to be on Monday, I had alot of miles of white knuckle driving on really slippery snow pack. Interstates were closed and state highways had 6-10 foot drifts near any trees, they punched holes through with v plows, and after a few hours of driving through these narrow paths and fearing that I might meet another semi and have to try to back 400 yards down an 8ft wide path I decided to shut down. Credit to the Minnesota hwy Dept, they blew snow all night and opened that road up.

Well I get out of that region yesterday and get into south dakota and weather and roads are fine until about 5 pm. A blizzard hits north of aberdeen. I watched a pickup pulling a livestock trailers jacknife in the ditch HARD. I stopped and asked if everyone was ok and luckily they were. I offered to stick around until help showed up and give them my flashing emergency lights to throw out because the trailer was still on the road. Well,lucky for me the scale at Frederick SD was open all day, and when those two boys shut down, they stopped by this accident, and walked up to us and the first words out of their mouth was "who's semi" "get out of here". Didn't ask if everyone was ok. Now granted that wasn't a butt chewing and luckily I didn't get a ticket or anything but it was a very rude tone.

Now Im a huge supporter of law enforcement. Especially now where it's so popular to hate them in the main stream media. I've got history with those two guys, they chewed me out for stopping to have a potty break beside a remote highway near Miller sd, and to their credit they have given me a break on an overweight situation in the past. But I'm tired of being talked to like a damn criminal by some of these dot people. I've never committed a crime. I hold doors open for people, I say please and thank you. Between dot and mother nature, I'm shutting down for a couple weeks to try to regain some marbles
Replied on Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 12:30 PM CST
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You better be careful dale, I find the more time you take off, the less you feel like trucking. It becomes addictive, and leads one to think about other options.
Replied on Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 07:41 AM CST
Keep in mind DOT officers are state police academy drop outs or they didn't make the grade. So they get tossed into dot enforcement. Now look out everybody they gave me a badge and a gun. Kinda freaks me out.