Asshole truck drivers

First let me start off by saying that not ALL truck drivers are assholes.  Just like not all people driving four wheelers (cars) are assholes.

So, tonight on my way home from work I’m rolling 70 MPH on cruise control in the center lane of the turnpike.  When this asshole rig gets up on my rear bumper.  And I usually don’t care because they do that sometimes.  However this guy was super close and was doing it on purpose.  He wasn’t like a car length off my bumper, not 6 feet, but about 14 inches.  Asshole.  I saw this same guy doing this to other cars in the right lane about 3 miles back.

Here’s the problem.  Now that the speed limit for rigs is up to 65 in Ohio just like the cars, they wanna roll hard all the time.  So if I’m in the right lane they always  go around me (mind you even if I’m doing 70 on cruise).  I try to run the center lane that way the rigs can roll past me in the right lane if they want.  If there is some slow poke fucker in the right lane (car) I can’t help it and I’m certainly not going to be switching lanes all the time if the rigs want to go 80 in a 65.  Fuck ’em.

I never had this problem when the speed limit for rigs was 55.  I would roll the center lane and they would roll the right lane and only come into center to pass here and there.  Now at least 50% or more of the rigs are always climbing peoples asses and getting really close and using the jake brake (engine brake) etc.  This guy was swerving all around and just being a jerk.  It’s not like I was trying to do a damn thing to him.  He was carring all kinds of steel pipe on a flatbed and driving like he had no load.  What a moron.

I understand that there are a good amount of people driving cars that cause a boatload of accidents for truckers.  I know this and I can’t stand those people either.  It just really burns me up when truck drivers do this shit.  I mean fuck…..calm down a bit, slow down and chill out.

Usually I do my part to let rigs over when needed and I am always looking way up ahead to see if I see one entering the turnpike from a rest area or something and I get over to let the rigs in the right lane move into the center to let the other rig on.  We all need to help out, that’s a given.

What doesn’t help is when you get these jackass truck drivers who feel the need to drive 90 just so they can get up the next hill so they treat all the car drivers like dirt.  It just makes me want to not give a crap anymore about the truckers.  And bitterness and asshole driving will just breed more of the same thing.

Man….people need to take fucking chill pills and slow down a little.  I’m not talking drive like a grandma in the right lane doing 55, but fuck.  You know what I mean, and you know who you are.

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19 responses to “Asshole truck drivers

  1. Badsanta

    This is why your the asshole. The law states you are to run in the right hand lane unless you are passing another vehicle. You also are not supposed to pass on the right side of another vehicle. So if your running the center lane and making people pass you on the right so your lazy ass doesn’t have to change lanes, your in the wrong. As far as why are we, yes I’m a truck driver, hauling ass all the time it’s a simple matter of economics. We’re overworked, under paid, and due to the greed of the brokers, shippers, receivers and the companies we run for we have to get as far down the road as we can in the 11 hours the Government allows us to run in order to pay our bills and feed our families on what little is left of our paychecks after paying for fuel,truck payment,road use taxes, broker fees, lumper fees and all the other shit that’s too much to mention. So the next time your rolling down the road listening to your stereo, talking on your cell phone and scratching your balls and you see a big rig coming up behind you, get over and let them pass.

  2. Daily Driver

    Now understanding why some truck drivers can be such entitlement whores….. The right lane is for slow drivers and people entering and exiting the highway, the left lane is for passing vehicles and the middle lane is for everyone else (for your reference— http://www.miamivalleytrails.org/law.htm, scroll down to 4511.25) The mere fact that a semi driver can obliterate sedans in the blink of an eye places a greater responsibility on them to BE FREAKIN CAREFUL. Is that really so much to ask? Because if it is, may i gently suggest that you find another line of work because your priorities are totally jacked up.

  3. @ Badsanta,

    Get another job douche bag. You are obviously a danger to everyone if you hate what you do and are overworked. Your lack of concentration and your carelessness can lead to the death of other people who have done nothing wrong.

    You’re a fuck-tard.

    @ Daily Driver

    Exactly. You are right.

  4. Daily Driver

    Almost forgot, learn some decent grammar before you go looking for some other job. YOUR is a word of possession, YOU’RE means YOU ARE. The job market is tough and people who can’t master basic high school language and writing skills will find themselves up the proverbial “creek without a paddle” When you endanger other people by riding their asses because you’re too lazy and arrogant to expend a bit of energy to use your turn signal and move over to the PASSING LANE (YEAH- it’s called that for a reason dumbass) it gives all truck drivers a bad name. You are a simpleton and should not be permitted to propagate.

  5. NotanidiotlikeBadsanta

    The right AND center lanes are exactly for what the author states in this article. The center lane, which doesn’t exist in the majority of the backwards states, is what a driver of a car is expected to usually be in. The left lane is the passing lane, period.

    Now as far as truckers are concerned, I am always courteous when on the road. I am one of those rare people who actually understand that the directional signal goes on BEFORE you change your lane and not just 1 or 2 seconds before. All that said, I’ve found that a lot of the guys in the long haul rigs are assholes. They love the two lane highways so they can ride side by side and keep it slow for 10 miles or so. They prevent the cars from going even the correct speed.

    I vowed on my last trip that the next time a trucker does that to me, it’s going to be his last time doing it to anyone; nuff said!

    F–k the truckers!….where’s the $5.00 diesel already???

  6. Truck Driver

    First off I want to start with highway lanes. One thing that four wheelers don’t realize, because they dont read highway signs is trucks are not allowed in the left lane. We are expected to pass in the center lane. So you have to see how pissed we get when we have a roll and we get stuck behind a four wheeler in the center lane. Get over and let us go. As far as the trucks passing at 90mph….BS. Most if not all trucks now are governed at 62mph…period! Another thing is when we are coming up to a hill we get a “run” on it so we can make it up without losing a bunch of speed. If we dont get a run we have people calling us assholes because we are causing a back up going 35 on a highway. More accidents are caused by cars, with people talking on cell phones than are casued by truckers. Something that pisses me off is getting cut off by a car with someone on a cell phone, and then getting online cussing truckers because they follow so close. As fas as F-k the truckers, fine without truckers this country would be defunct! Everything…everything you by is delivered by truck. The interstate highway system was created for trucks to offer faster service coast to coast. So if you don’t like it stay off our highways!

  7. @ Truck Driver,

    Obviously some of you guys are good guys. A lot of the time my experience is good with truck drivers. I don’t buy the BS that most are governed at 62. I have been rolling 70 in the center lane and have a truck climbing my ass and then go around in the left lane at at least 10 faster than me.

    I’m sure that there are good truck drivers and bad, just like there are bad car drivers and good. I drive 70 miles a day and don’t talk on the cell phone while I drive. I always move over for trucks and I am always looking ahead to see if a truck in the right lane is gonna need to move over. Most people don’t look more than 30 feet ahead of them.

    I agree with you about trucks however. Trucks bring everything. “If you got it, a truck brought it”.

  8. ron lappreau

    CSA 2010 will take drivers like the one you describe off the road but I suspect the complaining about trucks won’t stop. The next time a trucker shatters your serenity just remember we’re the assholes that bring your food. Be nice to us or you can grow your own.

  9. @ ron lappreau – No, I’m not going to remember that you bring me food. I will remember that some truckers are assholes and some of those assholes will eventually get fired so good drivers can bring me food. No need to drive the point into the ground. Look at MY post right above yours. I know the whole “if you got it a truck brought it” thing. Trucks shouldn’t be driving in the left lane over 75MPH in Ohio. The Speed Limit is 65. I liked it much better when the Speed Limit was 55 for rigs and 65 for cars. That way the rigs would roll in the right lane and pass each other when needed. Now they roll the same speed as cars and they are all over the fucking road. Lastly, 3 trailer wiggle wagons should be fucking illegal.

  10. ron lappreau

    Sometime before next summer I suggest you buy several freezers and fill them. A storage unit full of canned food is also a good idea. You’re going to need about a one month supply after the initial run on supermarkets. Katie Couric is not going to tell you what is about to happen.

  11. Jen

    Trying very hard not to laugh out loud at that last comment.
    You are clearly an uneducated troll.

    I truly believe that the majority of truck drivers are good, unfortunately the bad ones are REALLY bad. The good drivers should be even more interested than the rest of us in getting the bad ones off the road as it makes them look awful just by association. Truck drivers don’t own the road, shocking as it may seem, and in direct contradiction to how some of them act and drive.

  12. @ ron lappreau – I already have essentials stocked up for other reasons. You may find out yourself just how quickly people are replaceable. I don’t care what job anybody does, everyone is replaceable.

    There are people (truck drivers) that do it right. Why are we not defending those folks? Why do you have to stick up for the dickhead drivers?

  13. Stuntman

    If running on a two lane, the left lane is the passing lane (show off lane). If you are in it……Pass! or “Show Off.”

  14. Tom Grant

    I EAT MY POOP.

  15. Really nice comment Tom. Get a job.

  16. Ive been driving truck for 25 years, this guy is RIGHT! I see YOU ASSHOLES, yes the ones posting get in the right lane and get the hell outta the way, grow up you assholes, leave earlier. Your probably making 35 or 40cents a mile and gotta run like a ASSHOLE. I neer tailgate, no matter how bad I need to get where im going. I wish hed stand on that brake pedal and sue the pants off of your company. Most veterans that are making good money like myself don’t need to run like an ASSHOLE. Wait until one of you assholes smash a 4 wheeler with a family in it. You ASSHOLES will see.

  17. This is sickening, look at these so called professionals,….. What a joke, “show off lane” grow up.

  18. andy

    I would allow you to post this comment if you could spell and form sentences. You can’t just have a huge paragraph with a single period at the end and everything in lower case. Until you can fix that this is what your comment will look like: “I CAN’T SPELL, WRITE, OR FORM SENTENCES. I CAN’T SPELL, WRITE, OR FORM SENTENCES. I CAN’T SPELL, WRITE, OR FORM SENTENCES. I CAN’T SPELL, WRITE, OR FORM SENTENCES. I CAN’T SPELL, WRITE, OR FORM SENTENCES. I CAN’T SPELL, WRITE, OR FORM SENTENCES. I CAN’T SPELL, WRITE, OR FORM SENTENCES. I CAN’T SPELL, WRITE, OR FORM SENTENCES. I CAN’T SPELL, WRITE, OR FORM SENTENCES. I CAN’T SPELL, WRITE, OR FORM SENTENCES. I CAN’T SPELL, WRITE, OR FORM SENTENCES. “

  19. Steve

    Some hauler took offense to me driving in left lane on 2 lane road(71 south near Louisville) – a road that needs to be widened to 3 lanes.
    I was behind a another trucker passing slow pokes in the right lane. He started tailing me in the left lane. I should have known then this guy has little regard for cars. But I then let him pass me(when the opportunity came). He then started swerving into my lane(the right Lane). I thought he was trying to kill me. I then stepped on it hard and passed him in the right lane(going 90). I will never let another trucker pass me again(when he has tailed me)!

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