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      06-19-2017 04:38 PM #1
      So I noticed this coming home from vacation last week and want to know if it's me.

      I feel like semi trucks are becoming bigger a$$hats now more than in recent memory. The big thing I'm seeing now is the "turn your signal on and while doing so barge into the next lane" move. It doesn't matter if the vehicles in that lane are closing at a much faster clip. They don't care. They just barge over.

      The other thing I'm noticing more of is the "snail race." Trucks will do rolling road blocks for miles while trying to overtake one and other below the speed limit. This race is usually initiated by the first maneuver I noted above.

      This is not my first rodeo, I've been driving highways for years. However, truck drivers seem to be more aggressive I'd say within the last 12 months or so. Just wondering if something changed to drive this kind of behavior or if it's always been this way.
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      06-19-2017 04:40 PM #2
      The reality of autonomous driving displacing them has got them all angry?

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      06-19-2017 04:41 PM #3
      They've had enough of these gosh darn hoonigans driving beneath their trailers and stealing their gosh dang VCR systems!

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      06-19-2017 04:45 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by George Bluth View Post
      They've had enough of these gosh darn hoonigans driving beneath their trailers and stealing their gosh dang VCR systems!
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      06-19-2017 04:45 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by RollingInDubs View Post
      So I noticed this coming home from vacation last week and want to know if it's me.

      I feel like semi trucks are becoming bigger a$$hats now more than in recent memory. The big thing I'm seeing now is the "turn your signal on and while doing so barge into the next lane" move. It doesn't matter if the vehicles in that lane are closing at a much faster clip. They don't care. They just barge over.

      The other thing I'm noticing more of is the "snail race." Trucks will do rolling road blocks for miles while trying to overtake one and other below the speed limit. This race is usually initiated by the first maneuver I noted above.

      This is not my first rodeo, I've been driving highways for years. However, truck drivers seem to be more aggressive I'd say within the last 12 months or so. Just wondering if something changed to drive this kind of behavior or if it's always been this way.
      So this is what bothers you and not the truck driver cross country hooker killing and pill popping?
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      06-19-2017 04:48 PM #8
      I don't feel like its gotten any better or worse since I started driving. The most consistently aggressive trucks I've encountered are on the route between Nashville and Atlanta.
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      06-19-2017 04:48 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by RollingInDubs View Post
      So I noticed this coming home from vacation last week and want to know if it's me.

      I feel like semi trucks are becoming bigger a$$hats now more than in recent memory. The big thing I'm seeing now is the "turn your signal on and while doing so barge into the next lane" move. It doesn't matter if the vehicles in that lane are closing at a much faster clip. They don't care. They just barge over.

      The other thing I'm noticing more of is the "snail race." Trucks will do rolling road blocks for miles while trying to overtake one and other below the speed limit. This race is usually initiated by the first maneuver I noted above.

      This is not my first rodeo, I've been driving highways for years. However, truck drivers seem to be more aggressive I'd say within the last 12 months or so. Just wondering if something changed to drive this kind of behavior or if it's always been this way.
      I thought most companies governed their trucks now? So the heavy one is 1 mph slower going up hills. The lighter one tries to pass. They both crest the hill and are then at equal speed

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      06-19-2017 04:52 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by George Bluth View Post
      They've had enough of these gosh darn hoonigans driving beneath their trailers and stealing their gosh dang VCR systems!
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      06-19-2017 04:55 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by RollingInDubs View Post
      The big thing I'm seeing now is the "turn your signal on and while doing so barge into the next lane" move. It doesn't matter if the vehicles in that lane are closing at a much faster clip. They don't care. They just barge over.
      I have absolutely noticed more of this too.

      My theory:





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      06-19-2017 04:56 PM #12
      I don't notice too much annoyance with semis here with our relatively high speed limits but in other states I can tolerate about five minutes of two trucks doing 62 and 62.1 MPH before I just put it in 3rd and go around on the right in an on-ramp merge lane. Byeeeeee

      Overall traffic is just getting worse and worse to the point where I strongly prefer state highways and two-lane backroads to interstate idiocy. This morning I was driving to work on a 55 MPH four-lane highway (doing about 60) and a woman in a new C300 blew a stop, pulled right out in front of me, didn't get on it, then dead a weak little brake check because I didn't slow down fast enough for her liking. I changed to the other lane to go around after the car next to me went by and of course then she punched it. Just go! Jesus.
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      06-19-2017 05:09 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by adrew View Post
      I don't notice too much annoyance with semis here with our relatively high speed limits but in other states I can tolerate about five minutes of two trucks doing 62 and 62.1 MPH before I just put it in 3rd and go around on the right in an on-ramp merge lane. Byeeeeee

      Overall traffic is just getting worse and worse to the point where I strongly prefer state highways and two-lane backroads to interstate idiocy. This morning I was driving to work on a 55 MPH four-lane highway (doing about 60) and a woman in a new C300 blew a stop, pulled right out in front of me, didn't get on it, then dead a weak little brake check because I didn't slow down fast enough for her liking. I changed to the other lane to go around after the car next to me went by and of course then she punched it. Just go! Jesus.
      I don't know who is worse: Dallas drivers or LA drivers.

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      06-19-2017 05:12 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by DUBPL8 View Post
      I don't know who is worse: Dallas drivers or LA drivers.
      LA drivers in Dallas.
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      06-19-2017 05:18 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by NeverEnoughCars View Post
      LA drivers in Dallas.
      Damn them Toyota transplants

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      06-19-2017 05:35 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by NeverEnoughCars View Post
      LA drivers in Dallas.
      On their way to Atlanta via Nashville!

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      06-19-2017 05:35 PM #17
      Its definitely annoying when truckers do the extra slow pass. The worst part is they make you feel like they're doing it on purpose because they saw a car coming and want to piss off the driver. The reality of the situation is they literally do not care, they aren't paying attention and they don't look. They simply don't want to turn their cruise control off and have to go through the entire rigamarole of braking, accelerating and pushing the cruise button aaalllll over again. Thats a lot of work you know. I have a CB in my truck and occasionally listen to their conversations. Its quite entertaining and it actually makes time go by more quickly when driving. I suggest everyone get in on the radios and stop getting so worked up about sh*t.

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      06-19-2017 05:40 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Atl-Atl View Post
      Its definitely annoying when truckers do the extra slow pass. The worst part is they make you feel like they're doing it on purpose because they saw a car coming and want to piss off the driver. The reality of the situation is they literally do not care, they aren't paying attention and they don't look. They simply don't want to turn their cruise control off and have to go through the entire rigamarole of braking, accelerating and pushing the cruise button aaalllll over again. Thats a lot of work you know. I have a CB in my truck and occasionally listen to their conversations. Its quite entertaining and it actually makes time go by more quickly when driving. I suggest everyone get in on the radios and stop getting so worked up about sh*t.
      After a trucker camping in the left lane of the NJTPK tried to run me off the road TWICE when I tried to pass...I don't buy the ignorance defense. These guys love pissing people off because they have a huge grudge against motorists ****ing up their "office". That and pissing others off has become a national pastime in this country.
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      06-19-2017 05:41 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Ross1013 View Post
      After a trucker camping in the left lane of the NJTPK tried to run me off the road TWICE when I tried to pass...I don't buy the ignorance defense. These guys love pissing people off because they have a huge grudge against motorists ****ing up their "office". That and pissing others off has become a national pastime in this country.
      Youre probably right. I was trying to be nice for once hahaha.

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      06-19-2017 06:30 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by atl-atl View Post
      i have a cb in my truck and occasionally listen to their conversations. Its quite entertaining and it actually makes time go by more quickly when driving.
      "caaaannndddyyyy caaaaaneeeeeee...."
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      06-19-2017 07:42 PM #21
      I have to admit, it's a two-way street.

      Let's not pretend that there are no dickhead drivers who won't let 18-wheelers merge into their lane, especially when the lane they're on is about to end.

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      06-19-2017 08:46 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by NeverEnoughCars View Post
      LA drivers in AUSTIN.
      FTFY

      At least Dallas, Houston and SA drivers have had two decades of traffic to adjust. It's like Lord of The Flies out there anymore.

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      06-19-2017 08:50 PM #23
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    24. 06-19-2017 09:27 PM #24
      This barging over B.S. literally just happened to me on my way home from work today. Didnt even have a care in the world. Literally had to pull off into the shopping center entrance way to avoid being hit. Guy didn't even bother to wave or anything

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      06-19-2017 09:40 PM #25
      This wasn't on I-81 by any chance, was it?
      They used to do that on my way down to school 20 or so years ago. It was hilly, so it was understandable but still annoying.
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