Do we self police or just ignore the dumb ****s?

Ontario Outlaw

Hozer Witta Hood
Supporter
Well?

Do any of you call trucking companies or their safety division if you see dumb and/or unsafe behaviour?

I’m not sure why, I’ve noticed a trend of Brampton drivers that are doing 80 kmh (50 mph) in a 100 kph (62 mph) zone. 95% of the time it is a scuzzy day cab pulling a van reefer or container. Usually foot on the dash, jibbering on their headset rocking out to Bollywood tunes and dreaming of Krishna

Today, I noticed one ahead of me drifting four feet out of his lane on both sides, when I passed him he was clearly not looking at the road. Easily 5 miles I watched this behaviour.

And, yep, day cab pulling a reefer.

His company usually has straight clean trucks, usually 379’s pulling a reefer. But, usually, they are pretty stand up guys, tight rigs that are pressed out nice.

Safety thanked me for the call, and agreed with me that, for this company, it’s atypical of how their drivers usually represent their company.

Yay or nay? I’m not talking call every ******* time somebody makes a mistake, we all do something stupid once in awhile. If it’s clear the driver is distracted repeatedly, intoxicated or just a mental ****tard that has no business driving a Yugo let alone a class 8.....call in or just leave them behind you?
 

ironpony

Professional Pot-Stirrer
Supporter
Well?

Do any of you call trucking companies or their safety division if you see dumb and/or unsafe behaviour?

I’m not sure why, I’ve noticed a trend of Brampton drivers that are doing 80 kmh (50 mph) in a 100 kph (62 mph) zone. 95% of the time it is a scuzzy day cab pulling a van reefer or container. Usually foot on the dash, jibbering on their headset rocking out to Bollywood tunes and dreaming of Krishna

Today, I noticed one ahead of me drifting four feet out of his lane on both sides, when I passed him he was clearly not looking at the road. Easily 5 miles I watched this behaviour.

And, yep, day cab pulling a reefer.

His company usually has straight clean trucks, usually 379’s pulling a reefer. But, usually, they are pretty stand up guys, tight rigs that are pressed out nice.

Safety thanked me for the call, and agreed with me that, for this company, it’s atypical of how their drivers usually represent their company.

Yay or nay? I’m not talking call every ******* time somebody makes a mistake, we all do something stupid once in awhile. If it’s clear the driver is distracted repeatedly, intoxicated or just a mental ****tard that has no business driving a Yugo let alone a class 8.....call in or just leave them behind you?
I ever run across you down here, I'll be dipping a dime.
 

r3gulator3

Friendly Neighborhood Former Technician
Supporter
Dropping a dime is still very relevant as hip hop culture adopted it. Basically now days it means your a rat. Snitches get stitches.
 

Ontario Outlaw

Hozer Witta Hood
Supporter
Dropping a dime is still very relevant as hip hop culture adopted it. Basically now days it means your a rat. Snitches get stitches.
Are you commenting more on the dropping a dime comment, or commenting on our industry being self policing?

Just asking :dunno:
 

Rigjockey

In Gord we trust!
Supporter
Dropping a dime is still very relevant as hip hop culture adopted it. Basically now days it means your a rat. Snitches get stitches.
How would you know that? Do you listen to the rappers doing rapping, Hipping and Hopping? :confused2:
 

Mike

Well-Known Member
Staff member
He never said anything about dropping a dime on anybody.

He said dipping a dime. Probably in chocolate or something.
 

Joker11

Well-Known Member
Supporter
I have called many times. The police have been utterly useless everytime. Even on a drunk driver that was so wasted that I escorted to keep others safe!
 

Duck

Bumper sticker slogan goes here
Supporter
I have called many times. The police have been utterly useless everytime. Even on a drunk driver that was so wasted that I escorted to keep others safe!
In 2004 I was passing an Estes truck on I-95 just north of Baltimore and the MFer threw a half crushed Budweiser can out the window and it landed in that little nook between my hood and the bottom of the windshield of my truck and stayed there a few seconds before the wind blew it away.

Next thing I know he's halfway in my lane and luckily the third lane was clear. I backed off and got behind him and watched him put two cars on the hammer lane shoulder and then go from there all the way to the right shoulder and back into the right lane.

So I called 911. Gave them all the info they would've needed to catch up and get him off the road.

They never did. We made it all the way into Delaware and he took an exit.
 

ironpony

Professional Pot-Stirrer
Supporter
Back in the day when everyone had a CB, and had their ears on, some dumbass clipped a salt shaker on 80 near the 103eb in Pennsy. Tore s big chunk out of the side of his trailer.

There were about a dozen of us out there that night, and I think everyone called the state police.

He runs, must of been doing 60 (one of those nights when 35 or 40 was safe) when he passed me... cops had him pulled over before Clearfield.
 

Hanover Fist

Well-Known Member
Back in the day when everyone had a CB, and had their ears on, some dumbass clipped a salt shaker on 80 near the 103eb in Pennsy. Tore s big chunk out of the side of his trailer.

There were about a dozen of us out there that night, and I think everyone called the state police.

He runs, must of been doing 60 (one of those nights when 35 or 40 was safe) when he passed me... cops had him pulled over before Clearfield.
I can't believe the number of accidents on I80 between Dubois and Clearfield...seems to be a near daily occurance (I drive that stretch every day).
 

nan

Well-Known Member
Supporter
I constantly see hoods in the ditch, sometimes on their sides, along 80.

Supertruckers.
 
Top