SOMETHING TO TELL THE PEOPLE OF EDMONTON?



Semi Truck Drivers Suck

Do semi truck drivers think that the rules of the road do not apply to them or something?

I can’t count the number of times I’ve had to slam on my breaks to avoid an accident because one decided to blow a stop/yield sign or has turned left/right right in front of me… I get that they are big and it must suck driving one but you’d think they’d be better drivers than most people, not worse Lol

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SOMETHING TO TELL THE PEOPLE OF EDMONTON?

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  1. Even ppl not pulling anything cut you off pretty close to you and then hit the brakes. It’s not easy to just stop. I agree semi drivers think they have the right away every single way they think they can

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  2. We all should treat big trucks with more respect on the road. Everyone is so impatient now days. Sometimes Semis have long trailers hauling big loads and it makes it even harder to turn, slow down and stop. I’ve seen truck drivers write to local papers saying how much harder it is to slow down to a stop before a red light because of their air brakes,. Yet people continuously cut them off, try and get ahead of them because they’re driving too slowly, only to come to an abrupt stop in front of the truck at a light or something, causing the driver to do their absolute best to stop their truck on time without hitting the car who so rudely cut in front of him.
    Sadly common courtesy among drivers seems to be a thing of the past. Sometimes a little patience goes a long way!

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    1. I understand this and completely 100% agree we should give more respect to big trucks but I think the post is talking about the few drivers that do make illegal turns or run stop sign because they feel the rules do not apply to them. I’ve seen it happen many times and I have had many bad experiences with big trucks thinking they can intimidate other vehicles.

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    2. Those truck drivers need to be more respectful of US because of the heavy loads they carry. They are more of a danger than other vehicles because they can’t stop as easily as we can. They drive through red lights intersections all the time because they are going so fast they can’t stop and cause a lot of accidents, esp. on the highways. It seems like their pay load is more important than the other vehicles on the road. I think it should be law that all semi trucks travel at least 5 K under speed limit in the city, under 15 K on the highway.

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    3. How about they respect others? How about get the hell out of merge lane instead of hitting your gas to go faster? Some, not all truck drivers are not cautious! Why should I respect them? Respect goes both ways and because they are bigger doesn’t mean we as smaller vehicles should give them respect

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  3. i have a class 1 license and in their defence you can’t just jam on your brakes and stop right away. You never know what kind of load etc they are carrying. we should all treat semi drivers with a lot more respect on our roads because the amount of crap they deal with from everyday drivers cutting them off is absolutely unreal!

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  4. Having grown up and worked in the trucking industry – I say you go take a class on driving the big rigs then revisit these feelings.

    Trucks move incredibly slowly, I can guarantee they aren’t cutting you off, you saw it coming and decided slowing down enough to let them turn or get in was beneath you.

    Basic physics tells you they can’t stop, go, or turn on a dime especially when they’re loaded. Google pictures of trucks slamming on their breaks, drivers are lucky to walk away with their lives when idiots in rice rockets pull in front of them in some misguided road rage attempt to “teach them a lesson”

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  5. large loads, tough to stop and other ass-hat drivers may excuse what someone deems to having been cut off. Maybe. But it doesn’t explain away the blown stop signs and yield signs. Like the OP, I see it often. I don’t care how big or heavy your load is, the laws apply to all of us.

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    1. I’ve called the company if the name or number is posted on the truck. Their dispatch only needs to know the time and place most companies have gps on their trucks. If you can get a plate or trailer number that’s better.

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  6. Drive anything for a living and deal with all the “regular” people out there and see how you feel then. Also truck drivers are real people too and believe it or not, can make mistakes! Wow! Who knew!!!

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    1. That’s happened to me too and it was driver error. I’m a truck driver and I don’t excuse the act as he quite literally almost killed my entire family but at the same time I could see he MUST have been a new driver and I knew I should have gotten into the other lane. He was tapping the breaks for no reason, slowing and speeding up within 5 or 10 k. He also may have been new to the city he didn’t know what exit to take on the henday to go east. Not trying to excuse it as I said but reading traffic goes a long way.

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  7. Treat truckers with respect and you will get respect back. Cut them off or don’t give them space they will fucking squish you. It’s common sense. The bigger they are the more space they take on the damn road, and believe you me slowing down a loaded rig when a dipshit cuts you off is not fun. RESPECT THEM!

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  8. Without those trucks we wouldn’t have gas for our vehicles, most food, pretty much even every thing is delivered by trucks. Sometimes they’re in a hurry if they have to make deliveries by a certain time or before a place closes. They’re working as they drive. That’s the difference between them and most drivers. It’s not an excuse for them to break laws but we also need to be abit more understanding and share the road

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  9. Let them in. Its hard enough to turn left or merge in this city where everyone thinks they are too important to have to let anyone else by. Just imagine trying to do that while not getting paid enough to drag 53 feet of stupid bullshit behind you.

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  10. having grown up within the truckin industry (majority of my dads side drive truck across canada) all i can do is laugh. yes there are some out there who think they own the road, but the number of impatient assholes who drive cars/vans/suvs/pick up trucks greatly outweighs the truckers who feel they own the road. give them space. they have huge blind spots compared to ANY of the vehicles, including city buses, so if they cut you off it’s because they probably didn’t see you. they carry large loads, have to deal with air brakes, as well as all of the idiots on the road. go just get out of their way and you won’t have an issue. and what ever you do, DO NOT CUT THEM OFF !!! it can end deadly for you if you do, and if it doesn’t, you’ve probably got off lucky with a totalled vehicle.

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  11. You. won’t. Win.

    Just brake. Maybe if you stop texting and were aware of your surroundings you wouldn’t have to be slamming on the brakes.

    It takes 2 to cause an accident. And close calls should be learning experiences.

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  12. If you’ve never had to drive one of those in a big city or busy highway you have no clue what you’re talking about. Next time you purchase anything, you should be thanking your truck drivers for getting it to you on a tight schedule. Truck driving has got to be one of the most difficult and dangerous jobs out there and I give them the respect they deserve on the roads.

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  13. Well the rules of the road do apply for all of us. For one a trucker blowing a stop sign or yield is as wrong as any other vehicle doing it. For two on a busy highway for a truck to pull out at times is nearly impossible. 90% of people are total a holes and when a light changes they refuse to give a trucker the bit of space to pull out into traffic as they are worried that they will be stuck behind a truck. Yes we all get frustrated and do stupid things from time to time. My advice for you is the next time you see a truck having a hard time entering a intersection slow down give the driver a nice smile and wave and give that space that is needed. 95% of drivers will smile back and give you also a nice wave. Remember everything you buy is moved at one time or the other by that truck.

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  14. you shouldn’t have to slam on the brakes for any reason if you are paying attention, following at a safe distance behind the vehicle ahead of you, and doing the speed limit.

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  15. I’ve been trucking for 40 years and sadly I have to say there are a lot drivers who are total assholes, in big trucks as well as 4 wheelers. The industry has got to point that they’re hiring unqualified people to drive because of transport demand. It just sickins me to see some of crap going on on the road these days.

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  16. Please don’t put us all in the same basket. I’d be willing to guess that most of the problems you talk about involves aggregate trucks!!(dump trucks). And who’s behind the wheel of most of them, ” new Canadians”!!

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