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Old 06-15-2007, 02:29 PM   #11
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I read that ATA article too. If truckers don't want to be tailgated, they shouldn't tailgate us car drivers!!! I've driven through the "mountains" in PA and TN a few times. It's a terrifying experience to be driving 80+ just to keep pace, and see a semi truck grill in the rearview mirror. What a minute... that was the last time I was on the freeway in un-mountainous Michigan.

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Well, if them mow me over, I will gladly accept the 2.5 billion dollar settlement from the company they drive for Iv had several fly up to my rear bumper because I was only doing 60 in a 65. Trucks are supposed to go 55.
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Old 06-15-2007, 02:50 PM   #12
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Bubba: The article, while not written to the highest standard, was not anti-hypermiling although the writer could have benefitted from consulting a more technically inclined person before submitting the final copy.
What article are you referring to? I wasn't referring to the article the OP posted.

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What I don't get about these truckers is that they always draft other trucks. Late at night, I will often see a line of 5-10 trucks drafting each other much closer than any of us get. They seem to love drafting.
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Old 06-15-2007, 02:50 PM   #13
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i just tap my breaks and slow down. it works really fast
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Old 06-15-2007, 02:57 PM   #14
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Well, if them mow me over, I will gladly accept the 2.5 billion dollar settlement from the company they drive for Iv had several fly up to my rear bumper because I was only doing 60 in a 65. Trucks are supposed to go 55.
I feel like the trucks are this close...



http://www.woodtv.com/Global/story.asp?s=6623359
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No prob, Clencher. I had to re-read that guy's statement again just now to make sure it didn't say "engine off". Egg on my face if it had.
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I feel like the trucks are this close...



http://www.woodtv.com/Global/story.asp?s=6623359
OUCH!
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Old 06-15-2007, 03:43 PM   #17
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Appears I wasn't paying attention as closely as I should have. My apologies.
Seem like I been on the wrong side of the fence here lately but I agree with clench. The article say's that it illegal to coast and that Wayne cost engine off with out the assistance of power steering or brakes. I also thought it was well written.

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Bubba Bob and Clencher...

The trucking article mentioned in this thread can be found at this link (I couldn't find the GS thread about it, so here it is "straight from the horse's rump". Sorry about the confusion.

http://www.truckline.com/NR/exeres/1...7A019669C6.htm
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I feel like the trucks are this close...



http://www.woodtv.com/Global/story.asp?s=6623359
that was quite a story, didn't that happen in Paw Paw michigan or something? 50 mph for 4 miles like that .
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It sure did! My mom grew up in Paw Paw, near that very stretch of road. Lucky guy. I bet he was scared ****less at the time, but afterward, what a story to tell!
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