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    Re: Worst Drivers on HWY #1?

    I drive from Salmon Arm to Revy every week and the lack of respect from the transport drivers is mind blowing. The centre line used to mean something but now it seems to be a loose suggestion as I have trucks cross it at me at least twice per trip. It's easy to only blame the new Canadian drivers but I see a lot of white faces in the cabs doing the same thing. The police and CVSE need to get serious about cracking down on this section of highway I nearly never see either between 3 Valley Gap and Sicamous which is the worst section.
    I get sick of all the professional drivers chiming in to say "oh it's not us it's the 4 wheelers" in most places I'll agree as if you look at commercial vehicle involvement in accidents it's a very low percentage across the province but I guarantee on the Hwy 1 stretch between Kamloops and the Alberta border it's much much higher especially if you focus on the fatalities. It seems like it's been closed at least once per week and sometimes more than that for a fatality this year. When is enough?
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    Re: Worst Drivers on HWY #1?

    Quote Originally Posted by skegpro View Post
    Why does it feel like the worst drivers on the Trans Canada now adays are the "professional truck drivers".

    Really need to watch these clowns they have gotten exponentially worse in the last year.

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    I’d add gravel truck drivers on qe2 and new Canadians in minivans to the list, along with the semis that are being piloted by camel jockeys that were herding goats 6 monthe ago came to Canada got a bogus class one and are trying to tackle the Coquihalla first run. I try stay away from trucks at all times.

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    Re: Worst Drivers on HWY #1?

    Wonder if automation would fix this problem.
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    Re: Worst Drivers on HWY #1?

    Just because someone has a class1 doesn't make them a professional driver. Same goes for a class 5. All it means is that based on the expectations they are able to pass a test.

    If I had to do hwy hauls I would find something else to do. I must say the traveling public has no regard for the big trucks on the road and it causes many accidents as well.
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    Re: Worst Drivers on HWY #1?

    I came across a really good driver a couple years ago. It was just past Lake Louise when they were working on the divided highway. The highway had just been divided to 2 lanes in each direction with a concrete divider in the middle. It was snowing hard and I was stuck behind a semi. I pulled out to pass him and he cut me off taking up both lanes. I was pissed. Then as I tried for a second time, he pulled in front again. As I sharply pulled back behind him a car whizzed past me in the opposite direction on our side of the concrete divider. It would have been a head on collision for sure if the trucker had not held me back. I went from very angry to very thankful. I try to remember this when I come across other drivers that seem like A-holes.
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    Re: Worst Drivers on HWY #1?

    Big difference between the guys that just came down the log road and took his chains off for the second time that day, the old leather faced long haul driver who's 50 looks like he's 75 lights one smoke off the other and carries piss jugs than the rest of them(general pansies) who don't know the limits of there truck but can't help themselves in a bind little own someone else.

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    Re: Worst Drivers on HWY #1?

    Not al drivers are A-holes and some are really good. Automation will take care of some issues regarding truck operation but would not help in this case. Another idea that is becoming cheap enough is

    No idea how you would keep it snow free. Maybe an enhanced vision system for your vehicle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Teth-Air View Post
    I came across a really good driver a couple years ago. It was just past Lake Louise when they were working on the divided highway. The highway had just been divided to 2 lanes in each direction with a concrete divider in the middle. It was snowing hard and I was stuck behind a semi. I pulled out to pass him and he cut me off taking up both lanes. I was pissed. Then as I tried for a second time, he pulled in front again. As I sharply pulled back behind him a car whizzed past me in the opposite direction on our side of the concrete divider. It would have been a head on collision for sure if the trucker had not held me back. I went from very angry to very thankful. I try to remember this when I come across other drivers that seem like A-holes.

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    Re: Worst Drivers on HWY #1?

    What's the one thing worse than a trucker turned poet???
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    Re: Worst Drivers on HWY #1?

    If you guys don't have a VHF radio get one.

    We monitor Ladd 1 all the time on HWY 1 and it has saved us untold greif.

    The good truckers talk on there and make the hwy safer.

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    Re: Worst Drivers on HWY #1?

    Would love to see the automated truck chain itself up in a snow storm coming through the pass from Creston. The may have their place down south on 4 wide freeways and flat ground but show me one that is capable of hauling in Canada in the winter.

    The drivers aren't the only ones to blame. Many of these big companies don't train proper and that leaves the driver not knowing. Anyone who has ever take the driving course will tell you that they don't teach you to drive. They teach you to pass a test.

    I will give props to Tri-Can for a much better training program then most. And believe me I'm not a big fan of Tri-Can
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