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    Re: Worst Drivers on HWY #1?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bnorth View Post
    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?
    What about the ones in town blowing through red lights!?!? Seen that multiple times now at the shell, figure they can do 90 all the way through. Then have to chain up in the fast lane cause they spin out by the rink. Them fawkers are scary. With popo would pay a bit more attention to them. Hand out a few heavy fines they'd get the point........



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    Re: Worst Drivers on HWY #1?

    Quote Originally Posted by broke'n'nuts View Post
    What about the ones in town blowing through red lights!?!? Seen that multiple times now at the shell, figure they can do 90 all the way through. Then have to chain up in the fast lane cause they spin out by the rink. Them fawkers are scary. With popo would pay a bit more attention to them. Hand out a few heavy fines they'd get the point........
    It's brutal at the bottom of Tank hill in town! If you're crossing the highway into the downtown core at any of the 3 intersections with traffic lights make sure to look both ways very carefully after your light goes green as I see them blow these lights extremely frequently. Someone is going to get killed if they don't crackdown on these drivers.
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    Re: Worst Drivers on HWY #1?

    Quote Originally Posted by BEL View Post
    What's the one thing worse than a trucker turned poet???
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    A poet pulling a camper!


    Sorry, couldn't resist.
    Guess no one has a sense of humour today!

    I started trucking in high school as a summer job in 1977. Back then things were way different. There was a certain stigma about truckers, but for the most part they were courteous professionals.

    By 1995 things had dramatically changed, the industry had been de-regulated, hours of service rules had been introduced (not a bad thing), but trucking had exploded and there were simply not enough qualified and experienced drivers to go around. By then I had owned 7 of my own, but was seeing too many scary things. The primary contributing factor in my decision were large carriers, desperate for drivers and therefore willing to hire almost anyone, would take someone fresh from a 5 day course (regardless of their background or ability to communicate) give them keys to a truck in say Winnipeg, tell them to hook onto that trailer and be in Vancouver at 8:00 a.m. the day after tomorrow - regardless of weather or road conditions. With over 2.5 million miles of experience with no at fault accidents I wasn't concerned about what I may do, but I was extremely concerned about who else was out there, and I wasn't prepared to put my life in their hands.

    So I sold out, and even though they say trucking gets in your blood, I can honestly say I have not regretted my decision even once.
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    Re: Worst Drivers on HWY #1?

    Quote Originally Posted by skegpro View Post
    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.
    I recently purchased a Baofeng radio. I monitor that LADD 1 channel on my way to Ft Mac and Salmon Arm every 2 weeks.

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    Re: Worst Drivers on HWY #1?

    Quote Originally Posted by S.W.A.T. View Post
    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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    Re: Worst Drivers on HWY #1?

    Quote Originally Posted by skegpro View Post
    works great on flat ground with single axles. I was able to see a test of a similar system about 15 years ago, great for vehicles with no trailers and not much weight, but as soon as you put a load on and try to pull a hill a very different story, the length of the chains meant you only had traction on the inside dual, and once you really started torquing it just spit the chain out and tore up the inside tire.
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    Re: Worst Drivers on HWY #1?

    Quote Originally Posted by skegpro View Post
    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.
    Ladd1 the go to channel when crap goes sideways??

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    Re: Worst Drivers on HWY #1?

    Quote Originally Posted by zal View Post
    Ladd1 the go to channel when crap goes sideways??
    That's the most common "trucker channel " on the hiway.
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    Re: Worst Drivers on HWY #1?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stompin Tom View Post
    works great on flat ground with single axles. I was able to see a test of a similar system about 15 years ago, great for vehicles with no trailers and not much weight, but as soon as you put a load on and try to pull a hill a very different story, the length of the chains meant you only had traction on the inside dual, and once you really started torquing it just spit the chain out and tore up the inside tire.
    Exactly. Local SAR tried to have them installed on their command unit and I thought it was a heck of a idea until I saw them work.
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    Re: Worst Drivers on HWY #1?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike270412 View Post
    That's the most common "trucker channel " on the hiway.
    What would YOU know...???

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