Do you ever drive down the road and wonder why people think so lowly of a truck driver? Why people have a certain attitude when you mention you are a truck driver? Why, when you mention you drive a truck for a living there is always that “Ohhhh, you drive a truck”. Then the conversation usually ends or the other person puts you on another level lower than a slug. I get that response on a regular basis. It doesn’t matter that I graduated with honors from high school and attended 4 years of college, no, I didn’t mention those other details. The attitude only comes from the moment, first impressions I would imagine.
I guess “Mr. Foul-Mouth Anonymous” answered that question for me today! Read the following comment I reserved for posting here. This was in response to the post “18 Citations and Still a CDL Driver”. Read what this moron said about the post.
“Goes to show some people like to put there 2 cents in where its not wanted…the person who made the negative comments about the trucking company really should learn to get the facts before opening their big **((* mouth…”
That comment is probably why I traded the CB radio in for an XM radio. I don’t recall making any negative comments about any trucking company. The only comment I made was that the local news posted the company trailer all over their news cast in the Seattle area. I even got a comment from the owner of the company stating that it was a tanker truck at fault or the accident. I made another comment and stated that particular company was well respected in the Northwest! But what does freedom of speech mean when I can’t even voice my opinions of what actually caused the accident and why on earth any CDL driver was allowed to continue to drive with 18 citations!
Today, I-90 claimed 50 cars, truck’s, semi’s and buses in another weather related accident at milepost 49. Several dozen people were injured and about a half a dozen were still in Seattle area hospitals in serious condition. I have been over Snoqualmie Pass several dozen times and know what people drive like coming off the mountain. For those of you who don’t know, there is a very quick, 6% drop off when you start down the hill west bound. About a mile or so down the grade, there are a series of avalanche bridges that a vehicle must pass over while traveling down the mountain. The accident occurred on one of those bridges.
There are numerous signs, flashing lights, lighted billboards and other warning devices cautioning drivers to the hazards ahead and to lower their speed. Do you think people pay attention to those signs? Do you think truck drivers pay attention to those signs? Apparently not! I don’t know exactly who caused this latest accident or how it happened, but I am sure it was due to speeding and un-attentive driving.
For those fellow drivers who don’t like the speed limits in the State of Washington or strict DOT enforcement, please don’t come to Washington. Do me, my family and friends a favor, take your comments and total disregard for the safety of others on our nations highways elsewhere!
PS……. Mr. Anonymous, reporting this blog as spam is not cool!