Sooo highways LOOK empty..

IIronman

Well-Known Member
ALL around the country NOT many trucks on the move..:clap:
BUT fuel prices went up today..soo how can the oil companies stand up with their supply and demand CRAP..??? Seems like who is driving today gonna pay quit a penny to get filled up! :whistle::whistle:
 

GAnthony

Methuselah
Supporter
ALL around the country NOT many trucks on the move..
BUT fuel prices went up today..soo how can the oil companies stand up with their supply and demand CRAP..??? Seems like who is driving today gonna pay quit a penny to get filled up!
not here..........the highways have the usual large carriers, even the typical mmorning rush hour "stand still", caught on camera, and when i was going to do some errands, local companies are on the roads as well. even seen some o/o's pulling loads, flatbeds especially...........soooooooo.............:beep:
 

IIronman

Well-Known Member
Well good Prodriver..you must feel very good ..however I see you are on the computer..not joining the drivers out there??
 

Mike

Well-Known Member
Staff member
Posted this in another thread, but the truck traffic here in Fort Worth is way down right now.
 

GAnthony

Methuselah
Supporter
here is some great news for some of you people......

(TheTrucker.com - America's Trucking Newspaper)

TICKETS AND FINES

for 3 drivers in the Chicago area.....


"Three truckers ticketed near Chicago

CHICAGO — Three truck drivers are accused of impeding traffic on a major interstate near Chicago — apparently as part of a protest of high fuel prices by truckers nationwide.


An Illinois State Police spokesman says the trucks blocked the three lanes on I-55 near Chicago by driving three abreast and slowing down. Master Sergeant Luis Gutierrez says the drivers were ticketed for impeding traffic".

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the point system from another source for Illinois

Points




The Illinois Administrative Code, Title 92, part 1040.20(c) gives the following point values for these offenses:
  • Reckless driving―55 points
  • Squealing or screeching of tires―10 points
  • Driving too fast for conditions―10 points
  • Driving over the speed limit:
  • 1 to 10mph over―5 points
  • 11 to 14mph over―15 points
  • 15 to 25mph over―20 points
  • More than 25mph over―50 points
  • Exceeding the maximum speed limit in a school zone―20 points
  • Driving below the minimum speed limit―5 points
  • Driving below the minimum speed limit on an Illinois tollway―20 points
  • Not driving in the right-hand lane when proceeding at less than the normal speed of traffic―20 points
  • Exceeding the maximum speed limit on a bridge or elevated structure―10 points
===================================

i surely do hope those 3 guys think it was such a good idea afterall.........


can you say, "insurance premium hike"......???

can you say, "DMV record"..............???


i know i can.................


as i had said a few times before, think about the consequences of your actions...........it may very well have far reaching effects..............for your future.........
 

sledgehammer

smashing the hammer down
here is some great news for some of you people......

(TheTrucker.com - America's Trucking Newspaper)

TICKETS AND FINES

for 3 drivers in the Chicago area.....


"Three truckers ticketed near Chicago

CHICAGO — Three truck drivers are accused of impeding traffic on a major interstate near Chicago — apparently as part of a protest of high fuel prices by truckers nationwide.


An Illinois State Police spokesman says the trucks blocked the three lanes on I-55 near Chicago by driving three abreast and slowing down. Master Sergeant Luis Gutierrez says the drivers were ticketed for impeding traffic".

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the point system from another source for Illinois

Points





The Illinois Administrative Code, Title 92, part 1040.20(c) gives the following point values for these offenses:
  • Reckless driving―55 points
  • Squealing or screeching of tires―10 points
  • Driving too fast for conditions―10 points
  • Driving over the speed limit:
  • 1 to 10mph over―5 points
  • 11 to 14mph over―15 points
  • 15 to 25mph over―20 points
  • More than 25mph over―50 points
  • Exceeding the maximum speed limit in a school zone―20 points
  • Driving below the minimum speed limit―5 points
  • Driving below the minimum speed limit on an Illinois tollway―20 points
  • Not driving in the right-hand lane when proceeding at less than the normal speed of traffic―20 points
  • Exceeding the maximum speed limit on a bridge or elevated structure―10 points
===================================

i surely do hope those 3 guys think it was such a good idea afterall.........


can you say, "insurance premium hike"......???

can you say, "DMV record"..............???


i know i can.................


as i had said a few times before, think about the consequences of your actions...........it may very well have far reaching effects..............for your future.........
im glad they did it. everyone is worried about the consequences, who gives a ****!!! WE SHOULD NOT BE AFRAID OF OUR POLICE,GOVERNMENT,GONGRESS, THERE IS NOTHING WE SHOULD BE AFRAID OF!! (WE ARE THE PEOPLE)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
this dude rocks!

uh.....ever hear of night shift....??????
LOL @ Night Shift. funny i can look back at threads and get all his posts from this forum as well as others nonstop for days..sure he gets a 8 hour break, but SOME people need to sleep sometimes.

Tired of dudes negativity.

IMO: pro1driver = Non Driving member blowing smoke out his ass
 

gearjammer

jammer
here is some great news for some of you people......

(TheTrucker.com - America's Trucking Newspaper)

TICKETS AND FINES

for 3 drivers in the Chicago area.....


"Three truckers ticketed near Chicago

CHICAGO — Three truck drivers are accused of impeding traffic on a major interstate near Chicago — apparently as part of a protest of high fuel prices by truckers nationwide.


An Illinois State Police spokesman says the trucks blocked the three lanes on I-55 near Chicago by driving three abreast and slowing down. Master Sergeant Luis Gutierrez says the drivers were ticketed for impeding traffic".

----------------------------------------------------
the point system from another source for Illinois

Points




The Illinois Administrative Code, Title 92, part 1040.20(c) gives the following point values for these offenses:
  • Reckless driving―55 points
  • Squealing or screeching of tires―10 points
  • Driving too fast for conditions―10 points
  • Driving over the speed limit:
  • 1 to 10mph over―5 points
  • 11 to 14mph over―15 points
  • 15 to 25mph over―20 points
  • More than 25mph over―50 points
  • Exceeding the maximum speed limit in a school zone―20 points
  • Driving below the minimum speed limit―5 points
  • Driving below the minimum speed limit on an Illinois tollway―20 points
  • Not driving in the right-hand lane when proceeding at less than the normal speed of traffic―20 points
  • Exceeding the maximum speed limit on a bridge or elevated structure―10 points
===================================

i surely do hope those 3 guys think it was such a good idea afterall.........


can you say, "insurance premium hike"......???

can you say, "DMV record"..............???


i know i can.................


as i had said a few times before, think about the consequences of your actions...........it may very well have far reaching effects..............for your future.........
can you say a pair of big ones?? and there was a lot more than three involved I don't know how many were issued tickets but remember this in this country you are innocent until proven guilty and they will have their day in court, just because a few cops gave them a ticket doesn't trying to intimidate them means nothing who knows YOU might even benefit from their sacrifices , I swear with your anti driving attitude you have got to be a broker that sees his gravy train about to leave you into the dust, youhave not had one thing positive to offer to fix this mess!!!
 

Stumblefoot

Active Member
Well Ive been shut down Monday and Today (Tues) I dont live near the interstate, but hear the local gravel haulers on the highway. I guess the answer is to drive just over the minimum speed limit, not much they can do about that. Got some media attention on TXCN news, I really dont see how this will help, it may get some peoples attention, but not in a good way. And how is it supposed to get rates up and fuel costs down? I'm hoping for the best, but pretty much expect that it will be bussines as usuall when I go back to work.
 

GAnthony

Methuselah
Supporter
can you say a pair of big ones?? and there was a lot more than three involved I don't know how many were issued tickets but remember this in this country you are innocent until proven guilty and they will have their day in court, just because a few cops gave them a ticket doesn't trying to intimidate them means nothing who knows YOU might even benefit from their sacrifices , I swear with your anti driving attitude you have got to be a broker that sees his gravy train about to leave you into the dust, youhave not had one thing positive to offer to fix this mess!!!
i wish i were a broker, then i'd be making more money than just driving...

as for sleep, i don't sleep much at all, never did in fact, anyone got a problem with my sleeping habits....??? i don't, i'm used to it.....

as for my job, i do quick shuttles from one warehouse to another, then some yard work. done in all of about 7 hours most days..........great job for me, as i've had it with the OTR crap..........you can have it.......

i don't see how i or anyone can benefit from someone else's insurance premium hike...........it may very well cause all insurance companies to add more insane rate hikes to us.

those drivers may have thier day in court, if they can AFFORD to be out of work (again) when that time comes, or they pay the fine.

my "positive thing i DO HAVE TO OFFER to fix this mess" is that there will be some nice used trucks on the market soon, as many o/o's will lose big time for shutting down....one more thing too, with those so-called convoys..... the drivers are complaining about high fuel costs.....yet they are burning fuel needlessly driving around in circles....??? or idling at the truckstops....????

isn't that kind of counter-active....??????

oh well.............

buying fuel will continue after this shutdown, whether it'll be gasoline, or diesel, and the prices won't go down......how many more shutdowns can o/o's really afford.............or sympathetic company drivers....??? there are only so many vacation days, you know.........
 

BANDIT

Dispatch Me Home
To Pro1

Man, it's the negativity of people like you that is the reason that none of the other shutdowns ever worked. You aren't even a real truckdriver......you're a damn yard jockey for Christ's sake. Instead of being so damn negative about everything, why the hell don't you try backing these guys up that are litterly fighting for their lives and their livelyhood. Maybe if you actually used all that energy in a positive manner and helped these guys fight all this bullshit you might help them WIN !! Give it a try man, or at least give it a break. We're all tired of hearing you whine and cry about nothing being worth it. Get A Life Man.:dunno:
 
buying fuel will continue after this shutdown, whether it'll be gasoline, or diesel, and the prices won't go down......how many more shutdowns can o/o's really afford.............or sympathetic company drivers....??? there are only so many vacation days, you know.........


No duh? Fuel always going to be bought. Its the fact that....nevermind, im not arguing with a sleep deprived Super Trucker. Ur nothing but Negative.

get ya some more high speed chicken feed and stay up a few more days. k? k. =)
 

GAnthony

Methuselah
Supporter
Man, it's the negativity of people like you that is the reason that none of the other shutdowns ever worked. You aren't even a real truckdriver......you're a damn yard jockey for Christ's sake. Instead of being so damn negative about everything, why the hell don't you try backing these guys up that are litterly fighting for their lives and their livelyhood. Maybe if you actually used all that energy in a positive manner and helped these guys fight all this bullshit you might help them WIN !! Give it a try man, or at least give it a break. We're all tired of hearing you whine and cry about nothing being worth it. Get A Life Man.:dunno:
uh.....i'm not a yard jockey..........that is just an add on duty to my shuttles.....

been a "real truckdriver" for 20 years now, so don't even go there....you wanna drive OTR and be away for days, weeks, or even months at a time...?? then go ahead, be my guest..........oh yeah,. and i got a "life", and a mortgage, and kids in college, and bills......you got any of those yourself...??
 

GAnthony

Methuselah
Supporter
No duh? Fuel always going to be bought. Its the fact that....nevermind, im not arguing with a sleep deprived Super Trucker. Ur nothing but Negative.

get ya some more high speed chicken feed and stay up a few more days. k? k. =)
i wish i was sleep deprived......then i'd be here even more hours......as it is now, sadly, only the few hours i put total here each week is all i can afford to do........:beep:
 

Mzleese

New Member
I believe the focus of this thread has been totally side tracked. IMO every trucker out there should be participating in the shutdown. Kids in college, mortgage....how the hell is that being paid when you can't even afford to roll down the road, unless of course you're a "company driver"
 

GAnthony

Methuselah
Supporter
I believe the focus of this thread has been totally side tracked. IMO every trucker out there should be participating in the shutdown. Kids in college, mortgage....how the hell is that being paid when you can't even afford to roll down the road, unless of course you're a "company driver"
uh.....hmmm...........

i never said i was an o/o.......

so what i'm a company driver....so is "moose" (Bullwinkle) the owner of these boards.......

we all gotta work...............

and i'll be going to work soon, earn that big paycheck..........pay the bills.....
 
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