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Impatient pos passing while cars coming in other lane, almost causing multiple car crash

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Agitated-Sir-3311

How extremely terrifying for those cars in the oncoming lane. They were about to get Western Expressed to heaven.


Coolmrcrocker

same day delivery


sixstringgun1

Straight to hell for that truck driver.


slipstall

More like straight to jail, right away!


JIZZASAURUS

Going to Hell? Believe it or not, jail.


Dish611

Straight to heaven? Also, jail.


PNWTendy

Believe it or not we have the best heavens in the world because of jail.


rahkinto

Lol


riverrat18

No returns


Rayan2333

Me driving in American truck simulator.


mike-foxtrot-victor

Take my upvote


gofatwya

That doesn't look so ba..... Oh holy shit what is this asshole doing!?!


Real_Vents

Literally my reaction too, makes me wonder what the truck was doing before the recording started.


myserversonfire

Yeah, I don't get that second manoeuvre. He can see them coming from up there and just decided to push them out of the way.


Ravenplague

“The cars will get out of the way, because they don’t want to die!!” is the only way I can reconcile the responsibilities of trucking with this asshole’s wanton disregard for safety/life. I see trucks do INSANE things every day on SoCal freeways while sitting in hours of traffic. Usually it’s during a lane change. I understand that trucks have a tough time changing lanes, so they just come over at times, damn the consequences. However, with that said, they really don’t afford drivers the same courtesy that they expect, nor do they make it easy to get off the freeway when there’s two solid lanes of them when approaching an off-ramp. Their excuse there is that it’s “very hard to slow a truck down compared to a car.” It really irritates me when trucks pass each other on highways/freeways with two lanes each way. Usually, the driver of the passing truck cuts you off. and then it takes over 5 minutes for them to finally pass the other truck. How much time does that really save in the end?


Litarider

The best is when the truck that passed gets so slow in the left lane that the other truck then passes the first truck.


packattack-

And you wonder why automated trucking is in big demand. Fuck these drivers who put their job before human lives. I cannot wait until all trucks are driven by computers.


Ravenplague

Automated EVERYTHING is in high demand. It takes most human error out of the equation, reduces cost, isn’t prone to making rash decisions, and is usually far more reliable. With that said, the self driving technology has a way to go until it’s ubiquitous, especially since computers bug out. However, I do think it will eventually get to the point where everyone punches in their coordinates, and computers take everything from there. If computers controlled all aspects of driving for everyone through a main hub, and spaced everyone out properly, at a reasonable speed, it would most likely eliminate a lot of the freeway traffic and reduce accidents to a small fraction of what they are now.


WatermelonArtist

Literally my only problem with this inevitable eventuality is that some day, this will put the power to kill a person and make it look like "just a server or network glitch" in the hands of a single disgruntled board, CEO, politician, or systems admin. I've interacted with enough of all of the above to know that none are immune to irrational, malicious God-complex inspired behavior.


HeyFrankyyyyy

Easy explanation, it’s driven by Keanu Reeves and if he slows down he blows up.


keelhaulrose

He expects everyone around him to be paying attention and he's counting on them to do what needs to be done to avoid a crash. He probably expected the two cars he was passing to hit the brakes so he could get back over.


gofatwya

Meth, maybe?


alphabetsuppe

Meth baby!!!


whatzittoya69

[Yeah baby yeah](https://youtu.be/JBHKVAs85Ko)


Meanwhile_in_

Hahahaha. Thanks for that


Gcarsk

Seeing as the driver yells “you’re a fucking asshole” out the window as the truck passes in the beginning… gotta be nothing good. Insane.


NotToBeMeanButt

Yeah, so my friend ( the passenger!) who took this video said he was being super aggressive, passing tons of cars behind them, and even though they drive fast, he was scary close on their a$$, which is intimidating for a smaller car, SO she thought he would probably continue to be dangerous and decided to film him, She did report to a trooper they saw on the side of the road shortly after, And they trooper caught up to the guy and did pull him over, ALSO, she sent the video to his employer who were not happy with the video, And told her they got enough info from the video and numbers on the truck to figure out who the driver was, so let’s hope this douche got fired!


TheEpicMilkMan

If a trooper and his employer saw this, he was more than likely fired and lost his CDL's due to this. Illegal passing and reckless driving will definitely get them taken away.


nivvera

Fired for sure. They don't mess around with their insurance premiums.


SniffleBot

And it's not like people who want trucking jobs are in short supply, even currently.


FordEVs

Coming from a trucker…. If this is corrected you stopped and told the State Trooper and sent the video to his work. He lost his job and his CDL! Only if the state police has the video though! Also, company could’ve been sued if he hit someone so he is most definitely fired.


siliril

That's the type of feel good story I like to read on reddit in the morning. That truck driver deserves everything coming at him. Thanks for the update and thanks to your friend for taking the time to record and report this dangerous idiot!


BaroqueAthena

Her commentary with the long gasps was cracking me up. Good for her! That guy was going to get someone killed.


Soulstrees

Thank you for the update, that gave me a good chuckle to see bad drivers getting what they deserve, very satisfying outcome


Another_Russian_Spy

Great job. I've called on vehicles twice. Once when a school bus blew through a stop sign, cutting me of, and when a semi ran me off the road.


ewing93

A couple days ago, it was late at night (maybe 1am) and I was driving on a highway and there was a tow truck driving in front of me. As I was approaching and preparing to pass, he turned on those bright back lights and I almost crashed and then he proceeded to speed up to keep those lights trained on me and occasionally swerved into me. The first time I ever called a company to report a driver.


leo_douche_bags

I was recently cut off by a semi running a stop sign had to slide to a stop. Cock sucker smiled and waved at me. Turned around got a pic of plate and the trailer numbers. Sent his company a email and reported them to FMCSA. Bet he wasn't smiling anymore.


unwillingpartcipant

Did ya ever hear back from the employer or anyone? Just curious if they took action or recognized the incident


gofatwya

All that info makes me feel much better!


NotToBeMeanButt

Right? That second pass was so dangerous!


Stickel

yea their reactions in the first pass, I thought "what how is this person a pos?" then that 2nd one, holy fuck


godlesswickedcreep

First pass is already shady, the truck driver simply doesn’t have the space to overtake and get back in the lane. Squeezing their way like that they force the driver behind to lower their speed and don’t leave enough space between them and the car in front. Heavy trucks like this need a lot of room to brake, it’s really dangerous to creep up that close to a car. The second overtaking is reckless, but the first was dangerous. You need to assess if a situation allows you to overtake : if you can’t then you can’t, there’s no way around it. Suck it up and slow down.


Oldmanfirebobby

If you think that a wagon driver should ever cut infront of a single car in a queue of traffic like this then your not used to driving wagons. I’m you shouldn’t use overtaking to push one car up in a queue like this anyway.


Potential_Wing9940

They do regularly pass other "wagon drivers" though.


Oldmanfirebobby

Totally different and very often not on single lane roads. Also this is usually done when one wagons limiter is slighter above the others. So the draft for one another and usually slow to allow the truck to merge


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Wagon driver lol


Oldmanfirebobby

I call them artics or class 1s but this is Reddit so I didn’t know if everyone would get that.


zilti

Well the first one kinda too, he didn't finish overtaking until he was in the curve; impossible to see if someone is coming from the other side


nnifnairb84

PLEASE tell me you've reported them and sent this to both their employer and the police.


NotToBeMeanButt

Yeah, so my friend ( the passenger!) who took this video said he was being super aggressive, passing tons of cars behind them, and even though they drive fast, he was scary close on their a$$, which is intimidating for a smaller car, SO she thought he would probably continue to be dangerous and decided to film him, She did report to a trooper they saw on the side of the road shortly after, And they trooper caught up to the guy and did pull him over, ALSO, she sent the video to his employer who were not happy with the video, And told her they got enough info from the video and numbers on the truck to figure out who the driver was, so let’s hope this douche got fired!


kstill93

I'm so hard right now


HillmanImp

Keep your foot hard on the pedal Son, never mind them brakes. Let it all hang out 'cause we got a run to make, The boys are thirsty in Atlanta, And there's beer in Texarkana, And we'll bring it back no matter what it takes.


Webslinger1

East bound and down, loaded up and truckin’. We gon do what they say can’t be done. We got a long way to go, and a short time to get there. Sit on back and watch ol’ Bandit ruuuuuuun.


emjay2013

I didnt watch the whole video so was wondering why everyone was so angry. Yeah that 2nd pass was very shitty.


Makkaroni_100

Shitty is too soft imo. I would call it criminal. He really doesnt care that with this Action there is a high chance somebody dies. It's one of most dangerous situations without a Crash I saw here. The speed and weight difference between the truck and the cars of the other lane are maximum.


Slayer7_62

This is insanely unsafe, he shouldn’t have his CDL after that kind of move. I’ve only ever passed a car with my semi a couple times, and it’s always been somewhere where there’s at least a half mile of visibility and nothing oncoming. To be safe, the moment you see something oncoming you abandon the maneuver, hit the brakes and get back to your lane. This POS is completely disregarding the lives of those around them, and I can only hope when it catches up with them no one else gets hurt.


Dontcallmeprincess13

Truck number is 29537. Report to Western Express and send the video.


NotToBeMeanButt

Yeah, so my friend ( the passenger!) who took this video said he was being super aggressive, passing tons of cars behind them, and even though they drive fast, he was scary close on their a$$, which is intimidating for a smaller car, SO she thought he would probably continue to be dangerous and decided to film him, She did report to a trooper they saw on the side of the road shortly after, And they trooper caught up to the guy and did pull him over, ALSO, she sent the video to his employer who were not happy with the video, And told her they got enough info from the video and numbers on the truck to figure out who the driver was, so let’s hope this douche got fired!


PoopyMcDickles

This is about the best update we could hope for. Thank your friend for me since it’s possible she saved some lives if this maniac loses their CDL.


ScarMedical

The trucking company ,Western Express are the bottom tier in the trucking world. They always hiring newly CDL A graduate drivers, the turnover rate is over 90% for the 1st year, fired for aggressive drivings, rollovers, rear end collisions, backing accidents, too many moving violations,DWIs is normal for this company. All this company cares about is a body in the seat, they don’t call company like this drivers mill for nothing. Always report serious aggressive driving by truckers to the proper authorities, it could save a life. I’m a CDL A driver, been driving on and off fo 40 years, driven 3 million miles, just one accident, work for for USPS, going on 16 years.


PoopyMcDickles

Well, that’s a bummer but I’m not surprised. Thank you for taking it seriously and taking pride in being a safe, professional CDL A driver.


Nythoren

Not surprised to read this. The driver seems like he's fairly new, based on how he sees the oncoming cars and floors it like he's in a Miata instead of a 20 ton death machine. You can tell he's thinking "oh crap, I need to complete this pass". He doesn't seem to have a feel for how his vehicle will respond. Or he's just an asshole. Hard to tell which.


Slayer7_62

I wouldn’t have attempted that pass in the Miata either lmao.


satellite779

>a 20 ton death machine More like a 35 ton death machine


kstill93

Man, the idea of driving a truck of that size terrifies me. If I ever dared to work that job I would want to make sure I get as trained and practiced as I possibly can!


3_quarterling_rogue

Thanks for taking it seriously. I’m always very appreciative when I’m driving around truckers that I can tell prioritize safety. Conversely, hardly anything frustrates me more than seeing CDL drivers pull dangerous maneuvers. If you want to drive like that, *at least* do it in your spare time or just find a different occupation.


Ulysses1126

Thank you for the work you do.


Dirty_Hooligan

Can this be extended and just take away his normal license as well? If he is doing this kind of shit in big truck imagine what he does in a normal sized car


Picturesquesheep

Tell your friend good work from me please. They literally made the world a safer place. This made my blood boil. What a wanker that driver is.


leo_douche_bags

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/consumer-protection/report-safety-violations send them the video.


apsg33backup

GOOD!!!


ShadowCammy

My mom got rear ended by a semi that insisted on following too close about 15 years ago. To this day she still gets migraines she didn't get before, and rightfully is deeply uncomfortable with anything bigger than a standard pickup following her. Some people genuinely seem lost on the fact that all of us are driving a 1-ton death machine, but a lot of truck drivers especially would do well knowing they could very very easily kill people if they're not careful.


Armourhotdog

Doing the Lord’s work!


patheos79

when you do demand the saftey department most 800 numbers on back go to a call center / out side service


Visualsound

You can call the company direct, it ain’t that hard. Ask for the insurance department, they’ll like a word.


Engjateigafoli

Well done Princess13


Mature_Gambino_

You literally just called them exactly what they asked you to not call them!!!!!


narwall101

What are the odds of that?


SoySauceSyringe

Approximately Princess/13


Engjateigafoli

They are e too many. Like thirteen princesses, all screaming at the same time I'm just a man. Can only do one princess at a time.


OutWithTheNew

Western Express? Call local law enforcement and the DOT. I think she dialed 911, which given the risks the driver was taking, is the right response.


CannedProof

After this call (888) 368-7238 and report it to the DOT. Chances are this driver is being encouraged to rush and that is what’s motivating him to drive like a jackass. A lot of these companies know their drivers do this stuff so reporting it to the company itself and nowhere else will likely do nothing.


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BugSTi

CDL and a driving license is the same thing. A CDL means you are endorsed to drive vehicles over a certain weight. You can't get tickets on one license and not have it effect the other. It's the same driving license


admiral_derpness

well then take their hunting license, fishing license, ham radio license, boating license and give the crayon 🖍 license in place.


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626c6f775f6d65

He’s technically correct, but you’re also not entirely wrong. It’s entirely possible, indeed happens often, that due to certain MCSR (motor carrier safety regulations) violations, or enough accumulated violations, that one’s CDL status will be revoked (“disqualified” is the actual term) from driving commercial vehicles, but the regular driving privileges are untouched.


Phoenixilva

Yup, I've run two lanes so many times that at one point I was in awe coming across an Interstate after running two lane highways for a month straight. It's usually those pokey people doing 50 in a 65 and I want a long, long flat straight with not a car in sight to pass them. Otherwise I consider stopping for lunch or a break.


awmaleg

Are you guys yelled at/get in trouble for being late? Or is it something where you say “I got stuck behind some 80-year old doing 10-under the speed limit” and they just understand?


Slayer7_62

It depends on the company and your specific managers. I’m on a dedicated regional account so we have the luxury of being able to more or less plan ahead and somewhat make our own schedule for the day. Regardless, you always want to plan ahead for the uncontrollable possibilities like traffic, accidents, construction etc. There’s situations you can’t control that are basically a ‘customer will have to just deal with it’ like getting stuck for hours due to a major accident, but if you’re late because of a single car going under the speed limit there’s a good chance it’s a lack of planning. Granted, this isn’t always the case and for some drivers you may literally have a load with maybe 15 minutes of spare time, so you’re pushing to make it on time. Either way, if you’re being pushed to do stupid things to make delivery, it’s time to look for a new company (and plenty are hiring especially for truck drivers.) No load is worth hurting yourself or others, but you have to stand up for yourself and not get pushed by management (which is something that a lot of people struggle with.)


BeenThruIt

It is called a "Service Failure" and there are only 3 reasons possible. Driver Fault. Shipper/Receiver Fault. Act Of God. There are no Excuses. A Driver's Driver Fault History stays with them for 3 years. Large companies share them through an App they force you to get to get hired. Smaller companies are hit or miss on whether the GAF about your history. 1 Minute late is considered a Service Failure. Many companies charge for them. For example: Walmart charges $2000 for a Service Failure, both for late and for early.


Basedrum777

Penalized for being early?


BeenThruIt

Yep. Most deliveries have a window. It's for especially small and busy Receivers or a Drop, where you bring in a loaded trailer and leave with a different empty trailer. That's how Walmart got me. My window was from midnight to midnight and I arrived at 2300. Guards said it was fine. Yea, it was fine alright. A $2,000 fine.


awmaleg

See I thought trucking would be a pretty cool non-stressful job, but nope too much time crunch paranoia (and of course idiots in cars)


RrtayaTsamsiyu

Some of them are more or less, find a unionized one


WeHaveJams

I trucked for about 10 years. It's nice having the truck to yourself and not having to interact with people. Other than that it's all stress in my experience. Dealing with shitty drivers, dealing with dispatchers who work you to the bone, dealing with chronic sleep deprivation, and dealing with somehow still not making quite enough to support yourself. Probably be better in a union but I never stayed in the field long enough to find out.


melne11

I always feel like I could quit my corporate job and be a truck driver, but I have a relatively irrational fear of driving and would refuse to drive in wind, rain, snow, and on urban interstates. And that's when I remember I could never ever be a truck driver.


Donieguy

Someone is getting fired once this video goes to hot


Markey-space-warrior

That trucker is actively trying to kill people and have to screw his insurance for 2 mil or what?


NotToBeMeanButt

Yeah, so my friend ( the passenger!) who took this video said he was being super aggressive, passing tons of cars behind them, and even though they drive fast, he was scary close on their a$$, which is intimidating for a smaller car, SO she thought he would probably continue to be dangerous and decided to film him, She did report to a trooper they saw on the side of the road shortly after, And they trooper caught up to the guy and did pull him over, ALSO, she sent the video to his employer who were not happy with the video, And told her they got enough info from the video and numbers on the truck to figure out who the driver was, so let’s hope this douche got fired!


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NotToBeMeanButt

Yeah, so my friend ( the passenger!) who took this video said he was being super aggressive, passing tons of cars behind them, and even though they drive fast, he was scary close on their a$$, which is intimidating for a smaller car, SO she thought he would probably continue to be dangerous and decided to film him, She did report to a trooper they saw on the side of the road shortly after, And they trooper caught up to the guy and did pull him over, ALSO, she sent the video to his employer who were not happy with the video, And told her they got enough info from the video and numbers on the truck to figure out who the driver was, so let’s hope this douche got fired!


FLilium

I must elaborate something. I was once second at scene when mail truck driver had tried to pass one car and then crashed into a oncoming motorcycle. Truck and the car were in the ditch and both of them survived. But the biker didn’t (big surprise). Truck driver did not lose his job. We tried to raise some publicity but failed. The mailing company disabled contact information for two weeks. So I have some very high reactions to these. My brother is truck driver and he also hates to see these. I’m so glad that your friend took some action and reported these. Still only way to have confirmation that this driver has been fired and doesn’t drive anymore is to have the company publicly announce that the driver has been fired.


any_adult_2020

I was going to guess NH-9 until you said 202 😬 Absolutely terrifying.


goodwillOfficial

thought it looked familiar. guy must be from mass


any_adult_2020

Well 202 is a US route. It goes from Maine down Delaware.


Cactorum_Rex

It's a joke how mass drivers come to NH and suck driving


Voteforcondit

Can confirm, am Masshole. This guy drives like he's from Mass.


Probablynot_a_duck

I was trying to figure out why it looked so familiar. Grew up in NH and live in VT so I’ve been all over New England, would have drove me crazy trying to figure it out 😂


Vip3r20

Should send it to Dept. Of Transportation. Company likely won't do shit.


Phoenixilva

State Patrol or FMCSA, USDOT/State DOT doesn't directly handle those things.


pekinggeese

FMCSA will f him up right quick


NotToBeMeanButt

.WATCH TILL THE END, HE PASSES AGAIN! The second pass is the bad one!


brian_m1982

Get the trailer information and send this to the trucking company


Phoenixilva

You really want the truck number. Western Express is a large company with a lot of trailers and they don't always know who has which trailer or when a driver had a trailer. That said even that info won't always do you good, W.Express tends to have the dumbest, most worthless steering wheel holders, so calling them to tell them about this wouldn't be any surprise. They'd likely do nothing about it.


sm12511

"Aww fuck, boss! We got another complaint on Joe! This time he almost killed people!" "Was he on time with his load?" "Yep!" "Then who the fuck is this Joe guy? Never heard of him." "Gotcha, boss!"


Vastayan-Xayah

Wait…who’s Joe?


NordyPi7917

*must.... not.... give.... in....*


xer0h8

That's not exactly true. Sure they're not a mega, but dispatch is still tracking tractor AND trailer. Plus they have to have it on the BoL when they call in live loads and unloads. Also, the tractor number is close to the front, and at this point (in the video) impossible to catch. In this situation, one should call the 800 number on back and give trailer number because, again, dispatch is usually tracking. Should also shoot a call to DOT before bad shit goes down, and give them your EXACT location with mile markers or land marks, and travel directionals (NB, SB, EB, WB). I also know you are/were a trucker by calling those fucks with giant bellies "steering wheel holders".


SilverbackAg

I’d just call the highway patrol and if they were close, try to follow the fucker until they catch up. I’ve done it before following a semi on a split four lane for 30 or so miles. He was from ditch to ditch on our two lanes the entire time. Thank God it was late at night or he would have likely taken someone out.


I_need_proof

I checked their Twitter and I’m honesty surprised that I haven’t seen people spamming this to the company. Unless this video is very dated, they seem active enough on Twitter, so it may be worth a try?


Dontcallmeprincess13

29537


DrivingForce86

Thanks for the heads up, I watched the first pass and I was like meh!


glenzone81

Thank you I almost moved on thinking it wasn't that bad.


jbozz3

Used to deliver pizza a while back and there was a Western Express building in our area. Pretty much every trucker I interacted with from there seemed like they were a few chromosomes shy of a full set.


802trucker

Western express is bottom of the barrel. If you’ve acquired the nickname “felon express”, you’re fucking up big time


marseliswallace

Last Chance Express


Styre23

Would immediately get the plate number. Call the trucking company and the cops and send them this video.


AngelOfDeath771

I thought for a minute "he just passed you in a passing zone... Not an idiot." Then he became very much an idiot.


Winter_Graves

Yeah I was like “oh man this sub sometimes” which after seeing the first comment and scrolling back up to the video quickly turned into a “oh man my patience sometimes” That guy shouldn’t have the responsibility of driving that thing.


zilti

That first pass was already borderline though.


CraigBybee

Holy fuck, what an absolute douchebag.


LGOrNAZIS

Holy shit. That is terrifying. Did you report him?


NotToBeMeanButt

A friend sent this to me, and she said she reported him to the trucking company, and sent them the video…they were not happy to say the least! They thanked her for sending it to them(EDIT TO ADD…Yeah, so my friend ( the passenger!) who took this video said he was being super aggressive, passing tons of cars behind them, and even though they drive fast, he was scary close on their a$$, which is intimidating for a smaller car, SO she thought he would probably continue to be dangerous and decided to film him, She did report to a trooper they saw on the side of the road shortly after, And they trooper caught up to the guy and did pull him over, ALSO, she sent the video to his employer who were not happy with the video, And told her they got enough info from the video and numbers on the truck to figure out who the driver was, so let’s hope this douche got fired!)


MyNameWouldntFi

They also need to report it to the DOT


Phoenixilva

State Patrol in most States fields those complaints. You can also submit a complaint against the carrier to the FMCSA, but W. Express probably has so many of those that it'll just get lost.


buddhatherock

Truckers are taking so many more chances now that they are regulated on hours by e-logs. Honestly it’s frightening.


princetacotuesday

Over on I94 going eastbound from chicago I've seen truckers take the breakdown lane with a full 55' trailer behind them, the breakdown lane beside the passing lane! I've never in all my years seen any trucker pull that kind of crap in a traffic jam in the past. Since mid last year they just went nuts at some point, same with a lot of drivers...


jpritchard

Yeah, I miss the good old days where they just falsified their logs to keep driving for days at a time and rammed through the back of stopped traffic when they fall asleep.


Donut153

I just had a conversation about this with a very experienced trucker, E-Logs have made their job so much more dangerous for everyone


zneave

Whats e logs?


Jamescsalt

Electronic logs. You have to follow log rules to the T or you could get into serious trouble with it. My bet is the driver probably had only a few minutes to spare on their logs before they got a violation and most companies shrug off shit like this as long as there is no actual accident or ticket written.


altnumberfour

To be clear, E-logs didn't make things more dangerous, unreasonable time lines did E-logs just guarantee that someone isn't on the road for an unsafe amount of time. Shitty companies that lead to unreasonable shipping times made it so truckers used to have to overwork and lie about it, and now instead drive dangerously to meet deadlines without working too many hours. In both cases, the thing making trucking dangerous is shitty business practices, not E-logs.


jrobbio

Until drivers get the protection they need to push back against unreasonable employers, this is what will happen. The employer washes their hands of the problem and the driver gets punished.


12FAA51

As opposed to driving over their legally permitted hours?


AutomationAndy

The responsibility of operating the vehicle safely lies solely on the driver. If you can't make it, you can't make it.


Reddit_Foxx

*Freightening ^^^^^^. ^^^^^^. ^^^I'm ^^^sorry.


patheos79

not shocked with that fleet


Rellik5150

"And that's how I lost my CDL..."


Presidentmastodon37

I accidentally did that once I was loaded heavy and trying to pass some dump trucks on a road I didn’t know, but I had a passing lane and as soon as I got beside those dump trucks they sped up and we came to a curve and of course someone showed up. They finally slowed down but the lady still hit the dirt, and I felt like a piece of shit the rest of the day.


sctioncpfl

This is how I drive in American Truck Simulator what the hell is this dude doing


Hopspeed

What was the speed limit and how fast were you actually going?


whisk3ythrottle

He’s trying to out run the lady with covid filming.


RonKnob

That’s a smokers cough 100%


NotToBeMeanButt

My friend doesn’t smoke! She had a cold…..lol


RonKnob

God it sounds like she just had a bong rip before the video started. Hope your friend feels better!


Ogodnotagain

exactly what I was thinking! I came in here to say "put the bong down"


vikings02

Should've called the cops immediately, don't try to report him, call the cops, sit behind the cops after he's pulled over and showed them the video, this is beyond me how he thinks its ok, this is probably a wreckless driving, endangering the peace/public, shouldn't have a drivers license, let alone cdl


MicaLovesKPOP

I would call the cops immediately if someone is driving so dangerously, wouldn't have crossed my mind to report them to their employer. Probably should do that as well though.


[deleted]

Do you want your two day shipping in two days or three?


Bitter-Buy3293

https://www.westernexp.com/contact-us/ They have a contact for bad drivers.


anonymousforever

I agree. You got the driver details on the cab if it was an independent operator hauling for them. I have reported a couple bad truckers that were unsafe, only with proof like this. I would never potentially cost someone their job unless they really don't belong on the road. Being late with a load isn't worth killing people. Cameras and documentation proves if the causes were out of your control. Safety first!


experttease

Whenever someone is driving like this ahead of me I hang way back. I consider expecting other drivers to be arseholes to be an aspect of responsible road use. It's so typical to be tailgated these days that I need to make up stopping space for two cars anyway.


IgnoringHisAge

*Of course* it's Western Express. These guys have a reputation for taking second chancers and anybody with a pulse. If y'all see Western Express trucks out there, give them even more of a wide berth than a truck typically deserves. Source: am career truck driver.


MsTitilayo

Well to be fair one guy is holding all of you up and the fact that a semi can pass and you don’t means that you are part of the issue of slowed traffic. Maybe the “Sunday drivers” should pull over and let everyone pass by it would be the courteous thing to do instead of giving this guy to pass all of you.


BKBIGFISH33

How do you get passed by a semi tho?


2A_Is_De_Wey

A few weeks ago I had a spectacular idiot pass me on a double yellow. It was 4:30 a.m. on a narrow winding road. Maybe two minutes later we are side by side at the same stop light. All I could do was laugh, golf clap, and give them a thumbs up.


Xlander101

If you're slow like the person recording, you're supposed to pull right and let people pass. If you have time to do the Sunday driving like that your have time to be cortious and pull right for traffic on a mission.


Hounddogg97

If you ever see anything like that be sure to absolutely report it to the company


Elpapo20

Asshole in the black car should of pulled over and let the cars behind pass. I visit Barbados and everyone who drives with traffic behind them pulls over and let’s the cars pass. The people passing beep and wave saying thanks. Everyone goes on happy. In USA people will do 10mph in a 40 with 20 cars behind them


SilverbackAg

They used to do this commonly in Texas. Might still in rural areas. I do it sometimes as well if I’m pulling a gooseneck and there’s a good pull off spot or shoulder.


CWB2208

Ya it's a rural thing. I live in Canada and will see people pull over on country roads to let faster traffic pass.


PortlandBeaver

Honestly, how is nobody mentioning that the car causing this was driving ridiculously slow. The person filming and the car in front of them should have passed to avoid this.


donut4donut

If you’re getting passed by Western Express, then you’re going way too slow.


IanovSaraban

Every truck, every trailer, in every fleet, has a number...while the license plate will get you there, the truck number first is the one that identifies the driver(s) to the company. It is difficult to see but the truck number in this case is something like 25677, it's just aft of the passenger side door on the lower part of the sleeper. Call the company safety department and obviously give this video to that state police after you call and report him. These idiots are the ones that don't care about life, theirs or yours and they should be taken off the road.


CarryMeToMyGrave

Oh this looks a lot like 202 in Lebanon heading into Sanford...guess I’m not too surprised. Folks absolutely lose their shit on that stretch when the lead car is going under the speed limit but this is an overreaction to the extreme. Empty trailer, empty head. I’d hate to see him in winter on that road 😬😬😬


evildrz123

I would have absolutely shat myself 😅


Valuable_Law7411

Raise your hand if your life has ever been jeopardized by a trucker! *raises both*


_Trashcan_Sam

NVM I didn't watch entire video at first I thought this isn't so bad the first pass seemed safe. That second pass omg na he's nuts.


Tritheone69

Attempted murder and a severe lack of any form of intelligence.


SnooMacaroons2295

Send the video to the trucking company. The company doesn't like the trucker arriving late, however they like it even less when the truck doesn't arrive at all due to being in an 'accident'.


Deenoga

Im glad shes going to report the driver and it's not just a "look at this idiot" video where there are no consequences


ItsJustMeMaggie

Did he hit the car in the right lane? Looked like he did.


superclee

They call that company last chance express because they're one of the only trucking companies that hire felons.


USAinUBON

Please tell me this was passed on to the authorities


anabananafofanaa

Damn what a piece of shit driver. He almost killed so many ppl smh


GuyKaren

https://www.facebook.com/drivewithwestern/


Fancy-Dirt-pile

The plate is almost worthless because that's the trailers plate and a trailer isn't locked to a single truck. They'd have to have the exact date and look on file to see who was hauling that exact trailer that day. The best thing to do in this situation is to call the police for reckless driving and if that for some reason doesn't work, each truck no matter the company, has a number on the cab of the truck which is exclusive to that driver. Normally located either right behind the doors on both sides or on each flank of the hood


laxyharpseal

nothing more scarier than a huge heavy truck driving straight at ya


Thefakeblonde

Considering truckers can have their licenses taken away for not tying up properly…. This guy definitely won’t have their license for long.


FLilium

Okay lets do this. Here is the Western Express “contact us” page. There you can pick “I want to file a driver complaint”. You have to wait that they contact you, (witch they might not) but I think that its so worth it to make sure that action is taken here. They at least have inbox full of driver complaints. https://www.westernexp.com/contact-us/ Some info you can ad from the video Road 202 east 12083137 maeby? Truck number 29537? (From a comment) Lets make sure that this one never sees trucks cabin again


mlo519

Holy shit!! Did you call state police ?


majoroverkill91

I’m from Maine and drove this road every day. Fuck him. Report him real quick


Ornery-Confidence-21

This video needs to be sent to their home office.


NotToBeMeanButt

Yeah, so my friend ( the passenger!) who took this video said he was being super aggressive, passing tons of cars behind them, and even though they drive fast, he was scary close on their a$$, which is intimidating for a smaller car, SO she thought he would probably continue to be dangerous and decided to film him, She did report to a trooper they saw on the side of the road shortly after, And they trooper caught up to the guy and did pull him over, ALSO, she sent the video to his employer who were not happy with the video, And told her they got enough info from the video and numbers on the truck to figure out who the driver was, so let’s hope this douche got fired!


Ornery-Confidence-21

^ This, posting on Reddit is fine but these drivers need to be taken off the road they’re going to kill somebody it’s just a matter of time.


diaperedwoman

r/Assholesintrucks


leo_douche_bags

Report these truck drivers. https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/consumer-protection/report-safety-violations


SamwiseG123

It started off not too bad, but then I realized there was twenty seconds left and knew this guy was about to do something fucked up and he didn’t disappoint.


walrus40

I’d take the robot voice on this one.