(Re. the recent gravel trucking strike in Edmonton.)
There was one really noticeable thing that occurred during the trucking strike and if you were driving in Edmonton on the Yellowhead Trail during that time you might agree.
Did you notice that there were fewer gravel trucks travelling side by side by side down the Yellowhead Trail impeding traffic?
When I am in my gravel truck I really make an effort to travel in the slow lane also known as the right hand lane so as not to hold back traffic. The Yellowhead is three lanes wide going through Edmonton and often all types of trucks take up all three lanes with apparently no regard for others in their cars.
Cars can accelerate from the traffic lights a lot faster then I can with my truck.
Would you agree that when in your car you hate being stuck behind a slow moving truck?
I know of no law against travelling in the fast lane, however maybe there should be.
I can see why the average motorist may have a reason not to have respect for us because maybe collectively as truck drivers we don’t earn it. Sorry to say it, but that’s the way I see it every day on the Yellowhead.
Kevin Koch Via e-mail
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