Great new video in BC for Resource Road users...
Paid by the load?I listen and the loggers are never an issue, they always call. Dump trucks on the other hand should be flat out banned or require a pilot vehicle they never call, drive in the middle of the road and will run you off the road. It has happened twice so far on straights, luckily both times with room to move off the road and I watched one run a tow truck into a a ditch and did not even stop. It may be an ugly generalization but they suck as drivers in the lower part of BC, drive too fast, try to pass other semi's on hills going barely 1 or 2 kPH faster and change lanes pretty badly.
I agree with you in principle about being courteous and respecting the real world physics (you may certainly be in the right but still dead) but would argue that if they're extracting resources from public lands they are using everyone's shared property. No one gets a total blanket pass to operate just because they have a lease or a different use.This video is a good reminder of the reality of the off road pecking order on the FSRoads in British Columbia but I am sure it applies directly to similar industrial resource extraction in the mountains anywhere in the world. It doesn't matter how great our off road rig is, these guys are the rulers of the road. The size and weight differences are such that, we should never ever assume we have or take, the right of way. They cannot stop if they meet you in a blind corner while you are "apex trimming" and they will not go off the road for you as their lives are just as much at stake as yours. Also, if they have a wreck, it is their livelihood. When we are travelling on a road which is posted as active haul status, we should consider it a work place in which we are absolutely guests. We are out there just having fun on the road and the truckers are there making a living.