Not to get defensive, but the truck drivers are the profesionals on the road, I drove for 6 years and never had a tire blow once. Maybe it was luck, maybe it was my pretrip inspections.
Ohio was never a place to speed through, the "polar bears" are merciless to truck drivers.
Just my .02
Not to start a fight, but that is you and not all the truck drivers. It was probably more your responsibility of doing "pre-trip" inspections. If you made the drive I did everyday (until getting laid off) you might see why the "polar bears" are merciless in Ohio.
1. Fedex double pup drivers going from 75 to 275 come off the exit at 70-75, even when it was a 2 lane construction site with a 50mph limit.
2. I watched a truck driver leave one of my former workplaces knowingly overload his truck and so bad that one wheel would not turn. Seen him flipped over later that day on the way home.
3. When I worked in receiving I can't tell you how many drivers came in drunk/high. We had to kick one trucking company out from some of their issues.
4. We have a large "pay per load" gravel quarry out this way, and those guys have one priority, they don't give a crap what gets in there way. Rick knows what one I refer to if I am a betting man.
You might be a responsible truck driver but it concerns me knowing how some of these guys drive already, just how much more I have to put my life at risk to get to work. I have been driven off the road by semi's on the highway about 3 times in the past year.