We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The sound is a constant if you live in logging country. The truckers should not need signs when braking on hills in a village... most do not. It is a simple courtesy to not wake the residents with a Jake brake at 6 AM.
As a former log truck owner I can say that the loaded gasoline engine trucks (no Jake brakes) were scary because you had to crawl down the steep hills in a low gear. You only have a matter of seconds before the brakes burn out if the truck pops out of gear.