68 mph top speed for trucks?

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  1. medic92

    medic92 The world is my oyster...I don't like oysters.

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    We have the exact same system with the same extra pay, only we have to keep it under 60 mph 93% of the time. I did it for a few years but now I just keep the pedal to the floor and run 68. My pay hasn't decreased with the extra miles I can run and my fuel mileage still averages around 6.9 mpg.
     
  2. RacerX69

    RacerX69 Retired Gear Jammer/IBEW Retired/Wingnut

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    There is a difference though.

    You guys pull vans all the time. We pull flats, steps, double drops, rgns, curtainsides, conestogas, and lately a few vans. It is not easy to get consistently high fuel economy numbers pulling irregularly shaped freight, and when it gets over-dimensional fuel mileage really takes a hit.

    The truck I'm in now was getting almost 8 mpg, with a team pulling a van on a dedicated run with lightweight freight.

    My mileage runs from the mid 4's to the high 6's, depending on what I'm moving and where.
     
  3. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    Arrive alive
    slow down and enjoy life
     
  4. RacerX69

    RacerX69 Retired Gear Jammer/IBEW Retired/Wingnut

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    I can break the wind.

    Just sayin'.
     
  5. RacerX69

    RacerX69 Retired Gear Jammer/IBEW Retired/Wingnut

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    Um, truck lane restrictions already have that covered.
     
  6. RacerX69

    RacerX69 Retired Gear Jammer/IBEW Retired/Wingnut

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    When I see a vanishing point like that all I wanna do is push the loud pedal through the floorboards.

    Don't get in my way!
     
  7. Cerberus_Kelpie

    Cerberus_Kelpie Wings Over the World!

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    The 2003 freightshaker I drive will run over 85mph with a 40,000+ load, terrain being the speed moderator.
    I usually run from 65-72 depending entirely upon Speed LIMIT as posted, Terrain, Weather, Traffic, day/night and how energetic I feel.
    I TRULY LOVE watching those "slow drag races" because they usually appear when I've plenty of time to get somewhere, so I merely adjust my speed (disengaging the cruise), get in the Granny lane, turn Sesame Street OFF and have some ocular fun.

    Trucks need to get slower while cars get faster??
    Good Luck.

    CHEERS!! :wavey:
     
  8. SuperCourse

    SuperCourse WHO IS JOHN GALT?

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    Sounds like a good idea to me, in fact they should apply it to cars too, the Federal Government controls everything else in our lives including what we eat, we need a throttle czar.
     
  9. RacerX69

    RacerX69 Retired Gear Jammer/IBEW Retired/Wingnut

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    Magoo, there is something wrong with that speedometer in your post.

    OK, there, that's better.

    Life begins at 100.

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    As the speed went up the picture quality went down.

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    But the fun factor went WAY UP!

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    I been seeing on TV doing selfies while driving is a health hazard be careful:notworthy:
    I'm thinking more like this for a tail gate party
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  11. RacerX69

    RacerX69 Retired Gear Jammer/IBEW Retired/Wingnut

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    Looks like that is in Europe.
     
  12. grocerythrower

    grocerythrower Super Mod

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    Is the barrel full of whiskey? Scotch?
     
  13. RacerX69

    RacerX69 Retired Gear Jammer/IBEW Retired/Wingnut

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    Whatever it is it has to be old, seeing as how it is in the back of a Model A pickup.
     
  14. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    Yes & Yes
    I wish it were mine.
    I'm kind of thinking if it were full the truck would be doing wheelies
     

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