Goverened speed

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  1. blindbaron

    blindbaron Member

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    While on vacation this year went through some states where the speed limit is 75. I was wondering if those trucks in that area can run 75 or stuck at 65 ??
     
  2. Gator

    Gator Outstanding Member

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    If they have the ability to run that fast and not govern then yes they can run what ever they want.But our trucks best 64.9 on a good day
     
  3. Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium Well-Known Member

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    I get paid by the hour, why on earth would I want a faster truck?
     
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  4. Redracer3136

    Redracer3136 BANNED

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    Sorry but you're in the only state where the drivers have to drive for 10 hours to make what the rest of us make in 8...enjoy the scenery at 55mph!! :1036316054:
     
  5. Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium Well-Known Member

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    How ya figure that, Red?
    I actually make more now than I did before. WITHOUT milking the clock.
     
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  6. Crazy Trucker

    Crazy Trucker Clown Math Expert

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    He thinks he makes 42.00 an hour basic math owns him.
     
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    Sorry if you thought I implied that you were milking the clock, I wasn't, just using basic arithmetic...at $35 per hour vs what a mileage driver makes per hour (depending on his/her run), you'd have to work on average about 2 hours more per day by the simple fact that you're driving 55mph while the rest are driving 65mph.
     
  8. 00mustang

    00mustang JUST LIVING THE DREAM

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    Wow 64.9 here i am stuck at 61.9 on the pedal 60 cruise you guys have it so good have a safe one
     
  9. Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium Well-Known Member

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    True that, 65 mph states let you do in 8 what I do in 10, but I'm ok with my 460 mi day time turn and the money it pays me. 56 mph is very soothing, you just have to imagine everyone is waving more fingers at you.
     
  10. Redracer3136

    Redracer3136 BANNED

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    I personally don't see how you do it...I get enough "one finger salutes" driving 65, at 55 I'd probably get rear ended, ran off the road, or both!!
     
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    Redracer3136 BANNED

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    Actually, most of our trucks are 64mph at best when checked by our own personal GPS devices...but the speedometer says 65 so it makes us "feel" like we're doing it!!
     
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  12. 00mustang

    00mustang JUST LIVING THE DREAM

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    Ours are the same digatal read out says 62 but we know it''s not that's ok i stay in the right lane all the time anyways makes for a relaxing run knowing I'm not over the speed limit have a safe one
     
  13. Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium Well-Known Member

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    I'm dating myself here, but one of my first driving jobs had Sangamo tattletales in every truck. Anything over 56 was severely frowned upon. Got very good at cutting a 55 mph line. Now, just put it on cruise and ignore everyone else.
     
  14. FedexLube

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    Oh I was under the impression you were pulling freight with a Model T back in the day
     
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  15. Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium Well-Known Member

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    40 mule power.
     
  16. Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium Well-Known Member

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    Oh, yeah, about the scenery....
    Not only is our junk better than your junk,
    Our women are so much better looking than your women.
     
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    Was that FoodLion by chance?
     
  18. Richard Cranium

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    Foremost Dairies
     
  19. vongrimmenstein

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    When it comes to speed, I prefer to be late & alive, than early & dead. von.
     
  20. Richard Cranium

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    I'm hourly, I don't get anywhere fast.
     

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