They're turning our trucks up!!!!!

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  1. mildew

    mildew Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That's right folks! Teams 2 mph
    Linehaul and hub up to 67 with a 20 mile timed passing speed to 69 mph resetting every 580 miles on the isx motors (red Cummins)
     
  2. trucknfool

    trucknfool Well-Known Member

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    That's not going to help if they don't change the criteria for speeding in people net.
     
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  3. mildew

    mildew Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm sure they will if your from a terminal that monitor's that kinda thing
     
  4. Nightrain

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    Sweet, any info on when this is going to take place?
     
  5. Trucker 206

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    That PeopleNet feature makes me laugh...I was going 37mph in a 45 zone and it went off. Seems there's quite the delay from Earth to space. The 25mph zone was BEHIND me about a half a mile. I can't wait til they call me in on that one.
     
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    You must work somewhere else. Our PeopleNet just monitors if you go 68 or over.
     
  7. drummerforhire

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    The memo said the shops will be working on it over the next 90 days.

    I have a Volvo with a Volvo engine. No passing gear for me. :-(
     
  8. jelena

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    Mildew what term. are you out of ?
     
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    Should have put more exclamation marks at the end of the headline because it's worth it.

    It's a long overdue quality of life change, driving a neutered truck will drive a man insane!!!
     
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    Hopefully the forklifts, Dock workers, switchers and supervisors will get tuned up too. That would do us a lot more good. The close out times at all terminals are ridiculously late imo.
     
  11. Trucker 206

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    I do. We've had them about A month now.
     
  12. Nightrain

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    So are they not turning the Volvo engines up,or are they just not giving the passing window to you?
     
  13. drummerforhire

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    No passing window on Volvos, maxxforce, ISM, or Paccar. Only ISX Cummins.

    Turning all trucks up though. 65 pedal, 67 cruise.
     
  14. Nightrain

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  15. mildew

    mildew Super Moderator Staff Member

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    City driver used up my 20 mile window. I didn't get to use it :hissyfit:
     
  16. mildew

    mildew Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Atl
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  17. drummerforhire

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    I forsee this happening a lot. Everybody will complain and it will get taken away.
     
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    OK, i am from SLC, u guys back east get info much faster then here.Rob doesn't like us :crybaby:
     
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    mildew Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Lol. It was on our peoplenet also. It just said, "get with your bossman to hear of the new changes coming about our equipment" they turned my truck up the next day. Just 1 mph but it's nice to pass these other ltl guys without being stuck in the hammer lane for 25 miles. Fred Ex and Southeastern drivers are some of the stingiest drivers I know. IMO, this extra speed is the biggest safety improvement they did for us so far. I think they need to get this passing speed fixed for each new login instead of every 580 miles.
     
  20. jelena

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    Our peoplenet is much slower than before ,since we start doing p&d on it.A lot of messages you can only hear halfway and a lot of times we have a hard time logging in.They said it's because they are putting more terminals on board for p&d.I just think it is outdated slow system.But again, what do I know. I am just a truck driver :tr10driving03:
     
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