Lets talk speed of the trucks, your right R&L,FEDEX,OD,ESTES, SOUTHEASTERN and the like can blow by us. A lot of them have newer trucks that have been spec'ed to run those speeds and still get fuel mileage. My Cascadia is not even turning 1400 rpms at 65. With the HOS rules in limbo,CKV may have to rethink speeds for select power to make delvr times. My current ride gets great fuel mileage, the motor is strangled, it wants to go,I can feel the vibration when pulling hvy loads over rolling hills. In my Pete I also got great fuel mileage when it ran 68, it also was a tiger in rolling hills. Now pulling LTL loads, currently in a 65 mph I can do FUL-MIA in 10.5-11hrs running the fl turnpike
665 miles, currently Avrt rtes you 693pd miles not running the pike, but then your also looking at a extra 11 hrs transit time. When I ran DAL-ORL LTLS every week in a 68 mph truck I could go a extra 45 miles per shift legally. I could run from ORL to NOL,BTR,JMS,KNX,NAS,RAL,GBO,TRI,GRN,ENC in 11hrs or less in a 68 mph trk. In a 68mph trk I used to run to MIA from FUL,NOR,and MRT in less than 11 not running the turnpike all the way. TALK TO YOUR DRIVERS.....NEAL STREET...WE DO KNOW WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!