70 mph or faster trucks.

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  1. p608

    p608 Road Train Member

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    The only thing he's running fast is his mouth.
     
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  3. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    I find it hysterically funny that a guy talks about making good money and lumber and container loads. You'd have to really try hard to find something that pays as bad as lumber and containers. That's some off the cheapest freight there is.

    And then it's leasing a truck. More comedy.
     
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  4. jland1962

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    Container trucking is 3rd world transportation.
     
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  5. brsims

    brsims Road Train Member

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    Former street racer so...yeah...me likey go fast fast.

    Speed does NOT equal money in this industry, brother. Speed equals increased fuel cost, increased maintenance cost, increased wear and tear on equipment, increased risk, increased driver fatigue, increased fines (how in the world are you getting away with 80mph on I-95? Romulan cloaking device?) and so on and so forth.

    I'll keep my slower truck (and better paying freight than port containers), and laugh all the way to the bank. With my lower fuel costs and cheaper to maintain truck and lower stress and better safety score and lower insurance premiums, thank you.

    It's not just what you make, it's what you KEEP!
     
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  6. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    I keep hearing this "the faster you go the more fuel you will use" thing, I haven't gotten that to prove true yet, I'm always running 70 or better because I use the same fuel to go 70 as 60.
     
  7. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    No way. The laws of physics disagree with you. It is indisputable that going faster will equate to more fuel burn. However, several other factors also come into play and in the right circumstances it can be beneficial to go a little faster and burn more fuel.
     
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  8. Snow Monster

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    Well heck dang howdy, I never drive under 90 mph and my tanks have more fuel in them at the end of the day than at the beginning!
    Have to slow down to 75 mph to get the truck to use more fuel so they don't overflow on me!

    I'm not only the best driver that ever was, but I'm super smart too!
    I took physics in grade 9 for 4 years in a row and graduated at the top of the class one year, best in badminton and ringette!
     
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  9. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    I don't know how it works but this time of year I get about 5 either way. I guess I don't set the cruise on 70 and not go any slower or faster, I'll coast up to 80 down hill and slow down to 60 going uphill.
     
  10. LondRanger

    LondRanger Road Train Member

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    my little plastic freight shaker can pull off some 80+mph passes hell I think I can get into the mid 90’s if right conditions are met on a flatlands. it sure is fun seeing the Pete’s and Kenny’s on the road surprised when I blow passed them because they don’t know how to drive and I have to get away from stupid ASAP.

    But my lady is special, only a select few get to witness her sing.

    in other words if she’s singing 24/7 her song is worthless.

    oh I’m also going to edit this to say I get mid 7’s all day every day going up and down every which way, beats getting 5 from here to Sunday, and I saved $600 in fuel last week gee what a good day.


    I’m bored. Back to bickering.
     
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  11. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    Truck and trailer is paid for, I would have to get 10mpg to save 600 dollars a week on fuel when I rarely hit 2k miles a week. I run almost all 2 lanes through western SD, NE, KS, lots of hills and slowing down for towns and stopping and turning.
     
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