Bull haulers/Cattle haulers doing 80-90mph

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  1. Banker

    Banker Road Train Member

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    I was thinking the same thing. The one and only Elk I have narrowly avoided would have taken my hood off had he not moved out of the way. I was determined I would not swerve as I was on snow covered roads somewhere in Colorado in the middle if the night. Who knows what happened here.
     
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  3. BlueThunderr

    BlueThunderr Medium Load Member

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    Does anyone know if bull haulers do any long hauls ? Or are they more regional and local ?
     
  4. S M D

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    I’m not cattle hauler but I run Cali to Denver every week. 80-85 is what we do in the largecars. Cuz they’re geared to go fast. My other trucks you have to push them to go fast. There’s only so much a 400hp engine can do compared to 600+hard to put it into prospective. You gotta live it.
     

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  5. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    I used to hit elk all the time. I bought a headset that allows one button calling. Now I don't hit elk anymore.
     
  6. gummy bear

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    New Mexico and Florida like to mess with us.

    New Mexico seems to have a special hard on for anything with a race car painted on the side of it.
     
  7. austinmike

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    Long nose Pete we had at my last gig. Wide open. Ran and rode good but needed a square Mile to turn around lol
    This was i10 or 20 in west Tx.
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  8. spindrift

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    That's some pretty high oil pressure you've got there.
     
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  9. Trucker61016

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    I understand they're in a hurry for a reason and never get in their way. But some, like the one that was pressuring me, im in a 65mph company truck minding my business and hes right off my back trailer doors and even gives me the finger when i moved to let him pass...u dont gotta tailgate just because others are slower, a bullhauler will rollover just like any other.....just my rant from experience with driving around bullhaulers...
     
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  10. Trucker61016

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    Except when its not possible like 54 across Kansas, some spots there are no shoulders to let one pass until u get to a passing zone.....
     
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  11. Trucker61016

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    Why u knocking those of us who drive company trucks, just because we dont drive 80 mph doesn't make company trucks unimportant u wouldn't have a way to transport that fresh beef to market without a company reefer like at National Beef in Liberal......
     
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