Bull haulers/Cattle haulers doing 80-90mph

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  1. truckguy391

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    Thanks! It’s not my place to tell them to slow down. They’re doing their thing, keeping it in their lane and that’s good enough for me. There’s been quite a few times when I was OTR and a bull hauler would ride in the left lane holding traffic back before a merge to one lane and I’d get on the CB and tell them to take the front door at the end. I was in a 63mph truck at the time and I couldn’t see the point in holding back an ungoverned truck but that’s just me. Maybe I’ve been doing it wrong, but I try to respect the bull haulers as well as the other drivers on the road.
    I also prefer dimming the lights to flashing high beams. I don’t like when people flash their high beams in my mirror so I don’t do it to others.
    All this to say, I try to respect other drivers. A little common courtesy can go a long way.
     
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  3. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    Because he let you.
     
  4. Long FLD

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    All the years I hauled cattle and doing the 12-1800 mile runs out of Cali and Florida very rarely did I ever run over 70. Keep the door closed and there’s no need. It’s funny how you could leave St Cloud FL and you’d see the same 80mph trucks about 3 times by the time you made Satanta KS to unload. To sit there and run those speeds day in and day out it’s just hard on your equipment.
     
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  5. Echo5kilo

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    You know it's a good place to eat when you see bull wagons. They do not mess around with bad food places. They're on a time schedule.
    Used to be the best hamburgers on earth in Clinton Oklahoma exit 66 Domino fuel stop. And lots of bull haulers.
    I like old truck stops. I grew up on chicken fried from Rip Griffins. I HAVE to fuel at the chains, cause that what my boss wants. But I generally buy most of my stuff from the Mom n Pop places. And your less likely to get your truck hit. When you stay at those places.
    I can remember when Whiskey Pete's still had the restaurant and buffet. There'd always be 5+ bull wagons there.
     
  6. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    Shoot, I remember when the Rip Griffin's in Tulia had a Grandy's in it.
     
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  7. striker

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    Mine will do 80, 82 downhill with a tailwind
     
  8. striker

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    My T680 will do 80 mph, 82 downhill with a tailwind, running Wyoming, I'm on the lookout for two things: Bullracks and In-State Fuel trucks, both are faster than me
     
  9. striker

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    He was playing with you
     
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  10. striker

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    They still are the most courteous on the 2 lane at high speed, if I'm running the same roads you mention late at night, I'll let a few pass me then bury my foot and try to keep up, if for no other reason, the law don't mess with them much, and I have enough of a warning to slow down so they don't pick me out of the parade
     
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  11. striker

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    That's drafting, large car style
     
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