Bull haulers/Cattle haulers doing 80-90mph

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by poongdool, Feb 5, 2021.

  1. poongdool

    poongdool Light Load Member

    Mar 24, 2020
    I think I have seen the face of a bull hauler once when I went to get a trailer washout at a certain truck wash in Greely, CO. They were lookin’ at me as I’m driving down the other driveway intended for reefer to the wash bay.
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  3. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

    Jul 7, 2015
    "But but but how can you make money if you don't get at least 7 mpg?????? :eek:"

  4. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

    Sep 10, 2010
    Flint, MI
    By whining that hos should not apply to you because reasons. No hos = running however long you want.
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  5. lester

    lester Road Train Member

    Jan 2, 2012
    NW, Iowa
    And livestock or ag related are exem
    I've always pulled trailers or hauled products where fuel mileage was a secondary concern but hauling butt 80+ for no reason is idiotic in my book.
  6. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

    Feb 13, 2010
    twin cities
    I see ND will join SD and MT in raising the limit to 80mph.
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  7. TB John

    TB John Company Shill of BYOB & CBD

    Dec 28, 2008
    My GPS knows my every movement, and I'm pretty sure the microwave is trying to steal my soul.
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  8. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

    Aug 27, 2017
    So, every time I run out west I get in weather and I never see but about one truck wash per state. I've always thought I went in to the wrong business driving a truck instead of franchising truck washes.

    Bull haulers spend half their time in the mud but their trucks are always the cleanest on the road.

    It just doesn't add up. Where and when do they wash em? If I drive 90 will the dirt just fly off? I've never tried it.
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  9. Banker

    Banker Road Train Member

    Aug 19, 2012
    I can’t speak for anyone but me, I spend more time worrying about my revenue than my fuel mileage. 4.5 mpg in the winter is average for me and if I hit my weekly revenue goal it is a reasonable expense. I could get maybe 5mpg but I don’t want to work the extra hours or lose a load to get it. I will drive 60 or so some days when I am barely working 8 hours. If I spent $1,000 a week on fuel to get $3,000 in revenue I probably would rethink my priorities.
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2021
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  10. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    Gettin' down westbound

    The difference in fuel mileage is more applicable to general freight than anything... if u have 2 trucks hauling the same load to the same place for the same price... the one truck gets 8.5mpg the other gets 6mpg.... One of those guys puts more money in their pocket...

    But then u have the argument of money vs time , where some will say i can pickup another load if driving faster vs losing that load but gaining fuel mileage.... Think it applies to everybody differently and how u want to run ur business
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  11. Cowboyrich

    Cowboyrich Heavy Load Member

    Dec 11, 2017
    Dayton, Washington
    Yeah they run 80-90, but how many have you seen in the ditch?
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