Have you ever come across Raider Express Fort Worth Texas?

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by A Bug, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. JolliRoger

    JolliRoger Road Train Member

    May 8, 2007
    Lot of difference of opinion here. Just as an observation, I was never concerned with someone slower,
    I just bided my time and waited my chance, then took it and went on my way. There is not too many out
    there steady punching the 70/75 limit at 2/5 over for many hours straight, regardless of road type.
    The man who goes and comes, delivers in good condition and on or near time, takes care of the truck,
    causes little of not drama, is treasured. Proof is he has a steady job he likes and is not too concerned
    with what others do. Drive your own truck, let the other man drive his, get your pay and he gets his.
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  3. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

    Sep 18, 2009
    1918 Anywhere, USA 90210
    More miles means more money, you're right. As I said, I am a company driver. It don't matter how fast I drive. I only drive the miles i am planned to drive. My run right now is nearly 800 loaded miles. I'll drop the trailer tomorrow, probably get a reload and if its 300 miles, with an 8 am appt the next day, how will driving faster increase my overall pay? It ain't the faster driving that makes the money. It's more contingent on your dispatcher and whatever they want you to run. If you are paid by the load, then yes that makes a difference. Bottom line, driving east up time no matter how fast you drive. To many uncontrollable variables
  4. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

    Jul 17, 2011
    The Village, Portmeirion
    One of thier drivers tried to pass me using an off ramp one time. Couldnt make it past the nose of my truck before trying to come back over and "push" me over before the the exit lane expired.

    Maybe they push thier drivers, maybe that guy was just an idiot...
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  5. bentstrider83

    bentstrider83 Road Train Member

    Dec 26, 2011
    Portales, NM
    I don't encounter much of them when on my 287 run between Hartley and Platteville. But when I do, it's a crawl. Just Googled "are Raider Express trucks governed at 60" and this olde thread came up. Glad I wasn't the only one that noticed 60 on them.

    With all this rage over the speed limiter mandates, this is what could happen. And all the other calamities that could boil over from the overall impatience it would cause.

    60 is good for those long stretches on little traveled highways. Worked well enough for me when I did those dairy farm loading routes between Clovis and Willard NM, or Clovis and Perryton TX. But something as heavily traveled as US 287? That song "Zoot Suit Riot" comes to mind.
  6. RuralTrucker

    RuralTrucker Light Load Member

    Jul 21, 2022
    I know that this is an older thread, but I saw it had been resurrected and I was reading through. Coming across this, I must correct it for others who come across.

    There is nowhere in any segment of the trucking industry that a driver is AVERAGING 70 MPH for an entire year. So, your 70 MPH average just went out the window because at some point you come off the highway to drive through a city. At some point you are slowed down by traffic congestion, accidents, construction, etc. Also, how many miles are driven has much more to do with when your load is scheduled for delivery and the next load scheduled for pickup. Also, you completely ignore things like safety bonus, mileage bonus, fuel economy bonus, and accessorial pay.

    Basically, you tried coming up with a fictional scenario of how a 60 MPH governed truck limits income, but it's not based on reality.

    To new drivers and people thinking of becoming drivers, don't pay attention to comments like the one I have quoted. That's not how trucking works. Don't get caught up in truck speed and CPM.
  7. RuralTrucker

    RuralTrucker Light Load Member

    Jul 21, 2022
    The trucks are actually governed at 58.
  8. NickSM

    NickSM Bobtail Member

    Aug 2, 2022
    What's their Pet Policy? And do they pay for the flight over there?
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