I Got Passed by a Prime

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  1. PacoTaco

    PacoTaco Light Load Member

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    Have they turned up their trucks? I was going 65 up a little hill and a Prime company truck passed me going maybe 67. I guess they're not used to passing other trucks yet because he almost took my hood off when he came back over.
     
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  3. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Maybe a L/O? Also maybe your (or Primes) speedometer is a little inaccurate.
     
  4. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    Last I heard, Company Drivers were 58 on the pedal....62 on cruise. L/O were governed at 65. But.......rumor has it that there are L/O's that are covertly having their Trucks turned up to 68. Apparently, there is an underground network of outlaw shops that are performing the feat. I'm sure there is an under the table cash transaction involved. I have not heard about the ramifications from Management if caught though. Since Prime drivers are only "PRetending It's MinE", the Truck is still Owned by Prime.
     
  5. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    A Prime truck passed you?

    Were you going 43 mph in the middle lane on the interstate? o_O :biggrin_25523:
     
  6. Six9GS

    Six9GS Medium Load Member

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    I had one pass me similarly a few days ago. I drive for Swift and governed at 65. So, it isn't unusual that I get passed. But, Prime trucks, at least used to be, some of the only trucks I ever needed to pass.
     
  7. JoeyJunk

    JoeyJunk Road Train Member

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    Werner has been passing me lately. I can do a whooping 67. Of course that decreases at the slightest hill due to my tiny MP7 engine.
     
  8. WesternPlains

    WesternPlains Road Train Member

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    Your truck obviously derated it’s self. Speedometer lying to you to make you feel good. Either that or You’re in the Twilight Zone.
     
  9. Dave1837

    Dave1837 Heavy Load Member

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    I too have noticed this. I usually run 70 mph and they've been getting harder to pass. I used to blow their doors off
     
  10. PacoTaco

    PacoTaco Light Load Member

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    If they haven't turned them up company wide then I think @Dockbumper may be right about those outlaw shops.

    Do the L/O's trucks have the same lettering on the doors as their regular trucks?
     
  11. Trucker61016

    Trucker61016 Medium Load Member

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    What kind of World is this where prime and werner are regularly passing me, even when i get the bump to 68 for good MPG, when did werner become 70 mph ?? And they were company trucks because there was no leased to on the side....and it was the dark blue werner colors...we have officially entered the twilight zone....
     
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