I've put my time in, who pays the most and who runs with faster trucks

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by fins2feathers, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. fins2feathers

    fins2feathers Bobtail Member

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    I've put my time in driving for several companies over the years from tanker to dry-van and reefer to flats in between, I'm Looking for pay but more importantly what companies don't discriminate on the speedometer. I'm sick to death running with governed trucks that can't even reach their full potential because its cut back at the throttles gauge.
    Otherwise known as a governed truck. Lead me, please" Oh" lead me on !


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  3. STexan

    STexan Road Train Member

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    Unless you're going to be running a lot out west (or coast to coast), I honestly don't know why you'd want such a truck with the way they are cracking down on speed to make up for budget shortfalls, and the new CSA rules. But if you find one you'll probably not have to deal with eLogs, at least.

    The fastest company trucks I've seen are in the 69-70 MPH range but I don't think that's fast enough for you, and those are far and few between. I'd say you'll have to maybe work in a lessor's truck or get into your own truck. The fast company trucks are a thing of the past with a few rare exceptions.
     
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  5. Mommas_money_maker

    Mommas_money_maker Road Train Member

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    Buy your own and go "triple digit trucking" Anything over 67 is nice to have in a pinch but is worthless when it comes to fuel economy. If the price of fuel was 2.50 a gal or less then everybody would go real fast but its not and no sense in wasting that money going down the road.
     
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  6. Logan76

    Logan76 Crusty In Training

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    You can be sure my trucks going 70 if the speed limit allows, going 62 in a 70 zone is making you a hazard to other traffic trying to obey the law...
     
  7. kajidono

    kajidono Road Train Member

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    Smaller companies that haul their own product tend to care less about fuel mileage. Helps if the company is run by crusty old ex drivers.
     
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  8. MrEd

    MrEd Road Train Member

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    Logan, a guy driving 62mph in a 70 is obeying the law. Just the same as the guy doing 70 is.
     
  9. Logan76

    Logan76 Crusty In Training

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    You know your right, I failed to word that so it got my thoughts across!

    I don't even know what I was trying to get at, I'm very glad my truck is governed at 75mph and I can go the speed limit if I so choose to.
     
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  10. Mommas_money_maker

    Mommas_money_maker Road Train Member

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    I hear ya Logan as my truck has no governor but I choose 67 as I have my best results on CC just letting it do its thing.
     
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  11. Eaton18

    Eaton18 Road Train Member

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    My "company" truck is governed at 73 mph. When I run the interstate, I can at least keep up with the traffic flow. However most of the time I'm running 68-69mph. If there's much wind, even running 65, I'll only get around 4.5 mpg. Empty, no wind and I can squeeze 6.4mpg, running around 70mph.
     
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