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. TruckerDragon

    TruckerDragon Heavy Load Member

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    That got formatted horribly but whatever. Belive me, dont belive me. I dont care. I make money. I drive 60. Hate all you like ^.^
     
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  3. MrEd

    MrEd Road Train Member

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    Well, you all seem to be comparing apples and oranges somewhat. I have argued it before and I will argue it with anyone. An o/o driving an ungoverned truck at 62 will get better fuel economy than a castrated company truck governed at 62 with the cruise set against the governor. And driving 62 is only more calming and comfortable when you are doing it because you want to, and know that you can do 70 for a minute to get out from behind someone you dont like following. If you are forced to follow, 62 isnt less stressful at all.
     
  4. TheRoadWarrior

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    Good Point
     
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  5. TheRoadWarrior

    TheRoadWarrior rocking-n-rollin again

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    So your a Trainer.. After a Yr on the road Your a Certified Trainer...and you drove that many miles with a trainee... sounds more like a team operations and whats scary is the fact that if your doing that letting a trainee drive while you sleep i hope you have good life insurance... Wow scary stuff in my opinion...
     
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  6. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    There would be no necessity if the load planners and dispatchers did their jobs correctly.
     
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  7. TruckerDragon

    TruckerDragon Heavy Load Member

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    I was 'training' a friend who has 15 years exp.

    Flame away.
     
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  8. mustang970

    mustang970 Road Train Member

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    75 mph on the floor, 100 mph down the hill, 45 mph and slowing half way up the hill.
    That is 75% of the Billy Big Riggers senario out there.
    Would be great if they got back over in the right lane, so I could pass them up hill in my 65 mph company truck.
    Don't worry BBR, you can pass me three or four more times throughout the day, and typically at the end of the day we are in the same truckstop.
    Same guy that will most likely blow past you, chop you off to get back over, then jam on the brakes to exit off.
    To each their own, but just cause you got a fast flat land truck doesn't mean your not holding somebody else up.
    The faster truck doesn't own the road.
    I'm fine with my 65 mph 500 HP company truck.
    Your politicians & special interest groups have their way, all trucks will be governed soon enough, just like eobr's, its the future.
     
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  9. TheRoadWarrior

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    Thats some funny stuff right there..BBR...LOL...
    Typical company driver who is the same guy whining about this but will run side by side with another 65 mph truck blocking up all lanes for 5 miles.. Give me a break. Oh and just for your information i dont cut off trucks nor do i crawl up the hills as bad as you think...
     
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    Yeah Ok....:biggrin_2559:
     
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  11. Logan76

    Logan76 Crusty In Training

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    500hp isnt enough to get past me...:biggrin_2559:
     
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