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. Mud Dog

    Mud Dog Tattooed & Insane - Forum Sparkler

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    Mine will run 85+ I'm not expected to do it or do it all the time. Its there for necessity. They're not many trucks other than the super 1s that I can't pass or run with but why do it I'm not working to pay tickets 5-10 over cruise set and I roll.
     
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  3. TheRoadWarrior

    TheRoadWarrior rocking-n-rollin again

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    Oh dont get me wrong i agree with ya.. I dont understand the idea behind this except maybe to weed out some bad but when they start hanging you for minor infractions is when companies and drivers are going to start asking questions...
     
  4. TheRoadWarrior

    TheRoadWarrior rocking-n-rollin again

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    i can go triple digits and have but its not worth the ticket/jail/suspension..im like you ill set the cruise for about 8 to 10 and keep the cb on...
     
  5. TruckerDragon

    TruckerDragon Heavy Load Member

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    5600 miles 5 stops. And that is my pre tax take home.
     
  6. TheRoadWarrior

    TheRoadWarrior rocking-n-rollin again

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    you drove 5600 miles in a week..you have to be a team...what was this load paying you...so you were acutaly running a constant 80 mph if you were solo with no break or rest is what your saying and doing 5 stops ..all legal and ligit too..
     
  7. Spokester

    Spokester Light Load Member

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    I'm a company driver with 60mph truck. Getting 8+ mpg over the last 5000 miles (and that is near 80k in the mtn. West, too); and yeah, it's annoying sometimes when trying to pass that other slow company truck, or get a good run at a hill. But, when I buy my own truck, I'll not go much faster, though I'll be able to pass and run hills... The cost of fuel is no joke. At least I have hill-climbing power. I'll pass all sorts of trucks while near gross, glad my slow truck can climb...
     
  8. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    What was the difference in idle time between the two?
     
  9. BAYOU

    BAYOU Road Train Member

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    About the same last print out they were only about 39 hours apart so they are the same really
     
  10. Krooser

    Krooser Road Train Member

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    You need a calculator that doesn't lie to you.... or quit lying to us 'cuz it makes you look like a fool.
     
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  11. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    I read that too.I wonder if hes training.
     
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