Looking for advice from the pros

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  1. Canucklehead

    Canucklehead Medium Load Member

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    It's approximately 5 days from Ontario to BC when running single. Therefore half that time if your wife drives half the miles. Figure in lots of variables that add time. Level ones, hitting every light on the way, road closures of BC highways, or if your a nervously nelly in BC and have to drive way too slow, etc etc etc.
     
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  3. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Your numbers confirm my distances anyway. Thats pretty accurate.

    The rest of it you can argue with me in PM if you choose to. Enjoy the list.
     
  4. Snow Monster

    Snow Monster Medium Load Member

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    Way back when, I hauled a lot of scheduled loads between S Ontario and BC, never late with a load unless the highway was shut down or the weather was real nasty.

    The old boys explained it to me this way.
    It's about 2800 miles from Toronto to Vancouver.
    If you have a target cruising speed of 65 mph you can depend on a 50 mph average speed.
    This allows for traffic you might encounter, bathroom/check stops every few hours, fuelling, scales, slowing for rough stretches, construction zones, tourists, farm equipment and all else that might slow you down briefly over the 2800 mile distance.

    You can count on 56 to 60 hours of driving time, say sixty for a safety margin.
    With modern trucks and better roads you could probably use 60 mph as a cruise speed and still count on 50 mph for an average.
     
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  5. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    I ran team Toronto to Vancouver. Company gave us 54 to 60 hours. Without any unexpected delays, if we took longer than 60 we were wasting time, any sooner than 54 we were pushing it too hard.
    Company was bought out, new owners thought everyone should be able to do it in 47 to 53 hours. Then the accident rate went sky high.
     
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  6. Ol'Shusquatch

    Ol'Shusquatch Light Load Member

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    If you have a target cruising speed of 65 mph you can depend on a 50 mph average speed.
    That pretty much always applies for me. Then there is the unexpected events that sometimes occur. Very hard to beat that 50-55 range per hour on the road. IMO
     
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  7. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

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    For trip planning I use 80...





    km/h :D


    And for quick-n-dirty solo multi-day ETA, 25 mph / 40 km/h.
     
  8. Ol'Shusquatch

    Ol'Shusquatch Light Load Member

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    Yeah you young guys :) Had a DL for 9 years already before we were made to stop doing math in multiples other than 10. BTW bought a yard of nice black top soil yesterday;)
     
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