My PTL Experience Log

Discussion in 'PTL' started by Big Ugly, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. Digitalage

    Digitalage Bobtail Member

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    BU, what are the trucks governed at with PTI
     
  2. Big Ugly

    Big Ugly Light Load Member

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    OK short & sweet here. ;)

    For all company trucks it is a split governed speed of 62 mph on the floor pedal & up to 65 mph on the cruise. Lease purchase trucks are governed @ 76 mph. Those are the latest numbers I'm aware of. Now there are multiple drivers who 'claim' they can go 70+ mph in the company tractors but I've yet to see any prove it.

    In summary, learn to live in the right lane. :cool:
     
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  3. Digitalage

    Digitalage Bobtail Member

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    BU will you talk to me on phone?
     
  4. Digitalage

    Digitalage Bobtail Member

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    Thank you BU, could we talk on phone..?
     
  5. DenaliDad

    DenaliDad Retired Wheel Dog

    Mine is 63 on the floor and 65 on cruise. I don't know about the new autos since I have one of the older 16xxx-series ProStar+ 10-speeds; it has 430,000+ miles and will be retired this year since it's in its 4th and final year of PTL life.
     
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  6. DenaliDad

    DenaliDad Retired Wheel Dog

    Hey! I can go 70...as long as it's downhill and I have a load pushing me. And I get SO irritated when I get behind one of those 64-mph trucks in MY right lane.
     
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  7. Big Ugly

    Big Ugly Light Load Member

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    I've got one of those Freightshaker autos myself. Love the Cummins ISX under the hood. Way more pulling power than the Maxxforce, but that's another matter. It's set at the 62 & 65 thresholds. And you're right those 2010 thru 2012's did go 63 & 65. I took me a while to adjust but I just mosey along now & stay out of the way lol.

    Once yours retires you can join me in one of the Freights. Other than the EPU sometimes not being enough in say Laredo, it's a better truck IMO.
     
  8. Big Ugly

    Big Ugly Light Load Member

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    How about you private message me first. I've got no problem calling another PTL employee but I need to know who I'm talking to.
     
  9. 25(2)+2

    25(2)+2 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    He maybe can't PM anyone other than a mod until he reaches a few more posts.

    have a few things I have to do now but there are others around most of the time.
     
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  10. Big Ugly

    Big Ugly Light Load Member

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    Understood. I'll refrain from giving out my phone number all things considered. I'm happy to help somebody out but there are limits.

    DIGITALAGE you can ask away right here. You're among friends.
     
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