What was your speed when he passed you?
Do you really think he was going 81?
And it's funny.
I've had other Swifties pass me, both downhill and on the level. Mentors or O/O's with a little more speed built in.
But never at 81, or even 71.
I read the stories, but in 3 years have never seen it first hand.
over speed policy ( central drivers )
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So after that painful 10 minutes of nonsense to read through, I almost forgot my question I wanted answered that brought me to this topic in the first place. So does the company get alerted to an overspeed only when the qualcomm notifies you that you're overspeeding? Mine notifies me and does reports at 67, it's what my qualcomm is set to, but I spoke with Safety and they said it's 65. Well if my qualcomm doesn't start squawking till 67, are they getting hidden alerts that I can't see when I'm going 65-66? I hope that makes sense, I suck at explaining things, bare with me. Meanwhile I'm doing 61 and staring at my speedometer more than the road just so I don't get fired.
Ohhhhh myyyy there she is again ..
Yea once it hits 67 and stays there for a few seconds it goes off.
once I hit 66 I just grab some binders , or ride with the engine brake on.
I have hit 67 once or twice , but if you slow down below right away it don't see it . Well thats what it seems like anyway .
like I said I hit 67 a few times , but backed down right away .
Oh , and I have to know .
Who is that ?
If you go to: Performance Monitoring
then : Violations
then in the lower right corner: Thresholds
that will tell you where your limits are set in the QC.
now weather or not they see anything else.... I don't know. But keep in mind, ANY thing you can see on this end of the QC, the can record and hold against you at any time.
1. If you're coasting on flat ground coming to a red light, you're not in control.
2. If you're braking, you're not in control because your technically not pulling the trailer, your braking and its pushing you.
3. When jake braking down hill, you're not in control because the trailer is pushing you and the tractor is slowing down.
The only thing that makes your thread valid is this:
1. When turning, it is important to accelerate and PULL the trailer, other wise as soon as you turn that 90 degrees, the inertia of your trailer may cause you to lose control.
2. When on slick, wet, or icy surfaces while CORNERING, such as a curve or turn, it is important that you are in control. OTHER WISE, you will jack knife.
3. Going down hill in slick conditions, you must be especially careful this is mainly for icy surfaces, as the trailer can do what it wants.
4. When braking with a trailer on slick surfaces, its good to brake slow so air equally reaches both the tractor and trailer, then gradually increase pressure. A quick stab on the brakes can easily cause a jackknife in the right situation.
Basically, the only time you must worry about 'physics' is turning and cornering, this is especially true on slick surfaces.
If you want to worry about people not being in control of their trailers, it would be good to sit in your truck at night at the truck stop and watch people back in. Then, you can see who is not in control. I'm sure Swift doesn't like that either. Swift's policies are about control, some people have the smarts and some don't. They have a blanklet policy that fits all. The reason for the over speeds is probably to discourage those drivers from going down hill too fast, not being able to put it in gear or maintain a safe speed and being involved in an accident. That's the reason. It has nothing to do with physics. Although, you are correct, but you didn't cite the examples where physics can cause an accident. Me going 75 mph down hill in an Interstate is not going to cause me to wreck, especially seeing that I'm about to hit the bottom of a hill and climb another.
It's all a baby blanket policy.
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