Petition to oppose FMCSA speed limiter mandate

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  1. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    You ever talked to anybody who was out here in the 80s when the speed limit was 55?
     
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  3. MacLean

    MacLean Heavy Load Member

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    Sign all the petitions you want. You see how well that went with the ELD’s.
     
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  4. ProfessionalNoticer

    ProfessionalNoticer Road Train Member

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    True but no resistance at all and you might as well roll over and die. Make them work for it and make them suffer for it!
     
  5. TheLoadOut

    TheLoadOut Road Train Member

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    Thanks for the help. In the time it took to write that post you could sign it and be done with it.
     
  6. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    Slowing down does not immediately guarantee a mileage increase. From Corsica, SD to Guymon, OK I did 4.75 on Monday, with about 4,500 pounds on the deck, running between 60 and 70mph because rain and slow people on 2 lanes. From Raton, NM to Jackson, WY and then over to Casper, WY I did 6mpg, with 46,000 pounds on the deck to Jackson, and I was running 75 to 80 something depending on hills.
     
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    I was driving then. It was ugly.
     
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  8. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    I can only imagine trying to get across Kansas or some place nice and flat at the agonizing pace of 55 mph. Iowa gives me a rough idea of how much it sucked.
     
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    They have to do something to make their pet project of electric trucks and vehicles competitive
     
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  10. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    Stupid fuel prices is also a part of that.
     
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  11. loudtom

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    Try using controls in your test. The same route, weight, and wind speed. Compare a variety of constant speeds ranging from 50-80 mph multiple times. This is the scientific method, in which you take variables that don't change and observe the results when you change another variable. You should find that slowing down reduces the effects of wind resistance that is prevalent above 50 mph.
     
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