Petition to oppose FMCSA speed limiter mandate

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Bret1984, May 5, 2022.

  1. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    "That’s is an opinion." Nah really?!?! You don't say! Ain't nothing getting by you man....better stay sharp....I'm going to need you to catch my next opinion.
     
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  3. KrumpledTed

    KrumpledTed Light Load Member

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    Don’t throw your opinion as if it were an authority then pal. ezpz
     
  4. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    Ahhhh I see what you doing man.....you want to quarrel. Sorry man. I'm not the confrontational type. I'll converse with anybody all day, regardless of whether we are alike or different philosophically. The minute you wanna fight, that's when I find a more constructive use of my time.
     
  5. ProfessionalNoticer

    ProfessionalNoticer Road Train Member

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    Why is it always the same few members that come into threads and create endless arguments?
     
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  6. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    That's the most inaccurate statement I've read on this site, in like forever.
     
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  7. KrumpledTed

    KrumpledTed Light Load Member

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    You see, but do not comprehend.

    What I did is highlight how silly it is to propose or support policy on how it is you feel or think about such policy versus statistical fact. So here’s some constructive use of your time, aka homework:

    Statistically prove to me that limiting truck speed via ECM instead of posted speed signs will reduce both the number and severity of accidents across the nations highways. Be sure to highlight your points of contention, provide detailed analysis of case studies and provide supporting citations. Preferably in a format as found in this link:

    https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/78th2015/Exhibits/Senate/TRN/STRN492I.pdf
    (Note that this is an Exhibit already submitted before representatives)


    You certainly fly off the handle for someone who claims to not be confrontational.
     
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  8. Bret1984

    Bret1984 Light Load Member

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    Oh no doubt speed is not going to do much to compensate for poor planning or failing to keep the left door closed. I've just noticed that I am able to run more miles in a faster truck. I have done OTR before with a couple different companies so I've experienced both the 62mph truck and the wide open truck. Both with e-logs. In the 62mph truck I was able to get over 600mi a day pretty consistently while in the wide open truck I always get well over 600mi occasionally breaking the 700mi mark for the day. Paid by the mile that definitely adds up over the course of a week and over a month it definitely adds up. Of course there's always variations like appointment times, loading times, traffic, weather, etc, etc but all those things happen to both trucks.
     
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  9. Bret1984

    Bret1984 Light Load Member

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    It's the digital ch19. What did you expect?
     
  10. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    but you arent going to average 60 mph by driving 60 mph. you need to be at 68 mph or even 70 to get there. to get 65mph you are going to have to be closer to 75mph to average that.. and thats saying that you can average that same speed every single day over the course of x amount of weeks and months... which is close to impossible because of situations out of your control like traffic, weather, etc
     
  11. Lennythedriver

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    I drove almost 3 years for reefer company that was governed at 65 mph. I now drive for a company that I’m governed at 70 mph and can go 72 mph if I’m using the cruise control. It’s like night and day. I feel much safer overall with the luxury of the added speed limit just to stay clear of big bunches of trucks and other traffic. I can actually pass, I don’t have to sit behind other people wondering for a half an hour if I can get by them or not. It just makes the overall environment less stressful in my opinion.

    on the flipside of things, I do see some bad crazy truckers out here.
     
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