Petition to oppose FMCSA speed limiter mandate

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

  1. KrumpledTed

    KrumpledTed Light Load Member

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    Well you certainly aren’t here to discuss or debate the merits and inferiorities of speed governed trucks and ungoverned trucks if that is the only response my prior post can elicit from you.
     
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  3. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    You must've not read the whole thread.
     
  4. scottied67

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    When speed limiters become law, this thought process will have to change. When you have, like in this example, two trucks governed at the exact same speed (we know this because they are both Swift trucks), no longer having the extreme desire to be in front will be the predicating factor for the truck in the slow lane to courteously slow down. The courteous thing to do is going to be to swallow one's pride and tuck back in where you belong behind the pack of trucks.
     
  5. bryan21384

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    That's already my thinking. I will slow down to keep the hammer lane moving. That should be the mentality whether limiters are law or not. The Swift truck in the slow lane had no driver etiquette. All I'm saying is if I were Freymiller, I wouldn't have passed in the emergency lane.
     
  6. scottied67

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    The proper driver etiquette is to not pass another truck when you are the same speed at they are; expecting them to slow down for you is 'princess think'.
     
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  7. bryan21384

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    I dont disagree. If you can't pass easily then staying to the right is the only option. Like you said earlier, someone has to swallow their pride. Unfortunately at that point, Swift in the slow needed to chalk it up to the game. I catch myself having to think for others at times on the road. It's the way it goes some times. If I were Swift in the left lane, the minute I got up on the Swift in the granny lane, I would have increased my following distance, then reset my cruise. That's inexperience all the way around there. Some guys get in trucks and still think they're driving 4 wheelers.
     
  8. Sharky88

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    If this mandate dose pass I hope every one of us dose just that and clog up the highway for miles! Let's show them why this is a bad idea. Accidents are going g to increase. Interactions between cars and trucks are going g to increase. Road rage will increase. But hey it's all for safety right? Traffic will be a nightmare and Freight will be delayed. Welcome to the new America
     
  9. Bret1984

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    I'm using OTR as an example which is going to be mostly interstate where the speed limit is 75mph in most areas. I always ran at night during my OTR days so I didn't encounter much traffic, scales were usually closed and I didn't have to stop early for fear of not finding parking. In fact if I did stop early I definitely wasn't getting any parking. So weather was always the biggest factor that could hinder my schedule. None the less all the variables happen irregardless of how fast the truck goes. If there's bad weather or traffic somewhere that effects all the trucks. Just some of the trucks can make up the time a little better than the others.
     
  10. KrumpledTed

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    You’ve yet to add anything worth holding onto.


    Don’t you have some homework to do, young man?
     
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  11. bryan21384

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    Nope.
     
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