Prime has the SLOWEST sorry trucks on the road today, it's not even close

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by freightwipper, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. stabob

    stabob Heavy Load Member

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    Yeah I hear ya. The apu thing is stupid money and noise wise. There's nothing wrong with 65 mph but the o/o that run with the 4 Wheeler's that's just pissing away money.
     
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  3. realsupatrucka

    realsupatrucka Road Train Member

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    I run about 70 or 75...I don't speed I just dont drive slow...only time I go over that if my wife says so lol or if I run hard I can get a 3 day weekend....then the 4 Wheeler's a be trying to keep up with me
     
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  4. ironpony

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    No one "makes you buy a generator" - assume you mean an APU and "drive 55 mph to make money." Both are business decisions one can either agree with or not.

    Idling runs you something north of 1.5 gallons per hour, while an APU is a third of that. The cost is paid off quickly. As ICs we're paid percentage of linehaul, FSC and accessorial, not grubbing for pennies per mile. Now I've done it both ways... going fast to squeeze in an extra load and slower to contain fuel costs. I make far more slowing down when I can than hoping I can grab that extra load and keep the costs down enough to make it worthwhile.

    Its about keeping the dead presidents in your pocket, and not helping out poverty stricken oil tycoons move out of the ghetto.
     
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  5. realsupatrucka

    realsupatrucka Road Train Member

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    No I mean the actual generator...when u see one it till trip u out a lil bit
     
  6. ironpony

    ironpony Road Train Member

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    Don't have to buy on of them either. Ya could just build a campfire in the sleeper when it gets cold!
     
  7. realsupatrucka

    realsupatrucka Road Train Member

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    Right....im just not up tight when it comes to money like that...if I have to burn extra fuel to sleep good or spend more time with my family then so be it...no amount of money can replace the smile on my wife and kids face when I open the door
     
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  8. ironpony

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    I'd agree with that. I just spend less money staying warm than you. No one ever said we ALWAYS drive slow. There's just no point in driving with the pedal to the metal so you can sit your happy ### in a truck stop for a day, when going slower saves hundreds in fuel over the course of the year. Getting home? Different story.
     
  9. realsupatrucka

    realsupatrucka Road Train Member

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    Lol its not the cold that gets me.....its that darn heat...I can take sleeping in 20 degree weather...but if its over 60 its hot lol...to me at least...

    and I agree if u running hard just to sit in a truck stop thats crazy...
     
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  10. T_TRUCKER.

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    All my loads have just enough time to pick up and deliver. Picked up yesterday at noon in Taylor MI, I gotta be in east point GA by 11am today. All my loads are like that, the only time I MIGHT get a load with extra time on it is on the weekends, even that's rare. Keeps me moving all the time, ain't got time to drive 55mph to put some penny's in the pocket. Prime is the slowest but so are 99% of these megas, they got the almighty dollar sign blocking there view. At some point driving so slow in dangerous, especially Texas and parts of the west were it's 80mph and you got trucks tryin to pass eachother goin 61mph
     
  11. freightwipper

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    there is nothing worse than waking up hot and sweating when you took a shower right before going to sleep.
     
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