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. redoctober83

    redoctober83 Road Train Member

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    Company trucks at governed at 62. Lease trucks at 65. On a rare occasion a lease op will go get his truck turned up secretly so he can run a little faster every now and then. If you've read any other prime thread you would have read those govern speeds. The company guys drive 58 because it benefits them financially from either .03-.08 cpm extra each week based on there mpg that week.

    The average company driver is getting 2500-2800 miles a week at a base rate of .44cpm (this is fir those with no experience to one year of driving) and then you add to that an extra .03 cpm on average and now you have a driver making .47 cpm or more each week off of that. Sounds like a good reason to me to drive slow like that.

    Like another poster said, just pass them!
     
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  3. redoctober83

    redoctober83 Road Train Member

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    Owner operators are governed at 65.
     
  4. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    Ok well that person that said prime had to have been going 70 just seemed like he was.I think lease or owner operators, companies shouldn't touch their trucks unless the driver wants them to.
     
  5. redoctober83

    redoctober83 Road Train Member

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    I'll agree with that! But these megas slow them down for "insurance" reasons
     
  6. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    I kind of figured that.Don t these drivers pay for their own insurance?
     
  7. redoctober83

    redoctober83 Road Train Member

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    At prime it's included in the lease payment
     
    pattyj Thanks this.
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    stacks Road Train Member

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    Doesn't Henderson trucking pull a lot of prime reefers I'm not sure if they run into Alberta western Canada , but I've noticed them at the flying j at great falls back in 2014 /2015
     
  9. RedFalcon94

    RedFalcon94 Bobtail Member

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    When me and my wife were with V&S we got an extra check of 1200$ a month for driving slow and keeping good mpg..... Well worth it
     
  10. SAdriver

    SAdriver Light Load Member

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    lease ops who are governed at 65 are not owner operators.
     
  11. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    I know,i don't know why I said owner operators.
     
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