Safety groups call for 60 mph speed limiters on trucks

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by kemosabi49, Jul 16, 2022.

  1. Another Canadian driver

    Another Canadian driver Road Train Member

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    I tried once to drive at 89. I UT on a 80 segment.
    My QUALCOMM would have triggered an alert at 90.
    I was buying the fuel, of course.
    Conclusions:
    The truck performed flawlessly.
    I totally loved it and I decided that's my preferred speed from now on.
    The Schneiders of the world that I passed, they were looking at me like I was a Speed Demon.
    Great memories as long as nobody got hurt in the process.
     
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  3. kranky1

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    Most of the guys I knew running chillys out of Ab ran that triangle. Some of them hauled dry freight outbound, Caneda trucks, and produce back. They were doing pretty good on that lane back in the day.
     
  4. Another Canadian driver

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    It's a great lane. Miles are 3100 to 3500 per rounder depending on the run.
    7k+/month gross as a company driver. With a 68 MPH truck.
    Twice as much as an O/O.
    The secret was how good of a dispatcher you have and how many refused loads.
    My Motto:
    Anywhere, Anytime, Anything. No loads refused.
    As long safety is not compromised. And can I do it legal?
    Legal and safe. End game.
     
  5. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    Lol 89? Whew!!!! I like it better in something that weight 80k
     
  6. kranky1

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    Good dispatcher is easy to find if you’re the guy will go out and make whatever they throw at you go away. They’ll find you.
     
  7. Another Canadian driver

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    My favorite speed limit was 89 MPH.
    My little weakness, I know.
    Am I forgiven if I confess?
     
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  8. bryan21384

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    You are forgiven my brother....let us pray
     
  9. Another Canadian driver

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    Great. I hear the angels singing.
     
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  10. LtlAnonymous

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    I drive rather slowly, say 55-62 where appropriate. It feels safe.

    But it only feels safe with all the idiots way up the road. No thank you on the limiters.
     
  11. JSanborn103

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    Soon owner operators will be paying for a new ICC bar down the right side of the trailer
     
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