what speed do melton trucks run ?

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  1. jeffro74

    jeffro74 Bobtail Member

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    What speed are melton trucks run.
     
  2. Aradrox

    Aradrox Heavy Load Member

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    Supposed to be 65 some will do 67 to 68 with new rubber
     
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    Steel Tiger Road Train Member

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    It's really a concern as to whether or not you drive for them?

    There are many other factors that are way more important than the speed of the truck, such as pay and benefits.
     
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  4. quatto

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    Forward or backwards? ;-)
     
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    Is for me 70 minimum don't want to be stuck around a bunch of mega's.
     
  6. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

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    65 mph on the flat and 85 mph down hill!
     
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    SHOJim Road Train Member

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    65-67 GPS verified.
    They want you to drive from 61-63 to avoid the sitting on the left lane syndrome.
     
  10. Trucker2211

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    This was my #1 concern when looking for my last gig. Very first question was how fast do your trucks run? If they said anything less than 70 I stopped them and said thanks but no way, I’ll pass. Finally got one that told me all trucks go atleast 75 mph and said tell me more! Percentage pay, good benefits, a brand new truck with 13 sp. manual trans, and I’ve averaged 3200 miles a week since I started there over 4 years ago. It’s not so much the actual speed itself or the desire to hammer down the whole entire day, but it’s just way less stress & aggravation when you can flow with traffic and actually pass somebody in just a few seconds instead of minutes.
     
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