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Old 08-29-2016, 01:17 PM   #21
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Almost all company owned comercial big truck are governed to 65-68 mph with progressive shifting installed in computer been that way for a lot of yrs. nothing new. It all has nothing to do with tires or weight. It has to do with reaction time
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Old 08-29-2016, 01:43 PM   #22
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Almost all company owned comercial big truck are governed to 65-68 mph with progressive shifting installed in computer been that way for a lot of yrs. nothing new. It all has nothing to do with tires or weight. It has to do with reaction time
Hmmmm, I don't think trucking companies give a flip about reaction time. My trucker friends tell me it's all about saving fuel and the bottom line $$$. All their trailers now have aerodynamic skirts, hubcaps, nosecones, and tailfins. They get bonuses based on their fuel savings and the top fuel saver every quarter gets a paid for vacation trip.

Maybe I should get some of that stuff for the 5ver?
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Old 08-29-2016, 01:59 PM   #23
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My 2013 GMC 1500 5.3 hit the limiter about 105. Not pulling the TT for those that would just have to ask.
Haven't tried the 3500HD Duramax...yet, maybe in northern NM were the road is flat for miles and miles...don't think it is going to be a rocket sled though
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Old 08-29-2016, 02:44 PM   #24
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That rule would be an accident waiting to happen. There are times where you have to exceed the speed limit because there is no other choice once committed. Penske is using speed limiters now and it is a pain.
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Old 08-29-2016, 02:56 PM   #25
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All u have to do is go to a racing shop n have them program a super chip for yer vehicle it bypasses the 96 mph limit
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I drove a package car (brown truck) for UPS for 30+ years and the one I drove from 1996(7.3 IH motor) on was governed at 68mph. On I75 that was all it would do, it's in the programming of the engines computer so it wouldn't take much to hold them all back.
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Old 08-29-2016, 03:40 PM   #27
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Hmmmm, I don't think trucking companies give a flip about reaction time. My trucker friends tell me it's all about saving fuel and the bottom line $$$. All their trailers now have aerodynamic skirts, hubcaps, nosecones, and tailfins. They get bonuses based on their fuel savings and the top fuel saver every quarter gets a paid for vacation trip.

Maybe I should get some of that stuff for the 5ver?
Sure they do. There driver is a company's biggest liability. You the consumer will pay for the fuel. I owned a comercial trucking outfit for quite sometime and was very successful. Any driver will make or break ya. Most companies are self insured and it's not due to saving a few bucks on fuel
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That'll work well with the 80mph speed limits out west...
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Couple of folks who work with Swift Trucking told me all of their trucks are in constant communication with the computers at headquarters. If one of them is speeding the computer sends an alarm to dispatch. They then contact the driver for an explanation or with a warning. Too many warnings result in job loss for the driver. Not sure of the speed or time parameters, but I've rarely seen a Swift rig speeding.
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Couple of folks who work with Swift Trucking told me all of their trucks are in constant communication with the computers at headquarters. If one of them is speeding the computer sends an alarm to dispatch. They then contact the driver for an explanation or with a warning. Too many warnings result in job loss for the driver. Not sure of the speed or time parameters, but I've rarely seen a Swift rig speeding.
I had to chuckle when I read this. I'm sure things are different back east, but out west we always comment on how the Swift trucks are one of the few trucking companies that don't seem to have governors or care much about speed. We see a lot of them on I10 between NM and CA. I try to keep up them occasionally (like on head wind days) but 70 is usually my limit and they soon lose me
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