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Jon_G

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Re: FedEx limiting all trucks to 65mph.
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2017, 08:41:16 PM »
Trucks should be able to go with the flow of traffic, not substantially faster, or slower.
Exactly my point also.

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Re: FedEx limiting all trucks to 65mph.
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2017, 08:41:16 PM »

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Re: FedEx limiting all trucks to 65mph.
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2017, 07:33:27 AM »
This is a good video put out by OODIA that shows how speed limiters are dangerous.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdZnQNEInSE

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I still don't agree with their reasoning....if the truck being passed pays attention and slows down to always let the passing truck pass, regardless of the speed....we won't have an issue.

The issue still remains though....the truck being passed doesn't "get it" and sits there in la-la land.

Wee Willy

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Re: FedEx limiting all trucks to 65mph.
« Reply #17 on: Yesterday at 06:41:15 AM »
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I still don't agree with their reasoning....if the truck being passed pays attention and slows down to always let the passing truck pass, regardless of the speed....we won't have an issue.

The issue still remains though....the truck being passed doesn't "get it" and sits there in la-la land.

 You obviously get it, (atta boy), which is the difference between a professional driver and the other kind of driver. 8) 8)
 
 I see that video as a big whine produced by a bunch of potato heads with an agenda, propaganda for the simple minded masses.
 When the alleged doctor starts talking about fatigue being greater at 63 mph than at 70 mph I laughed and wondered why he didn't mention common courtesy and respect which would solve everything.
 It seems obvious throughout the video that pollution, wasted fuel, premature wear and tear on vehicles and infrastructure and the laws of physics in relation to speed are not really concerns to these people.
 
 I've been listening to daily commuters and truck drivers whining about company speed limits and how they can't keep up to traffic or can't pass other vehicles since since I started driving back in 1972, and it always amuses me.
 I was the trucker sitting at the back of the coffee shop, far away from the tourists and "professional truck drivers only" section, but I could still hear them all whining.
The first rule of the road is:
"If anything can happen, at any time, it will!"

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Re: FedEx limiting all trucks to 65mph.
« Reply #17 on: Yesterday at 06:41:15 AM »

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