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Originally posted by rikriley
On the news tonight truckers were driving 10 mile per hour less on the Interstate. In other words instead of going 70 miles per hour they are traveling at 60 miles per hour to save 1 mile per gallon on fuel consumption. The average diesel truck gets approx. 9 to 10 miles per gallon on the open road anytime they can save money it keeps them in business and products rolling to the nearest distribution point or store. Rik Riley
Originally posted by Zaphod58
reply to post by Jessicamsa
Many company trucks have governors on them to limit their top speed. This is usually done for insurance purposes. Why shouldn't they go 70 though? Trucks should keep up with the speed of the cars. You should try riding in a big truck once or twice and see the things we have to deal with every day with cars around us. Everyone wants their goods in the store to buy, when they want them (immediately), but they don't want trucks driving around them because we inconvenience them. We're big and slow and they want to be going fast, so they do stupid things around us.