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Chris Lambe
Chris Lambe

Worse is being on cruise control, and the guy who so desperately wanted to overtake you is now slowing down in front of you.

Vor Monat
JangAh
JangAh

Amen. I do a lot of highways driving at night. I usually cruise at 82. If I try to pass someone, they start speeding up, so I switch back to right lane. But then they start slowing down. And when I do pass him, they pass me and then slow down again just to have me pass him again. Absolutely hate it, and sometimes it goes on for like 30min.

Vor 5 Tage
Kyle Barnes
Kyle Barnes

People that hate on truckers shouldn’t be on the road

Vor 5 Tage
NIJ gaming
NIJ gaming

This is annoying in like any car

Vor 6 Tage
geemy geemy
geemy geemy

@Steve H hey your problem is not people who don't maintain constant speed. its people who camp in the left lane and/or take miles to pass. people on cruise control actually makes passing even harder since people take miles to pass each other with 1 MPH difference on cruise control. that's what creates clumps of cars driving the same speed and using all the lanes. seems you have never driven in a place where people pass on the left and then go back to the right lane(s) after passing. passing is much easier and you don't get stuck nearly as much you can have slow vehicles in the right lanes , semis, people towing going 50-60 and people driving 90 100mph the left. it even works without speed limits on autobahns

Vor 29 Tage
geemy geemy
geemy geemy

@Steve H well no one says you have to maintain a constant speed all the time. it's good to adapt your speed to the conditions , keep your distances. more important than maintaining a constant speed. I usually do cruise control (not adaptative) with 10-20 over depending on the flow, when road is clear. when it's busy I prefer no cruise control, keeps you more alert and avoids tailgating the guy in front just because he just slowed down a bit. of course accelerating because someone is overtaking is stupid, childish, and sometimes dangerous

Vor 29 Tage
cus
cus

Not just truckers. I swear every time I go to pass someone when I’m in a car and on cruise control, as soon as I switch lanes and start passing them, they speed up 🤦🏻‍♂️

Vor Monat
tejay94
tejay94

If you find you're getting up beside them and then they start staying beside you all of a sudden just literally floor the gas and they start to understand

Vor 3 Stunden
PositivePasta14
PositivePasta14

Hate that shit, I feel like I have to trick other drivers that I'm not gonna pass em just so I can pass em lol

Vor 4 Stunden
Preeminent Empire
Preeminent Empire

That’s when I Have fun with them 😈

Vor Tag
merlin
merlin

@Charlie K Or just be happy that they are gone. Having no ego on the road makes your life a lot easier and you'll enjoy driving a lot more. I stand by that

Vor 4 Tage
SecretSauceyjuice
SecretSauceyjuice

@Erin oh no worries brah. It's guaranteed you that's the jackwagon 🤙 Git fukd 😛

Vor 5 Tage
Blob
Blob

This is actually really good info, thanks for this! I used to get annoyed when truckers would be at a standstill not passing eachother but I get it now.

Vor 16 Tage
Johnny Grace
Johnny Grace

These are the explanations we need. See I didn't know this I thought they were just blocking the road for fun

Vor 27 Tage
Louis Planert
Louis Planert

@Bobby Hempel it takes more common sense than you have to realize no two trucks on the road run exactly the same speed, something as little as how much tread you have can impact how much faster or slower you are than another truck governed to the same speed. Frankly, we don't give a fuck what you think anyhow.

Vor Tag
Louis Planert
Louis Planert

Don't let em fool you, over a decade out here and blocking cars is my entertainment, love to get next to another truck and drop it half a mile an hour just to pass slower... Another fun one is when they're trying to merge onto the highway but can't because I refuse to move over. 😂 Good times good times.

Vor Tag
Jbryan 787
Jbryan 787

@Bobby Hempel you should start printing the sticker for everyone to put on the trailer with their governed speed then 🤣🤣🤣

Vor Tag
Jesse Ferrer
Jesse Ferrer

Some of them do block the road if seen it and heard it.

Vor 2 Tage
AftermathXJ220
AftermathXJ220

@Bobby Hempel Seldom will two semis be "locked" to same exact speed. Depending on load weight & engine power, semi's will also take uphills & downhills at different speeds, so it's not all about "locked" speed, which is why truckers pass each other, same as other drivers/riders.

Vor 4 Tage
Tonya Littau
Tonya Littau

The struggle IS REAL! Are used to drive over the road and I remember when my company turned on trucks down. I literally stopped using cruise control the majority of the time and had my foot pressed to the floor like it was really going to make that much difference. My knee always hurt. Lol it's crazy because I've been realizing how much I miss driving. I was going to enroll in nursing school & had all my prerequisites out-of-the-way. It was so crazy what happened... having come out of a really nasty divorce I had to always be aware of my surroundings and it had taken a toll on me mentally. So, the lady was flipping through her little book to get the information she needed and she's rattling off different careers kinda under her breath and I stopped her and said whoa, change of plans! Truck Driving?!? that's what I want to do. She tried to talk me out of it but it just felt right. Best decision I ever could've made! It brought me on the very bad time in my life. He never knew where I was at and I got to see a lot of beautiful places. Driving OTR absolutely helped me heal ❤️

Vor Monat
Melody Song
Melody Song

As a fellow truck driver who uses a newer version of the same model truck, I'm surprised your fleet doesn't do what I call the 70mph loophole. You basically pump the gas pedal twice and hold on the second pump, and your truck would accelerate to 70mph for a limited amount of time. I think the max is 30 min for every 4 hours on the drive line. Essentially it's designed to make passing truckers driving at variable speeds much easier and a lot faster so you're not impeding the left lane for 2+ minutes.

Vor Monat
AT
AT

It’s not a loophole but a feature. It’s called passmart on freightliners.

Vor 21 Tag
Frank Hobbs
Frank Hobbs

It's called "pass smart" in the new cascadias my company has. Now you have 1 hour for every 4 hours driving or somewhere around there

Vor 22 Tage
Melody Song
Melody Song

@crushbent as a matter of fact, yes. Our company has special edition trucks for drivers who've made it one million miles without a preventable accident, and they're governed at 70. So for the mechanic guy in the replies who mentioned insurance stuff, all trucks are covered at 70 for that reason, hence why they've never been taken out.

Vor 25 Tage
crushbent
crushbent

You’re telling me you can double pump your gas and get a boost like I’m playing cruising USA at the arcade?

Vor 25 Tage
that random guy
that random guy

This comment should be pin 👍

Vor 29 Tage
Rich Stevens
Rich Stevens

I drive a water truck all over the east coast and I know EXACTLY how you feel here. When I first started driving truck I figured all truck drivers helped each other like a pact. But that's not the case. Then you have a line of angry drivers build up behind you and ride your bumper. So now you're stuck deciding whether to drag race this truck for miles until the road allows you the opportunity or you slow down and get back behind to allow all the cars behind to go.

Vor 11 Tage
Abzerz
Abzerz

This man right here is someone who knows the unspoken rules of the motorway 😂💯

Vor 29 Tage
Isaac Benson
Isaac Benson

Definitely with you on that, those people that speed up when you try to pass them are so frustrating.

Vor 16 Tage
Nicholas Lopes
Nicholas Lopes

As a fellow truck driver I want to give you some really good advice. Yes the companies have their trucks limited to 62 63 65 70 whatever. If you drive 5mph slower than your top speed. (For you that would be driving at 60) when you do eventually come up to a truck that's going slower than you. You have 5mph to work with. My truck's limited to 65 but I drive at 55, and trust me there's plenty of trucks to pass even if you're driving 55! It's a lot less stressful not worrying about passing people, just relax and drive and you won't have gray hair in 10 years! Also if your paid by the hour you'll basically be getting paid more 😜

Vor 8 Tage
Erik
Erik

This is why I like the truck models under 2008, non of all this technology bullshit that gives truckers less control of their Riggs.

Vor Monat
Louis Planert
Louis Planert

Tf are you talking about? Trucks have been able to be governed since at least the 70s, and in the 90s it went to computer controlled limits. Only thing relevant to 08 was emissions bs..

Vor Tag
Colby Roddam
Colby Roddam

It's very easly can be tuned and turned off lol.

Vor 16 Tage
Flint Rich
Flint Rich

I love how you’re halfway in the fast lane when you’re passing him

Vor 7 Tage
Elvis Soto
Elvis Soto

Pay attention to the shoulder of the road. There is a broken down vehicle there which led the trucker on the right to move over a little onto the 2nd lane.

Vor 4 Tage
Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson

I used to drive long distances on the interstate highways usually in my f250 diesel pick up. One day I got fairly close to a semis trailer bumper and matched it's speed. What I noticed was my foot almost came off the accelerator pedal and it felt like I was connected to the trailer by a magnet. I looked at my mpg display and it normally said 10-12 mpg. It was now reading 22-24 mpg. It didn't seem to matter if the truck I was tailgating was driving 60 mph or 75 mph. I literally doubled my fuel economy. If you pay attention you'll see that many people drive like this. You don't even have to actually tailgate the truck to see a big difference but the closer you are the bigger difference you'll see. I would ride behind one truck until another one passed and then follow that truck. Eventually you'll get behind a truck that is traveling 5-10 over the speed limit.

Vor 6 Tage
Saying N*igro Makes YouTube cry
Saying N*igro Makes YouTube cry

I understand your frustration. Anybody that uses a cruise control can feel it. You need a little more top speed for a few minutes

Vor 19 Tage
Sneaky Cobra
Sneaky Cobra

Governed trucks actually are more prone to cause accidents on the highway for this specific reason and causes drivers to become more aggressive and erratic.

Vor Monat
Chandler Moore
Chandler Moore

Look at you, making stuff up. Here are real numbers. “Large Truck Crash Causation Study conducted by the FMCSA discovered that mechanical defects (with tires, most often), new tour routes, and fatigue are the most common causes of truck crashes. Aggressive driving has also been emphasized as a frequent cause, although it has had a direct effect in no more than 5% of the cases.”

Vor 29 Tage
super spooky
super spooky

@Edoc google what happens when my boi tosses a 80lb steel block under your back wheels. Always fun to “cow” tip. Semi tires exploding is the loudest and most satisfying sound ever.

Vor Monat
Joshkiej
Joshkiej

Nope. All trucks in europe are governed to 90kph, we have less deadly truck accidents even though europe is more densily populated and we have a higher overall population. Oh and we have 3x as much semi trucks as well.

Vor Monat
Mark T
Mark T

@ComradeGaming I saw this a lot in the “corn states”. Speeds are like 75/80 on a 2 lane roads with virtually no elevation. People kinda zone out sometimes. Also, in the slow passer’s defense, often they move over and little to no one passes, or even if a few do it’ll be just a tiny bit faster, or even more slowly than they were traveling, so now they basically got over to only screw themselves. I also noticed that a lot of peoples, seemingly subconsciously, will travel behind your truck in the fast lane doing 20+over with you, until you realize you can barley see them behind you so you get over, only to have them back off again. 🤷🏼‍♂️ 🤣

Vor Monat
J S
J S

@tedo fuentes the guy in the speed restricted truck gets paid by the mile so that excuse doesn’t hold up. If I got paid to go slower I would be cruising to the lowest legal speed on the interstate. Everyone has somewhere else that they would rather be, no need to drive like a cocksucker because of a minor inconvenience

Vor Monat
Evoro
Evoro

I love when you guys try to pass each other on a hill and take up both lanes

Vor 8 Tage
Youmi Young
Youmi Young

I feel you, I've been in the same situation more than once

Vor 17 Tage
Jimmy Recinos
Jimmy Recinos

I love these shorts, I learn something new everytime

Vor 17 Tage
TheDirtysouth276
TheDirtysouth276

it has alot too do with what they call side draft as well. when 2 big masses come next to each other it causes a air bubble and basically slows both vehicles down.

Vor Monat
Dirty South Off Road
Dirty South Off Road

My dad was always telling me about this, he rarely ever sped, but he was an owner operator. When he needed to do 70 in a 70 zone, he could do it, owner operator having control of there vehicle, no speed limiters. As well as a bump in horsepower was nice.

Vor Monat
SKIPPER PIPPINS
SKIPPER PIPPINS

their* vehicle.

Vor Monat
Naked Snake
Naked Snake

Never knew that existed.

Vor Monat
Kevin Serrano
Kevin Serrano

@Raktim das oh definitely especially when you got 2 guys on limiters racing each other

Vor Monat
Raktim das
Raktim das

@Kevin Serrano yeah speed limiters do helps saving fuel NGL I’ve experienced it with rental cars…but sometimes in expressway it could get irritating tho.

Vor Monat
Kevin Serrano
Kevin Serrano

Its to protect you from speeding, and governors reduce the cost of insurance. Also saves diesel when on flat land

Vor Monat
flinko
flinko

It depends on weight, if he's heavier than you, he's gonna slow down on an incline and faster than you on a downhill.

Vor Monat
stonewall 138777
stonewall 138777

Thank you!!! I’ve always wondered why the truckers were being morons. Turns out…it is their inability to control the system :( I feel bad now

Vor 7 Tage
That_Guy From_Cintas
That_Guy From_Cintas

Gotta love those truckers with an ego. Thankfully, my box truck can reach 75. But It's rare when I have to go that fast on the interstate to pass a trucker with a BIG ego problem. 70 is consistent enough for me. (While I'm here fellow motorists, STOP TAILGATING me when I'm already going the limit, or even 5 over! We're all guilty of breaking the speed limit, but for the love of God for your sake, don't tailgate vehicles bigger than yours. Should they need to hit their brakes in the event of an emergency, you could end up decapitated. Notice how I'm looking out for you rather than myself. You have someone to get home to. Don't let your weak patience be the reason you won'tbe coming home for the holidays.) And to all the responsible truck drivers, Thank you for keeping this country moving. You ladies, and gentlemen don't get enough recognition, and are taken for granted too often these days.

Vor Monat
Jose Lara
Jose Lara

Respect for the truckers

Vor 3 Tage
D0DG3R
D0DG3R

If you both go 65 as a max speed and you know you'd struggle to pass why even bother trying to pass, a lot of truckers do this on our dual carriage ways in the UK, there's only two lanes, the right lane being the passing lane but yet two trucks will be going the same speed for miles, struggling to overtake and causing massive tailbacks of cars stuck behind just to be 1 spot infront.

Vor Monat
offPlanet
offPlanet

Oh, by the way, trucks are limited to 50 mph here in Germany, while there often is no speed limit at all for cars. So these "elephant races" as we call them are likely worse here than they are in the US. Imagine being both able and allowed to go up a hill at 110 mph or more only to suddenly find yourself stuck behind a truck going 50 mph at best. That shit is infuriating. Thankfully there's more and more hills nowadays where trucks are forbidden to overtake each other on the way up.

Vor 58 Minuten
offPlanet
offPlanet

@Vic Su safe distance, gas pedal and brakes are things, you know? This dude explains it as if he has no choice but to drive 65 all the time. Here's a suggestion: How about you get your lazy ass off cruise control and actually drive? No, I do not care one bit if you have to drive 63 for a few miles. You're slowing everyone else down, and by far more than 2-5 mph. Not to mention the accidents this behaviour causes all the time.

Vor Stunde
Louis Planert
Louis Planert

@D0DG3R why don't you just drive a commercial truck and be the nice guy then? If it's so easy, you're welcome to try. It's clear you won't be changing your mind, so it's pointless for me to continue.

Vor 17 Stunden
D0DG3R
D0DG3R

@Louis Planert I understand all that however no trucker will know other trucks capabilties, payload, what the truck is limited to speed wise etc, I know it's different in the US but our roads in the UK are a lot smaller, we don't have just pure miles upon miles of highway, we have the motorway which is a 4 lane highway, trucks typically stay far left and if passing move over a lane and do so quite easily, on dual carriage roads, 2 lanes with heavy other traffic aside from trucks, cars, vans etc they also then choose to overtake in the most ridiculous of fashions, especially seeing as I take the same roads mainly every day I see it often, for example - overtaking on a hill, a big lorry tries to overtake a smaller truck, simply because the smaller truck is going slower, however could easily speed up, typically they do whilst the other truck is trying to pass, I see this a lot and lets just say if you get stuck behind that then it's as if they are playing a game of no one is allowed to pass, for miles and miles, I'm sure you also get the same happen in the US but over here it seems always to be in the dumbest moments, just as I said, up a hill trying to overtake a slower vehicle but then the slower vehicle decides to speed up not allowing the truck to pass or simply because the truck can't get up to speed to do so. I understand time constraints, every mile per hour matters, every minute counts getting to destination I totally understand that but I'd of thought there was a time and place for these types of overtakes, why should everyone else have to suffer because of poor judgement. I am sitting down, you think I'd stand up to write this back, I can't shut up because it's text.

Vor 17 Stunden
Louis Planert
Louis Planert

@D0DG3R I'll get my crayons out for you. Why do drivers overtake one another? 2 reasons: driver fatigue and the clock. First off the fatigue; it's damn hard pushing a gas pedal for 11 hours, constantly adjusting speed for those around you. It's much easier to set the cruise and let it rip. As I mentioned in a comment on here somewhere, no 2 trucks go the exact same set speed, whether we're talking top governed speed or cruise control speed no 2 trucks match up exactly, ones always a little faster than the other (due to various different reasons, something as small the the tire tread wear can make a big difference, or something as big as how the truck is loaded and the trucks power can effect their speed). In the same way, it's hard on both the driver and the truck to constantly be changing speed, you'll get better fuel mileage (my truck gets 4.5 mpg, for reference) and be less fatigued if you can set it and let it go. Then the question is why not just set it slower? Well, that won't fix the issue as another truck is bound to come up behind and have the same issue again, repeating the whole issue, not to mention how much time you can actually lose. We're limited to how much we can work a day, when you start slowing down hair a mile an hour, on the surface you'll think that's only a few miles, but as I said earlier it's a bigger thing than you think. Every single mile counts, from making our appointments, to making it home for the week, hell even making money. Were often paid by the mile, so every mile we lose is money lost in several ways. Now that I broke it down for you, I'll repeat myself: sit down and shut up.

Vor 18 Stunden
Jonathan Enslin
Jonathan Enslin

Something I’ve been wondering, how hot does it get in the cabin when you sleep during the day? I know it’s not related to the topic of the video but I’ve been wondering

Vor 2 Monate
Rustbucket_K20
Rustbucket_K20

@breann I still idle my truck there idc everyone does anyway and if a cop shows up handing out tickets by the 3rd truck someone hollers on the CB letting everyone know

Vor Tag
Jose Lara
Jose Lara

@breann California has alot of fucked up shit even hospital dont come here bruh

Vor 3 Tage
Dusty Oberg
Dusty Oberg

no a/c.. hot a.f., most trucks have an aux power unit to run a/c while parked

Vor 8 Tage
Christopher Paez
Christopher Paez

@weisoman that’s insane to think about

Vor Monat
M G
M G

@Fozzy Bear dude, I'm sorry that your job is uncomfortable sometimes but dismissing the environmental concerns around your job doesn't help you gain sympathy. At least you have a job. In Europe most freight is moved by train.

Vor Monat
Dom_Delacroix
Dom_Delacroix

Thanks for the info always wondered why it took them forever to do that. But the guys with the beefed up peterbuilts run faster than some cars. Guess because they own the truck they run as fast as they want.

Vor Monat
Steve Kirksey
Steve Kirksey

That was hilarious 😂 I’ve been frustrated by this myself or they are not staying in their own lane very well

Vor 21 Tag
Duncan Allen
Duncan Allen

Ooooh. Not staying in your lane very well. A reason that could be is if it is really windy keeping that truck straight is nearly impossible. The wind just tosses you around all over the place.

Vor 11 Tage
Mark
Mark

For freightliners(mainly the older ones, i dont know about other brands) if your governed for example at 65. Press the gas pedal 3(maybe 4? I forgot exactly how many times>.

Vor Monat
Dan W
Dan W

Thank you for this! I get pissed when this happens for awhile but makes sense now.

Vor Monat
I Only Comment When I’m on The Shitter
I Only Comment When I’m on The Shitter

It’s not just truckers, everyone does that. I hate when people drive in groups of the same speed and don’t let people in or out of the lanes, and as soon as you switch lanes they speed up once you get stuck they go even slower almost like trying to get a reaction. I hate those drivers

Vor Monat
The Pumpkin Master
The Pumpkin Master

@I Only Comment When I’m on The Shitter it's not that people like to, it's that you have slower drivers in front and everyone is stuck behind them

Vor 10 Tage
Divine Light
Divine Light

@Dennis O. The one with natural immunity

Vor 24 Tage
Diesel Douche
Diesel Douche

@Seamus O'Gil if you're in the left lane you need to be going faster than the car behind you or you're just slowing them down. Get out of the way.

Vor 26 Tage
Bleach Stain
Bleach Stain

@MrErik WasHere if I don’t maintain a constant speed my wallets punished for it in bad gas mileage. People slow down for the slightest turns, I don’t. 60mph, smooth transitions, and maintaining a constant speed is the way I drive. People get in the way of that constantly as OP commented.

Vor Monat
Clash with Moi
Clash with Moi

When you drive by, it’s the people on their phones

Vor Monat
Michael Carnahan
Michael Carnahan

That actually makes a lot of sense! Thank you for clarifying

Vor 26 Tage
Ashwyn Lentini
Ashwyn Lentini

The trucker equivalent of the dude going the speed limit in the passing lane

Vor Tag
Andrew DeJulio
Andrew DeJulio

I always wondered why it took so long. Thanks for letting us know!

Vor 13 Tage
Tem Clayton
Tem Clayton

Well the inconsistent speed usually has to do with the load and terrain but I feel you. Some guys don't facilitate overtakes

Vor 9 Tage
Wylieisnothere
Wylieisnothere

Once going through new mexico we saw a peterbilt 379 coming up fast in the rear veiw, so when he passed we stepped on it to see what speed he was going. That damn bull hauler was going 107 and grabbed another damn gear before he was gone. Gotta love outlaw truckers

Vor Monat
Wylieisnothere
Wylieisnothere

@Frank Hobbs its called outlaw trucking and them custom petes can run 120 and feel like a cadiallac. It all depends on the truck and how well you built it. Go watch 1320 videos, video on top speed runs in big rigs. Its actiually really cool how quick those 2000 horse trucks can get up to 120 mph. But in the enc, if you are not pated per load then why risk it just to look cool, because you could also harm others around you.

Vor 22 Tage
Frank Hobbs
Frank Hobbs

You guys are acting like driving +100 mph in a semi is a good thing lol. Even getting up to 75mph and it starts to feel hectic when you've got >50,000 pounds on you, but maybe that's because I'm a new driver in a bumpy freightliner lol. Regardless it's incredibly dangerous but I wish my pay wasn't directly tied to how fast I can drive.

Vor 22 Tage
cory levermann
cory levermann

@Zach Brown been driving trucks 18 years. 8 years otr, 8 years in the oilfield/heavy haul currently hauling bulk milk for the last 2. With 1.4 million miles...

Vor 29 Tage
TrackFocused
TrackFocused

@cory levermann trucks have like 20+ gears so you're talkin out your ass

Vor 29 Tage
ARK METHOD$
ARK METHOD$

You guys should see the logging 18 wheelers going on dirt roads with 200ft cliffs at 120kmh+ insane

Vor Monat
Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig

It’s real nice when it’s three of you drag racing and blocking all the lanes, oh it’s that entertainment at its finest.

Vor 25 Tage
Rustbucket_K20
Rustbucket_K20

Gotta love it when Prime and Schneider are passing each other

Vor Tag
Me Me
Me Me

Bro this had GOT to be the most relatable thing I have come across all day.

Vor Monat
Jason Adams
Jason Adams

As a truck driver I 100% agree with you, the inconsistency of speed pisses me off

Vor Monat
Lumilan
Lumilan

I always thought it was SO dangerous that some semis are regulated to 65. There are stretches of highway in West Texas where the speed limit is 85, and cars will be regularly cruising at 100+. That's just normal out there, that's a speed difference of almost 40mph! It is obscenely dangerous that trucks can't at least do the speed limit!

Vor Monat
Travis Ryno
Travis Ryno

@Purjolainen you ever seen a map?

Vor Monat
Dusan Radojkovic
Dusan Radojkovic

In germany on some parts of their autobahn zhere is no speed limit for cars, but there is still limit for semis of 80kph. That is infinite diference.

Vor Monat
DoktorDuggie Ducker
DoktorDuggie Ducker

Never Drive on the Autobahn then

Vor Monat
Clorox Bleach
Clorox Bleach

I personally don't agree with speed governing, however a slow vehicle is _not_ dangerous, people who assume everyone is doing 5 over without actually checking, and who "have to" swerve around slow vehicles are dangerous. Also they're the idiot who's hood is gonna be stuck under the truck's break chambers, so this isn't really putting the trucker in harm's way. 55 to 65 mph saves dramatically on fuel and wear and tear compared to, say 70, and the energy of the vehicle is much lower meaning that in the case of an accident, the damage will be far less.

Vor Monat
John Kramer
John Kramer

Cause that's what safety needs...faster trucks lol

Vor Monat
Glubby
Glubby

yeah and when you decide to pass each other on a 2 lane highway it makes everyone else wanna slam our heads into the steering wheel.

Vor 29 Tage
Brodeygaming
Brodeygaming

I imagine with the engine they have in a semi truck they could go about as fast as like a normal car with a payload on the back cuz like I've seen like an intake manifold with a turbo for a semi truck before and that thing is huge so I can only imagine how big the engine is

Vor 4 Tage
Mr wings
Mr wings

I understand your pain sir had this exact problem yesterday on the A14 in the uk.

Vor Tag
872003lmg
872003lmg

Bro I think the exact same way you do on my daily 4hr round trip I experience this daily and actually said the exact same thing you did in the exact way you did I told my wife lol

Vor 6 Tage
Beregond
Beregond

I've never driven one of these, but I absolutely cannot stand it when other drivers won't just *PICK A SPEED.* It really *drives* me nuts.

Vor Monat
AT
AT

@Alex it’s called cruise control. Learn to use it. I was using that shit at 16.

Vor 21 Tag
Alex
Alex

I don’t know why, but I’ve always struggled with keeping a constant. I’ll try and go at a constant speed, think about/focus on something else on the road, then I’ll be going 5mph-10 mph slower.

Vor 21 Tag
Termite.
Termite.

Gets me every time

Vor 26 Tage
Termite.
Termite.

🤣😂

Vor 26 Tage
Termite.
Termite.

You ever hear the one about a pirate that walked into a bar with a steering wheel stuck up his ass? The bartender says “hey you know you got a steering wheel stuck up your ass right?!” And the pirate goes “ ARGH I KNOW ITS DRIVIN ME NUTS 🥜!”

Vor 26 Tage
William Rivera
William Rivera

Random question ik it probably depends on the company and such but could you install a sound system to your truck? I just think itd be dope to have like 2 15s setup in one lol

Vor 5 Tage
over_rated
over_rated

this guys just explained every regular driver i try to pass

Vor 9 Tage
autoxr84
autoxr84

While watching this video I thought everything looked really familiar. Watched it again and noticed you drove right by where I live! 🤣

Vor 3 Tage
How to grill MEAT
How to grill MEAT

This is why it’s nice to have a top speed for your cruise control and an extra 5mph if you stomp on the pedal. I can cruise at 70mph and with my pedal I can go 75mph definitely so much nicer then when I’ve been in trucks that where set up like yours

Vor 4 Tage
Brandon Barros
Brandon Barros

Hey man, honestly you've inspired me to actually get my CDL's. I'm about 4 weeks in already and honestly it's the best decision I've ever made. Thanks man.

Vor Monat
Helen Hoge-croom
Helen Hoge-croom

Used to be you'd hear over the radio "I got you going down hill but your standing still going up!" Meaning you can gain speed easier down hill but don't have the power to maintain it going up...we would sort out if they stayed behind or passed...was pretty safe and efficient.

Vor 2 Tage
Anthony Goodson
Anthony Goodson

THANK YOU SOMEBODY ELSE FEELSSS MY PAIN🤬🤬 I HATE THOSE DRIVERS.. I feel you bro stay safe stay strong 💪keep truckin👍🏾

Vor 26 Tage
ya boy lenny
ya boy lenny

This makes so much sense. It sucks on the 2 lane highway near me when they take forever to pass

Vor Monat
Novaa
Novaa

Same here, it's why I go 70 just to pass other drivers. It's petty when they are slow yet want you behind them

Vor Monat
Aurora Passenger #00FU
Aurora Passenger #00FU

This is actually REALLY interesting stuff and I've learned things about Truckers/Trucks that made me look at them differently and with a better Understanding whenever I'm Sharing the Road with these Huge, Slow, & Majestic Beasts. I just Subscribed & Hit the Bell Icon. Then I Binged every Video, can't wait for more!!

Vor 2 Monate
Aurora Passenger #00FU
Aurora Passenger #00FU

Appreciate the Acknowledgment and the ❤. Love the Channel and can't wait to call myself a Long-Time Subscriber!

Vor 2 Monate
Joshua Turner
Joshua Turner

As a delivery driver who deals with driving to LA from Oakland and back every week I deal with this on the I-5 every time.

Vor Monat
COL 1
COL 1

I know the feeling, here in the UK all trucks are limited to 56mph by law and this often happens to me, I'll be on the limiter on cruise control and catch up with another truck then when I change lanes to overtake they speed up to their limiter which is the same as mine 56mph, and I'm stuck next to them for miles. It's so annoying!

Vor Monat
Mr Triforcehero
Mr Triforcehero

With most of our "Autobahn"s here in Germany having only two lanes those elephant races can be quite annoying. But most truckers don't slow down at all. That's because when they slow down the next one is gonna pull out behind them instantly.

Vor 8 Tage
AluminumHaste
AluminumHaste

My old coworker used to drive truck out in BC. He told me he got 1% off his yearly insurance for each 1 km/h reduction in max speed or there. Max out there was 100km/h on highway, so he would hit his top speed at only 80. Saved him a ton on insurance and gas. But man did drivers hate him.

Vor Monat
Jay Bartgis
Jay Bartgis

The top speed was 80mph. I feel I just lost 5 brain cells reading your comment

Vor 7 Tage
Tom Chadwick
Tom Chadwick

I learned along time ago to run 3 mph under my governor. That way when I came up on someone going slower, I had 3 extra mph to get by them easier. Most of the time I don't come up on some one going slower.

Vor Monat
Tom Chadwick
Tom Chadwick

If they wanted it there faster, then they should of gave me a faster truck. Loads always got there when they needed to be there.

Vor Monat
Sapphire Glitter
Sapphire Glitter

Yeah that's smart to cut your own pay, your company must love you lmao

Vor Monat
Matt Ranger
Matt Ranger

@alexander cucalex I don’t drive a truck, but I do drive 25-30k miles per year for work. I occasionally drive long distances (1000+ miles) and 3mph won’t add or subtract a lot of time from that trip, but psychologically it can make the trip feel like it took twice as long…for me anyways…so I speed! Just an FYI and not legal advice, almost every patrol officer I’ve ever asked said they won’t pull anyone over until they go more than 10 over. From personal experience this is 100% accurate, I pass highway patrol cars doing radar duty at 9 over all the time and they never budge.

Vor Monat
Young Breeze
Young Breeze

@alexander cucalex lmaoo I did that same thing to get to work every day for a whole year 110+ n I’d be the quick ash 😂

Vor Monat
alexander cucalex
alexander cucalex

Wouldn't that 3mph make a big difference in arrival time on long journeys? I'm the type of guy that is do impatient I drive +110mph almost everyday and it saves me 10 min per day on my 30 min commute to work.

Vor Monat
Evo8mr06
Evo8mr06

Lol when this happens to me, they always end up getting trapped behind a even slower truck and get pissed.

Vor Monat
Bill
Bill

I always wondered what the F was going on. Thank you, I literally always hated all truck drivers and now I know it’s not your fault.

Vor Monat
Johnny D
Johnny D

He understands how the companies can govern their trucks’ max speed then complains about the fluctuation of speed.. weight and grade effects greatly once a company governed truck is altered. The accelerator has a a delay of 1-1.3secs even more before reacting to you even when hammered down(the accelerator) mine with the accelerator is 62 and on cruise is “66” .. it fluctuates because it either under the load or on a grade

Vor Monat
Beaste Meauxde
Beaste Meauxde

You didn't mention weight and engine power. Sometimes you're governed a mile or two faster than the other guy but they are lighter than you or have more horsepower than you amd pass you on every hill, then you catch them on every flat part. Who should slow down? Who's in less of a rush to go home? You might travel the same direction as that other truck for half a day and fuel up at the same places. Slowing down could put you into your required rest break in a disadvantageous time where you will be out an extra day. Nobody else but your wife or kids care.

Vor 18 Stunden
Skid Wirks
Skid Wirks

Thank you for letting us know this— this is actually helpful. And also here is a tip for truck drivers: Do not jump into the fast lane if you see a car coming up and you know he’s going 10 miles an hour faster than you. Otherwise, he has to slam on his brakes and then wait while your truck going 66 is slowly trying to pass the truck going 65 when all that could be avoided if you simply wait till the fast driver passes and the way is clear to pass.

Vor Monat
MONEYBOY512
MONEYBOY512

That applies to anyone who is merging in and out of a lane. You don’t have to be a trucker to be courteous and let someone going faster than you to pass you. The fault in this is most drivers don’t look in the rear view mirror before they merge or don’t know basic physics to understand that the car behind is actually going faster than them if they do look in the rear view mirror or they really don’t care and just want to cause you pain.

Vor Monat
Maximillion Bucks
Maximillion Bucks

@Gregory Dennis stay in your lane. Easy enough.

Vor Monat
Clash with Moi
Clash with Moi

Hah they will get in the fast lane even if they see you coming 20 faster than them and also do ot right in front of them, with 400 milliseconds of signalling

Vor Monat
Shaun Filby
Shaun Filby

No, im not hitting my brakes and losing the speed ive built up so you can pass. Cars speed up, and slow down faster, and use less fuel doing it.

Vor Monat
Shawn Tallman
Shawn Tallman

They do the same to those of us truck drivers,who have fast trucks.

Vor Monat
Hunter Mancebo
Hunter Mancebo

Had a truck that was governed to 70….. felt like I was on top of the world 💀😂

Vor 14 Tage
ChayomanHutzepua
ChayomanHutzepua

Gotta time it with the hills and depends on the load you got

Vor 11 Tage
Bru Bru
Bru Bru

Yeah it's definitely a turtle race cuz when you set your cruise control so you're consistent and the other person doesn't use cruise control so you're only within a mile or two difference in speed of what you set cruise control and they're within you know a 5 to 8 mile an hour difference

Vor 8 Tage
damain cantu
damain cantu

So basically like every other driver on the road. 😂😂😂

Vor Monat
Charles Fields
Charles Fields

I had 4 uncles that were long haul in the 70s and 80s. Those were the trucking days. I don't think anything was regulated. Or at least you wouldn't think so watching them. All 4 Vietnam veterans. LA to New Orleans and back. No sleep no drugs Uncle Johnny pulled that off.

Vor Monat
Snowball the cat
Snowball the cat

Here in Germany we call it "Elefantenrennen" and the truckers usually get honked at for it. Some brave guys even dare to tailgate them

Vor 9 Tage
Matt White
Matt White

Maybe they are just loaded heavier then you are and that’s why their speed varies. I know sometimes that’s not the case but I’m most cases it is. Also if your truck can’t go faster then 60-65 mph then stay out of the left lane unless someone is going 5-10 mph slower then you that way you can pass and get back over in a reasonable amount of time. Another option, just buy your own truck like I did and you can run the speed limit wherever you go and you’ll have no trouble passing the big time companies and if you play your card right and know what you’re doing with money you will be able to make 4-5 times what you make with a company

Vor Monat
Sardex's Gaming Channel
Sardex's Gaming Channel

Thanks for info, when I've been on long trips I've always wondered.

Vor Monat
EmptyHavok
EmptyHavok

I have the same inconsistent speed complaint about regular drivers all the time lol. I knew about the throttling in big trucks so whenever they want to pass in my lane I'm patient & let them. People act like trucks are so inconvenient on the road but we'd be lost without yall. Respect!

Vor 2 Monate
That'll Do it
That'll Do it

I get on and set my cruise control to 80 and just let go. When you drive at the same exact speed all the time you really start to see how many people drive inconsistantly. I dont understand. I've seen people drive at like 70 for miles, then suddenly they're flying past me going at least 90, then I pass them a few minutes later and they're going probably 65

Vor Monat
__
__

@The Vibe Again, you make it sound as if I generalize each and every trucker. Are you hurt?

Vor Monat
__
__

@The Vibe By the time you're done? Most of the times I'm right behind a trucker before he halfway finished his stunt. In Germany, we call it a "Elefantenrennen", or Elephant Race when multiple truckers try to surpass each other. Often they are about the same speed, and sometimes the people on the right side won't budge for even a second. So the lane is often completely blocked, cars piling up and such. Just today, a trucker went ahead and tried to pass... 3 Trucks which were close together and did not create an opening. The Autobahn pretty much was Spd-Limit 80 for about 5-10 Minutes.

Vor Monat
The Vibe
The Vibe

@__ no, but if you look in the mirror and see somebody 300 meters away you think you have the time to pull out. the thing is by the time i am done with the manouver you're right behind me.

Vor Monat
__
__

@The Vibe Sorry, don't know especially much about the details. But one would think they can see a few hundred feet behind them - Like, are you telling me that they are completely blind towards a hundred meters or so, on a straight road?

Vor Monat
Bryce Kidd
Bryce Kidd

I get it. And I have no problem with y’all passing each other. What frustrates me is when there’s no one on the road and a semi cuts me off, takes 5min to pass when if they would of waited 10s, I would already be passed them both.

Vor 28 Tage
BB_GunBandit
BB_GunBandit

I own my truck so I can't imagine having a speed limiter. I also kinda feel bad for the guys that have to drive automatics. I'll never drive anything other than my 18 speed.

Vor Monat
Dominic Toretto
Dominic Toretto

That’s why you have to get your own rig my boy. I removed the governor on my truck, if someone in front of me tries to speed up when I go to pass them, I pass them doing 80 with a smile on my face

Vor Monat
Richard Bailes
Richard Bailes

Its not always do to inconsistent throttle control. How heavy the trailer is loaded and incline/decline on hills is a big factor. I've passed drivers on flat ground then got passed by the same driver on a down hill just to pass them again on the incline. I just wish drivers would play it smart when it comes to which lane to be in when it comes to the speed of traffic and traffic congestion. Use your mirrors folks we're supposed to be the professionals out there.

Vor Monat
Marc Minor
Marc Minor

Happens all the time, you have some of those drivers who purposely leave you hangin in the hammer lane, then when you finally get around them you have a whole row of pissed off 4 wheelers behind you telling you that you're number 1.

Vor 2 Monate
Melody Song
Melody Song

Nuclear take but if 4 wheelers were trained to share the road back in drivers Ed and they had to demonstrate how to share the road before even getting a DL, we would not be here complaining about drivers like this.

Vor Monat
xxxenricop
xxxenricop

They don't leave you hanging...you aren't able to overtake them... therefore you should just be behind them...

Vor Monat
Bounze
Bounze

@ffx95 that's not karma.

Vor Monat
ffx95
ffx95

It’s nice when karma bites them and there’s a truck merging in and now he has to slow down and wait for all those 4 wheelers we made wait to pass him.

Vor Monat
Reed R
Reed R

When people tell you "you're number 1", just act excited and emphatically give them a thumbs up.

Vor Monat
Trevor Reynolds
Trevor Reynolds

That happens all the time😂

Vor Monat
RickyTann27
RickyTann27

I worked for a company that had governed speeds. It was horrible. I think 75-80 is the sweet spot. You can pass most trucks and a lot of cars.

Vor Monat
Bran Optional
Bran Optional

I noticed he lurched toward you while you were passing. They do this when I'm in my pickup and dragging a trailer. Is it like air pressure pulling him over or something?

Vor 21 Tag
Cody Ray
Cody Ray

It usually depends on weight and hills dude. It may not be that he's inconsistent with his has pedal

Vor Tag
Tobias H
Tobias H

Thank you for these videos I really enjoy them. In my country Denmark, the speed limit for trucks is 80 kmh (50 mph). My now recently deceased father drove trucks all over Europe for many years, I have thought about doing the same, he really loved it, and so did I when I went with him on tours.

Vor 2 Monate
April JK
April JK

@SinäLennätKuuhunEnsiViikollaApinoidenRaketillaJokaToimiiIhmisLihalla makes sense

Vor Monat
SinäLennätKuuhunEnsiViikollaApinoidenRaketillaJokaToimiiIhmisLihalla
SinäLennätKuuhunEnsiViikollaApinoidenRaketillaJokaToimiiIhmisLihalla

@April JK It's mainly because tvdy dont need to go any faster really, european countries are pretty small

Vor Monat
Alejandro Renteria
Alejandro Renteria

In México the speed limit is 110kmh, but you can drive as fast as you can no problema.

Vor Monat
April JK
April JK

That's super slow. Probably for good reason though. It's 55-65 here in the US in most states, usually.

Vor 2 Monate
I
I

Even in Germany on the Autobahn trucks can only go 80 kmh (50 mph)... While cars pass them with 250 kmh (155 mph) in the lane next to them lol

Vor 2 Monate
A dog
A dog

I just drove a company box truck nothing like a semi. The speed control was frustrating. This video just nailed everything I was thinking

Vor Monat
Luke Tanner
Luke Tanner

I feel like the majority of semis I see are going 75-80. It’s the 1mph increment they decide to pass on a 2 lane hwy and take 5 miles to do so that we want to light on fire.

Vor Monat
Jay Bartgis
Jay Bartgis

What do you do for work?

Vor 7 Tage
reighn hkgdvk
reighn hkgdvk

described it perfectly. its not limited to truckers. my birth mother is one of them. if i described how she drives you wouldnt believe it. when i was learning to drive she was the last person i would think to ask to teach me but she caught on and wouldnt let me drive or anyone else teach me if it wasnt her , and if i didnt drive like her she would scream at the top of her lungs and pit her hands on me. im not joking when i say , at a stop light if i touch the line - done. if i do not watch the other light for it to change so im going THE MILLISECOND it turns green , screamed at and done. everyone we have been in the car with during that time has since refused to be with her in the car - bc thats the least of what she will do. to this day , her and everyone we are both around has wrecked , hit something , all that - except for me. havent been pulled over once either - but yet im labeled the sketchiest driver and the last to be asked to take over on trips or DD for them all , which is needed daily for them. a glimpse into the day of the life lmao

Vor Monat
Jesus is Alive!
Jesus is Alive!

It ticks me off when they do this especially on a 2 lane road going up an incline.

Vor Monat
Kayann Henry
Kayann Henry

A possible solution that may be worth testing would be to govern the pedal speed 5 or 10 mph higher than the cruise speed. It's annoying to have to keep your foot on the pedal, so it would reinforce people to relax when truly cruising and speed up to pass.

Vor Monat
Wesley Na
Wesley Na

"If you were driving faster than me,...then I wouldn't have caught up with you." Letem Pass

Vor Monat
Shweetie Peetie
Shweetie Peetie

“Most of the time” MY FOOT! I just completed a 3,000 mile road trip and you aren’t going fast enough to pass, you guys just stay in two lanes, both going 5 mph under the speed limit, if you both can only top out at 65mph STOP trying to pass him, you stay behind him doing 65 mph BEHIND him! Especially when we are in a 70mph stretch of road!

Vor Monat
Frank Hobbs
Frank Hobbs

But people aren't going perfectly 65 mph. It's dangerous to be behind someone constantly changing their speed. Additionally, companies incentivize you to drive at max speed as much as possible because you are paid based on the miles you drive. So the only way you can stay going 65 is to pass the other driver. If I were to be going 60mph instead of 65mph that's costing me like $1.25 an hour. 70 hours of working a week and I'd be missing out on literally hundreds of dollars a month. It isn't safe unless there's no traffic, but it isn't safe staying behind an erratic driver either.

Vor 22 Tage
Yancy Bowers
Yancy Bowers

The power of physics. Even if both vehicles are limited to 65, the weight difference and engine power makes the difference. A truck with 45k load passes a truck with 15k load cannot escape the lighter truck and in most instances will be in the way on every incline. Cruise helps but can be not enough. Paying attention to the space between tandems to bottom of trailer can give us a hint on how much weight the truck we are trying to pass is carrying. Lots of space means lite load, little space means heavy load. Using this will allow us to determine the physics of the situation. Sometimes, it’s best to drop cruise to 63mph to stay out of the leap frog game.

Vor Monat
SAD il' nikad
SAD il' nikad

It's not only consistency. If truck have a huge load, even a small uphill will slowed it (doesn't matter if he does pedal to the metal or if he uses Cruse control)

Vor Monat
SAD il' nikad
SAD il' nikad

@Mario S read my comment again. But this time think of what you are reading and you will find an answer.

Vor Monat
Mario S
Mario S

Explain then when they are on a flat highway?

Vor Monat
Built Minis
Built Minis

@Bloodbain88 your right these people saying your not live where its flat ive only once seen a big truck pull up the hills on the interstate where i live and it was older than hell and rolling coal😂 didnt have one of those cali stickers on it

Vor Monat
Eat black angus
Eat black angus

@Bloodbain88 not to sure about that. 80k will be enough to slow most stock trucks on an incline at highway speeds. Also the x15 will outdo most older stock engines except a few 625 c15s and of course the kta

Vor Monat
Bloodbain88
Bloodbain88

Old school Cummins and Caterpillars smoke most of these newer trucks. They don't have to slow down on small inclines either.

Vor Monat
FoxBasher
FoxBasher

This is what driving a 90s mustang is like when it's straight piped, sketchy and struggling to pass all the idiots who wanna race🤣 Like you seriously gonna brag about gapping a 4 cylinder that has obvious drift damage and a chirping rear end...

Vor 3 Tage
Buckibry
Buckibry

I can't stand those drivers, that you pass up the hill, then they race you down the hill. Dangerous!

Vor 19 Tage
Spetsnazty
Spetsnazty

It’s an issue on hills. You never know when a truck won’t be able to go full speed.

Vor 13 Tage
Ya Yo
Ya Yo

As someone that doesn’t drive trailers i notice this all the time commuting

Vor 6 Tage
Carl Siemens
Carl Siemens

Semis need a DRS "push-to-pass" button that overrides the limiter for a short time.

Vor Monat
Carmelo C
Carmelo C

Some do cruise speed of 65, and then pedal speed of 68

Vor Monat
perdition79
perdition79

My company allowed 30 minutes of passing speed a day. Two pushes of the go pedal got you from 65 to 67 mph. It was enough to get ahead of a truck that was only fast on the downhill.

Vor Monat
joseguntin_10
joseguntin_10

Or a Drag Reduction System

Vor Monat
volo 1
volo 1

No, trucks just don't need a limiter

Vor Monat
TommyGamerV12
TommyGamerV12

Maybe for trucks DRS could just be decoupling the trailer for more speed 😅🤣🤣

Vor Monat
Crawfdawg
Crawfdawg

Bro i was pulling a trailer one day and this trucker around every bend on the highway would drop to 38-45 in a 65. So i decided to pass him after the first bend and he decided to blow past me while i was going 70. Almost side swiping me and the trailer, so i did the same to him except almost ran him off the road 🤷🏼‍♂️

Vor Monat
Blain G
Blain G

Trucks always seem to find more speed when it’s convenient to screw with someone merging but when it’s time to pass suddenly they’re limited.

Vor Monat

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