"I can't drive 55"!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Brown287, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. Brown287

    Brown287 Im not the Mail Man!

    Had the pleasure of driving through S. Carolina into Georgia last week and was quite jealous of the speeds you guys can drive on the Freeway. Here in Ca. if you pull a trailer of any type you can't drive over 55. I saw a P1000 pulling a TP60 driving 70 and was getting smoked by feeder trucks. I pull a pup so I'm relegated to driving just 55 and as you guys know for a UPS man that's like sitting still. So I'm just curious if there are any other states that let you guys go full throttle.
     
  2. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    My package car can do 80-85. :D
     
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  3. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member

    We just had a guy in feeders get pulled over doing 85 in a 55 in a rental -_-
     
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  4. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    They oughta fire him.
     
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  5. Tired Driver

    Tired Driver Sisyphus had it easy.

    I do not understand why drivers speed. We get paid by the hour.
     
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  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    There are times when driving the speed limit impedes traffic.
     
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  7. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    And what can we conclude, from this anomaly?
     
  8. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    First time I've ever heard of tractor speeds being regulated like that. But what's the point? I thought California's roads couldn't get much straighter. Just something else they want to be more involved in than they need to be.
     
  9. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Why speed if you get paid by the hour? Sounds like runner-gunner behavior to me.
    [​IMG]
     
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  10. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member

    He disappeared for about a week and is back driving. Now that's not saying he isn't under a working discharge but since we have so many people in the hub I would assume if he was gone he wouldn't be on a working discharge.
     
  11. blkmamba

    blkmamba Active Member

    It's actually for the amount of traffic throughout the state. It's easier for a tractor to stop at 55 then 70.
     
  12. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    You need to travel more. Trucks have a lower speed limit in Ohio, Montana and Wyoming to name a few.
     
  13. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Also school buses
     
  14. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    Cook county in Illinois ignores all speed limits. Just be prepared to slow once you get to the suburbs.

    This.
     
  15. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I rode around Chicago on my motorcycle during 1 of my vacations. Did the 294 bypass. Did 85-90 the whole time, just keeping up with traffic.

    It was AWESOME.
     
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  16. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    I like to rent a car whenever going to Chicago just because everyone drives like a friggin' madman.
    Going 20+mph over the posted speed limit and still get passed on the right and left....

    *The 294 Ipass is exactly what I'm talking about. Get to the North side up around O'Hare and just go like hell.
     
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  17. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    On the motorcycle, I go fast enough that only the fastest pass me. I probably pass 90% or so. I refuse to sit in someone's blind spot and do not want to get rear-ended.

    Going fast is a blast.
     
  18. Anthonysg0113

    Anthonysg0113 Active Member

    I wouldn't go over 55 pulling a TP60 if my job depended in it...., wait it does! We had a driver pulling a trailer one time have it come loose. That's all one of us needs is THAT happening/// that's stupid. We get paid by the hour.
     
  19. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    All that said about speeding on my MC. I do NOT speed in a package car anymore. I do the posted speed or 5 under.
     
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  20. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    Can be. My old Jeep.....prob' not. (haha)