Originally Posted by Rolling Chaos
Kind of off topic here .
Unless it is a older semi or privately owned independent trucker they are governed at 65 to 68. They can't go any faster. Insurance is the reason. Not fuel savings although it does help. In the last 4 years almost all new trucks have automated systems that slow them down if they get to close to another vehicle and lane warning systems too. It all gets recorded in to there automated log books and reported. They are watched and watching you with cameras. They can't get to close and will slow down when someone cuts in front of them due to this system. It has cut back on accidents and insurance cost. Drivers hate it. When there are 3 lanes or more they will stay in the next lane over from the right just to keep the system from activating due to people cutting over to get off at the next ramp.
So get used to seeing a lot more trucks running 65 to 68 and not in the far right lane. UPS has started doing this and most there trucks have been set. FedEx has not done this yet. Their accidents have stayed up while UPS numbers have gone down. Fuel usage has improved for UPS due to the slowing down.
Now back to on topic.
That’s totally not the case in the Midwest. I can’t find 1 truck doing 65....