Miles Per Day

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Patrick 's Comment
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I would like to know if anybody thinks it is possible for an truck, with a governor set at 64 m.p.h. to go 700 miles in one day.

Jay R. R2-Detour 's Comment
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I would like to know if anybody thinks it is possible for an truck, with a governor set at 64 m.p.h. to go 700 miles in one day.

I did 549 in 9.5 hours a couple days ago. I'm governed at 63.

ThisOneGuy's Comment
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Basic math tells me that Technically it "IS" possible.. Though, not likely.

If you drive your 11 hours, at 64 the ENTIRE WAY, no slowing down, absolutely no traffic. You can cover 704 miles.

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Old School's Comment
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Patrick, if you take your ten hour break in the middle of the day that will leave you with fourteen hours of legal driving time for the day - that is split up by the ten hour break. That is a little trick that allows you to sometimes accomplish well over 700 miles in a day.

Learning to use your legal driving hours to your best benefit is a fun and rewarding part of this career. And there is nothing like the High Road Training Program to help you do just that.

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SafeKing's Comment
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I would like to know if anybody thinks it is possible for an truck, with a governor set at 64 m.p.h. to go 700 miles in one day.

local or ag sure but otr buddy id say only in wyoming with a strong wind pushin' you downhill

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Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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When I had my truck with Prime I was governed to 65 mph. Best I ever did was 667 in 10 hours and 20 minutes. But I was pushing hard all day crossing NM and AZ on I-40. So yes its possible but most everything has to go your way to make it.

Ernie

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I would like to know if anybody thinks it is possible for an truck, with a governor set at 64 m.p.h. to go 700 miles in one day.

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I did 549 in 9.5 hours a couple days ago. I'm governed at 63.

In order for it to work, it would have to be almost exclusively interstate driving from east of Denver driving east, and you would have to MISS the drive times in built up areas. I had 610 miles the other day, but I'm on paper logs.

Dave

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Bud A.'s Comment
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Most miles I've done in a day is 692. That was running west on I 80, and with legal clocks, running 64 - 65 the whole way, no delays. I think I still had about 5 or 10 minutes left on my clock when I stopped. So yeah, it's possible, but only under ideal conditions.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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My best is 709 in a 63 mph truck but, I was hammered down the whole trip and only stopped once aside from my mandatory break.

Let me also say, it sucked but fun.

Steve L.'s Comment
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I've done 600+ a few times in the past 3 months. I'm Governed on cruise @ 60 & pedal to 65.

Each time I've done 600+ I picked up the load the day before & started the day very early (3am or earlier).

The following contribute to whether or not you can run a lot of miles; Terrain; are you hauling 40,000 lbs through the mountains? Time of day you're traveling; you'd have to avoid rush hour unforeseen tie-ups; last month it took me 45 minutes to go 3 miles 'cause of an accident in a construction zone. Where are you stopping for the day? As I write this, I stopped one hour early to make sure I'm parked safe & legal. Otherwise it would've been another 600+ mile day.

Old School's is great advice; study th HRTP.

Thanks again Brett, Old School & all the other great regulars here. You've been a big part of my success.

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