Most Miles Legally In 11 Hours?

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Earl J.'s Comment
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Morning, yesterday I accomplished something that to me seems like a pretty good feat I knocked down 805 miles legally ( except for running 4 to 5 mph over the posted limit) so some may say I really didn't legally do it but I've never been pulled for doing 5 over but by legal I mean using elogs not two paper logs. I started out at 7 p.m. local time in Belemont AZ heading east on I40 towards my destination in St Louis. I never got over 79 mph on the cruise in AZ and TX where the limit is 75 ( my truck is governed at 82). When I started my GPS said 1355 miles to destination and when I pulled off in OK ( with 8 minutes left on my drive clock) the miles left was 550 so that's 805 miles. It actually could have been around 850 since I had to stop and pay the tax stamp in NM and bring my papers in at the scales in OK which between the two took at least 45 minutes and at a mile a minute that's another 45 if I don't get stopped for that.

Anyways would like to hear what's the most miles any of y'all have done?

Thanks

P.S. my previous personal best was 752 running to Laredo TX

Elog:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

Elogs:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

C. S.'s Comment
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I've done somewhere around 670 a couple times by running within five minutes of my clock. But my truck is governed at 62, so I don't have speed on my side :).

Earl J.'s Comment
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I've done somewhere around 670 a couple times by running within five minutes of my clock. But my truck is governed at 62, so I don't have speed on my side :).

62 mph thank God mine's not set that low, at that speed it makes me feel like I have to hold my finger up against the window to look at it to see if I'm moving lol

670 is pretty darn good at that speed though

Greg M.'s Comment
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Wow 805 miles! What kind of fuel mileage you get running that hard?

C. S.'s Comment
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62 mph thank God mine's not set that low, at that speed it makes me feel like I have to hold my finger up against the window to look at it to see if I'm moving lol

670 is pretty darn good at that speed though

Yeah that's with an extremely hassle free day, relatively flat ground, green lighted through all the scales, etc. I usually don't run out my eleven that far either if I can help it, it stresses me out when it's below twenty minutes or so.

Earl J.'s Comment
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Wow 805 miles! What kind of fuel mileage you get running that hard?

Well since I'm a company driver and they don't complain about mileage nor have a mileage bonus ( small company) I don't ever check it but if I had to guess probably 5 or less. I know the fuel gauge went down pretty fast lol

Justin (Jakebrake)'s Comment
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Running legal on my logs i have pulled 786 miles in a day but 805 is quite the feat to accomplish not saying if I run more or less miles than that a day right now but I will say I know from experience that a 800 mile push is Damn hard drive

Earl J.'s Comment
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Running legal on my logs i have pulled 786 miles in a day but 805 is quite the feat to accomplish not saying if I run more or less miles than that a day right now but I will say I know from experience that a 800 mile push is Damn hard drive

786 is pretty darn impressive I did have the advantage of running threw the night hours with little to no traffic, had my ear buds in jamming on Pandora with the ole Freight Shakers ears pinned back eating up some asphalt. Not sure if I'll ever do that again or surpass it but if things fall into place and I do I'll surely update it.

Brian 's Comment
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678 in just under 11 hours, but I am governed down to 65mph, but do take advantage of the down hill momentum!

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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Another driver (in a different truck) and I drove from Dunkirk, New York to Walcott, Iowa, in about 10 hours and 45 minutes.

Dave

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