Truck Driving Trivia

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Todd W.'s Comment
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I thought this might be a fun topic for everyone to mull over and reply to. Driving trivia, the thing that got me thinking was the fact that if you could drive a vehicle straight up from the earth it would take you an hour to leave the atmosphere at freeway speeds. Like I said, a little fun, who has something else?

Fatsquatch 's Comment
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An Olympic marathon runner moves faster than your truck during rush hour traffic in LA or [insert major metro area here].rofl-3.gif

's Comment
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The Porsche 956 creates so much downforce that @199mph it could drive on ceilings.

Phil C.'s Comment
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At 60 mph, it would take approximately 177 years of continuous driving to drive to the Sun.

Papa G's Comment
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You can buy a used 2011 Freightliner for less than the cost of a new Toyota Sierra SUV.

Papa G's Comment
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At 60 mph, it would take approximately 177 years of continuous driving to drive to the Sun.

How long would it take if stuck to the HOS rules?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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•The Interstate System is officially named: Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways.

•As of 2004, the Interstate System covered 46,837 miles.

•Spanning 3,020.54 miles from Seattle, Washington to Boston, Massachusetts, I-90 is the longest Interstate.

•The shortest interstate, I-73, runs 12.27 miles from Emery to Greensboro, North Carolina.

•Route I-95 crosses through the most states: 16, including Washington D.C.

•Only five state capitals are not served by the Interstate System: Juneau, Alaska; Dover, Delaware; Jefferson City, Missouri; Carson City, Nevada; and Pierre, South Dakota.

•As of 2004, there were approximately 14,750 interchanges in the Interstate System.

•New York has 29 Interstate routes, which is more than any other state.

•Texas has the most Interstate miles: 3,233.45 spread over 17 different routes.

•There are seven North-South transcontinental interstates: I-5, I-15, I-35, I-55, I-65, I-75, and I-95.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Oh I know one!

What is the only stretch of interstate where you're running both North and South at the same time?

It's near Wytheville, Virginia where I-81 and I-77 run together. You will be running I-77 North and I-81 South at the same time or vice versa.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Heavy C's Comment
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Maine is the only lower 48 state to share a border with only one other state. (New Hampshire).

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The 1908 Ford Model T achieved 21mpg. The 2012 Honda CRV 4wd gets 22mpg.

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