Look down your path of future travel far into the night or day. Let nothing important escape your attention.
Look for stopped or slow moving traffic in the distance…
Billionaire Truck Driver Lindsay Fox – Forbes.com
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The Teamsters Union represents 125,000 members in Canada in all trades. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, with which Teamsters Canada is affiliated, has 1.4 million members in North America.
Robert (Bud) McAulay, National Freight and Tank Haul Director for Teamsters Canada and a former transport driver himself for over 25 years stated that this new law is all about saving fuel costs for trucking companies, not safety. “I applaud the efforts made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” he says, “but other considerations need to be made on environmental issues that don’t affect highway safety for motorists. How do you expect to have a safe highway when the Ministry of Transportation is allowing two different speed limits? It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what the result of trucks being regulated at 105 kph and cars traveling at 120 kph and higher will create; a lot of angry tailgating
motorists waiting for their chance to pass, which will result in aggressive driving not to mention the increase in lane changes. With three lanes of traffic all heading in the same direction and trucks occupying the right two lanes, if a truck wishes to overtake a slower vehicle, it will cause motorists to all head for the third lane, which will result in aggressive lane changes. And if a tractor trailer is faced with a critical situation and needs to straighten the rig out to prevent a jack-knife by accelerating, it will be very difficult to do this safely at a maximum speed of 105 kph,” he stated. Read More
How to stay alive at 105 if you’re a Trucker? Answer: Get a SafetyPass Pro. A small, descreet, electronic device that Protects speed data privacy. Makes trucks go faster. Is 100% Undetectable by hand held or laptop ecm data extractors and report viewers. Plus a lot of other benefits too secret to mention here. I have personally used one for over 7 years. I got one when they first came out and I use everyday so I know that this device is exactly perfect for this GOOFY Speed Limiter situation. It is as near to a perfect solution that you are going to find. http://fastertruck.com/categories/SafetyPass-Pro/
Truckers Beware… Now that the new speed limiter law for Ontario and Quebec Canada has been put into effect the new speed limit for trucks is 105kph (65mph). Truck drivers entering these provinces will be subject to having their ECM speed data scrutinized by public officials with hand held devices. If violations are found, the drivers will have to pay fines and have the violations corrected before they are allowed to continue thier trip. According to regulations, fines of $250. to $20,000. may be charged.
Ontario Checking ECM Settings
Recent Reports 9/10/09 indicate that Ontario is checking ECM data. The hand-held data extractor is plugged in under the dash of the vehicle via dataport to the ECM and then data is downloaded into the device. Into the scale house with the data and plugin to the laptop or desktop computer where speed governor settings are analyzed.
Drivers say they were checking everyone at Putnam, Ontario. One Canadian trucker said his data port revealed a 135KPH speed governor setting which got him a $400 ticket. When the ticket is paid the trip can be continued. They will not be so generous on repeat offenders and fines can increase to $20,000.
Suggestion: If you are a cross-border driver from the US driving into Ontario or Quebec and you need a solution to this problem. Follow the instructions Below.
Step 1. Get your truck programmed at 65mph or below, including the cruise control parameter. Leave RPM settings wide open at 2100rpm or whatever your engine’s maximum rated rpm is.
Step2. Get a SafetyPass Pro device that over-rides the road speed governor and allows maximum rated rpm in top gear. It does this without passwords and without changing programming parameters so your truck is always legal in Ontario and Quebec.
Step 3. When in the states, turn on the device to keep up with traffic for the safest driving environment. Speed is then controlled with the throttle pedal and the speed governor is muted.
There’s no limit to how long you can use the device so you can maintain higher speeds indefinately if needed. Whenever the device is turned off or removed the vehicle returns to normal operation complete with road speed governor functional at programmed settings.
DOT Road Reports from the “Horses Mouth”. Some of these sites have live cams.
If you run over Donner Pass, you can see the chain controls real time, plus there is a live cam at the Truckee California scales, so you can see if they’re open or not and look for snow on the ground.
When you have to chain-up: “MINIMUM Chains” means 2 sets of single chains, Put one set on your primary drive axle, outside tires. The “Primary” drive axle is always the rear axle of a 3 axle tractor. The second set of chains go on your trailer axles, staggered. One chain on the front, left, outside tire and one on the right rear, outside tire. Always hook the inside of the chains first and then tighten chains from the outside, and make sure they’re tight or you’ll lose them on the highway or the will beat up your fenders. Run for a mile or two, then re-tighten and you should be good to go.
In addition to above, you need a set of double chains or “three railers”. These chains cover a set of duels and they are heavy. I usually like to put these on the rear axle of the tractor if possible. But if I’m already wearing singles, you can put them on the front DRIVE axle as well it’s just a little harder because of the narrow space between the tires.
Always Remember to keep your chains tight. The tighter they are, the FASTER you can run… I could hit 60 or 70mph if the chains fit good and were tighter than your bosses wallet. Have fun playing in the snow. http://fastertruck.com/pages/USA-Real-Time-Road-Conditions.html