Trucking World Records
by Apex Capital | July 31, 2013
What World Records to Truckers Hold?
Most truckers just want to get to their destination safely. However, some are far more extreme. We gathered a few of the most fascinating trucking world records to remind you that trucking is anything but dull.
Most Miles Safely Driven in a Commercial Truck
On March 14, 2009 William Coe, Jr. of Tallahassee, Florida was honored for driving 3,001,276 miles safely in a commercial truck. To put it in perspective, he started driving in February 12, 1986 and at the time of the record, had not had a single preventable accident for 23 years.
Fastest Tme to Push a 5,109 Pound Truck One Mile
On September 14, 2010 Darryl Learie of Edmonton, Alberta pushed a 5,109 pound truck one mile in 58 minutes and 40 seconds. The truck had someone inside the cab steering and was done on a flat surface.
Heaviest Truck Pulled Using Hair
On March 17, 2013 Montystar Agarawal of Gurgaon, India pulled a truck weighing 5,952 pounds 102 meters using only his hair. NOTE: Please do not attempt this; it is very dangerous.
Heaviest Truck Pulled Using Teeth
On April 4, 2013 Montystar Argarawal again set a truck pulling record. He pulled a truck weighing 7,055 pounds using only his teeth. Again, please do not attempt this.
The Fastest Truck in the World
The Hawaiian Eagle fire truck can reach a speed of 406 miles per hour. It contains two turbojet Rolls-Royce engines, each with a capacity of 6,000 horsepower. The truck went up for auction in 2007 with a starting price of $55,000.
World’s Largest Truck Stop
Off I-80, Exit 284 in Walcott, Iowa is the world’s largest truck stop (according to its owners). It has a Trucking Museum, a Blimpie restaurant, a coffee stand, a Dairy Queen, Orange Julius, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and Wendy’s. It also has a barber shop, chiropractor and dentist, along with many other truck amenities. And if you’re an Apex client, you can get more than 10 cents off the cash price of fuel there with the Apex Fuel Card program.
Sources: Recordsetter.com, worldrecs.net, iowa80truckstop.com