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Sambo11513's Comment
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Just picked up a load from York, PA. To tracy, ca.....2740 miles...only 28000lbs. As long as there is not a lot of high wind, this should be a good run. 😊😊😊

Tractor Man's Comment
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Just picked up a load from York, PA. To tracy, ca.....2740 miles...only 28000lbs. As long as there is not a lot of high wind, this should be a good run. 😊😊😊

Nice!!! Just left that area yesterday. Not a lot of Truck Stops in the Area. Use TruckerPath!

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Check weather updates frequently asking the way. You'll most likely be taking 80 all the way across and there's another winter storm in your path. Being that's a light load, be prepared to shut it down and ride it out.

Sambo11513's Comment
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Yeah, i80 for quite a bit of it, mostly on the other side of my fuel stop in morris, IL.

I had to shut down for that blizzard that came through south dakota last week. I90 was shut down so I was stuck at the truck stop for 20 hours, which isn't that bad, but it was enough to make me late for my drop. And yes, they still charged a late fee.....😕 I know it wasn't their fault, but...it wasn't our fault either, we can't control the weather, and we can't drive on closed roads, nor in high winds.

Sambo11513's Comment
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Hmm, this may not actually happen....thus load is due.in tracy, ca. by midnight on the 5th. I'm sitting here with 14 hours now (31st) and I get back:

9:35 @12am on the 1st 8:16 @12am on the 2nd 6:47 @12am on the 3rd 1:55 @12am on the 4th

This means I'll only have about 40 hours of drive time for the load, and estimating at 2790 miles @ 50mph, I'm going to need about 56 hours of drive time. Probably have to end up t-calling this load 😕

Tractor Man's Comment
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Take it as far as HOS and Safety allow. You'll still get some good miles. OR, if the weather along I-80 looks crappy, which it often is this time of year, let someone else spend 10 days getting it there!

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rick S.'s Comment
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Take it as far as HOS and Safety allow. You'll still get some good miles. OR, if the weather along I-80 looks crappy, which it often is this time of year, let someone else spend 10 days getting it there!

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OR - he could end up stuck somewhere on I-80, shutdown for a storm, and get a 34 reset in. If the road is shut down, then the load isn't moving anyways. If it's shutdown for a day (24 hours), then it only takes another 12 hours of sitting to fully reset the 70, and make the time up down the road (since he or anyone else running the load is going to get a weather delay on it ANYWAYS).

I'd run with it and see how far you can get. Planner/DM see what your clock looks like when they assigned it.

Worst case scenario - see how far you can get by the 3rd - call in and let them know you'll only have 1:56 on the 4th and have them T-Call/Relay if from there.

Don't miss the chance to pull a nice run - when you have a good shot at getting a weather delay, and squeezing a 34 reset in there.

Rick

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Tractor Man's Comment
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What Rick said!

G-Town's Comment
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Take it...don't overthink it.

Old School's Comment
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Take it...don't overthink it.

I heartily concur. And like others said, if the weather goes south you'll get a reset and they can change your appointment. Run with it!

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