Recaps

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Gladhand's Comment
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Lately since last month I have been doing nothing but recaps. It is funny how I always thought I should run my clock out all the time and take 34s to get better miles, but running recaps is working a lot better. I end up getting better rest, have less stress because my appts aren't tight, and I been consistently getting 2800 - 3000 miles a week.

I think I figured out how to run efficiently with swift otr and I am enjoying it. Hope I can keep this up all the way till the end of the year!

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

C T.'s Comment
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Not a big fan of recaps myself, only ran on recaps once or twice here. 34 or more off is a must for me.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

PackRat's Comment
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I ran the entire month of August and never did a reset. 8 1/2 to 9 hours each day driving. Ran on recaps all 31 days and logged over 14,000 miles.

Big Scott's Comment
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I run on recaps all the time. I let 34's happen when they happen. Sometimes, on a Friday, there's no load until Monday. BAM 34.

C T.'s Comment
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Our customers are usually closed on weekends so there's no need for recaps. Either way, whatever you gotta do to keep rolling and being efficient. I say good on you gladhand.

MC1371's Comment
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It was easy to do on OTR but Regional is a different animal. I can run recaps and stay out longer to get a fat payday. (Missed hitting $1500 by 10 miles this week). But regional they tend to want to run us to zero and then do a 34 almost weekly. I'm almost always working a stack 2-3 deep and you know computer scheduling.. It doesn't account for potty breaks, post trips or much else.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

millionmiler24's Comment
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Not a big fan of recaps myself, only ran on recaps once or twice here. 34 or more off is a must for me.

Same here. With all the time sensitive air freight loads we are always runnin, I sure look forward to a reset every week. I love workin my butt off for five days and takin 2 off every week. It sure feels great. We turn some really great miles every week and I sure am still lovin CRST.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Unholychaos's Comment
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I've noticed that the mileage you rack up doing a 34 compared to running off recap is extremely similar, granted I usually only stay out 2 weeks (occasionally 3 if the wife needs me home on an odd weekend), so time out probably plays a factor.

I personally would rather do a 34 so when it's time to start making my way home, I don't have to worry about only having so many hours to make it happen. Some days, the 14h clock is barely enough to get me home.

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