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Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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8/2 split

"If you understood what i just said, then I've must have misspoke." That should be the title to this thread.

I've only used it when I was delayed in getting loaded or because of appointment time. I could get up and start running a bit earlier. Me and another driver talked about using 8/2 split and agreed it only benefits you if you are preplanned and know where you are going after each load. Otherwise, life is much easier taking your 10.

I had brought up the question of taking back to back 8hr (as opposed to 8hr + 2hr) but I can't remember why I brought it up. I was in Idaho when I ran into this issue.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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8/2 split

Started after 10hr off duty. Drove 6 rested 8, drove 4 rested two. Ran out of hours so rested 8, got some hrs back. My question, if I rest another 8 hr instead of 2hr does that reset my 14 hr?

Let me explain myself. In my example, I would drive the hours I got back and I'm asking after i drive those hours I can rest another 8hr instead of 2hr. Our would I be forced to stay down 10hr because I did not move after 2 hr.

I may be making this more complicated than it should be.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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8/2 split

Started after 10hr off duty. Drove 6 rested 8, drove 4 rested two. Ran out of hours so rested 8, got some hrs back. My question, if I rest another 8 hr instead of 2hr does that reset my 14 hr?

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Owner Operator

Thank you for the reply. I am only curious about this but not really interested in doing anything about it. I've been a company driver for only three months and I just like to ask questions about the business and those who own and operate their own rig. I recently talked to a former O/O who decided to go back to being a company driver and he said, in his opinion, the only way to truly make significant money as an O/O is if you own two or more trucks. Otherwise, the profit margins are so thin and the amount you earn compared to a company driver isn't very impressive. I didn't go into detail about what he meant, i.e pay off one truck & buy another? two truck payments? hire a driver and have him run the other? backup truck? I don't know. I didn't have time to ask. But the more I read about O/O the more I liken it to the restaurant business. One in ten restaurants fail in their first year (although that statistic has been proven to be incorrect, it's more like 6 of 10) and the profit margins are razor thin. What about being a O/O driving local. Not as many miles, less wear and tear. I ask because I live near ports and there are always banners and signs "Hiring O/O for Port work. Must have TWIC card." Could one have a greater chance to succeed if you do local work?

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Flatbed Variety

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Why are they called suicide coils?

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YIPES! Suicide Coils. OK.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Flatbed Variety

Why are they called suicide coils?

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Owner Operator

I have a question:

If I lease as an owner operator with a company, essentially I am a company driver who's leasing the truck and pays more out of pocket expenses and earns a bit more. If I'm my own authority I can connect with a broker directly and I am the trucking company. The point being if I wanted to, I could take three weeks off whenever I want as opposed to requesting time off as an O/O leased to a company.

Can I get some clarification on this? I really don't know anything about this subject so I wanted to ask.

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Speeding ticket

Thank you for all the replies. I may consider a lawyer (driver at my company suggested to fight it) but I was caught with LASER, so it may be an act of futility. We'll see. Thanks again.

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Instructor Mad as A Wet Hen

This is the best place to prepare for the cdl written exam. I studied here every night and when I went to take the tests they were as easy as I thought they would be. You really are able to retain alot of what you learn by studying in this format.

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Speeding ticket

I can get carried away sometimes. Still this ****es me off.

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Speeding ticket

I can get carried away sometimes. Still this ****es me off.

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Speeding ticket

I just got a speeding ticket going through Oregon. I'm so upset because I worked so hard to maintain the speed limit all day at 55. Then a decline caught me of guard. Before I knew it I was flying down at 65+. The police officer said 70. I could be fired from my job because of this. The ticket says 69 mph. It's embarrassing as this is my first month truck driving and I've already jeopardized my career. It just Anders me so much that I was aware of speeding and I still screwed up. It only took a second to ruin my day. Any advice on what to do next? Im going to let my company know, but good grief I've barely been out a month and already got a ticket.

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