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    9 years, 7 months ago

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Posted:  9 years 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:  9 years, 1 month 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:  9 years, 1 month 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:  9 years, 2 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:  9 years, 2 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:  9 years, 2 months ago

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Flatbed Variety

Why are they called suicide coils?

Posted:  9 years, 2 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:  9 years, 3 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:  9 years, 3 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:  9 years, 3 months ago

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Speeding ticket

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

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