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Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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First week...are all companies schedules this tight?

Yeah not sure why the fuel stops- I'm given a specific route and specific fueling stops/qty. Some of the routing makes sense, tolls etc, but some of it looks frankly stupid. But I don't pay tolls or fuel and they pay every mile, so I'm not complaining....except about the down-to-the-minute bit. I could do without that....

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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First week...are all companies schedules this tight?

Thanks Turtle I'll try to watch the clock a bit more. I'm more accustomed to prioritizing thorough over quick in my old career, and it seems like with the consequences of missing something here in this job...I'm getting paid for safe professional miles. Adding the scheduling stress is, well, maybe counter productive...??

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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First week...are all companies schedules this tight?

Not sure what else to add in. I'm trying to be descriptive without putting possibly unflattering info out there about my company....

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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First week...are all companies schedules this tight?

My latest load is 808 miles from shipper at 10am EST to receiver at 1300 CST is 27 hours plus 1 more for time zone.

if I'm understanding my numbers, using the 50mph we are told to use I'm at just over 16 hours drive time. Thus a 10 hour break. So I'm at 26 (16 drive+10 off duty/sb). First day I'm thinking a 15 min pre trip on the trailer I'm picking up and a 15 min underway check plus the fuel stop for 30 min so I have let's say 8 hours drive, 1 hour on duty not driving. 9 hours. then 10 off duty brings me to the next morning. Another 15 min pre trip, another 15 min underway check, another 30 min fuel stop. Plus the rest of the drive- 8 hours. Total is 28 hours. Exactly what I have.

Except that now, if I'm correct, if I need to stop, use the bathroom, or anything not accounted for.....I'll be late.

This makes no sense to me.... What am I missing?

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