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Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Driving routines

Thx!

Of course you can call and give a heads up that you are delivering if you have a contact number. Not only is it a courtesy but you can also quiz them on the earliest delivery time, which may be earlier or possibly a bit later than regular opening hours. You can also find out through google or similar by searching the company and city to possibly find opening times. Another useful tool is google maps. Search the company on the map, then go to satellite mode. Then you will see the destination and how the shipping area is set up and the building configuration. Then when you get close to your stop you know exactly where to go or at least a safe place to park to find the shipper.

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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Driving routines

I.havent quite figured out the split yet.

I only ever stop for 10 hours unless it doesn’t hurt my money to stop longer. My clock works around my money. I don’t start it or stop it unless it makes me the most money possible. Say I stop 30 minutes away from consignee because there is nowhere at consignee to sleep. I got 3 hours left to run. I might get up in 8 hours if that puts me there 30 minutes before they open. Then I’ll do a two hour break there while they unload me and away I’ll go. I always want to be the first truck everywhere I go.

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Driving routines

Maybe a dumb question but how do you know when they open? Do you call?

I only ever stop for 10 hours unless it doesn’t hurt my money to stop longer. My clock works around my money. I don’t start it or stop it unless it makes me the most money possible. Say I stop 30 minutes away from consignee because there is nowhere at consignee to sleep. I got 3 hours left to run. I might get up in 8 hours if that puts me there 30 minutes before they open. Then I’ll do a two hour break there while they unload me and away I’ll go. I always want to be the first truck everywhere I go.

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Driving routines

Thank you. I wonder if most people plan around truck stops for when they stop.

My driving breaks are all determined by the load. If I have time I’ll sleep in some if I do t then I’m on it like every 10 hours or 8 if it is required.

As for the driving I like to do 550 miles every day. For Prime trucks that’s about 9.5 hours of driving and my .5 break so about 10-10.5 hours on duty if I have a fuel stop or not.

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Driving routines

Thx so much.

I generally only park for 10 hours and start my clock as soon as my break is over, unless I am waiting for my appointments or due to bad weather. I generally drive between 450 to 600 miles a day depending on many factors.

I'm not on a set schedule, I start moving when my break is over, rather that be 10pm at night or 4 in the morning. Depending on where I'm at in the country, such as a major city, I might wait a little longer to leave out to avoid the morning or afternoon rush hour if my appointment allows it.

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Driving routines

Thank you!!

I generally only park for 10 hours and start my clock as soon as my break is over, unless I am waiting for my appointments or due to bad weather. I generally drive between 450 to 600 miles a day depending on many factors.

I'm not on a set schedule, I start moving when my break is over, rather that be 10pm at night or 4 in the morning. Depending on where I'm at in the country, such as a major city, I might wait a little longer to leave out to avoid the morning or afternoon rush hour if my appointment allows it.

Posted:  3 weeks, 5 days ago

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Driving routines

I am curious how people use their time. I'm learning fast in different parts of the country parking is rough! I'm trying to figure out (newby) the best way to do things, of course appointment times are a factor, and not park too early out of fear of being left with no parking spot and out of hours.....

Second question I have is how realistic is it to think I can be driving after my 1p hour break and pretrip. I mean how many of you oy stop for 10 hours. Not more? Do you drive consistently 11 hours? In a perfect world ;) I've heard drivers say I start up at 5am and shut down at 5pm. Am I missing something because I just see missed money like that..... and again, I'm super green, still with my trainer.

Posted:  3 weeks, 5 days ago

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Love this job!

I may only be 10 days in with my trainer but I LOVE this job so far!! From going through school at Crowder to now it's been a positive experience. I'm anxious to get started alone but at the same time terrified!

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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I did it!!

SOOOOO much more to learn. Hope to see some tricky road conditions, shipping and receiving yards and other difficult things while my finisher is with me.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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I did it!!

Thanks everyone!! I cant believe the relief!!

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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I did it!!

Passed my CDL test!!! What a positive experience here at Crowder. On to orientation at CFI on Monday!

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Why cant I consistently do the backing maneuvers.

Thank you everyone! Tuesday is the big day! I'll let the backing failures role off and just think about the times I did it right!

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Why cant I consistently do the backing maneuvers.

It's just crazy! I'm at Crowder and one day I am nailing the backing and as the day goes along it just gets worse. What the heck! I watch this and hear the same complaints from fellow students. What is happening???

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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What smartphone is best for service

Great inormation. Thx to all.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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What smartphone is best for service

Thank so much. I'll keep my Verizon and just upgrade to the new Galaxy. I'll wait on a headset. I dont think I need the distraction. How do you all feel about the importance of s CB?

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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What smartphone is best for service

Its time to upgrade my phone before heading to Joplin for training for CFI. Any advice on phone carriers with best service throughout US and does one smart phone have advantages of another for a driver. I havent figured out how to respond to comments on here yet so thank you in advance.

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Making the leap! CFI Company CDL Training

You are ahead of the game here, Roxi! First post and you already have your company. So get going, with the best of luck! And instead of lurking, join the party. None of us bite, so bring your questions and thoughts.

Thank you!

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Making the leap! CFI Company CDL Training

After many many many hours of surfing the net, watching countless You Tube videos, asking questions to drivers that are complete strangers I've made a decision to do what I wanted to do since I was a little girl hiding in my dads sleeper waiting to hear him say "OK, we're through the gates you can come out now" Loved every second on those trips with my dad. Fast forward to hauling horses all over the US in a pretend semi a/k/a Chevy Kodiak and then having to go to a desk job for a wee bit while taking care of my mom after being diagnosed with Alzheimer it is now time to "Just Do It". Certainly hope it's not going to be like those movies that everyone says you must see and when you finally do you're so disappointed because the expectations were high. So much for the rambling. Just wanted to pop in and say how much this forum has educated me towards my decision and I appreciate having a place like this that is positive and informative. I have to be in Joplin, MO November 14th and the education begins the 18th. Going with an open mind and eager to get on the road........

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