Parking Question

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JakeBreak's Comment
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Do any of you guys have any little parking spots near Cleburne tx. I have a late delivery there and since my new fm doesn't believe in resets I'm running on recaps which I suck at. I have enough hours to get there and stuff but all the normal truckstops will be full by the time I'm done being unloaded. If all goes on schedule I'll be unloaded around 7 and I know the truckstops tend to fill up by 4 or 5.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
The Persian Conversion's Comment
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How far can you go? There a Petro in Carl's Corner that seems to have available parking later at night, as well as a Love's in Hillsboro and a couple other places near there, but they're all a good 20-30 miles away.

Have you tried the Trucker Path app? It's a must-have for situations like this.

JakeBreak's Comment
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Yeah I've been looking at it all night trying to find somewhere close. I've been checking to see what everyone is putting for how full it is and i might be ok if I have enough time to make it that far

JakeBreak's Comment
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They like us to keep within 30 miles of our route but I might have to break that this time because the 2 closest places are in Hillsboro and weatherford.

Stump's Comment
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Go to the Walmart and there use to be old Walmart across the street that u might be able to get in

Rick S.'s Comment
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Your "FM doesn't believe in resets"?

Like - EVER?

Out of curiosity - how many hours does your clock allow (average) in a day, running purely on recaps?

Running hard is one thing - eventually, you have to do a reset to get a clean clock back.

How many miles are you averaging a week running this way? Do you get home often enough to at least reset once a month?

Rick

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
JakeBreak's Comment
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Your "FM doesn't believe in resets"?

Like - EVER?

Out of curiosity - how many hours does your clock allow (average) in a day, running purely on recaps?

Running hard is one thing - eventually, you have to do a reset to get a clean clock back.

How many miles are you averaging a week running this way? Do you get home often enough to at least reset once a month?

Rick

I average about 8 to 9 hours a day of "on duty" and driving time. But yeah I've had this fm for about 2 months now and the only resets I've gotten have been when I go home. I go home about every 3 weeks. I had kind of liked how my old fm had managed it because I would run really hard for 6 days then take a day off to restock food and watch a movie and stuff now it just feels like constant running. I think the slowdown of freight might have something to do with it. I have noticed I've been getting a lot more short hauls but I'm still averaging the same miles a week just a lot more stressful trying to balance the 3rd clock.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
JakeBreak's Comment
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I ended up at the new ta in Hillsboro. There were plenty of parking spots since its not listed on anything I guess. I highly recommend this place to anyone down this way. Its still pretty nice and new

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