How To Get Those Miles

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Eckoh's Comment
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One thing to keep in mind, the miles down on the Qualcomm are for a 24 hour period, but an 11 hour period. If you start driving at midnight, get 10 hours of driving on with a half hour break in there, you can then take your 10 hour and it is still only 830 at night. Plenty of time to add a few extra miles to the day's driving.

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My truck is actually governed at 60 not 62 and I drove 656 miles today according to my Qualcomm.

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It must be governed higher than that. (don't tell your Company,lol). 60 mph for a full 11 hours would be 660 miles. Impossible. If you get paid by Qualcomm miles, then keep this to yourself. I won't tell a soul! shocked.png

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You folks are a skeptical bunch lol. I started at 0400, took a two hour break and a couple smaller ones during the day, and ended around 1845. I clocked 10:51 of drive time, so yeah that doesn't make sense actually. Weird. I don't know, my Qualcomm must be broken.

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Paul W- How about posting a picture? 656 miles driven governed at 60? A pic will shut us up! Also 3 breaks?

i did it at swift as well. Even posted the pic here before. Its all about keeping that left door shut and milking the downgrades as much as possible.

Where i work now i get payed far more doing less. The speed of the truck does not matter i am stuck as 62 as well HOWEVER the CPM and how well you use your time is what matters. I try to drive just under 500 miles a day as my company plans around drivers doing 400-450 miles a day so they can run recaps without an issue.

Its all in how you manage your clock with the freight you have.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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My truck is actually governed at 60 not 62 and I drove 656 miles today according to my Qualcomm.

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It must be governed higher than that. (don't tell your Company,lol). 60 mph for a full 11 hours would be 660 miles. Impossible. If you get paid by Qualcomm miles, then keep this to yourself. I won't tell a soul! shocked.png

It's downgrades. But now prime is timing how long you stay above 75 while going down hill and pulling people in for safety classes

I'm governed at 62 but did 631 one night

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
Pianoman's Comment
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My truck is actually governed at 60 not 62 and I drove 656 miles today according to my Qualcomm.

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It must be governed higher than that. (don't tell your Company,lol). 60 mph for a full 11 hours would be 660 miles. Impossible. If you get paid by Qualcomm miles, then keep this to yourself. I won't tell a soul! shocked.png

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It's downgrades. But now prime is timing how long you stay above 75 while going down hill and pulling people in for safety classes

I'm governed at 62 but did 631 one night

Prime let's you go up to 75?! Wow, Swift starts keeping track at 68 and over.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
Rob S.'s Comment
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My best has been 663.3 miles in 10:53 driving hours. It was mostly South Dakota. I'm a Swifty so I had to cheat a bit. I engaged the smart pass to get to 65mph then set the cruise. It worked for 30 minutes. Smart pass hasn't worked since though and that was 2 months ago.

Susan D. 's Comment
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We get "speed gauge" reports from safety if we're going too fast downhill or otherwise. . Say the speed limit is 55 and your going 70.. safety will ding you at my company.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Basically 10+ miles over the posted speed limit or 75+ even if the posted speed limit is 70 lol. I got dinged once in Indiana. . For speeding in road construction, however, there was an ambulance that needed through and only 1 lane was open with no shoulder. Nope I didn't bother to explain. . They just qc you this message reminding us to watch our speed and to know the posted speed limits. 1 ticket 10+ over at West Side will find you looking for a new job.

Errol V.'s Comment
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My best has been 663.3 miles in 10:53 driving hours. It was mostly South Dakota. I'm a Swifty so I had to cheat a bit. I engaged the smart pass to get to 65mph then set the cruise. It worked for 30 minutes. Smart pass hasn't worked since though and that was 2 months ago.

That's not the best way to use Smart Pass. What you did gets you an extra minute and a half driving - an additional 1-1/2 miles!

Use it to get around slower trucks, like Schneider (60 mph limit?) You might gain an extra ten minutes in your day - 10 miles on the odometer! But you won't get frustrated sitting behind the pokies.

Pianoman's Comment
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Basically 10+ miles over the posted speed limit or 75+ even if the posted speed limit is 70 lol. I got dinged once in Indiana. . For speeding in road construction, however, there was an ambulance that needed through and only 1 lane was open with no shoulder. Nope I didn't bother to explain. . They just qc you this message reminding us to watch our speed and to know the posted speed limits. 1 ticket 10+ over at West Side will find you looking for a new job.

Ah I gotcha. I think that's a good system.

Susan D. 's Comment
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It is a good system, however we did lose 3 drivers last month due to speeding citations. Interestingly, we received a fleet message the other day regarding Illinois. . All the road construction with the signs saying "speed photo enforced"? Yup that's how we lost those drivers when they received citations speeding in construction zones caught by photo enforcement. Me.. I'd have fought that tooth and nail, but I'm one of THOSE drivers with the huge lineup behind them in road construction, because I don't generally speed in construction zones.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pianoman's Comment
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It is a good system, however we did lose 3 drivers last month due to speeding citations. Interestingly, we received a fleet message the other day regarding Illinois. . All the road construction with the signs saying "speed photo enforced"? Yup that's how we lost those drivers when they received citations speeding in construction zones caught by photo enforcement. Me.. I'd have fought that tooth and nail, but I'm one of THOSE drivers with the huge lineup behind them in road construction, because I don't generally speed in construction zones.

Uh oh. I sped in those zones yesterday on i88. There were no workers and I was trying to somewhat appease the a-holes behind me. Crap.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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