A New Concern

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Jimmy B.'s Comment
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Hi, I posted not to long ago and got tons of super helpful and supportive replys and as I said I had other questions..So, I work for CRST and I've had five leads (and no where near quitting ive got my heart in this job) but Im finally at the end of my training and broke a 630 mile night( thanks to you guys) but my lead critizes me for only getting 275 miles on eagle mountian in tn and for driving almost a full shift of nothing but hwys and only making it 375 miles..its that I worry about saftey and the saftey of others..im just curious to if its bad to not always hit the 530-620 mark.

Nate_K's Comment
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If you make your appointment times who cares how many miles you drive a day?

I might run 630 on Monday which sets me up to only have to run 100 on Tuesday.

Making appointments on time and not hitting stuff is your job. Everything else is just trucker bs.

Old School's Comment
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Jimmy you are a team - think about that - let it soak in...

What are teams for? They are for moving freight farther than anyone else can - that is their purpose. Why should your lead driver's pay and reputation be suffering because of your so called safety concerns? We're all concerned about safety, but that does not have anything to do with why you are not pulling your share of the load. You are unequally yoked with another team member, and a wise teacher once taught us that formula is destined for failure. You have got to make some better effort.

You've done your pre-trip, you already know the truck and trailer were good to go, if they were. What is bugging you? Let that truck roll - you have got to turn some miles in your situation.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Jimmy B.'s Comment
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Jimmy you are a team - think about that - let it soak in...

What are teams for? They are for moving freight farther than anyone else can - that is their purpose. Why should your lead driver's pay and reputation be suffering because of your so called safety concerns? We're all concerned about safety, but that does not have anything to do with why you are not pulling your share of the load. You are unequally yoked with another team member, and a wise teacher once taught us that formula is destined for failure. You have got to make some better effort.

You've done your pre-trip, you already know the truck and trailer were good to go, if they were. What is bugging you? Let that truck roll - you have got to turn some miles in your situation.

I think its inexperience to the road, but I will keep this in mind thank you for your input on the matter oldschool

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Nate_K's Comment
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Had no idea he was team driving.

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