How Long Do You Stay Out?

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Michael C.'s Comment
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so how long do you stay out before taking home time? I'm still kind a new but I try to stay out five weeks at a time. But I notice I start to burn out around 3 1/2 to 4 weeks in. what is the average time for a driver to stay on road?

Tractor Man's Comment
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My first time out Solo was pushing 6 weeks. TOO LONG for me. I'm shooting for 4 weeks out, 4 days home. 4 days is the maximum we can take w/o turning in the Truck. I want to take all of the days I have earned.

ChickieMonster's Comment
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We usually stay out about 4 weeks. Hubby has to be home once per month, either for a doctors appointment or to fill prescriptions (MO Medicaid requires him to fill in the state of MO and it's difficult to find a pharmacy anywhere else that has the amount of medication on hand that he needs). It works out well for us because I generally start to burn out around the 3 1/2 week mark. I shoot for only staying home 2 days but it sometimes turns into 3 or 4 depending on freight.

JakeBreak's Comment
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I go home every 3 weeks usually. Depending on stuff going on at home I will stay out longer if I need to. Like this trip is going to be 4 weeks so I can on a mini vacation. I think it's common to burn out after around 3 weeks. I know that's when I start getting grumpy lol.

Steve L.'s Comment
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Usually, 2-3 weeks for me. Did 30 days straight in August and logged 11,000 paid miles and only had to do one 34hr restart.

C T.'s Comment
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I stay out 5 days. Burnt out by Thursday lol

Rob S.'s Comment
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4 weeks out. 4 days home. Any longer home time and they want to reassign the truck.

Farmerbob1's Comment
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I own a house, and have no relatives near me, so I go back monthly for 4-5 days.

Sometimes I wish I didn't have the house, so I could stay out a few months at a time. After six months, I've never woken up once when I didn't want to drive. I normally get back in the truck a day earlier than planned.

miracleofmagick's Comment
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I usually stay out 4 to 6 weeks at a time. This time I am staying out 8 to bank some extra cash for my anniversary

Susan D. 's Comment
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As a team, we go home every other weekend. When i was solo i went home every weekend.

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