34 Or Recap?

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C T.'s Comment
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Hey guys quick question. Need some wisdom here. Should i take a 34 or run recaps this week? Got 17hrs on my 70. 34 will be up at around 3am monday. Im 120 miles from the cons in Nashville. The place has overnight parking as well. I was considering leaving out tonight around 7 or 8, get there around 10 and take a 10hr break. Or i could leave around 3 or 4 am and get there when they open. I want to be empty as early as possible to be on top of the board for a new load. They open around 7am. Any advice?

Errol V.'s Comment
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Your recap option depends on a bit more information. On a Qualcomm , the HOURS tab shows what hours are available for the next two days. These hours are available at midnight, like, uhh, clockwork regardless of what you are doing.

So consider what you have coming up, or if you see "3 hours" for tomorrow, to decide to, go that route.

And you know a 34 hour break resets the whole enchilada.

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.
Rick S.'s Comment
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Lots of folks run strictly on re-caps. As Errol elaborates - your QC should show you how many hours you get back at midnight.

But here's the thing. If you HAVE the extra time on your load, to do a reset and make your appointment time without issue - WHY NOT DO A RESET? Then you don't have to sweat about your clock AT ALL.

If you're ALREADY SITTING (and it's someplace you DON'T MIND SITTING - like a truckstop with all the amenities) and I assume from your post that you are, and the difference between a full 34 hour reset and running recaps, is sitting ANOTHER 3-4 hours?

I'd sit, get the extra couple of hours of rest and get the reset in myself. I understand wanting to get in early and get back on the board early - but my preference would be to have a fully reset clock when I roll out. That will likely benefit you MORE to be able to run really hard the rest of the week, without having to worry about your 70.

Rick

Susan D. 's Comment
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Exactly, Rick. I have hours on my 70, however the load we currently have will allow him to easily arrive on time. So he is sleeping and Im doing a reset so Ill have a completely available clock to run harder during the week when more freight is available for pickup and delivery.

Im bored lol.. Anyone near Chicago?

Tractor Man's Comment
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No not in Chicago. I have been sitting at a EFFING RR Crossing for an hour and a half with a train at a dead stop. At this rate I may get a 34 right here!!

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Pianoman's Comment
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No not in Chicago. I have been sitting at a EFFING RR Crossing for an hour and a half with a train at a dead stop. At this rate I may get a 34 right here!!

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Pianoman's Comment
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Exactly, Rick. I have hours on my 70, however the load we currently have will allow him to easily arrive on time. So he is sleeping and Im doing a reset so Ill have a completely available clock to run harder during the week when more freight is available for pickup and delivery.

Im bored lol.. Anyone near Chicago?

I'm in Joliet. Been to 5 different customers and a terminal to find an mt trailer. Finally found one and found out dispatch has to send them an email for it. So I'm eating lunch at Steak n Shake while I wait haha

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Fun fun. Im at our glenwood terminal.. It bites because nothing close and because of drivers here who would order food and not pay for it/leave there are NO restaurants willing to deliver here. Not Dominos, jimmy johns.. Nobody. But at least the shop mechanics like me and let me drive the service/parts truck to run to walmart shopping or for food... I always treat them for the priviledge.. Drinks or food lol.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Pianoman's Comment
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Wow I delivered to the Walmart "DC" there yesterday. First time I've ever seen West Side Transport trailers, lol. Spent the night at the TA in Gary. We have a terminal in Gary but I don't like staying at terminals for that very reason. Even if places deliver, it costs more since you gotta tip the driver.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

C T.'s Comment
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Hey guys thanks for the input. Havent quite decided yet. Monday i got empty later than usual around 11 and was 15 on the board. Threw my entire week outta wack

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