How Often Do Drivers Make Pitstops

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Matt 's Comment
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Im just wondering how often you stop during a day ,for how long,and what kinda miles do you normally get with that routine?

C T.'s Comment
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I stop for fuel and that stupid 30 min break. Maybe 5 min here or there for load checks. Try to get 600+ miles a day if all goes well.

Matt 's Comment
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How many 5 minute breaks? Amount of time between them normally?

I stop for fuel and that stupid 30 min break. Maybe 5 min here or there for load checks. Try to get 600+ miles a day if all goes well.

C T.'s Comment
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Since I'm flatbed, I'm technically supposed to stop within the first hour or 50 miles from the shipper and then 150 miles or 3hrs after that. So it's usually only a couple. Not sure what you will be hauling so it may be different.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Susan D. 's Comment
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I basically stop for fuel, required 30 minute break and quick stops, if mother nature calls.

I really dont understand the point of the question, as you have 14 hours to use up your 11 hours of driving time. Your miles will obviously depend on your load, traffic or other factors.

C T.'s Comment
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Forgot about bathroom stuff lol. I do that in the morning, end of day or 30 min break. Somehow I just hold it all day, trainer wondered if I had a disorder or something.

Matt 's Comment
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There wasn't really a point just trying to get an idea on how often you stop and what kinda miles you still get didn't know if you had a routine like well it's been about 3 hours I am guna stop for 5 minutes or long enough to answer mother nature or is it just off a whim "Well better stop here or I'm guna need a change of clothes" type thing. I'm not trying to plan for anything or nothing important just curious

Matt 's Comment
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So I'm guessing by that comment your trainer stopped more often?

Forgot about bathroom stuff lol. I do that in the morning, end of day or 30 min break. Somehow I just hold it all day, trainer wondered if I had a disorder or something.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Forgot about bathroom stuff lol. I do that in the morning, end of day or 30 min break. Somehow I just hold it all day, trainer wondered if I had a disorder or something.

Two words in your future...

KIDNEY

STONES.

Rick

Susan D. 's Comment
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Lol, I worked in healthcare for years and have a bladder of steel. It's not like you can be resuscitating a patient in the ER and say.. oh wait, I'll be right back because I gotta go.

Sometimes I won't stop at all until after I've driven 7 hours or so and other times I may stop every 3 or 4 hours for a fresh soda or whatever. It really depends on how much time you have to spare on that particular trip.

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