Truckers Schedule ?

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iTruck2007's Comment
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Hey Guys,

Any Truck Drivers out there know, what the Trucker Schedule, Looks like?

What time in the morning, does one begin to Drive?

Do we first perform a Pre-Trip, and an Air Break Test, before you Drive?

How Often does one Perform, a Pre-Trip, and an Air Break Test? (And how often, Say a Day or a Week?)

How Long does one Drive, til You Take your Break?

How Long is your Break?

Do we only Drive, 8 hours a Day?

Could I Drive Longer than 8 hours a Day?

And How many Breaks does one Get a Day?

Thanks Guys, God Bless

C T.'s Comment
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Why are You typing Like this? Are you A Robot?

Han Solo Cup's Comment
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How do you have 25 posts in a trucking forum yet still have these kinds of trucking questions?

I’m leaning towards: you are a robot.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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What time in the morning, does one begin to Drive?

Between 12:01am and 11:59pm

Do we first perform a Pre-Trip, and an Air Break Test, before you Drive?

Pre trip yes, air brake, yes

How Often does one Perform, a Pre-Trip, and an Air Break Test? (And how often, Say a Day or a Week?)

Pre trip - before you drive the truck each shift. Air brake - daily

How Long does one Drive, til You Take your Break?

8 hours before mandatory 30 minute break. How Long is your Break?

30 minutes

Do we only Drive, 8 hours a Day?

11 hours

Could I Drive Longer than 8 hours a Day?

11 hours

And How many Breaks does one Get a Day?

One 30 minute break.

These are very basic answers.

Erin B.'s Comment
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A robot, a child or just really bored .

Rainy D.'s Comment
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I drive for as long as i feel like it and when, as long as the load permits.

For example, i had a 750 mile load that delivered today. I started at 0845 yesterday morning and drove 3 hours then took a 30 min break. I drove another 2.5 hours but it got really foggy so i did my post trip and parked it, having only driven 5.5 hours. I used 30 min total on duty that day. I drove 308 miles.

Today I start driving at 0145 and at 0620 i went to sleep for an hour. I stopped and fueled then headed to.the customer. After, i went to wash the trailer and eat. By 1425 I was picking up my next load. So today i drove 9 hours and 30 min had 1 hr 15 min in on duty, and am sitting in a door getting loaded with 25 min left on my 14. but there is overnight parking here. I drove 500 miles.

On Jan 3rd i started at 0500, drove 3 hours then took a 40 min break. Drove another 2.5 and took a 1.5 hour break. then drove 5 hours. so i drove 10 hrs 15 min and did 575 miles with 19 min on duty.

I do what i want. lol as long as im safe and early no one cares. i can run it in hard and get reloaded or drag it out. it depends on my mood.

Big Scott's Comment
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What time in the morning, does one begin to Drive?

Depending on the load schedule, you can start when you want.

Do we first perform a Pre-Trip, and an Air Break Test, before you Drive?

Pre-trips are done at the start of every day or driving shift. Some people also do a post trip inspection.

How Often does one Perform, a Pre-Trip, and an Air Break Test? (And how often, Say a Day or a Week?)

See above.

How Long does one Drive, til You Take your Break?

You must take a 30 minute break within the first eight hours of driving. If you still have at least eight hours left on your clock after that, you may need to take another 30 minute break.

How Long is your Break?

At the end of the day you must take a 10 hour break to reset your 14 hour clock.

Do we only Drive, 8 hours a Day?

With a full 14 hour clock, you have a maximum of 11 hours you can drive. Again, depending on the load schedule, you will decide how many hours you drive.

Could I Drive Longer than 8 hours a Day?

See above.

And How many Breaks does one Get a Day?

As many breaks as you want.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Hmmmmmmm. How to properly answer.......

What time in the morning? After I've had coffee.

Pre trip? Yes, while drinking coffee, after making it in the Keurig.

Air brakes? Still there. I press the pedal and it makes the pssssshhhhh sound.

Check them more than once a day ? Well, they get pressed a lot, so if I'm stopping, its a good thing. Unless of course I spill my coffee.

How long do I drive? Until, I'm out of coffee.

Can I drive longer? Of course, but I'll have to make another cup of coffee.

So you see, a truck drivers day truly does revolve around coffee and without proper coffee intake, bad things can happen.

Unholychaos's Comment
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Hmmmmmmm. How to properly answer.......

What time in the morning? After I've had coffee.

Pre trip? Yes, while drinking coffee, after making it in the Keurig.

Air brakes? Still there. I press the pedal and it makes the pssssshhhhh sound.

Check them more than once a day ? Well, they get pressed a lot, so if I'm stopping, its a good thing. Unless of course I spill my coffee.

How long do I drive? Until, I'm out of coffee.

Can I drive longer? Of course, but I'll have to make another cup of coffee.

So you see, a truck drivers day truly does revolve around coffee and without proper coffee intake, bad things can happen.

You say "a cup of coffee" like that's all the coffee you drink. Hell, before I leave in the morning, I fill up my Philmor cup and a contigo thermos. That usually lasts the day, but sometimes I'll have some extra in my thermos at the end which is my morning jolt on the way to get more coffee.

But yes, coffee is essential...

Keith G.'s Comment
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Hey Guys,

Any Truck Drivers out there know, what the Trucker Schedule, Looks like?

Schedules Vary from load to load.

What time in the morning, does one begin to Drive?

I tend to try and be driving between 4-6 am if loads allow, sometimes they do other times they dont.

Do we first perform a Pre-Trip, and an Air Break Test, before you Drive?

I always perform a pre and post trip. I check nearly everything you learn at the school with limited to no exceptions. Only takes a couple minutes, don't skimp on your safety and the safety of others.

How Often does one Perform, a Pre-Trip, and an Air Break Test? (And how often, Say a Day or a Week?)

As mentioned before daily before and after a trip. Airbrakes included daily.

How Long does one Drive, til You Take your Break?

I max my 14 hour clock every day. Between sitting at shippers/receivers I tend to get about 8-10 hours average of drive.

How Long is your Break?

Mandatory 30, my company authorizes an additional 1 hour lunch if we desire.

Do we only Drive, 8 hours a Day?

Clock is 11 drive or 14 total on duty/drive

Could I Drive Longer than 8 hours a Day?

See above. Yes

And How many Breaks does one Get a Day?

Depends on your schedule and loads. If you got say 10 hours to drive 4 hours, and shipper/receiver refuses to take early..you got plenty of break time. Otherwise you work with the time you can legally work, and make the best use of the clock.

Thanks Guys, God Bless

Much of the opinion based items are just that, my personal opinion and experience. I always drive legal, and never cut corners. I enjoy my life, financial security, and my career.

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.

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