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Harvey C.'s Comment
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Our son switched from CR England to Marten two months ago and gets much better miles and better pay but has trouble with hours after 8 days. He's on a new dedicated route and is supposed to work 12 days and off 2 days but constantly runs out of hours. He once was off duty for 32 hours but was required to drive to make an appointment time. Is it a good idea for a driver to make suggestions that dispatch change his scheduling to include 34 hour resets? He drives near home frequently so don't know if they should just give him home time weekly or figure out a 34 reset in another state.

On Saturday he got to an appointment less than an hour after a 10 hour sleeper berth. His next appointment was at the same location 12 hours later. The facility does not allow trucks to stay there but there is a truck stop a half mile away.

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Harvey i known you mean well but your son really needs to be the one in here asking these questions. We're able to get more information that may change the advice being given. This is another example of why others have stated that you need to "let go". There are too many unknown variables that could affect how other drivers would handle the situation with his hours.

Harvey C.'s Comment
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Harvey i known you mean well but your son really needs to be the one in here asking these questions. We're able to get more information that may change the advice being given. This is another example of why others have stated that you need to "let go". There are too many unknown variables that could affect how other drivers would handle the situation with his hours.

Rob, I understand your position. As I explained before, our son has no plans to join the forum, he doesn't belong to any forums.

As far as "letting go", that is something that seems based on some assumptions that don't exist, though our family culture is different than that of many others. I am a farmer as was my father and grandfather. My father helped his father on his farm, his father helped my father while he was starting out while my father continued to help him, especially when he became ill. I helped my father farming and my father helped me out when I started and I continued to help him. Without family help, it is often impossible to get things done during peak seasons. Our son doesn't help out much now that he is on the road most of the time but he still does when he can. I think this makes for a very strong family unit. I know many of you were not raised up in this sort of environment and I honestly think that is a part of the problem in society today. Most folks live in cities and don't even know many of their neighbors. In the country, we often help one another.

I think I provided adequate details for the situation for some helpful input.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Harvey, I just texted him. He says he's good.

Harvey C.'s Comment
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Harvey, I just texted him. He says he's good.

Cool, thanks, Scott!

This problem gets a bit worse when they send him on a trip late on his first day out after home time and then a short run so he doesn't recover much on day 9 and 10. In one instance his manager was frustrated after 7 days when he didn't have much time left.

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