Not Getting The Miles? Look Here.

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I'll just start this saying that I've not driven as long as Old School, G-town Or Brett.

If your not getting the miles, you need to put in the work.

What I mean is this, if you have a 900 mile load that delivers 3 days out and your not setting an alarm and taking all three days... your doing it wrong!

Always use an alarm and then ... the next best tool is your phone... That phone can make you money and earn you tons of miles.

Up next is your clocks, you would think this comes first, but I think if your reading this you already know how to use the split sleeper berth rule. And that will make you money.

I'm not a supertrucker. I've got almost a year as a tanker yanker but two prior to that . Meaning I drive slower than your grandfather. But the above makes me a pretty good paycheck, and I just want everyone else to be on the same playing field.

So if your sleeper berth time on the Qualcom looks like the hours of a Starbucks barista your doing it wrong.

This may seem like a rant... and it is. I've met several drivers that "know" how to do all of this and they tell me about their 6-800 paychecks and ask me if I wanna work for their company.. not if they are the spokesman.

I make twice that regularly. You can too but don't be lazy. And don't wait on the office to tell you what to do.

You will not always be able to deliver early. But you won't know if this load can deliver early until you try, as a side note to this..

I've also found that if you call the number given in the load messages you might not get the same answer as just showing up.

Will any of this get you into trouble? Absolutely. The load I delivered today picked up yesterday morning at 0300... I shut down the day before a couple miles away at 2000 the day before. And I got to pick the load I'm leaving with.

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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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