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G-Town's Comment
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Kevin wrote:

My high mileage day here in tcd is 759.6 not bad for one day from a rookie. We all have good days but I didn’t think that many miles in a day but now my goal is to break 800

Interesting.

Aren’t your trucks governed at 65mph? 759.6 means you averaged over 69mph if you drove the full 11 hours available. How did you do that Kevin?

andhe78's Comment
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Yes thank you for asking. I still love being in this division. I drive whatever is left on my 70. I have gotten only one reset since I started. I’m not seeing any shortage of miles. I am still averaging over 300 take home pay more than when when I was in USA flatbed.

However, they just gave a raise to flatbed and had I stayed it may have made a difference. Either way I’m regularly clearing more than the gauranteed gross weekly pay.

My high mileage day here in tcd is 759.6 not bad for one day from a rookie. We all have good days but I didn’t think that many miles in a day but now my goal is to break 800

Nice, I’m nowhere near that for one day. Best so far is 664 in eleven hours. But I’ve spent the last eight months concentrating on maximum efficiency chaining and tarping. A good day for me right now is an unload, a load, and 500 miles. Do that Monday through Friday and drive 600+ miles on Saturday keeps me pretty happy.

Funny side story, think I met old school’s clone last week. Load of slinky’s, got it strapped to spec in twenty-three minutes. However, there was an old flatbed driver pulled behind me ten minutes after I started and left before I did-everything strapped right. Got a long ways to go.

andhe78's Comment
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Kevin wrote:

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My high mileage day here in tcd is 759.6 not bad for one day from a rookie. We all have good days but I didn’t think that many miles in a day but now my goal is to break 800

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Interesting.

Aren’t your trucks governed at 65mph? 759.6 means you averaged over 69mph if you drove the full 11 hours available. How did you do that Kevin?

Drive 14 out of 24 I assume. 11/10/3.

Kevin L.'s Comment
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Yes they sure are governed to 65 mph. I was playing around with the 8/2 split and crossed the midnight threshold as well as a timeline that day. I also remember I had to do a safe haven move and the closest safe place happened to be the receiver but here’s an image of the Qualcomm that covered my high day.

I just wish all the OTR loads were 700-1000 plus miles and regional or dedicated ran the short runs. This company seems to give out a lot of runs under 800 miles to people out for weeks or months at a time.

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Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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.
Old School's Comment
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Kevin, I'd be real careful about using the "so called" Safe Haven Move. You're on shaky ground there.

Also, I understand your fondness for long loads, but you can turn just as many miles doing short runs. Success at this business is all about performance. Understanding the rules and knowing how to properly manage your logs will do more for your end of the month mileage goals than getting dispatched on a bunch of long runs.

I'm glad to see you're enjoying the temp control division. We all have our own preferences, and sometimes we just have to try something new to see if it suits us better.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

C T.'s Comment
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I know I'm super late to this post, been on home time. Anyway I just wanted to ask what point you're trying to make? I remember the other post you made and how you made the switch. You seem to be defensive about people's replies. Are you saying that tcd is better than flatbed overall? Tcd is better for you? You can make more money doing tcd? Whatever your point is, the fact is you can make decent money with this company. Yes we just got a raise on the flatbed side but I'm sure tcd will get one as well if they haven't yet. If you're making more money and you're happier what's the issue?

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