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RealDiehl's Comment
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Here's my situation: it is currently 1300. My pick up is at 03:45 tonight/tomorrow. I am 4 hours and 15 minutes from pick up location. I have 4 hours and forty five minutes left on my 14 hour clock. My route to pick up will take me from Virginia, past Washington and Baltimore, into South Jersey. Do I drive home then take my 10. Or do I take my 10 here and drive to pick up later tonight? This is a question for new drivers.

RealDiehl's Comment
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BTW "home" and pick up location are basically the same place.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I’m sure there is something I’m missing here, since I know nothing yet, but my thinking is it’s better to get closer, sooner.

Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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If you drive first you may encounter heavy traffic at that time of day. I would think (because I don't know for sure) that traffic would lessen in the beltway area if you drove straight through in the night.

I'll go with take your ten now and ride later with a chance of less traffic to impede your appointment time.

ChefsJK's Comment
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If you go around the DC area the back way through Delaware and come out right near 295 you should be ok. Where in South Jersey is your pick up?

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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If you drive first you may encounter heavy traffic at that time of day. I would think (because I don't know for sure) that traffic would lessen in the beltway area if you drove straight through in the night.

I'll go with take your ten now and ride later with a chance of less traffic to impede your appointment time.

I did consider traffic, but if he is close he would have 30 minutes after his 20 hour, if my mental math is good. And he could always do a split berth I think. But again I could easily be wrong.

Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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Yeah I definitely do not understand the split usage quite yet.

Traffic may be playing a wider berth in my mind, being in the socal coastal area.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Yeah I definitely do not understand the split usage quite yet.

Traffic may be playing a wider berth in my mind, being in the socal coastal area.

Lol, I don’t either, completely

RealDiehl's Comment
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If you drive first you may encounter heavy traffic at that time of day. I would think (because I don't know for sure) that traffic would lessen in the beltway area if you drove straight through in the night.

I'll go with take your ten now and ride later with a chance of less traffic to impede your appointment time.

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I did consider traffic, but if he is close he would have 30 minutes after his 20 hour, if my mental math is good. And he could always do a split berth I think. But again I could easily be wrong.

Spaceman, you and I are on the same page. I'd never get to pick up location before I ran out of hours (bc of traffic at this time of day). Even if I had the hours, by the time I got there, my 10 hour break wouldn't be finished until after my pick up time. I know from doing this trip many times that I need at least an hour to play with. You are right, later tonight traffic will not be a problem.

Grumpy, yes, I prefer to be near the pickup when I go on duty (that way I have more hours to play with after picking up and delivering). If it was the weekend, I'd be heading there now.

If I had the hours to make it back I might have been able to use the split reset. Unfortunately, I'm totally clueless about how to manage it. Never used it before.

RealDiehl's Comment
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If you go around the DC area the back way through Delaware and come out right near 295 you should be ok. Where in South Jersey is your pick up?

It's too late now but, in the future that could be an option. I have no idea what roads to take though. Have you done this? What is your suggested route? My pickup is off exit 10 on 295.

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