Planning Quiz

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Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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Thanks for the real world quiz. I'll look forward to anymore and hopefully provide a few myself one day soon.

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.

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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.

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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.

My thinking was if you weren’t going to be able to make it home anyway, might as well get as far as possible before shutting down and taking your 10.

But I am way too green to know how that would affect your on duty hours the next day

RealDiehl's Comment
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My thinking was if you weren’t going to be able to make it home anyway, might as well get as far as possible before shutting down and taking your 10.

But I am way too green to know how that would affect your on duty hours the next day

Grumpy...absolutely! I was able to drive about 1.5 hours with relatively little traffic before hitting the interstates. Again I knew I could do this because I'm familiar with the route. There is a place I stop just before getting on the interstate called Country BBQ. So, yes, instead of a 4+ hour trip to pickup, I have less than three hours to go.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

ChefsJK's Comment
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Where in Virginia would you have been coming from? I used to have the same Friday delivery right in Richmond off of 95, so I either went the back wag, which I believe was Rt. 1 to Rt 13 in Delaware, but don't quote me on that one it has been awhile or I used to go 495 to 270 to Rt 15 then to I76 to bring ne to Fairless Hills, PA that would take the same amount of time as driving up 95 in rush hour traffic, but I would be moving the whole time either of the other ways.

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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?

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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.

RealDiehl's Comment
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Where in Virginia would you have been coming from? I used to have the same Friday delivery right in Richmond off of 95, so I either went the back wag, which I believe was Rt. 1 to Rt 13 in Delaware, but don't quote me on that one it has been awhile or I used to go 495 to 270 to Rt 15 then to I76 to bring ne to Fairless Hills, PA that would take the same amount of time as driving up 95 in rush hour traffic, but I would be moving the whole time either of the other ways.

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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?

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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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I go to Gordonsville near Charlottesville. I will take a look at the roads you suggested. Thank you!

Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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And did the strategy work as intended last night for your pick up?

RealDiehl's Comment
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And did the strategy work as intended last night for your pick up?

Yeh, Spaceman...all good. I've done it many times. Thanks for asking, bro.

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