3 Minutes To Spare!

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Robsteeler's Comment
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Ever have your plans ruined by traffic but keep pushing because you think you can make it? I did today. Left Ohio this morning and made it over to North Bergen, NJ. Dropped trailer, and picked up an empty. Then I ran over to Tunkhannock, PA and like I said, I ran 10 hours, 57 minutes! I hope I never have to do that again! Total of 591 miles for the day. Iā€™m going to sleep! šŸ˜‚

Will H.'s Comment
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Question.

If it was an unexpected delay ie not normal rush hour could you have used the 2 hour extension?

ChefsJK's Comment
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Schneider doesn't allow those. They are pretty strict on you looking for a place to park when you get near your last hour of drive time. I know Rob was going to one of their drop yards so he already had that plan in motion, and oh yeah North Jersey traffic sucks so you will always have some sort of delay there unless you run between 0001 and 0330, then you will be good, lol.

Question.

If it was an unexpected delay ie not normal rush hour could you have used the 2 hour extension?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Steve L.'s Comment
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God Bless you Rob! I've done that trip and it's no fun. Rest easy Driver. :)

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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We went on duty from driving status in the TA parking LOT WITH 1 minute left because we sat for service on the ABS light for at least 5 hours

Rob T.'s Comment
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Dang you beat me! I pulled into our yard with 6 minutes left on my 14. I'm able to use the 16 hour rule but that would've only given me 8 more minutes of driving. 611 miles des Moines to Madison wi and back. Stupid ice!

Dave Reid's Comment
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At least you've got the cool mini-terminal right there...comes in mighty handy in tha area. I wish there were more of 'em.

Ever have your plans ruined by traffic but keep pushing because you think you can make it? I did today. Left Ohio this morning and made it over to North Bergen, NJ. Dropped trailer, and picked up an empty. Then I ran over to Tunkhannock, PA and like I said, I ran 10 hours, 57 minutes! I hope I never have to do that again! Total of 591 miles for the day. Iā€™m going to sleep! šŸ˜‚

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Robsteeler's Comment
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Yeah, Tunhannock is one of the better ones. I took a 34 down in High Point, NC last week at our drop yard. I will never stay there again. No amenities at all. A porta potty is it. I'll risk running out of clock next time! šŸ˜‚

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I got within 5 minutes left to take my 30 minute break last week, but no close calls on my 10 hour yet. Knock on wood.

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