To Reset Or Not

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Jamie's Comment
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I'm currently parked at a Pilot near Augusta, GAtaking my 10 hour break. I'm delivering to Browns Summit, NC tomorrow morning. I should have about 13 hours left by the time I'm done with this load, and I do have recap hours coming back everyday. But they're going to be low, like tonight I'll get 11 hours but tomorrow I'll only get 7 and a half hours and the following 2 days I'll only get about 5 or so hours back since last week was pretty slow due to bad weather.

My last day to work is Thursday the 21st, and I'll be about 750 miles away from where I live. I really don't want to risk being late if I can help prevent it, since I'm going home for my wife's birthday and our anniversary. So I was wondering if it'll be worth taking a 34 hour reset starting tomorrow morning around 7am, or try to make it on my recap hours.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
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Since you're going home so soon, and your company is aware of this, I would keep moving. If able, add up the hours available until home, then divide it evenly amongst the remaining days.

Jamie's Comment
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This is related to my home time, sorry forgot to include that part.

PackRat's Comment
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Sounds like 41 hours for 4 days? If so, why reset?

Jamie's Comment
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Since you're going home so soon, and your company is aware of this, I would keep moving. If able, add up the hours available until home, then divide it evenly amongst the remaining days.

That's a good idea, didn't really think about that. Hopefully I don't get any loads where I need to drive a lot of hours in a single day and burn up my hours. rofl-3.gif

If I do this, hopefully it works out.

Jamie's Comment
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Sounds like 41 hours for 4 days? If so, why reset?

Its about 38 hours for 4 days, just did the math real quick. I normally get a little worried when I'm low on hours and near my home time, but if done right my recap hours should be more then enough.

PackRat's Comment
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Let your dispatch know your concerns. They can't help if they don't know.

Keith A.'s Comment
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Like PackRat said, let dispatch know-- they can keep an eye out for loads with some extra time, instead of shoveling things that require eleven hour days at you.

Jamie's Comment
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They're sending me to Virginia Beach next which will make it about 900 and something miles from where I live. I did call to ensure the load will work with my home time, he said there shouldn't be any problems getting me a load heading back out of there. So I'm hoping it all goes as planned.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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I told my FM once i wanted 34 cause i only had 5 hours on my 70 and he said "34 not needed, ill get you something"

slave driver. makes me very wealthy tho

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
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