Is Freight Slow Right Now?

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Rainy 's Comment
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I know alot of drivers hate the northeast and im thankful for that lol keeps me as busy as this 14 hour clock allows

It affects our miles, especially with reefer. I ran Northeast all last week...nearly killed my 70 and only did 2300 miles. that is a huge pay difference for me from being OTR.

I wound up with a really heavy load, all through US 219 and it took me 9.5 hours to drive 360 miles!!! That is the yucky part lol.

I still averaged 8.3 mph though. lol

the fuel bonus wont make up for the $300+ pay though.

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Army 's Comment
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"I still averaged 8.3 mph though. lol"

I hear that prime trucks are slow.....but WOW!! lol....rofl-3.gifrofl-3.gif

PackRat's Comment
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I’ll trade if you think it’s slow for you. Real slow where I’m laying.

Susan D. 's Comment
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My. Company sent a fleet wide message over the weekend that freight was "weird" this week and asked for patience from the drivers.

I don't think it's you. I tend to stay busy regardless but I see drivers not happy with miles this week. I do get extra favors more often than most. My extra favors this week have been loads I hate, but it's miles. Jewel in Chicago anyone? Detroit? Etc.

Old School's Comment
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Jewel in Chicago anyone?

Haha, no thanks!

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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Chicago and Detroit yuck... suburbs are bad but to get into the city some of the worst ones I've taken. Only thing worse was going to Boston. Boston

Solo's Comment
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While I'm only in my 3rd-week solo, and 8th week OTR , I can say we/I have not sat longer than 5-10 mins TOPS for a load after making a delivery. Probably a lot closer to 5 mins or less, than 5 mins or more.

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.

Rainy 's Comment
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While I'm only in my 3rd-week solo, and 8th week OTR , I can say we/I have not sat longer than 5-10 mins TOPS for a load after making a delivery. Probably a lot closer to 5 mins or less, than 5 mins or more.

Yes, I am always preplanned. But I asked my FM for that early in our relationship. I cant sleep without a load cause im afraid i wont hear the QC when one comes in. Inkmow other drivers who say they dont care, they delivered and they are done for the day. I know one guy flipped out on our FM cause of a preplan. "You are suffocating me. give me a break. Im tired".

So maybe asking to be oreolanned could help?

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.

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.
Tractor Man's Comment
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So maybe asking to be oreolanned could help?

Mmmmmm.......Oreoland...... Is that near Legoland? Now I am hungry for cookies!

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PackRat's Comment
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So maybe asking to be oreolanned could help?

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Mmmmmm.......Oreoland...... Is that near Legoland? Now I am hungry for cookies!

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