How To Plan A Trip Like This - Dispatch Told I Can Do It

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JJlearner's Comment
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Empty miles: 156 app time: 8/11 4pm ET

Loaded miles: 451 app time: 8/12 5am ET

Total miles: 607 (My GPS is showing 630 miles)

So I am thinking about leaving truck stop around 12pm today thinking it will take me 3 hours to reach loc 01 and I also have to stop for fuel and washout. I am guessing that I can leave shipper by 6pm and at that time I will have 8 hours drive time left. I hope I can cover 451 miles in 8 hours depends on traffic and road conditions.

So I can reach there by 2 am and by then there won't be anytime left on my 14 hour clock.

But this is a Walmart load. Even if I cover this distance they won't let me in before 4am. So if I wait at a truck stop I won't be able to drive there since I don't have any time left on my 14 hr clock

What should I do in a situation like this and is it possible to cover 600+ miles in one shift in east coast. I did 600 plus miles when I was with my trainer and we were in west. Or should I tell my dispatch this is not possible

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PJ's Comment
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Share this info with your dispatcher asap. Maybe if you get it close they may have a truck in the area that could make the delivery.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Dispatcher:

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.
Turtle's Comment
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If I had the hours available, I would have left at 0300 this morning when you wrote this. Arriving at 0600, leaving time for a 10 at the 01, then not having to start another 14 until after I was loaded.

JJlearner's Comment
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Thank you PJ and Turtle.

Turtle you are right. I don't know why I didnt think about that. So it is my mistake. Still have to learn proper time management. Now I know how to deal with a situation like this and I am really feeling bad about wasting this much time. Thanks again.

Turtle's Comment
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Time management doesn't come easy. You really have to take advantage of every single opportunity that presents itself.

Don't beat yourself up over it, you'll learn something from every load.

EricGuvNC's Comment
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Empty miles: 156 app time: 8/11 4pm ET

Loaded miles: 451 app time: 8/12 5am ET

Total miles: 607 (My GPS is showing 630 miles)

So I am thinking about leaving truck stop around 12pm today thinking it will take me 3 hours to reach loc 01 and I also have to stop for fuel and washout.

I am guessing that I can leave shipper by 6pm and at that time I will have 8 hours drive time left. I hope I can cover 451 miles in 8 hours depends on traffic and road conditions.

So I can reach there by 2 am and by then there won't be anytime left on my 14 hour clock.

Factoring just LOADED MILES, 451/8 = a average of 56 mph and that's inconveivable. Factoring TIME for 1st leg including Wadhout and Fuel, you would NOT have a remainder of 8 hours in your Factoring. Figuring, using Logic, that the Load ACTUALLY LOADS at the Load Time AND takes no more than a mere 2 hours, load delivery time is highly questionable however as state above, you would have LESS THAN 8 hours to SAFELY travel 451(+) miles (and that goofy 1/2 hour "break") AND that NO ONE can consistently drive 8 hours at a set speed, therefore unless having arrived at Shipper as stated by Turtle, such Load isn't feasible.

This has been of MY OPINION and merely reflects Logic. Thank You For Your Time. CHEERS!!

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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