This Will Be A Challenge

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RealDiehl's Comment
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Here's what I woke up to this evening:

Pick up: 9/4 @22:00... First stop: 9/5 @09:00... Second stop: 9/5 @12:00

Looks pretty straightforward, right? Last stop will be 14 hours after pick up. I'll run out of hours there but I can use P/C to a truck stop afterwards. The only problem is that I was over 100 miles away from my pick up location.

I went on duty about 19:30. I was over 100 miles away from pick up and needed a fuel stop along the way.

I'm currently at my pick up location (drop/hook). I went into Sleeper at 22:11. I really need to be able to take 8 hours here to pause my clock and then get going to my first stop which is 160 miles away. Otherwise my 14 will expire at 09:30 tomorrow and I wont be able to make my second stop. What has me worried are the signs here that say "no overnight parking". Well, I'm hiding out and praying nobody comes along and kicks me out of here.

PackRat's Comment
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I would have told my dispatch that the planners need to check their math again!

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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If they require you to leave you should be able to use PC to closest parking. Not sure how that affects your break though.

RealDiehl's Comment
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And Murphy strikes! Was on the road and making good time going south on the NY thruway. That is until I got close to 287 and New Jersey. Didn't get to my first stop until 09:45. The place was tiny and packed. I had to sit in the right lane (blocking traffic) for 20 minutes until there was enough space for me to turn into the lot. I didn't get out of there until a little after 13:00 so my second stop (@12:00 and 2 hours away) had to be rescheduled for tomorrow morning. Not a good day. Especially since I was supposed to be heading home after delivery.

JuiceBox's Comment
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Man that sucks... all of what you just described are the things I don't miss about OTR. It always seemed like everything would be going smooth and then boom! One bad day where everything goes wrong lol. "That's trucking." Enjoy your home time brother!

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.

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