My First 3000 Plus Mile Week

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Joseph I.'s Comment
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Do not know if anyone cares but I thought it was kind of cool. At my company we are home every weekend so only 5 day weeks with the occasional Sunday evening start. I mostly have a 450 to 520 mile per day route that gets me home at night. Last week though I headed from NC Iowa to Laredo TX then to Peoria IL then Des Moines and home. Just over 3100 in 5 days and was home in time for supper.

Turtle's Comment
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That's gettin it done. Don't be surprised if they continue to throw those kind of miles at you, now that they know you can handle it.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Errol V.'s Comment
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Adding to Turtle's coment, this is the kind of week you can expect as one of your DM's top drawer "go-to" drivers. I hope you can do this again. And again!


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.
Old School's Comment
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Congratulations Joseph! Very well done!

I agree with Turtle. Once you start to shine like a diamond they expect you to be a diamond. That's actually a good thing. The more you get accustomed to getting more done, the more you get accustomed to more money in your paycheck.


Keep up the good work!

Steve L.'s Comment
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And I bet it was less stressful than many 2,000 mile weeks.


Stevo Reno's Comment
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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Got er done! :)

Drew Oswalt's Comment
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Congrats!!! Hope they keep giving you those miles!!!

Thought I would get my first 3k week this week. But waited over for a day for a load after making a delivery in Hobbs, TX. They had to deadhead me around 260 miles to get me to a load. I'll get close if I get to run all day tomorrow.


To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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