Going Great With Crete So Far

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Jamie's Comment
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Jamie

How are your miles for the week and how many miles do you think you will have for this pay period?

My miles are going great, they're keeping me very busy. would've been around 2800 miles last week but since this last load delivered after the pay period itd be added onto this week. So far I'm at 1300 miles for this week, pay period ends at midnight on Friday. I'll have to reset in another day or two, but hoping to hit 2500 or more miles.

PackRat's Comment
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2500 miles in a week and you need to do a reset?

Jamie's Comment
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2500 miles in a week and you need to do a reset?

Considering my last reset was last week, yes I will need to do a reset at some point, and will probably only run 2500 miles. But only time will tell. Also depends on the loads I'll get from now until Friday, might get more miles. confused.gif

Jamie's Comment
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Got my preplan for tomorrow, they're sending me to Grantsville Utah next. Only about a 8 mile deadhead from my delivery to the pickup, then about 700 or so miles drive.

Deadhead:

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

Jamie's Comment
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Going to be delivering this next load in Grantsville, UT tomorrow, then take a 34 hour reset. This will put me at 2100 miles for the week, so after my reset I should be able to get close to 3k if not hit that mark.

Army 's Comment
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Congrats on your progress thus far, keep it up Jamie.

Jamie's Comment
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Congrats on your progress thus far, keep it up Jamie.

Thanks! Really enjoying my time here at Crete. I'll be going through Las Vegas tonight when my break is over, that should be interesting.

Rob D.'s Comment
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Jamie,

Great to hear your miles are ramping up.

For three years I lived about three hours from Vegas. During my time there I developed an appreciation for the desert landscape. Hope that you get to see some of it during the day.

Rob.

Old School's Comment
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Considering my last reset was last week, yes I will need to do a reset at some point, and will probably only run 2500 miles.

Jamie, you seem to do a lot of resets. I'm just curious... you do know that you don't have to do 34 hour resets each week, right?

I just can't understand why you're needing resets with 2,100 - 2,500 mile weeks. Why don't you have hours enough to keep moving? It seems you're leaving a lot of money on the table. I remember one of the reasons you quit OTR at Schneider was due to inconsistent paychecks. It looks to me like you could really help your paychecks increase by managing your ability to have hours to drive.

I'm being serious when I tell you my manager would be very concerned if I told him I didn't have any hours after doing 2,500 miles. He'd say, "Let's look at this and see what you're doing wrong."

I like to set goals for myself. It's very satisfying to reach them and then expand them. I think you should set a monthly mileage goal for yourself. See if you can reach it for three months in a row. Then once you've done that set a new one that's a little higher.

Learn to study your logs and see if you can find places where you are wasting time "on duty" but not earning money. Start trimming away at those wasted time slots. That will free up more time for you to be driving. That's the line on your logs that makes you money - the drive line. Learn to conserve your 70 hour clock for driving. That will make a big difference in your annual pay total.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jamie's Comment
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Just parked for my reset, already got a preplan for tomorrow night, a little over 1600 miles. It's also a reefer load.

I'll reply to you message in a bit Old School, just getting things put away.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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