Going Great With Crete So Far

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Jeremy's Comment
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It does seem like low miles for an otr driver on my new home daily im still averaging 2650 a week and im home all weekend and 12 hours a day hope things pick up for you

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.

Jamie's Comment
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It does seem like low miles for an otr driver on my new home daily im still averaging 2650 a week and im home all weekend and 12 hours a day hope things pick up for you

I run about 2500 miles give or take each week so far, the last two weeks I could've hit 3k miles but the last load I was given delivered on the next pay period, happened two weeks now haha.

When I was on the local home depot account, I got into the habit of not worrying about changing my duty status and letting it go from driving to on duty not driving by itself, since I was either driving or doing something work related and hours wasnt anything to worry about. I've been working on getting past that bad habit and going off duty when possible to save more time.

But over all I'm fine with the miles I'm driving now, it provides more then enough income to support my wife and I, for weeks I want to run hard, I will. Otherwise it'll be like it is now, where I get weeks around 2200-2500. I dont take breaks any longer then i need to, I'm up and ready to drive when my 10 hour break is over.

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.

Cece's Comment
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Can someone explain to me the rookie who is still waiting on orientation and training what the average miles someone should have before a reset or will I learn that in training. I'm sorta confused on everyone is asking Jaime why he had to do a reset already ?? Help my rookie brain understand lol.

Jamie's Comment
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Can someone explain to me the rookie who is still waiting on orientation and training what the average miles someone should have before a reset or will I learn that in training. I'm sorta confused on everyone is asking Jaime why he had to do a reset already ?? Help my rookie brain understand lol.

Everyone is different, but if done right and you're up for it, drivers can easily run 2500-3000 miles a week before needing to do a reset or run off of recaps. Also depends on the loads you are given that week. To each their own, I myself can run 3000 miles a week if I want to push hard enough; I'm perfectly fine running between 2200-2500. Currently I'm aimming to do around 2500-2700 miles a week.

Noob_Driver's Comment
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Can someone explain to me the rookie who is still waiting on orientation and training what the average miles someone should have before a reset or will I learn that in training. I'm sorta confused on everyone is asking Jaime why he had to do a reset already ?? Help my rookie brain understand lol.

Drivers tend to think in miles because thats how we get paid unfortunately. I can see how its confusing for you.

Youll learn Hours of Service in training thoroughly. Basically you get 70 hours on duty in a 8 day period. That includes driving, inspections, fueling, loading and unloading and some other stuff like drop and hooks. However each 24 hour period you can only be on duty for 14 hrs with 11 of those 14 alotted to driving.

What people were asking Jaime about was why is he running out of hours on his 70hr clock but only having 2500 miles. I think...??? I am a noob myself so i dunno.

Ive been solo for about 6 months and have yet to do a 34hr reset.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jamie's Comment
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What people were asking Jaime about was why is he running out of hours on his 70hr clock but only having 2500 miles. I think...??? I am a noob myself so i dunno.

You're right about that and I explained in previous replies. smile.gif

Noob_Driver's Comment
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Im curious..... Forget miles. Whats your average daily drive time/on duty time in the 8 day period?

Jamie's Comment
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Im curious..... Forget miles. Whats your average daily drive time/on duty time in the 8 day period?

My Average daily drive time is a little over 8 hours, some days more, some days less. But that's the average. My on duty average ranges, as some days I'm only on duty less then an hour(on duty not driving), other days I was on duty for over 2 hours. That was mostly me forgetting to change my stutus due to a bad habit I developed when I was on a local account.

Cece's Comment
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🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃 me still confused on how one doesnt do a reset and how many miles someone should have before they reset. Brett, Kearsey, Old School, G Town anyone experienced... SOS 😅

PackRat's Comment
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It's not about miles, it's about the 70 hour clock we have to use in 8 days.

If you use 8 3/4 hours every day, you'll never need a reset.

Resets are not required, unless you run out of hours. After 8 consecutive days, you get the hours back from 9 days ago.

Past 3 days in a row, I have driven between 477 and 491 miles each day, using between 8.1 and 8.3 hours each day.

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