Going Great With Crete So Far

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Rob D.'s Comment
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I'm be right under 3000 miles around 2960 miles for the week, as my next load delivers after the end of the pay period. Got two preplans to get me home in a few more days for my home time.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how hard was it to get 2960 miles for the week?

And how do you think you contributed to reach that mileage?

Jamie's Comment
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I'm be right under 3000 miles around 2960 miles for the week, as my next load delivers after the end of the pay period. Got two preplans to get me home in a few more days for my home time.

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On a scale of 1 to 10, how hard was it to get 2960 miles for the week?

And how do you think you contributed to reach that mileage?

Basically a one for this week, because the first load of the week was 1600 miles which I picked up during last pay period, so I was a few days ahead by Saturday morning. then the rest was some good loads as well.

But my current load delivers on Friday morning so I suppose this is going to be like a 3500 mile week, if I am not mistaken. I was already above 2900 miles, then I got a load with 680 miles on it

Jamie's Comment
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Forgot to mention the other preplans didnt work with my hours so they were removed due to how my recaps was coming back, so they gave two more.

Jamie's Comment
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Yeah just added my miles up for this pay period, and it totals out to 3596. This includes my current load which I will deliver Friday morning, and I am paid the same for both loaded and empty miles so it's a pretty nice paycheck. By far the best one I have gotten so far.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Yeah just added my miles up for this pay period, and it totals out to 3596. This includes my current load which I will deliver Friday morning, and I am paid the same for both loaded and empty miles so it's a pretty nice paycheck. By far the best one I have gotten so far.

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Rob D.'s Comment
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So if I'm reading you right, you pretty easily logged almost 3600 miles for the week. And this coming from a guy who just last week said 3,000 miles in a week was pushing hard.

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I think your underestimating yourself.

Jamie's Comment
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So if I'm reading you right, you pretty easily logged almost 3600 miles for the week. And this coming from a guy who just last week said 3,000 miles in a week was pushing hard.

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I think your underestimating yourself.

This was partly to the way my week ended last week, because the last load I was assigned was a 1600 mile load which delivered during this week(Saturday). That played a big part in me getting nearly 3600 miles for this week, then I had to do some waiting around due to appointments not being able to be moved around. But over all it was a good week, drove nearly 450-500 miles/daily most of the week.

Old School's Comment
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Keep this in mind guys. You really need to look at miles in a monthly or quarterly context when evaluating your performance. This will make sure the variables like home time, weather, and/or time sequences such as Jamie keeps referencing. If he had a long load that delivered at the beginning of this pay period, he's likely to not fare so well the next week.

That's why you want to measure yourself or evaluate your performance over a longer period of time. That will give you a more clear picture of your overall performance. I'd say if your turning 130,000 miles per year, you've got something figured out that a lot of people come up short on.

I well remember Jamie's frustration with his paychecks varying considerably from week to week. That's what happens when you end up dumping a lot of last week's miles onto this week's paycheck. Then you're behind the eight ball trying to make a decent check for the next.

PackRat's Comment
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I add my miles up by the month. Later on after a few years, you can see trends like which months are busy, slow, etc.

I also track average mileage for the trips, then break that down even further. Avg mph, hours of driving, total mileage for each month/quarter/annual/lifetime, fuel and DEF purchased. I also track my spending for everything.

Another is fuel mileage using actual math, not the gage on the dashboard.

Something I do to pass the time other than drive/eat/sleep.

Rob D.'s Comment
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I add my miles up by the month. Later on after a few years, you can see trends like which months are busy, slow, etc.

I also track average mileage for the trips, then break that down even further. Avg mph, hours of driving, total mileage for each month/quarter/annual/lifetime, fuel and DEF purchased. I also track my spending for everything.

Another is fuel mileage using actual math, not the gage on the dashboard.

Something I do to pass the time other than drive/eat/sleep.

I seem to recall that you said your averaged 56 mph. Is that for driving time or all on duty hours?

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