HOS - Can I Get There From Here?

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Wild-Bill's Comment
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I have a dilemma, I’m trying to work through How I can make this load work.

Here’s my situation - I have a 714 mile run starting at 17:00 on 7/22 in Hillsboro, WI (about an hour NW of Madison) and ending in LaVergne TN (just S of Nashville) with a 6:00 appt on 7/24 I thought I could get a couple hundred miles done tonight and Get to the cons late on 7/23 for a morning appointment. However, the shipper is running late it’s now 18:30 CDT and I’m not in a door yet.

So, I have 3 hours left on my 14 and 5:40 left on my 11. Once I get loaded I’ll probable have an hour or less left to drive today. Is there someone out there smarter than me (not hard to do) That can help me figure out if it’s still possible to get there on time? I’m sure I can get 620 or more miles in tomorrow. Just not sure how to fit in the other 100 miles before 6:00. If I wind out my clock today and tomorrow I’ll be parked at 9:00 (ish) EDT and won’t be able to roll till 7:15 and still have the better part of two hours still to drive.

I’m not well versed on the 8/2 split can that help me here? Any other ideas?

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

PackRat's Comment
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Can you stay overnight at the shippet?

Greg M.'s Comment
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How long have you been there and have you been on sleeper berth? If so once you hit 8 hours you will get back the portion of your 11 and 14 that you had when you went into SB.

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

Wild-Bill's Comment
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Thanks for the speedy replies

Unfortunately can’t sleep at the shipper , I had thought about that as a possible solution. Should have mentioned it

I’ve only been here 2 hours it will probably only take another hour or so. So, not gonna be able to get 8 out of it.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Greg M.'s Comment
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8/2 may still help. Assuming you have been off duty for at least 2 hours you will have that part of the split complete. You can do 8 hours in sleeper and you will have close to a full clock back.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Won't you get dispatched when loaded with enough time to get there legally?

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Won't you get dispatched when loaded with enough time to get there legally?

It sounds like he's already dispatched but it was a tight run with not much time if they didn't load on time:

I have a 714 mile run starting at 17:00 on 7/22 in Hillsboro, WI (about an hour NW of Madison) and ending in LaVergne TN (just S of Nashville) with a 6:00 appt on 7/24

Wild-Bill's Comment
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Yes, correct I already have a delivery appt and it was already a tight timeframe without the delay. I’ve been getting some pretty tight runs lately which is good.

I finally got loaded 4 hours later. I talked to the shipper and since they don’t have any more deliveries or shipments they agreed to let me finish out my break in the alley next to the building. So 6 hours of sleep and I can get rolling at 3:00 am tomorrow. That’ll give me enough time to run the remaining miles in the morning before my appointment.

Sometimes a little negotiating, some creative planning and a little luck can get the job done too.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Great Wild Bill, sometimes a $20 goes a long way too hahahaha

Last winter we had parked at the last chain up spot, about 40 miles north of Bishop Calif. Next day my very impatient co-driver, couldn't wait for the tow truck, to come winch us out After he tried, twice to back us up,in which he jack-knifed our rig, when it slid into the mud and spun the wheels making it worse than before!! I told him to leave well enough alone or this is exactly what can happen.

Tow rig arrives, hooks up winch cable,I start the truck, following his cable back out onto the road, all good. Now he asks us if we ever chained before, which I told him, Nope neither of us have, nor had we gorren stuck before lol grrrrrrr.

Ao the tow guy says he is rushed for other calls, and will show us how to chain up 1 wheel, and he has to go ! I dunno why but I climb into the truck for my wallet, thinking, "Ok I'm gunna tip this guy for his help. So I give him $40 which he wouldn't accept at first, then I told him "Dude, you're getting us rolling again to deliver this load, 40 bucks is well worth it!"

He helped chain up 6 wheels, the 2 drive axles, and 1 on the trailer, and was on his way !! 1 of the best $40 I ever spent hahahaha

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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