I Think It's Time To Move On

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PackRat's Comment
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I agree with that: plenty of options and different platforms in the world of trucking.

Banks will find something that is a great fit.

Papa Pig's Comment
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PJ's Comment
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That is right, many options. I personally try and stay away from the longer stuff. Shorter stuff has better turn around time. All of our loads over 600 mi have 24 hr too much time on them. Is a shooting match if you can deliver early.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Banks i completely agree with you how the same route sounds miserable, especially 600 miles. Even with how we bid daily it still has me on the same 2 interstates for the most part. It definitely gets boring (especially in the overnight hours). Being paid hourly my "perfect" day consists of around 400 miles with 2 stores and a backhaul that let's me sit a couple hours. Do you think store deliveries is something you'd like? For me, its usually a 2 to 3 hour drive to my first store. Get out and walk (unloading with electric jack) for about an hour at each store, take a break and drive back. Some of our drivers love a 12 hour 600 mile day with a stop or 2, others prefer a 12 hour day running around town with 10 stops. Tomorrow we're expecting 8 inches of snow with 12 and freezing rain to the south towards Kansas City. I'm not too fond of doing 3 trailers with a total of about 300 miles but it'll keep me out the worst of it and I'm expecting the storm to be chasing me back to Des Moines about 10am.

When I did food service a normal day was only 100 miles but could have 20 or more stops all hand unload. You had to hustle so much that you didn't have much time to be bored. It was real repetitive and business owners taking their problems out on you had me fed up personally. It sucks that when I switched jobs I ended up gaining 20 pounds because I lacked the intensive workout. Now I put in 12-14 a day and I'm too exhausted to get a good workout in.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Auggie69's Comment
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Our impasse is simple. You're trying to assess my situation based on your experiences and your feelings on the situation. Like I said earlier, if you're happy with a 600 mile turn and waiting 10 years then good, I'm glad. But saying that this isn't for me because I don't see it the way you do is kind of ******y and so was your into to the conversation. "I'll emerge from the shadows". O brother.

I don't blame you for getting bored. It's the nature of the beast. You pay your dues and then you get what you want. If you don't want to wait that's understandable.

I actually do City. I don't want to work nights. I run weekends to stay busy and cure my lust for road runs.

Auggie69's Comment
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Yea it definitely will be. What terminal do you run out of again? I havent been on here in quite a while. We have to rescue our meet drivers all the time because they run out of time. We have over 100 runs so I'm sure theres one ill settle down with at some point.

Yeah, I'd never do OTR. I'm out of HGR

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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.

Auggie69's Comment
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By all means keep this thread going. It's starting to get entertaining now.

Local daycab vs local daycab.

Love it!

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Friendly fire too since it's all FedEx freight.

Day cabs are supposed to stick together!

Personally I'm with CT, give me that 600 mile daytime run and I'll be happy. But The great thing about trucking is there are many options if your not happy with your current situation.

That 600mi day run is 120K year salary. Who wouldn't want that? :)

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

C T.'s Comment
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Well as Banks said, its not about the money for him so he wouldn't want a run like that. At the end of the day, you gotta do what's best for you and your family. Hopefully he'll stick with FXF but if not I wish him and his family the best. We do have some shorter runs that are about 350-400 miles or so that only run during the day however. I'm very interested in those as well.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Delco Dave's Comment
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That 600mi day run is 120K year salary. Who wouldn't want that? :)

Is that run 300 each way returning to your home terminal at end of day?

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Banks's Comment
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By all means keep this thread going. It's starting to get entertaining now.

Local daycab vs local daycab.

Love it!

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Friendly fire too since it's all FedEx freight.

Day cabs are supposed to stick together!

Personally I'm with CT, give me that 600 mile daytime run and I'll be happy. But The great thing about trucking is there are many options if your not happy with your current situation.

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That 600mi day run is 120K year salary. Who wouldn't want that? :)

I did those 600 mile days for about a month during the furlough. I thought that's what I wanted, turns out it's not. I'd get home to go to bed, wake up and go back to work. I'd get home exhausted, but have trouble sleeping because I really didn't do anything all day. I was grossing about 18 or 1900 a week, but too tired to enjoy it and about a third of it going to taxes. I don't want to do that for the next 30 or 40 years of my life and I only get this time with my kid once. Money doesn't buy that back.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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