Dumb Question...maybe

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Moe's Comment
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Okay, so things are going fairly well at May, not without its challenges but thats life. Quesrion is do we get paid on resets or is it better to run recaps? I have this load due Tuesday at 0800 to 1200 and I'm parked at TA in wheeler ridge ca about 200 miles north of the gargantuan cluster of freeway mazes that is LA.

I really do not think ill make it legally, do any of you?

Sorry if this comes off sounding like a noob, but I'm really tired. Im going ton grab a bite to eat and shower then rest.

Old School's Comment
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You didn't tell us where your load is going or how many hours you have available. That makes it hard on us who aren't clairvoyant. smile.gif

I'm not sure what you mean by "do we get paid on resets?" You get paid for miles. Your not going to turn any miles on a reset, but you will reset your 70 hour clock.

Moe's Comment
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I get back 10 recap tonight at midnight and then another 9 the next night....

You didn't tell us where your load is going or how many hours you have available. That makes it hard on us who aren't clairvoyant. smile.gif

I'm not sure what you mean by "do we get paid on resets?" You get paid for miles. Your not going to turn any miles on a reset, but you will reset your 70 hour clock.

Old School's Comment
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How many miles to your destination? Those are excellent re-caps.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Moe,

You still didn't say where the load is going to.

Laura

Moe's Comment
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Kent, Washington

Moe,

You still didn't say where the load is going to.

Laura

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Moe, it's really up to you. You can relax get your reset and roll as early as you can. You won't get paid, but that full clock gives them more possibilities of what they can do with you.

Good luck.

Errol V.'s Comment
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More, to answer the question about having enough time in your clock to make it, Laura & O. S. need to know you're destination city. You don't even say if you are north or south bound.

If you're destination is Santa Clarita, that's an hour south of you. If you're going to San Diego, that's 3-1/2 hours plus traffic. Then there's also setting yourself up to have plenty of time for your next dispatch. (You just want to have plenty of drive hours available so your dispatcher can get you back on the road sooner rather than later.)

To answer your other question,

Question is do we get paid on resets

Old School said it all: you get paid for rolling the miles, not waiting for a reset.

Dispatcher:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Moe's Comment
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Total of about 1060, they are excellent miles, my concern is being legal to run them. I hate to also say this but my DM and I are having conflicts, I know on TT we always point out the driver's responsibility and I get that, but this one is just nasty.

She speaks to me condescending. Routing and trip planning for example is still something I am not good at. So I try and ask questions about the route in one instance she questioned if I had even looked at my atlas, in another she rudely stated she could help trip plan me every step of the way. Yesterday I contacted our night dispatch and was helped with a routing question promptly and with a service friendly attitude.

The guy even gave me the approximate exit number I should look for and around what point the highway I was on would change/transfer to another highway. Today I was helped immensely by another May driver while trying to get out of LA (which I had honestly never been to ever in my life) , he was literally going the same route I was so I followed him. My DM would do none of that nor even try to help with dispatch and routing.

I hate tobmake this about HER, because I also realize I need to work on certain things, but come on guys, sometimes we get bad people to work with.

I dont knowbwhere to go from here, I just do not trust her and I really feel/think she can get rid of me then I'm back to square one then what? I believe a DM change is order....

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
IDMtnGal 's Comment
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So if you have to deliver between 0800-1200 on Tues, you will not make it. It would be tight for me with my faster truck, cause I do only 5mph over CA's and OR's 55 mph. WA is 60 mph bit I still use 50 mph average.

Google maps have Wheeler Ridge, CA to Kent, WA at 1037 miles. You said 1060 so I'll use that.

1060 รท 50 mph = 21.25 hrs.

You have only 19 hrs coming back. Even running faster than the average speed (50 mph), it will be unlikely you will be able to make it with your 19 hrs.

Back when I started in 1988 with May Trucking, I learned to use 50 mph to figure how long it will take. Back then we didn't have governed trucks. I have used that as a general rule and it allows for quick stops at rest areas, even truck stops and road construction. Now that I have more experience and know that I will make only one or two stops during my 11 hours and I do have a faster truck, I use 60 mph for an average. When I have a fresh 70-hour clock, it's not as critical. When I'm running on recap, that's when I figure with my average time of 60 mph. I use that even tho I can run 75 mph in those areas

Do you understand what I did?

Laura

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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