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Davy A.'s Comment
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Yes, though my truck is governed at 61, so I would use 51 mph as a baseline. That helps me for future referencing. There's just alot to know and it will all click eventually, in fact some of it has already.

If I could ask on average wht is the range of the Freightliner Cascadia (full tank assuming) we get what 300 gallons total?

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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 ÷ 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

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I did my training in cascadia, we had two 100 gallon tanks. We discount 25 gallons in each tank for figuring on empty, so 150 gallons. even though we were getting 8.2 mpg, we used an average of 7 for calculating range. Also, if you dont top off each tank after the pumps click, you can loose out on about 10 to 15 gallons per tank. Found that out the hard way. If it makes sense, brought it down to the fuel light and past, showing damn near empty, filled 138 gallons at that first click. Next time, I toped it off and I filled 164 gallons.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

PJ's Comment
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My trucks have big tanks. Pete has 150 right side/ 120 left. Volvo is opposite 150 left and 120 right. The average I have seen on cascadias we have are a pair of 100’s or pair of 80’s. Depends on how the company ordered them.

Moe why would you use an odd number of 51 to do math. Just use 50 and as Laura said easy math and builds in a little wiggle room. Remember the area your running has mountains and lower speed limits, not to mention plenty of traffic. When I come that way I always use 50 mph to figure my travel time. Don’t forget to add the necessary breaks and such to your eta.

It will get easier the more you do it. Wishing you the best sir.

Steppenwolf 's Comment
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Hey Moe Figure it like this 500 miles a day So 2 days to destination then cruise in In the morning for delivery. No pay for resets...not turning miles.

Now sometimes you will only get 3/4 hours Driving due to construction, traffic, long time getting loaded or unloaded so if you run recaps watch these days so you can even out the driving hours over a couple days as Laura was explaining.

Good luck. You seem to be doing a lot better.

Steppenwolf

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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My trucks have big tanks. Pete has 150 right side/ 120 left. Volvo is opposite 150 left and 120 right. The average I have seen on cascadias we have are a pair of 100’s or pair of 80’s. Depends on how the company ordered them.

Moe why would you use an odd number of 51 to do math. Just use 50 and as Laura said easy math and builds in a little wiggle room. Remember the area your running has mountains and lower speed limits, not to mention plenty of traffic. When I come that way I always use 50 mph to figure my travel time. Don’t forget to add the necessary breaks and such to your eta.

It will get easier the more you do it. Wishing you the best sir.

Indeed (thanx for the recall of the memory cache!) One of the Pete's we drove.. was OVER 200 gallons; don't recall the details, but will sure forward you a pic, of the beast (MY babygurl!) ;)

i HOPE all goes well and gets better to the BESTEST for you, Moe.

PJ. AS always. Thank you, good sir. Howdy to C ~!! (<<< how IS the missus, btw ?!!?)

Best to you ALL ~

~ Anne ~

Bird-One's Comment
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How’s it going Moe?

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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My trucks have big tanks. Pete has 150 right side/ 120 left. Volvo is opposite 150 left and 120 right. The average I have seen on cascadias we have are a pair of 100’s or pair of 80’s. Depends on how the company ordered them.

Moe why would you use an odd number of 51 to do math. Just use 50 and as Laura said easy math and builds in a little wiggle room. Remember the area your running has mountains and lower speed limits, not to mention plenty of traffic. When I come that way I always use 50 mph to figure my travel time. Don’t forget to add the necessary breaks and such to your eta.

It will get easier the more you do it. Wishing you the best sir.

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Indeed (thanx for the recall of the memory cache!) One of the Pete's we drove.. was OVER 200 gallons; don't recall the details, but will sure forward you a pic, of the beast (MY babygurl!) ;)

i HOPE all goes well and gets better to the BESTEST for you, Moe.

PJ. AS always. Thank you, good sir. Howdy to C ~!! (<<< how IS the missus, btw ?!!?)

Best to you ALL ~

~ Anne ~

Oh yeah, this!

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Sure hope all is well, Moe!!

~ Anne (too!) ~

PackRat's Comment
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Spoke with him last night.

He's still killing it on the left coast with PAM.

Old School's Comment
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I'm so confused...

I thought he was working at May.

PackRat's Comment
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I'm so confused...

I thought he was working at May.

No, I'M THE CONFUSED!

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He is at MAY.

It needs to be a longer name, like "TMC", or "UPS".....

Old School's Comment
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rofl-2.gif Exactly! That is why I always wanted to work at TMC. I kind of figured if I worked for them, I wouldn't ever forget how to spell the name of the company I worked for.

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