My First 4k Mile Week And Got To Do Some Local.

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Davy A.'s Comment
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I ended up getting 3929 paid, but actually had 4100 on the week, the last day went on the next pay cycle.

Felt productive and week seemed to flow really nicely. In spite of being in a loaner truck still and having insanity going between false alerts of my truck being done, weather and the Mrs. Wanting more home time than I want to take, I'm still happy with my progress.

Our version of local was super easy and fun. Ran two loads between a GE DC and a brand new Lowes DC that were one block away from each other, then went up to Cheyenne and grabbed a relay and ran it down to a little hole in the food distributor place in Brighton. I've delivered there before dock on the side of a building that you either have to pull out into the street or 90 into. Fun stuff. Got paid their daily rate of 250 per day, plus a 100 dollar bonus. Sounds like the opportunity to do more local stuff like that is there for me.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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WOW Davy!!!!!! Over 4000 miles in a week. That is for 7 days, correct?

Davy A.'s Comment
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WOW Davy!!!!!! Over 4000 miles in a week. That is for 7 days, correct?

Yes, from Monday to Monday. But the check falls Tuesday to Tuesday. So sometimes if I have a load completing on late Monday it will get processed early Tuesday so it will go on the next check. On this week though I started with only a small amount of miles in. I got a bunch of quick turning loads that were 300 to 500 miles coupled with few 900 to 1100 mile loads all of which I could deliver early with minimal distance empty.

I'm also getting a lot more efficient at shoppers and receivers so that helps. But it all balances out, because of a reset and 4 days off, I'll have a tiny check this next week. I only had 5 hours left on my 70 the day before home time.

Next week will be good though, I start on a Monday and get my Kenworth back. So I know I'll have at least a 900 mile run to start and I can always get good quick loads out of Dallas

Andrey's Comment
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I never had more than 3k so far in a week. I drive only 5 days though, and never have drop and hooks, always pull the same trailer...

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

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