Toll Roads

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Bill M.'s Comment
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Does the company you drive for discourage or prohibit you from using them or do they let you run them?

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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They encourage us to use them since it's usually faster. We don't have to pay out of pocket either.

When I was with West Side they didn't want us to use them. You had to send in a request and of approved pay out of pocket and then get reimbursed.

RealDiehl's Comment
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It's been my experience that the companies don't care if you use toll roads. Even if the navigation routes away from toll road, I've always chosen the fastest, most direct route without any problems. Other companies might have different rules though.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Banks's Comment
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Does the company you drive for discourage or prohibit you from using them or do they let you run them?

At FedEx, it's at my discretion. They give a suggested route and I usually follow it unless there's a route that's longer but faster.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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We have a combined device for weigh stations and all tolls. We can use them as needed.

PackRat's Comment
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J&R Schugel policy is all tolls are prohibited unless a driver is specifically routed for these roads.

Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Indiana are states I run a lot of back roads.

It is more wear and tear on the equipment; I have a decrease in MPG; it takes longer, and burns more fuel; it is more dangerous driving the routes through many of the small towns. A really stupid company policy that actually costs the company money.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Paid 1 $50 toll foget where PA or someplace @ CRST, took month get my money back !, mentor told me go thru ez pass let em takepics n bill company lol I never paid another toll. My 2nd co driver paid like 3 on 1 trip back east about $180, he never did get reimbursed, he wouldn't listen to me and bypass the lane.....Didn't use em,much after, if we could find a better route around em, and never heard anything about it, when we bypassed.

Joked with 1 lady in Ohio toll booth (he paid $20 for that 1) Dayyum, we gotta pay to drive on these crappy roads? She laughed, yepppp

And WHY do we have round-abouts? hahaha we ain't in England Lucy

Bill M.'s Comment
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We probably take a lot of the same back roads. 20, 30, 224, 2, 5, and so on. I have stopped taking route 20 last 2 times through it cost me over 2 hours in time because of construction and general congestion. Not to mention avg speed of about 38 mph.

Verihas discourages toll roads unless absolutely necessary. But, they've been good about letting me take them when I have. They just don't want us running them all day every day. But man can you cover some ground on the toll roads when bit in the Chicago area. Lol

J&R Schugel policy is all tolls are prohibited unless a driver is specifically routed for these roads.

Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Indiana are states I run a lot of back roads.

It is more wear and tear on the equipment; I have a decrease in MPG; it takes longer, and burns more fuel; it is more dangerous driving the routes through many of the small towns. A really stupid company policy that actually costs the company money.

Dennis L's Comment
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No issues paying tolls with Prime. I have EZPass and Best Pass devices on the truck to pay automatically.

Recommended “fuel routes” try to avoid some tolls. Those routes are not necessarily faster nor safer as PackRat explained.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
BK's Comment
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Does the company you drive for discourage or prohibit you from using them or do they let you run them?

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At FedEx, it's at my discretion. They give a suggested route and I usually follow it unless there's a route that's longer but faster.

Exactly the same for JS Helwig. Suggested route, driver discretion.

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