Toll Roads

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Klutch's Comment
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At schneider they pay for all tolls with the exception of:

All Florida expressways, parkways and turnpikes. (Except from I-75 to I4, Gate 75 at Orlando) Atlanta City Expressway and Garden State Parkway Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

All others are fair game. The trip/navigation optimizer avoids them whenever possible but I usually use whatever route I think will be most efficient. I’ve never been questioned on why I take toll roads when alternative routes are available.

I didn’t realize it when I first started but they are paying practical miles, or “shortest” possible route yet when you run their routing app it will often take you a longer route to avoid tolls. I’ve also had it take a much much longer route to accommodate a recommended fuel stop, this seems to be happening more and more. If your paying me for the shortest possible route you can bet your ass that’s what I’m taking, unless of coarse i can still save time with a route that’s higher miles. Time is money.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Our company’s policy is not to avoid tolls, time saving makes up for cost

G-Town's Comment
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At over $6 per gallon… I think most companies need to revisit this. 🤔

Our company’s policy is not to avoid tolls, time saving makes up for cost

Noob_Driver's Comment
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At over $6 per gallon… I think most companies need to revisit this. 🤔

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Our company’s policy is not to avoid tolls, time saving makes up for cost

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Agreed. The only tolls we cant run are the PA turnpike and the NY thruway east of albany. They would prefer us not to run them but I havent heard a peep in 3+ years. We run alot of beer from elkton VA up into ohio and routinely end up goin 70 miles out of the way to avoid tolls on the turnpike up big hills and back roads at 78klbs. I cant see the toll costs outweighing these diesel prices.

Bill M.'s Comment
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Yep. They are definitely paying the shortest distance regardless of time.

At schneider they pay for all tolls with the exception of:

All Florida expressways, parkways and turnpikes. (Except from I-75 to I4, Gate 75 at Orlando) Atlanta City Expressway and Garden State Parkway Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

All others are fair game. The trip/navigation optimizer avoids them whenever possible but I usually use whatever route I think will be most efficient. I’ve never been questioned on why I take toll roads when alternative routes are available.

I didn’t realize it when I first started but they are paying practical miles, or “shortest” possible route yet when you run their routing app it will often take you a longer route to avoid tolls. I’ve also had it take a much much longer route to accommodate a recommended fuel stop, this seems to be happening more and more. If your paying me for the shortest possible route you can bet your ass that’s what I’m taking, unless of coarse i can still save time with a route that’s higher miles. Time is money.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Bill M.'s Comment
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At $6/gal we shouldn't have to pay a toll. Lol

At over $6 per gallon… I think most companies need to revisit this. 🤔

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Our company’s policy is not to avoid tolls, time saving makes up for cost

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I read an article saying that companies are making money on fuel surcharges. Not sure how true it is.

I know that we have agreements with truck stops all over for steep discounts in exchange for treating them as terminal fuel stops - stops we can use with no prior approval.

At over $6 per gallon… I think most companies need to revisit this. 🤔

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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.

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