How Many Hours Do You Really Drive??

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Eckoh's Comment
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I know the rule is no more then 11 hours a day but do you guys hit that most every day??

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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I know the rule is no more then 11 hours a day but do you guys hit that most every day??

I usually do about 10.5 to 10.75 hours but remember I do teams and we never stop so no worries about parking.

HAMMERTIME's Comment
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9hrs unless I drive California then I'm stuck driving 11hrs to make up for the speed limit. I get close to 600 miles a day doing 9hrs

Steven N. (aka Wilson)'s Comment
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I was driving my third week close to the limit. At the end of the week, my 70-hour clock ran out. embarrassed.gif Next week, I am going to attempt to drive 9 - 9.5 per day to keep my 70-hour clock stocked with hours everyday. I think it is called running on recap? I don't want to miss a delivery appointment again because I ran out of hours. It was really frustrating, too. I was in position to make it on time, but the 70-hour rule peed on my parade! I still have a lot to learn in time management.

HAMMERTIME's Comment
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I was driving my third week close to the limit. At the end of the week, my 70-hour clock ran out. embarrassed.gif Next week, I am going to attempt to drive 9 - 9.5 per day to keep my 70-hour clock stocked with hours everyday. I think it is called running on recap? I don't want to miss a delivery appointment again because I ran out of hours. It was really frustrating, too. I was in position to make it on time, but the 70-hour rule peed on my parade! I still have a lot to learn in time management.

Don't forget that it sucks having to reset on the road when you can be sitting at home instead. I hate sitting on the road, I can sometimes find things to do but that isn't always the case.

Eckoh's Comment
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I was driving my third week close to the limit. At the end of the week, my 70-hour clock ran out. embarrassed.gif Next week, I am going to attempt to drive 9 - 9.5 per day to keep my 70-hour clock stocked with hours everyday. I think it is called running on recap? I don't want to miss a delivery appointment again because I ran out of hours. It was really frustrating, too. I was in position to make it on time, but the 70-hour rule peed on my parade! I still have a lot to learn in time management.

i am hoping i get a trainer that helps teach the time thing.

I was just looking at Knights training and i really like that it does not turn into team driving, i will give them a call monday and see if they consider people that have a large gap in work history due to family.

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I was driving my third week close to the limit. At the end of the week, my 70-hour clock ran out. embarrassed.gif Next week, I am going to attempt to drive 9 - 9.5 per day to keep my 70-hour clock stocked with hours everyday. I think it is called running on recap? I don't want to miss a delivery appointment again because I ran out of hours. It was really frustrating, too. I was in position to make it on time, but the 70-hour rule peed on my parade! I still have a lot to learn in time management.

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i am hoping i get a trainer that helps teach the time thing.

I was just looking at Knights training and i really like that it does not turn into team driving, i will give them a call monday and see if they consider people that have a large gap in work history due to family.

Large gaps aren't really a big deal. You may just need to have someone verify via a letter that you stayed unemployed for taking care of family.

Eckoh's Comment
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I was driving my third week close to the limit. At the end of the week, my 70-hour clock ran out. embarrassed.gif Next week, I am going to attempt to drive 9 - 9.5 per day to keep my 70-hour clock stocked with hours everyday. I think it is called running on recap? I don't want to miss a delivery appointment again because I ran out of hours. It was really frustrating, too. I was in position to make it on time, but the 70-hour rule peed on my parade! I still have a lot to learn in time management.

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i am hoping i get a trainer that helps teach the time thing.

I was just looking at Knights training and i really like that it does not turn into team driving, i will give them a call monday and see if they consider people that have a large gap in work history due to family.

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Large gaps aren't really a big deal. You may just need to have someone verify via a letter that you stayed unemployed for taking care of family.

Prime cut me off even before talking to a recruiter when they saw i was not employed, SWIFT said they didn't care at all and i do not even need a letter saying i was taking care of family. I just want the best training i can get.

David's Comment
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I was driving my third week close to the limit. At the end of the week, my 70-hour clock ran out. embarrassed.gif Next week, I am going to attempt to drive 9 - 9.5 per day to keep my 70-hour clock stocked with hours everyday. I think it is called running on recap? I don't want to miss a delivery appointment again because I ran out of hours. It was really frustrating, too. I was in position to make it on time, but the 70-hour rule peed on my parade! I still have a lot to learn in time management.

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i am hoping i get a trainer that helps teach the time thing.

I was just looking at Knights training and i really like that it does not turn into team driving, i will give them a call monday and see if they consider people that have a large gap in work history due to family.

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Large gaps aren't really a big deal. You may just need to have someone verify via a letter that you stayed unemployed for taking care of family.

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Prime cut me off even before talking to a recruiter when they saw i was not employed, SWIFT said they didn't care at all and i do not even need a letter saying i was taking care of family. I just want the best training i can get.

I did swifts program. It was pretty good. 3 week training at school and then 4 weeks with trainer. I had a really good trainer while I was with swift. They are a good starting company.

Eckoh's Comment
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I was driving my third week close to the limit. At the end of the week, my 70-hour clock ran out. embarrassed.gif Next week, I am going to attempt to drive 9 - 9.5 per day to keep my 70-hour clock stocked with hours everyday. I think it is called running on recap? I don't want to miss a delivery appointment again because I ran out of hours. It was really frustrating, too. I was in position to make it on time, but the 70-hour rule peed on my parade! I still have a lot to learn in time management.

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i am hoping i get a trainer that helps teach the time thing.

I was just looking at Knights training and i really like that it does not turn into team driving, i will give them a call monday and see if they consider people that have a large gap in work history due to family.

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Large gaps aren't really a big deal. You may just need to have someone verify via a letter that you stayed unemployed for taking care of family.

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Prime cut me off even before talking to a recruiter when they saw i was not employed, SWIFT said they didn't care at all and i do not even need a letter saying i was taking care of family. I just want the best training i can get.

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I did swifts program. It was pretty good. 3 week training at school and then 4 weeks with trainer. I had a really good trainer while I was with swift. They are a good starting company.

its team with the trainer though right?

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