How many miles do you OTR drivers usually average per day?

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  1. Ridgerunner665

    Ridgerunner665 Road Train Member

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    So will I...

    Besides, if you use more than 8.75 hours a day you just run yourself out of hours.

    I use between 8 and 9 hours a day (400-450 miles)...and I get more miles per week than most people get by running themselves ragged (talking "company" trucks here). I too have run those LOOOOOONG days....plenty of them...looking back I wonder why.

    But since we have the tape measure out...the farthest I have run without a break is 1,260 miles (round trip from home to Lansing, MI and back)...that was NOT a "company" truck. I drove up there, dropped and hooked, and got back home in 20 hours.
     
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    Nowhere in the OP's post were the words legal or log used....:biggrin_25521:
     
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    With all due respect we don't all run slow trucks or need to stop every two hours on the hour.....
     
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    There are many things possible. Back in the day, a good friend of mine did 13 turns from Clinton Ia to North Muskegon Mi... With no freaken sleep only stopping for fuel and a quick bite to eat(something to go/coffee by the gallon). It was insane but I know it was done, that is staying awake for about 6 days straight. I could NEVER do it. (it's over 8,000 miles)

    He was definately pushing the boundries of human endurance, to the point of possible death from lack of sleep!
     
  5. NYROADIE

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    I average 2885 miles every week with weekends off, thats 577 a day and it wears ya down fighting traffic. On a good night I can do it in 10 hrs (line 4 & legal) on Sundays in the summer when everyone's heading back to NYC I can hit 11.
    Forget the super truckers, those days are over!
     
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    More like run your tail off and waste a day unloading and loading. Then run your tail off....

    A perfect world of 500 a day would be nice. Maybe a linehaul driver on the same boring route.
     
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    Not trying to hijack but how do you work smarter and not harder? If you use more then 8 3/4 hours driving how will the other hours be used up? Loading, unloading, and fueling? I'm sure time of day and location play a huge part in getting miles. Here in D.C. traffic sucks all day every day, so how do you plan around that or do you just suck it up and drive?
     
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    He's meaning not logging more than 8.75 per day... 8.75 x 7 days is 61.25... room for another 8.75 day and still be under 70 - you never run out of hours.

    A buddy of mine got caught logging a 900 mile run in 8.5 hours... got a ticket, but nothing more... still... it's a matter of doing what you need to do, keeping yor stuff clean all around, and not getting caught - if you're so inclined to run like that.
     
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    Mine rounds out to 488 miles a day AVERAGE :)
     
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    I called home,where "records" of such things are kept,and the most I have ever done is from Houston,TX.,to home,(New Ulm,Mn)in one shot..About 1100 miles....And,before I leave,I wonder if Diesel Bear & Co monitor this thread?:biggrin_25524::biggrin_25525:
     
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