8hours Max per Day Please!

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by insipidtoast, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. Driver0000

    Driver0000 Medium Load Member

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    Mail route with a contractor. I ran to Jersey them Stamford from Greensboro NC once a week with a short haul to Charlotte once and a short to Greenville SC once a week. That was 40 paid hours/ week minus 30 minute breaks. All on duty was paid so sometimes it ran to 45 hours.

    And I took home right under $1000/ week most weeks.
     
  2. TankerP

    TankerP Road Train Member

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    1) Move to a large metropolitan city.
    2) Get a job with a private fleet or government.
    3) Work a crappy schedule for 5+ years
    4) Wait for senior drivers to retire, get fired, or die from old age.
    5) In 15 years you should be able to bid for a 9-5 schedule. That is if you survive driving around idiots in a large metropolitan city.

    Piece-o-cake
     
  3. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Gotta love the posters that are "I work 70 hours a week, and because of that if someone wants a better life they are lazy slobs."

    Umm, hate to tell you, working 70 hours a week, killing yourself just to chase the almighty dollar is stupid in my mind. I run a load daily close to what the op asks for (8-9 hours a day, starting at 9am).
    I make enough to pay my bills, and even finally am able to buy a house (back in April) I also actually get to see my daughter grow up and attend her school functions and all that type of stuff. So tell me how is this a bad thing?
     
  4. GenericUserName

    GenericUserName Road Train Member

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    THANK YOU!

    And drivers wonder why they get treated like garbage. It's because they don't demand anything better...
     
  5. TankerP

    TankerP Road Train Member

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    The thing is that when you're finally senior enough to get that perfect schedule, your kids will already be grown ups. That's when you go to work, sit on your throne, start up the engine, and say, "Life is good".
     
  6. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I have a bid run with an 8:00 start and can't even be off by 4:00. :laughing-guffaw:
     
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  7. rabbiporkchop

    rabbiporkchop Road Train Member

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    Work the dock at YRC or ABF or UPS
     
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  8. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    70 hours...

    Have any of you ever been self employed before?
     
  9. Western flyer

    Western flyer Road Train Member

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    He said daytime hours. Not the crappy night shift.
     
  10. Fold_Moiler

    Fold_Moiler Road Train Member

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    I work 45-50 hours a week regular day hours unless I'm hitting the road and running all day then I run at night.

    There is more to life than work and driving a truck is just a job. I don't know why people just take it with driving.

    i work for a small fuel company.
     
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