Best hours to drive for new driver?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by JojoTheTruckDriver, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. JojoTheTruckDriver

    JojoTheTruckDriver Bobtail Member

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    Obviously I know that with some loads you don't have the privilege to choose, you just have to run and take the good with the bad.

    But I want to know what are the best hours to drive?

    (If this question has been answered lmk and I'll look for the appropriate thread)
     
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  3. Bakerman

    Bakerman Road Train Member

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  4. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    With Elogs there's not much choice as to when you drive. The nutcase politicians know when you should or should not drive.
     
  5. Wheeler0811

    Wheeler0811 Light Load Member

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    Some folks like driving at night some during the day.

    During the week I try to stick to days bc when you do get tired after say 7pm (earlier at many places) all the parking is taken. On weekends there is always parked to less concern is needed.
     
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  6. JojoTheTruckDriver

    JojoTheTruckDriver Bobtail Member

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    No Kidding
     
  7. VA CDL Holder

    VA CDL Holder Medium Load Member

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    It all comes down to where you are going to park at the end of the day. Start early and finish early before the truck stop fills up.
     
  8. JojoTheTruckDriver

    JojoTheTruckDriver Bobtail Member

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    Thank you for actually answering my question.
     
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  9. JojoTheTruckDriver

    JojoTheTruckDriver Bobtail Member

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    I've been meaning to catch you in the forums. I've actually got a question for you.
     
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  10. Balakov100

    Balakov100 Road Train Member

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    Too many factors to consider really.
    If you can pick/choose with the right load.

    3-5am to 2-4pm would be good hours.
    Should be able to find parking at most places at 4pm and earlier.

    During the Summer/if the company has a crappy idle policy that might not be so good.
     
  11. Bakerman

    Bakerman Road Train Member

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    The last two weeks there were single car accidents on I-10 between Phx & LA. Last week it was fatal. People get sleepy, distracted or whatever, if you are not fully awake and alert, it will happen to you.
    Don't drive during a time that you are not used to.
     
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