Covenant mileage & safety stats (estimated)

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  1. double yellow

    double yellow Road Train Member

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    Long stretches of interstate provide plenty of time for the mind to ponder life's great questions. Unfortunately, I waste my time thinking about stuff like company mileage & safety statistics. These are the ballpark figures Ive come up with:

    Weekly mileage: about 4,000,000 (from weekly safety message)
    Trucks on the road: about 1,250 (13650-14900 less broken down or totaled trucks, plus o/o's)
    Drivers on the road: about 2,175 (guess 75% team)
    Weekly DOT reportables: about 3 (from safety msg)
    Weekly incidents: about 75 (from safety msg)


    Average miles/week per truck: about 3,200
    Average miles/week per driver: about 1,875

    1 in 4 trucks, & 1 in 7 Covenant drivers has been in an incident this month
     
  2. Wego4ut

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    Double Yellow this is pretty good info. But I think 75% teams is high. I've heard we are around 50% teams. The last quarterly report showed 1500 trucks for Covenant. 1875 miles per driver is too low. The math with lower teams would equate to 2200 miles per driver.
     
  3. double yellow

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    Thanks I didnt think to check the quarterly report (despite anxiously awaiting this quarter's results -- come on $4/share cvti!). And perhaps my team estimate was skewed because the western terminals are disproportionately team... Anyway, here are the revised numbers:

    Weekly mileage: about 4,000,000 (from weekly safety message)
    Trucks on the road: about 1,500
    Drivers on the road: about 2,250
    Weekly DOT reportables: about 3 (from safety msg)
    Weekly incidents: about 75 (from safety msg)


    Average miles/week per truck: about 2,667
    Average miles/week per driver: about 1,778

    1 in 5 trucks, & 1 in 8 Covenant drivers has been in an incident this month




    Mileage still seems low, so here are the numbers assuming each truck takes an average of 7 days hometime in 8 weeks:


    Weekly mileage: about 4,000,000 (from weekly safety message)
    Trucks on the road: about 1,312 (188 trucks on hometime/week)
    Drivers on the road: about 1,968
    Weekly DOT reportables: about 3 (from safety msg)
    Weekly incidents: about 75 (from safety msg)


    Average miles/week per truck: about 3,050
    Average miles/week per driver: about 2,033

    1 in 4 trucks, & 1 in 7 Covenant drivers has been in an incident this month



    Any way you slice it, the incident rate seems awfully high. Wish I knew how it compared to other training companies...
     
  4. Wego4ut

    Wego4ut Light Load Member

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    Remember not all DOT reportables are the carriers fault
     
  5. Rocks

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    I am solo and these are the miles I made this past week - 3633 - which is common. Sometimes I can make a little less... or a little more.... and almost always reset once a week.
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  6. Rocks

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    I also heard that freight has been pretty good this month and company doesn't want any truck idling/ siting.... Those who don't have a load, should contact their dispatcher and get dispatched.
     
  7. double yellow

    double yellow Road Train Member

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    Yeah, I've seen a few times that 75-80% of the time in car vs truck accidents that it is the car's fault. Regardless, Covenant's DOT accident per million mile seems better than most training companies (<1 per million miles) -- its the non-dot accidents that seem high to me (~1 per 50,000-60,000 miles)

    Freight has been good to me too (3300 with the possibility for up to 4000 after my reset) -- I've only been limited by my 70 (didnt reset last week):

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    So there must be some folks making only 1000 miles for the averages to come out like that (begging the question: "are they running like that because they have a poor track record, because they're unlucky to be in a slow freight area, or because they haven't been blessed with the load planners/dispatchers that we have?")
     
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  8. Rocks

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    ...maybe a combination of that all...
     
    transportHER Thanks this.
  9. double yellow

    double yellow Road Train Member

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    woohoo - cvti broached $4 today -- up 30% since I bought in April! Look out Warren Buffet (lol)

    /hijack
     
  10. transportHER

    transportHER <strong>The Dynamic Duo</strong>

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    That is true. Got the message I believe from Jim Lyons.
    Due to freight being so good, we are to contact our dispatcher if we sit at all. So we do. :yes2557:
     
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