Dispatch miles

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by poongdool, Jul 3, 2020.

  1. poongdool

    poongdool Bobtail Member

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    I’ve been encountered many issues, conflicts in trucking so far and here’s one more. Why is it that dispatch miles is always shorter than practical miles? As a rookie, I view this #### as total rip-off until after explained it to me clearly. This affects my pay 100% the way load planners or who ever work on this.
     
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  3. SoulScream84

    SoulScream84 Medium Load Member

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    Hub vs household movers guide. Basically the difference is actual vs zipcode to zipcode.
     
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  4. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    I always work for "hub miles" and this prevents driving more miles than you're paid for.
    That's something to discuss when looking for a new job, hub miles and accessorial pays.
     
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  5. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    I agree. Those of us who have been around for a while, call it hub miles. Now they call it practical miles. Most companies now what we used to call the household movers guide, which is zipcode to zipcode. Which can cost you a ton of miles over time
     
  6. SoulScream84

    SoulScream84 Medium Load Member

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    Yup I'd say weekly I average about 5-8% OOR when I deal with cities. I've noticed the more rural the pickup/delivery the lower my OOR.
     
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  7. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    Sad isn't it? If you add that up over a year's time, the miles not paid, fuel and wear and tear it really adds up
     
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  8. poongdool

    poongdool Bobtail Member

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    They know that we use highways and interstates to pick and deliver loads but they based it on zip code to zip code in computing the miles! Life really isn’t fair!
     
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  9. drivingmissdaisy

    drivingmissdaisy Medium Load Member

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    Welcome to truck driving. The company I used to work for did worse than zip code to zip code, they'd do CITY TO CITY. I had a delivery in southwest Houston and a pickup in north east Houston. 45 miles apart and an hour and 40 minutes of driving through Houston bumper to bumper traffic and since there are no miles between Houston and Houston they paid 0 emtpy miles.
     
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  10. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

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    I stopped updating PC Miler after version 15 for driver pay. Most of the runs we do using that version are really close. That's why i don't agree with the global warming, if it warms up it expands and the miles get longer, it doesn't shrink and the miles get shorter. LOL
     
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  11. Chinatown

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    Change companies.
     
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