Do you guys all start driving at 4am?

Discussion in 'Crete' started by Lucy in the Sky, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. Lucy in the Sky

    Lucy in the Sky Medium Load Member

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    Just thought I'd ask because it seems Crete trucks always get parked early and have the best spots. I always see Crete trucks parked in some of the busiest truck stops that fill up by 1800. I know they are a very large company but I don't see swift, Werner, shcnieder or any other mega CONSTANTLY at every truck stop shut down early. Is this the way your company likes you to run?
     
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  2. bigkev1115

    bigkev1115 Road Train Member

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    Maybe their parked for days and upgrade their parking during the day....
     
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  4. tucker

    tucker Road Train Member

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    They don't care when or how we run, as long as it gets there.
    Me, I like to start at 6 or 7 and quit about 16 or 17:00.

    I did have that one gal that thought even though the load had an all day window, that we had to take exactly a 10 hour break and get it there as early as possible.
    But I eventually got her trained
     
  5. KillingTime

    KillingTime Road Train Member

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    Day-cab vampire. :)

    In my OTR thing tho, I used to like to move at 0200 or so. Gave me ~6 hours of smooth sailing before John, Harry, Phil & William were late to work, plugged up the highway and rode my ### as best they could.
     
  6. 48Packard

    48Packard Ol' Two-stop Shag!

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    I've always been a morning person. I was a morning DJ for a decade before I started trucking, so I've just stayed on that schedule as much as possible.
     
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  7. Lonesome

    Lonesome Road Train Member

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    I start driving around 5AM.But I'm local.....
     
  8. flood

    flood Road Train Member

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    O like to start my day between 01-0200 that way I'm done before 1300, so ya I get the best spot
     
  9. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

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    good question i used to wonder how all these drivers were making any miles when they were already parked up by 15:00 and no they were still there the following morning so i don't think they were starting early and finishing early either.
     
  10. Lucy in the Sky

    Lucy in the Sky Medium Load Member

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    I would love to get started early, maybe 5 am or so, but I just can't! Sometimes if the load depends on it I will, but 7 am is usually the best I can do.
     
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