Do you guys all start driving at 4am?

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

  1. Ten Pin

    Ten Pin Bobtail Member

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    I for the most part start between 3 and 5am. I like to be at my delivery as rush hour starts, leave when things lighten up for my pickup and get 400-500 miles in before evening rush hour if I have to go through any major cities. I usually shut down about 50-100 miles from receivers. Works well for me and my dispatcher knows what kind of schedule i like to keep!
     
  2. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    I've noticed this about them also.
     
  3. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

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    ever heard that fraze " early to bed early to rise makes everyone healthy and wise " i've done if years not sure if its made me healthy or wise but it does give one the added advantage of finishing earlier in the day
     
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  4. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Road Train Member

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    Crete/Shaffer is one of the larger companies with good pay and picky recruitment. Because of that, they have a large percentage of veteran drivers. Experienced drivers tend to plan better, so they don't get stuck trying to find a spot to park.

    Sometimes it can't be helped, because of live load or unload times, but I normally try to end my day either at 0400-0500 or 1500-1600.
     
  5. Atlanta trucker

    Atlanta trucker Medium Load Member

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    I drive from about noon till midnight. Im definitely NOT a morning person. I consider 12 noon morning.
     
  6. O.Henry

    O.Henry Medium Load Member

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    Just set my alarm for 3AM.
     
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  7. truckthatpassesyouby

    truckthatpassesyouby Road Train Member

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    2am is perfect for the east coast if your an AM driver. But for Winter season, i think i started right before sunrise because of the plows in some areas.
     
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  8. BUMBACLADWAR

    BUMBACLADWAR Road Train Member

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    Negative...I start rolling at 1 or 2 am im "done" by 1 or 2.Yes,I get the "good spot" at a TS or hotel. I dont "fight like hell" to pass 8 trucks 5 miles from the TA. I know by past experience that the only spots after 4 pm are the infamous "4 Corners". Too much work. JMO
     
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