Drivers ... A simple question here ...

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by hobotrucker, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. Big Don

    Big Don "Old Fart"

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    Since you are mentioning shorter runs, I always get a kick out of drivers who will refuse shorter runs where they can be turning their wheels and making some money. Instead, they will sit on their duffs and make NO MONEY waiting for the "good runs."
     
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  3. Dinomite

    Dinomite Road Train Member

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    So after reading this. What does having to be a felon have to do with empty miles. Except if that is code word. Of you wanting to set up some points inbetween pickups to haul a couple of kilo's of Colombia's finest, and get those keys off at some hotel room in Memphis. I'm just saying :)
     
  4. Pumpkin Oval Head

    Pumpkin Oval Head Road Train Member

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    I always drive home empty with the milk tanker.....once I unload at the plant, the only place I can get more milk is from the dairy farms.:yes2557:
    So in exact numbers, I am empty 50% of the time. I get paid by the load.
     
  5. Mr Ed

    Mr Ed Road Train Member

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    300 ft, 4 times a week,from one end of the building to the other.
     
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  6. tsavory

    tsavory Road Train Member

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    And truth be told make more for them shorter runs than the longer ones. I hate to sit had one day they had a hard time finding I say look anywhere in 200 miles I got to roll somewhere had one in 30 min. paid 1600 for 600 miles including the dead head
     
  7. Tonythetruckerdude

    Tonythetruckerdude Crusty Deer Slayer

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    This^^^^^^^drove for a fast food distributor til I retired....leave the yard loaded....put off 2 to 3 stops and return empty to the yard. Some drivers had back-hauls on their routes , but that was the exception , not the norm.
     
  8. dirtyjerz

    dirtyjerz glowing beard pouty kid

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    Local, payed by the hour so i dont care if im empty or not, payed the same. The rare times im on stops and miles pay its payed the same loaded or empty and ever stop except the yard is $15.
     
  9. 900,000-tons-of-steel

    900,000-tons-of-steel Road Train Member

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    I deadhead about 200 miles with one of my current customers but am now paid the same loaded or empty per mile. My company is trying to branch in different directions. Some pay percentage of load, others pay per mile.
     
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