ESTES Express (1 Year Review)

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  1. KaoMinerva

    KaoMinerva Road Train Member

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    It's all you can eat out of Memphis. I've had a bunch of down time and I'm still at 28K.
     
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  3. bignoot

    bignoot Light Load Member

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    I’ve had a bunch of downtime and no where near 28k lol less then 20k lol
     
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  4. KaoMinerva

    KaoMinerva Road Train Member

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    Well I have been running 3500 miles or better for a while now. I've been jumping the gate and everything.
     
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  5. cjbrents

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    Oh! You’re out of Memphis? I’m out of Little Rock. Sounds good to hear you been doing well so far. I’m at $29,064 on the year thus far. Sounds good to be in the average. My co-driver and I were wondering if we were below average apparently not
     
  6. KaoMinerva

    KaoMinerva Road Train Member

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    I'm not team I'm solo extra board. It so depends on how hungry you are. As a team, I'd expect y'all to be farther along than me.
     
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  7. cjbrents

    cjbrents Light Load Member

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    I was like that my first year as a solo driver. What stopped it for me was Andrew, the dispatcher over parts of the Northeast. I was suppose to be heading home, but instead I was told to take a load to Boston, from West Middlesex. I called to asked to be dispatched on something taking me home, and I was told that if I didn’t take that load to Boston, I’d be written up.

    I’ve not stayed out longer than 5/6 days since then. Besides, your first week out could be 3,800 miles, then 3,600 miles, then 3,500 miles, and lastly 3,400 miles... then you take a week off. That’s basically 2,860 miles/week. You can run that in 5 days, even 3,200 in five days, and be home 2 days every week.

    Once I discovered the math, I decided this works better for me. When I began teaming, we both decided to only work 5 days, and stay off 2. We still average 2,900 - 3,100 miles each. So it’s not very bad.
     
  8. jtaran06

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    Look at mr big $$$$$
     
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  9. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Right. Now who’s throwing who’s good gig in who’s face? :biggrin_25523:
     
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  10. KaoMinerva

    KaoMinerva Road Train Member

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    Leave me alone :mad:

    @cjbrents man you guys are doing well then. We all know the NE is trash. I decline loads when it's time to go home. You had all week to waste my time. You will not do it now!
     
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    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    HEY!!

    I’ll give Estes a call and have them send you to New York. ;) :laughing-guffaw:
     
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