FCC--Fremont Contract Carriers

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  1. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I have to hand it to you guys. I did 550 today and it almost killed me.
     
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  3. M22 rockcrusher

    M22 rockcrusher Heavy Load Member

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    ALL YOU HAD TO DO WAS GO IN THE TRUCK STOP AND BUY SOME MORE HOURS.
     
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  4. runningman0661

    runningman0661 Road Train Member

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    I can honestly say, I don’t miss those days one bit. I ran my d$&k in the dirt and was one of the “go to guys” when it came to getting the freight delivered under almost impossible situations.

    Now my philosophy is, if you have to run illegal to make a decent living, your doing something wrong.
     
  5. M22 rockcrusher

    M22 rockcrusher Heavy Load Member

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    I DID 663. HAD ONE HOUR LEFT ON DRIVING TIME BUT MADE IT TO MY NEXT PICKUP FOR FRIDAY. AND WAS ENOUGH FOR THIS OLD MAN.
     
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  6. cdavis188

    cdavis188 Road Train Member

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    I drove 1,000 miles one day. Northern MI to Spartanburg, SC. Albeit by car. Then drove 1,000 miles back the next day. I'll never do that again. I can't ever imagine doing that in a semi.
     
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  7. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Currently, if I run anything under 640-650 miles, I lay awake tossing and turning because I'm not tired. Heck, if I run a 700 I'm not all that tired, but the box says I have to stop for a 10, and I usually wake up early and stare at the magic box waiting for it to say I can legally go. I had 685 yesterday going from Sheridan to Sioux City, and layed there watching TV until I was bored to sleep, then just woke up with an hour to go until my 10 was done. Not sure how I am gonna sleep Sunday night and Monday night when I get to within 12 miles of my 1st stop on Saturday. I'll just be waiting to deliver Tuesday morning.

    nowadays, yes, you can make a good living running less, but I enjoy the thrill of pushing hard. Years ago, 4000 miles a week and have most of a whole day on the weekend at home was just how we ran, and we did that in far less comfortable trucks than today's cushy equipment. Now if you got caught doing that, they'd throw you under the jail and throw away the key if you got caught.
     
  8. MidWest_MacDaddy

    MidWest_MacDaddy Road Train Member

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    LOL .. thanks for the laugh. :)
     
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  9. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    And I hope folks know this discussion about long mile days by us older generation drivers is done in fun and not an attempt to put anybody down...it's an old fart thing, at least on my part
     
  10. zodiacflyer

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    Hell, I can run about 4k miles in a week, and get a restart in now. This is the only company I have ever been able to do that with. I may not finish the restart by the end of the 7th day, but I will definitely be working on it by then.
     
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  11. M22 rockcrusher

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    I hope the shop puts some new driver tires on soon. I picked up a preloaded trailer the other day that had better drive tires than my tractor. Lol
     
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