Good Idea ON PAPER

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Barbeque, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. Intothesunset

    Intothesunset Road Train Member

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    Anything looks good on paper. But the real world does funny things to paper perfect ideas.
    I just talked to guy that said he drove from Bonduel, WI to Columbus, MT in 24 hours. He started on Saturday morning he said. I told him you got me beat by a few hundred miles. :walk::smilebox:
     
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  3. Barbeque

    Barbeque Light Load Member

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    Lmao same 4 drivers. But to replace those 4 to find Good replacements? They’d seriously go through 10-20 for each seat.
     
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  4. Barbeque

    Barbeque Light Load Member

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    Gotta admit I don’t use my GPS for anything other than for a heads up on crashes and delays. But I’ve been running the same dedicated route from Nashville to Texarkana for years. And I rarely use the gps alternate routes because it generally gets really twisted up .
     
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  5. Barbeque

    Barbeque Light Load Member

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    I USED to run ballz to the wall like that. 1,000- 1,400 mile days a lot. Get tired? Pull over grab a quick hour nap, get up and keep running. Technology caught up plus something finally clicked. If I have to run that hard too make the money I wanted? Something wasn’t right. There’s still ways to work around the technology but I don’t have to anymore.
     
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  6. Intothesunset

    Intothesunset Road Train Member

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    Well you beat my record of 24 hours.
     
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  7. homeskillet

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    Good point!

    Same four drivers CAUSING the ########!
     
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  8. MysticHZ

    MysticHZ Road Train Member

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    I came into trucking with a management/business background. Started putting together business plans to build a fleet.

    Then I started to look at the labor pool ... Anybody I would want to hire, would be smart enough to go it on their own ... Anybody who would stick around, I wouldn't want to hire.

    Perfectly content to run my one truck, with just me to worry about.
     
  9. Capacity

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    Throw the Pre Pass in the fridge at night when there closed , they can't track that either , Outlaw days.
     
  10. Tug Toy

    Tug Toy Road Train Member

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    That sound familiar?
    I’m a better person for it too.
     
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