Good Night From II

Discussion in 'Swift' started by scottied67, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. fairshake

    fairshake Heavy Load Member

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    Can’t safely earn if you don’t sleep right, trucking companies love robots like you. They need to do much better so you properly earn what you are worth. You earning nothing worthy now.
     
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  3. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    I don't sleep at the customer because there are seldom bathrooms or other niceties. Plus, I need my coffee in the morning.

    A strict 10 hour break will get me about 4 hours of sleep, yes. It usually takes at least 2 hours to cook dinner, more time to eat and clean up. And I can't just lay down and go to sleep. I need time to just relax and watch some shows.

    I do not complain about being rushed and overworked very often because I plan my time to allow me the time I need to do what I want.
    This is just a simple job to me, and if I make what I need for the week I am just fine. The money has always been secondary in my life. I do what I enjoy doing at the time. Sometimes the money is better and sometimes worse, but I really do not care.

    I have been doing it like this for over 7 years at Swift. They seem fine with it.

    That load I turned down did not harm me in any way.
    I got another pplan this morning. It is nearly twice the miles and delivering at 1100 Friday, 12 hours later than the crap load I turned down. And I still get my preferred 12-13 hour break at the correct time of day.
     
  4. 3523

    3523 Light Load Member

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    I do sleep right. That’s my point. E-log forces a ten hour break which is plenty for me. Not sure I understand the rest of your post.
     
  5. 3523

    3523 Light Load Member

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    Two hours to cook dinner and more time to eat and clean up? What the hell you cooking in there?

    Seriously though I get that you run at your own pace but I couldn’t have that much down time on the road. Happy travels.
     
  6. MysticHZ

    MysticHZ Road Train Member

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    It doesn't matter how you do it. You only get 70 hours over 8 days. Moose works the system, so that he's consistently working 8 to 9 hours a day. He gets his miles and gets them the way he wants.
     
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  7. Tolmie

    Tolmie Medium Load Member

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    Lucky Moose. I got tricked to do a load for 1000 miles and delivery date is 5 days later. Then another load for 360 miles for 3 days. I swear per each load I can do multiple 34 hours reset.

    I tried to apply to JCT but the pos company can’t even pick up the phone. Now to Landstar and at least the recruiters there is more responsive to the application.
     
  8. MysticHZ

    MysticHZ Road Train Member

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    Do you have your own truck?
     
  9. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

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    When you own your own truck at Swift they starve your miles so your maintenance costs outweigh your income and you are forced to sign a new lease truck.
     
  10. MysticHZ

    MysticHZ Road Train Member

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    Bull Crap!!! Owned my own truck out right for over 2 years … never averaged less than 2900 miles a week.

    Not to mention the fallacy of your theory is you is unless you're running you won't incur any maintenance cost.
     
  11. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    A dinner with baked potato in the toaster oven takes nearly 2 hours.
    If I do rice it is about 1.5 hours.
    But usually it is a potato or rice, grilled salmon or chicken or hamburger, and some kind of vegetable.

    I cook good meals every night. It isn't fast food or microwave, it is baked and grilled and steamed. So it takes longer.

    My down time on the road is simply time away from the job at home, because the truck is my real home.
    I get 'home' time once a month for 3 days, and I consider that just a visit.
    I live in the truck.
    So I get finished with work, relax and cook a good meal, relax some more and then go to bed for the next day.

    I don't have stress in this job, but most drivers make out like it is the most stressful job in the world.

    The job is what you make of it, and I choose to make it as relaxing as possible while doing the best job possible. The only way that is possible is if I set my own rules and stick to them.
     
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