How far to the yard?

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  1. tarmadilo

    tarmadilo Heavy Load Member

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    I live less than three miles from my present job, but I used to have to drive across or around Dallas about 40 miles each way for three years to get to my last job driving buses. It was charter work, so my schedule was pretty unpredictable, if I was lucky and didn’t have to drive during either rush hour it was generally under an hour, but I’ve had two hour drives home more than a few times.

    We do what we need to do, I guess.
     
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  3. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    i find it interestingly funny, how we are (or were) truckers and drive hours and hours and miles and miles, yet we don't wanna drive too far for a job....

    wussies.........
     
  4. Old_n_gray

    Old_n_gray Medium Load Member

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    Almost 8 years.
     
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  5. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    That's about the furthest I'd wanna go. When I was working for schlumberger I'd work out of the Elmira yard sometimes instead of Ohio and that was 75 miles from the house but they paid me travel time so it didn't matter too much. Could make it in 1hr 15min if I hammered down.

    My dad did a 50 mi commute on all back roads for 3 years and he would crash out as soon as he got home. Found him sleeping in the car a few times
     
  6. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    You get paid for the job, not the commute. ;)

    Also, it's a tough way to have to operate if you have an hour plus commute after working a 14+ hour day.
     
  7. Bob Dobalina

    Bob Dobalina Road Train Member

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    I've been working a lot of 650-mile days recently (normal is around 500). With my short commute it works out to 680 total between car and truck. Our drivers with long commutes have the pleasure of running about 780 miles by the time the day is done. I don't think they qualify as wussies. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and consider that comment sarcasm!
     
  8. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    Now i have a 5 mile ride to the yard. Can't beat that. Used to park the trucks about 25 min away. That extra 30 min of sleep is awesome
     
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  9. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    at it's finest.
     
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  10. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    don't tell that to the people who are on I-95 in the VA/ DC area, stuck in traffic at 5AM on their way to work (and home) each day...
     
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  11. nickst

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    Old dominion and ups have terminals in asheville..ingles in black mountain fedex in fletcher. Now if you live in sylva/cherokee or Franklin yea, you're kinda hosed..nothing out there. I think there's a gas outfit in waynesville shelton? Wasn't for the ridiculous commutes I would have stayed in WNC
     
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