How is life different as an Expediter?

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by WiseOne, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. VIDEODROME

    VIDEODROME Road Train Member

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    How many miles can a Van driver be expected to run a week? Someone told me they run beyond what truckers do because they don't need a logbook.
     
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  3. Bigarmin88

    Bigarmin88 Road Train Member

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    Not sure of right answer but personally I only can do about 650 - 700 max a day.Of course in my personal truck not in a semi,lol.I think they have to follow same rules as trucks have to,650 max a day.
     
  4. Roadmedic

    Roadmedic Road Train Member

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    Vans are not considered commercial vehicles and therefore are not subject to logging requirements under the dot rules.

    Many companies do require them to log and then limit them to 16 hour days and driving limit of 16 hours.
     
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  5. macavoy

    macavoy Road Train Member

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    I just finished running 1160 miles in a 28 hr period with a 4 hr layover in the middle where they couldn't unload me.

    It all depends on loads and locations though and luck.
     
  6. VIDEODROME

    VIDEODROME Road Train Member

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    Okay someone was talking about a Van driver running like 5000 miles in a week Solo because Logbooks aren't required. I wasn't sure if he was serious.
     
  7. Sarge

    Sarge Light Load Member

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    What rule is that?
     
  8. JimF

    JimF <strong>"If you got it, flaunt it"</strong>

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    no rules for cargo vans and sprinters, although the better companies will monitor their hours, as a safety over watch.
     
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  9. bigtruckinmark

    bigtruckinmark Bobtail Member

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    I drove the big rigs for 10 years OTR, and just retired...I am missing the road, I now have a regular class D driver's license, and am thinking about trying out the expedited sid of truckin. Anyone know of a expedited company to start out with?:biggrin_255:
     
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  10. TennTrucker

    TennTrucker Light Load Member

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    What kind of a set up you looking for? Are you wanting to be a O/O or drive for a fleet owner? Are you looking to drive a van or sprinter or maybe something larger?
     
  11. RickG

    RickG Road Train Member

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    With a D license you'd only be able to drive a van . You'd be better off buying one because there isn't enough revenue to give a driver and owner a decent profit . Check with Panther Express and FedEx Custom Critical
     
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