How would you run this?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by mstrchf117, Nov 20, 2023.

  1. mstrchf117

    mstrchf117 Medium Load Member

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    I got a load, information I got said pickup is 1030-1500, delivery 250ish miles away at 2359 the same day. Live load and unload.
     
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  3. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    It's a straight through run, what's the confusion? I would get loaded and go to shipper right away
     
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  4. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    I'd also call the consignee and see if I could stay the night.
     
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  5. mstrchf117

    mstrchf117 Medium Load Member

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    Oh no confusion, that was my plan. Maybe I should ask what time you'd show up to pickup? 10 finished about 0300. Was parked 50ish miles away, but had to deal with Atlanta.
     
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  6. Albertaflatbed

    Albertaflatbed Light Load Member

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    I'd pick that up as early as I could, then roll to the receiver. I'd call the receiver as well and see about parking or early delivery on arrival. If they can offload when I arrive great, if not bunk time.
     
  7. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Nope, that would get turned down by me.
     
  8. Mr Uturn

    Mr Uturn Light Load Member

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    On the face if it, I would agree with you. But it all depends on the pay. If percentage short runs usually pay away better than long ones. So that 250ish miles. Might pay better than a 500 mile run
     
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  9. buzzarddriver

    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

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    23:59 - 10 = 14
    Better not be any hold up anywhere. Yes, only say 4.5 hrs driving, but held up at the shipper or a massive 75 car pile up 1/4 mile in front of you will screw your 14.
     
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  10. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    I don't care about the pay, it is the hours.
    Both the 14 hour limit and the hours I would be awake trying to complete that load safely.

    I think some of the people scheduling these loads are real head cases.
     
  11. Assured

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    If 1030-1500 is the window time on the pickup, and I am starting my day with it, and there is a possibility of an additional load after delivery, I'd try to pick up as close to 1500 as I can get away with (depending on expected traffic conditions on the way to delivery) to keep a few hours available afterward (both to get some progress toward the next pickup, and to avoid having to search for parking at midnight).
     
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