Impossible runs given by dispatch, cannot make appoinment time.

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by thelinedriver, Dec 6, 2022.

  1. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2009
    Airlie Beach QLd
    Ok your truck is governed at say 68 mph that means in 11 hours of driving you could achieve about 748 miles x 2 = 1496 + 5 hrs for the 6th and 4 hrs for the 9 th = another 340 miles + 272 for a grand total of 2108 miles. So based on my maths its doable however that's assuming you could sit on 68 miles per hour the entire way, and drive all 11 allowable hours per day. Which is near impossible to do, so yeah you kind of do have a rough deal there bud. The longest I've ever run was from Wanachee WA to Elizabeth NJ did it in 3 1/2 days my truck was governed at 72 mph oh and the other factor of course would be you'd need to be traveling through states where the legal speed for trucks was at least 70 mph which again is a hard call. My only issue was having got to the receiving warehouse on time I parked in their truck parking area only to get boxed in by other trucks so could not move my truck to get onto the dock and missed my time slot.
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  3. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

    Dec 15, 2007
    Northern Indiana
    My response? " Then let another driver do it".
  4. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

    Apr 10, 2009
    Copied in Hell
    Winner. I’m not going to try to reason with hours, and speeds and weather. Want me to run balls to the wall? I need double the usual rate.
  5. Kenworth6969

    Kenworth6969 Road Train Member

    Jul 3, 2020
    Don't forget mountains and snow will slow you down too
    drvrtech77 and Coover Thank this.
  6. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Road Train Member

    Sep 26, 2019
    Accept the load. Run it hard. If on at some point during the trip, your calculations of remaining time taking into account weather lead you to believe you can't get there, call it in then. Yes, that sounds like 10 hour and 1 minute breaks.
  7. little cat 500

    little cat 500 Road Train Member

    Jan 17, 2010
    Abbottstown PA
  8. TruckerPete1990

    TruckerPete1990 Road Train Member

    Jul 16, 2012
    Bentonville Arkansas
    Can easily be done keep that door closed and you would be surprised. I normally run my 70 out by day 7 and that's about 3500-3800.
    If you do just a 10 hour break you will make it without an issue.
  9. Kshaw0960

    Kshaw0960 Road Train Member

    Jun 17, 2018
    If someone gave me that load and asked for an eta I would say like 10am on the 9th. It’s winter time. It’s mountains. You could make it on time if everything was perfect but at least time zones work in your favor here.

    If my delivery has an apt time that’s set and I know I probably can’t make it I just don’t take the load. Missed delivery apts will cost you more money from the time sink from rescheduling than you would lose by finding a different load. But I guess that’s a perk of running your own ####.
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2022

    DRTDEVL Road Train Member

    Jan 27, 2013
    Austin, MN
    I just finally had a moment to run the real calculations. Provided the drop and delivery are being stated in the same time zone, this would be accurate. If they aren't, add two hours and the answer changes:

    "1400 6 dec, 6.5 hours = 2030. 10 off, .25 pre/post, 6:45 start on the 7th. 11 + 30 break = 1815. + 10.25, 0430 start on the 8th. 1600 stop + 10.25 = 0215 start on the 9th, due at 0400, so 1:45 drive.
    6.5+11+11+1.75=30.25 hours available. 2021/30.25= 66.8

    Yeah, can’t be done if pre-tripping your truck."

    OK, and 3800 miles in 70 hours is 54 mph. This calculation is for an average of 67 mph in a 68 mph truck. Your comment would only be a feat in a 55 mph truck.
  11. Dale thompson

    Dale thompson Road Train Member

    Nov 20, 2013
    commerce twp,mi
    That schedule is too tight for comfort. Too many assumptions like load will be ready on time and a dropped trailer won’t have no issues. I would defer that load to one of the supertrucker that dispatch seems to think are available.
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