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  1. Ptyman

    Ptyman Bobtail Member

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    I’m about to get my cdl. I already have my authority. I’m planning on using the DAT board to book loads. How long does it typically take for trucks to be loaded and unloaded?
     
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  3. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    Depends on a few key factors. Type of freight for one. Sometimes 5 mins. other 3 days. Typical 1 to 2 hrs.
     
  4. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

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    Oh so true!

    My longest was 24 hours inside a refinery that was about 5 miles away from the yard.

    Merck Sharpe & Dome in Rahway, NJ; average lab time was 4 hours in a No Smoking plant inside a break room with a tv.

    Loaded Transformer oil at Exxon, 6 hours waiting on the lab.

    Got to customer [who was waiting all day] who took a sample, poured it into a beaker and inserted a frame with two electrodes and applied voltage watching the amount rise until finally an arch flashed between the electrodes.

    The voltage was higher than his standard so we were good. Took all of 5 minutes.
     
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  5. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    My longest loading was 6 hours i think ...
     
  6. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    How did you get your Authority before you even got a CDL?

    How did they rate your insurance if you don't have a commercial driver's license?

    And the burning question is how much are you paying for that insurance?
     
  7. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    I knew someone would go there. lol.

    Not gonna lie though, I got my truck, authority, and insurance before I was legal. Friend of mine was the part time driver. ;)
     
  8. Vitkouski

    Vitkouski Light Load Member

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    Around 2 hours for planning. Usually, the detention pay starts after 2 hours.
     
  9. staceydude

    staceydude Medium Load Member

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    Depends on type of freight and other factors.
     
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