Local Fuel Hauling hours

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  1. meechyaboy

    meechyaboy Heavy Load Member

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    Southeast Michigan everybody runs 12s...them trucks ain’t earning unless them wheels turning.
     
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  3. TNSquire

    TNSquire Light Load Member

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    12 hour shifts, generally land around 11.5 hours.
    I make about 5 drops a day, depending on length of haul.
    Nights gets 15% load premium, weekend gets me 125 weekend pay.
    Works out to 240-260 a day.
    Expect the sheat shifts out of the gate though.
    It's not terribly difficult, overall.
    Do a cross drop and you're toast... Instant fired.
    Had a guy cross drop diesel in the premium and vice versa...
    2 drivers, 2 trailers, 16k gallons of bad fuel.....a bad day for all...
     
  4. REO6205

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    Did they make the carrier replace the contaminated fuel?
     
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  5. TNSquire

    TNSquire Light Load Member

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    Yes, we replaced the fuel shortly after the tanks were clean.
    The pumps were shut off before any got into the lines to the dispensers.
     
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    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I've only been on one complete product replacement like that. The cost was unbelievable.
    I was impressed with how careful everybody was to set things right.
    And all because of one guy's mistake.
     
  7. TNSquire

    TNSquire Light Load Member

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    Another aspect to factor in with gas hauling is the delayed pay...some companies delay your pay up to a month before you'll see a paycheck.
    The company I roll with delays 2 weeks, which seems to be one of the shorter spans.
    Mapco holds back 4 weeks according to one driver I spoke with.
     
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