logging quiz

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  1. mathematrucker

    mathematrucker Medium Load Member

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    Under the following conditions, and assuming you can only drive 11 hours per work shift because you have elogs, how do you maximize your total miles over the course of 8 weeks?

    (1) every day you drive, you always get 11 hours logged on line 3 (driving) and your average mph is always the same

    (2) you begin your 10-hour break at the same time every night (or day)
     
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  3. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    neither.
    a. Don't burn your 70.
    b. Take a 34 hour restart.

    I prefer option "a"
     
  4. mathematrucker

    mathematrucker Medium Load Member

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    Correct. Specifically, you drive 11 hours every day for six consecutive days then do a reset. Do this every week for 8 weeks and you end up with 8 times 66 = 528 total hours of driving. Since burning your 70 and then doing a reset takes 8 days instead of 7 (assuming you sleep nights), you only get 7 times 70 = 490 total hours when you do it that way instead. That difference is huge, and it only gets huger the longer the time period.
     
  5. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

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  6. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    I prefer recaps over 34's. Same amount of available hours....just crammed in... or spread out. Personal preference and appointment times will determine how one chooses to run.
     
  7. Cat sdp

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    Loggers probably aren’t worried about miles, between loading and unloading the 70 is their main problem. Then take Saturday afternoon till early am Monday off as a 34 and start over……
     
  8. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Crusty Information Officer

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    But it's not the same number of hours. If your running 11 hours/day to maximize miles, you can easily use your 70 in 6 days, then reset, and then drive 11 hours on the 8th day. You are literally a day ahead of someone running recap.
     
  9. kylefitzy

    kylefitzy Road Train Member

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    Bingo! I love the coworkers who think driving 8 hours a day so they don’t have to do a reset is the most productive. I’ll be unloaded/reloaded and heading back the other way before they even deliver. I took 4 or 5 resets in November and still ran over 15k miles in a 65 mph truck. No way you could do that by running so you never have to take a reset. DE8AB3B6-D263-48AC-9464-1C3B112949E6.png
     
  10. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Then there are those of us that run recaps because we like the relaxed lifestyle it allows.
    It isn't all about miles for some of us.

    I might make a few more bucks running hard, but the added stress just isn't worth it to me.
     
  11. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    You work about 50 hours, then go home for 48 hours, then work about 50 hours, then go home for 48 hours. Do that about 48 times.
     
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