Miles

Discussion in 'PAM' started by gravdigr, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Pedigreed Bulldog

    Pedigreed Bulldog Road Train Member

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    I thought they paid $250/week while you were out with a trainer...but it's been a while, so I could be remembering wrong.

    So what did you do for the other 5 days that week?:biggrin_25523:
     
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  3. djtrype

    djtrype Heavy Load Member

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    He's no longer with a trainer. Those are his solo miles.
     
  4. Pedigreed Bulldog

    Pedigreed Bulldog Road Train Member

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    I know that he's no longer with a trainer. My point was that his paycheck would have been better if he WAS still in training. There is absolutely no excuse for a 1st seat solo driver to earn less/week than a trainee who is still out with a trainer. 1400 miles is pathetic...2 or 3 days at most worth of driving. Might be OK if I was home the other 4-5 days and only worked a partial week...but if I was expected to sit around on the road?:biggrin_25516:
     
  5. djtrype

    djtrype Heavy Load Member

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    Gotcha and I wholeheartedly agree. I have no firsthand knowledge of how a driver only gets 1400 miles in an entire week of driving, but that seems sketchy. Like I stated above, in 5 days I got 2500 miles.
     
  6. Pedigreed Bulldog

    Pedigreed Bulldog Road Train Member

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    I get 2500 miles a week and I'm home every night & off every weekend. I think I would be driving the truck THROUGH the front doors of the corporate office if I was only getting 1400 miles per week and expected to stay out 3-4 weeks at a time....
     
  7. gravdigr

    gravdigr Road Train Member

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    Just added up my loads for next weeks paycheck, 1,600 miles. I swear they sit me more than drive me. I'm probably sitting till monday now because I'm out of hours doing a reset (between wasted time doing live load and unloads and getting 0 hours back today). I know how can I run out of hours with such crappy miles? Ever have to run the dc/baltimore/jersey area on tight schedules when you can't choose not to run during rush hour?

    I'm starting monday with a fresh 70 and I'm going to talk again with my DM. The northeast runs are killing me. Too much traffic, road construction, and back roads to get anything close to decent miles.
     
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  8. lostNfound

    lostNfound Road Train Member

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    Are you logging sleeper-berth and/or off-duty when getting un/loaded or any associated waiting time?
     
  9. gravdigr

    gravdigr Road Train Member

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    Yeah I generally log sleeper when being loaded or unloaded. Used to be on paper logs we were forced to log 30 mins for live load/unload. Now we can log it as we do it. The problem comes in with where I'm driving and the loads I'm getting. With short loads you spend more time with load/unload/drop and hook than long loads. And when those short loads have you running I95 in the northease then PA back roads or I68 through MD at night in thick fog your average speed can drop to 20mph. Last week it took me almost 2 hours to go 20 miles around dc/baltimore. Jersey isn't much better.

    So I'll have a few days logging 10+ hours, then a couple 4-5 hours and a 0 or 2...with no consistency you wind up with 15 hours left 1 day and get maybe 5 back the next day then 0 then 11.5 and you either sit or reset.
     
  10. 123456

    123456 Road Train Member

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    What the hell will you do when things slow down this winter ????
     
  11. gravdigr

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    probably the same thing I'm doing now.
     
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