NY to Chicago overnight: 80 runners

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by Infosaur, Nov 13, 2019.

  1. Infosaur

    Infosaur Road Train Member

    I just realized you can't get from NY to Chicago in 11 hours on I-80.

    So what do you UPS/FedEx guys do? I've seen guys slipseat in Brookville, and I've passed the terminal near Snowshoe. Do you guys relay at 5.5 hours or drive 11 then stay at a hotel/bunkhouse and go back the next day?
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  2. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

    Sep 18, 2013
    they may be on turns or lay downs.
  3. Infosaur

    Infosaur Road Train Member

    Yeah, I just wonder where they do it. Do NY guys go all the way to Toledo? Is there a guy that just runs IN-OH? (Maybe link them into triples for the Pike?) Even with a terminal on the south side of Chicago, you burn up your clock until you get past 94. Can't be good for getting as far as NJ.
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  4. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

    Sep 18, 2013
    dont know
  5. Mid-May Trucker

    Mid-May Trucker Light Load Member

    Oct 23, 2018
  6. stayinback

    stayinback Road Train Member

    Jan 24, 2014
    Who says you cant get from NYC to chicago in a decent time frame?
    13.5 hours baby with a paper book.....

    Just Kidding- Cant run like that anymore- You can get to Elkhart,In from the GW bridge in 11 hours IF,and only IF Everything works out.
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  7. Infosaur

    Infosaur Road Train Member

    I could get "home" from Chicago with paper.

    I'm more curious about how the big two actually do this, I'm sure they're not pushing drivers to run illegal as a policy, and NY-CHI has to be a pretty big lane for them.
  8. jmz

    jmz Medium Load Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    FedEx Freight has terminals, hubs, relay yards, and meet points all over the place to move freight across the country. They could send it to a hub in PA like Snow Shoe, and from there run it to a meet with a Chicago driver. But it wouldn’t be overnight, they don’t offer next day service from NYC to Chicago.
  9. Infosaur

    Infosaur Road Train Member

  10. MGE Dawn

    MGE Dawn Medium Load Member

    May 19, 2019
    Vancouver, WA
    One giant relay, and the trailers are the batons
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