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Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by zigstar, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. zigstar

    zigstar Light Load Member

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    Do you think 34 hrs is enough time after working 7 days?
     
  2. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    Yes. Keep going and save money so you don't have to work as much later.

    It helps if you like what you do...
     
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  3. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    depends on bills and cash flow. i have completed a 34 at a koger dc before. get there a day early plus unloading and wait time
     
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  4. Tx Countryboy

    Tx Countryboy Road Train Member

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    Plenty I didn't use one every week like some.
     
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  5. Lazer

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    I do a 34 every weekend. I work days doing local. so for me, physically it is more than enough time. But, mentally? there are times I pray to God hopefully the gate would be padalocked.
     
  6. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    17E802D1-C332-4246-B851-75D2B014A229.png you got to have a burn barrel for a 34
     
  7. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    it should be, i don't see why not. what if (say) you worked a regular 9 to 5 job...take into account drive time round trip, take into account any O/T that you might do daily, take into account maybe a skipped lunch break to meet a dead line..

    i'd be hard pressed to not believe that there are many "9 to 5'ers" out there doing just that, and they only get (if lucky) the entire weekend off, and what's that...48 hours?
     
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  8. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    case in point, i just did the numbers.my bro-in-law puts in (at 2 jobs) a total of 65 hours. then there is like a total of (about) 6 hours total of his drive time to and from both jobs.

    that's already at 71 hours for him, for the week.

    now, many days, he has to show up earlier or leave later, at his first job, then get to his 2nd job, many times he HAS to stay later there.

    so, his day starts at about 5 AM when he wakes up, and many days, does not end until 10 PM....

    that's like what....17 hours on some days..??

    and he doesn't get paid all those hours either..drive time...on him..lunch...he get's docked 30 minutes,

    when he gets home on a friday night, he has the whole weekend off till 5 AM come monday....

    he ain't no trucker, but he IS putting in as many (if not more) hours THAN a trucker does....

    he don't complain much about his off time.
     
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  9. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    we used o work 6 or 7 12's on construction jobs for months on end, sometimes get a holliday off, but no such a thing as any resets.
    When my son graduated he flew out to a remote mine and the deal was 84 hours a week and the only days he could take off was a week for 4th of july, until october, when they shut down for winter.He is greedy and just took 3 days of it off. lol
     
  10. LoSt_AgAiN

    LoSt_AgAiN Medium Load Member

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    A34 hr reset is an option, not a requirement.
     
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