Should I switch to P&D?

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  1. HiramKingWilliams

    HiramKingWilliams Medium Load Member

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    Coming into trucking/LTL recently, I thought for sure that Linehaul was where I wanted to be. Now that I’ve been P&D for a bit, I can say that a P&D route with an hour or so of window-time each way to get to and from the route is my preference. The mix of doing about 15-20 stops with a few hrs of straight driving is perfect.
     
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  3. Air Cooled

    Air Cooled Road Train Member

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    I agree. My furthest is 45 minutes to the route. Most times it’s only 15-20 minutes then in and out all day
     
  4. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I had 2 1/4 hours one way today with the 1st stop of 15 off at 830, and empty 3 hours later.
     
  5. '88K100

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    P&D in my area is hourly,,,time and half after 8 hours. It’s a personal choice,,,less money but then no dodging moose and “talibans” on the Line Haul as I do....Most our P&D’s stay put as they get comfortable...I can see their point.
     
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  6. ChaoSS

    ChaoSS Road Train Member

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    Nope. I don't like it. Maybe later in life but right now I get annoyed with my 74 mile route. Too much driving.
     
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  7. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I did about 260 today, with maybe 40 of those actually doing the route. ;)
     
  8. nmill

    nmill Light Load Member

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    We have a route for the eastern shore of Virginia that's gets you that many miles. But I don't have enough seniority and would have to work the dock for 2-3 plus hours after all that driving even if I got the route.
     
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  9. HiramKingWilliams

    HiramKingWilliams Medium Load Member

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    Hahahahahaha!!!!!!
     
  10. HiramKingWilliams

    HiramKingWilliams Medium Load Member

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    Today I dropped/hooked a load for the folks overseas (fitting for the holiday) just a few miles from the yard. Then came back and grabbed a route with 7 stops about an hour away. The routing was jacked and a few places were closed due to the holiday, so a lot of “wasted” time. Then I did 5 pick-ups. I had a radioactive 7 on board all day too, so I had the pleasure of stopping at all 1,000,000 RR crossings that I crossed. 12 hours today, gotta love O/T after 8!
     
  11. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    What did you have on board that was class 7?
     
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