Some of the longest days in trucking can come from the local circut.

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by Mike2633, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Awoke at 5, started unload at 6.
    Drove to reload by 2pm, loaded and tarped by 6pm,
    Fuel and showed at 9pm, parked for bed at 10 pm.

    How did I get a 16 hour day in on elogs . . . .?

    You did good bud. Welcome to the world of hard workers.
     
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  3. Cali kid

    Cali kid Road Train Member

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    Makes me love my tanker gig hahaha. NO MORE DOCKS. NO MORE DOCKS.
     
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  4. Glp

    Glp Medium Load Member

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    I usually end up doing 10.5 to 11.5 hours a day
     
  5. CenutryClass

    CenutryClass Road Train Member

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    Having buyer's remorse for leaving the beer company huh Mike?

    14 hr nights were absolutely standard for me at con-way and not by choice...And that's excluding the drive to/from work.
     
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  6. Mike2633

    Mike2633 Road Train Member

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    For a minute I was, but certainly am making more money here at GFS, Monday and Today though were not bad days at all. Tuesday and Wednesday were long. I had long days sometimes hauling beer though too, I figure it's pretty much anywhere you go you'll have some long ones from time to time, I think we've all been there.
     
  7. king Q

    king Q Road Train Member

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    Mike , 30 years ago that would have been considered a half day job by some.
    Makes one wonder why they say trucking was great back then.
    Of course stimulants were also the used quite regularly.
    It is really the number of stops and level of concentration that is the killer there.
    I only did that type of job for about a month in total standing in for drivers on leave.
    Much harder than OTR IMO.
     
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  8. Mike2633

    Mike2633 Road Train Member

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    You know I thought about tanker, some people like it others don't. My shifting though isn't smooth enough for tanker. Foods just boxes some fall over you just pick them back up.
     
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  9. Cali kid

    Cali kid Road Train Member

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    Yes it's not for everyone but I just love how we aren't pushed like others, you have your dispatch and if something comes up it comes up so shut it down. They rather it get there safely rather then you have a million dollar accident.
     
  10. LoneCowboy

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    New stop that is a mall or university I have learned to call the store. "Where does the truck usually park?"

    Not perfect but helps a ton.

    You would think that the company would write this down, but nooooo clearly same bs industry wide.

    Sometimes just throw the flashers and walk into the store before entering.
     
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  11. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Road Train Member

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    I swear it gets easier.

    I was just like you 6 months ago.
     
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