Spoke To A Recruiter

Discussion in 'Prime' started by Emolson, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. ledzeppelin

    ledzeppelin Light Load Member

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    My trainer has three rules: 1) drive 55 always. 2) don't hit anything. And 3) don't leave him behind when I stop. Like you said, fuel is his biggest expense. Unless we're DH, then 65.
     
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  3. ironpony

    ironpony Road Train Member

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    1. Stupid. What if you're going to be late at 55?
    2. Good plan.
    3. REAL good plan if you want to get through the training thing.
    4. 65 on a deadhead? Even more stupid than 55 everywhere.
     
  4. ledzeppelin

    ledzeppelin Light Load Member

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    Stupid question. Obviously never be late so I'm just gonna leave that one to duh. Second. Going 65 deadhead doesn't kill our mpg if it's within reason. Getting no less than 8.6 isn't stupid. It saves mulah. We went 65 for 350 miles yesterday and got 9.4 an up. I hit 10.01 before it dropped. Headin east from whyoming was a big helper thru Nebraska. It's fine if u think it's stupid but it won't change my trainer from saving himself money. Now I prob won't go 55 always when I upgrade. But it works for him. Nothing stupid about making more money at the end of the week.
     
  5. Emolson

    Emolson Light Load Member

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    Not all the times I would drive 55 even if its to make more money. It is more tiring and have to run more to get to your destination. Now if I leased a truck, I would drive around 58-60. The 2nd rule is good. Dont hit anything. To be honest I hit deers out on the road many times. Most of the times its just not my fault but by accident. If its not far then it would be ok to deadhead around 62-65mph.
     
  6. ironpony

    ironpony Road Train Member

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    You've got a long way to go. Perhaps you ought not to be giving advice before you've run one mile in your own truck.
     
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    MikeyB. Thanks this.
  7. ledzeppelin

    ledzeppelin Light Load Member

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    Wasn't giving advise to ANYONE buddy. Maybe u should take it easy an take a chill pill. Tryin to insult me online does nothing. I can put my 2 cents in wherever I want. Again, wasn't giving advice, just sharing. Sorry you got all upset. Not really but wtf?!? So ur saying runnin team isn't anything? I'm doing EVERYTHING someone runnin solo would. Run as fast as u want ad I'll go as fast as I want. Never ment to start anything. U did evedently
     
  8. ledzeppelin

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    I'm not looking for any enemies in this industry, only friends. I know I have a long way to go. Just saying helping me instead of trying to beat me down would be better. Sorry. I'd rather be friends than enemies.
     
  9. ironpony

    ironpony Road Train Member

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    Well I've been doing this for awhile, so here's a little critique. Nothing personal zepplin...

    It kills your mileage ALWAYS. Loaded, you can expect a 0.1 mpg decrease for every mph faster you go. It's a lot more when you're empty. The most effective way to get your average fuel economy up is to go slow and make as much as possible out of every deadhead segment.

    Anyone can get great mileage in that stretch of road. It's all downhill.

    He's not. Running 55 when 50 will do costs you 0.5 mpg. Running 65 when empty because you can costs you more fuel economy. But running a formulaic 55mph when it's going to make you late to an appointment will cost you even more.

    Nothing stupid about saving money at all. But don't come on here and tell me that running 65 mph is saving you anything. It isn't.
     
  10. OpenRoadDreamer

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    This is one of the reasons I dont lease... Going slower than 58 will make me too tired to make it far enough. It already feels like Im crawling. My truck seems to have issues with fuel mileage no matter how fast I go, so Im not goin 50 in a 70. Already had people almost drill me. Ya, Im not getting a fuel bonus, but Id rather have the miles. They pay better. L/O run their trucks a lot different than most company drivers do.
     
  11. Emolson

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    Going that slow is stressful. I dont see the need for a L/O to drive 50-55 just to make more money. I think at the sametime there are other things you are loosing when driving that slow. More time, and more miles left to run. High mpg is great but theres a limit I think you should go with that. ledzeppelin your trainer may choose to drive at 55 to make more money, but I think thats tiring. If I were to drive around 50-55 I would rather stay company than lease
     
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