The longest drive

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Flat Earth Trucker, Jul 13, 2021.

  1. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

    May 16, 2012
    Calgary, AB to Kapuskasing, ON (1,640 mi), which is slightly longer than several Calgary to Victorville, CA (1,465 mi) runs.

    Probably not legal, but no drugs.
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  3. ibcalm19

    ibcalm19 Road Train Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    It was regular for me when I use run east coast to west coast 19 hours a pop sleep 5 & do it again many moons ago. Those outlaw roadrunner days are gone for me. I use start at 5am & shut it down at 12am. I just put in 1200 hundred mile trip round trip in my pickup truck from Pennsylvania to Michigan to pick up a car a week ago. I don't drive my big truck like that anymore. Some days I feel good. I don't take nothing to stay awake. I just have some coffee, eat well & get my 5 hours of sleep. We still keep America moving just not at that pace anymore. Beep Beep :D:D
  4. CorsairFanboy

    CorsairFanboy Medium Load Member

    Feb 19, 2018
    My best in a 65mph truck with elog was 720miles (using it to the last 5 minutes or so). I recall an instance where I drove 3 perfect days (no traffic jams or anything) with 710 miles in those 3 days. Nice achievement for sure. On a 70mph truck, so far I've gotten 740 but I am sure I can get that up a bit more. On paperlogs I did a 1000 mile day just to say I did it. It wasn't too bad, at least I have the memory of it.
    With a 75mph truck and if our HOS were to increase to more freedom. I could do 800-900 mile days no problem. How sweet would it be to be able to do the 715miles between Salt lake city and Los Angeles in 1 day legally.. More revenue potential there.
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  5. Dave1837

    Dave1837 Road Train Member

    Nov 16, 2019
    749 miles Belmont Ohio to I can't remember where in Missouri, 35k net capped at 75 with 2 minutes to spare as I backed into my reserved spot
  6. Concorde

    Concorde Road Train Member

    Jun 29, 2016
    West Melbourne Florida
    Dodge City, KS to Detroit then to Battle Creek, Saginaw, back to Battle Creek then Detroit to close out my shift. Only stopped for fuel and coffee. Did this scenario quite regularly and all the instate loads were pulling a quad axle.

    This is how I started in this business and I loved every minute of it. Pulling quads 105k gross all over Michigan in the ice and snow sure was a trip.
    Now everything is by the book (elog)
  7. Final Drive

    Final Drive Road Train Member

    Jan 21, 2015
    Fort Mill,SC to Laredo, tx
    I called on a load post that requested a team..
    Had to be delivered next day by noon a load of fuller transmissions....
    It was back in the 90s
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  8. thedouble

    thedouble Light Load Member

    Feb 16, 2013
    The triad
    Those ephedrine pills were the best, till you come down from them.
  9. JoeyJunk

    JoeyJunk Road Train Member

    Dec 31, 2010
    Washington, PA
    Legally on Elogs 675.

    Illegally. Chattanooga TN to Maine state line. Hot load to a storage facility?? Was up all day waiting on truck to come out of service. The hot load turned out to be hotel furniture for a hotel that wasn’t built yet!!!!! I took the next 24 hours off and quit 2 days later.
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  10. DirtyBob

    DirtyBob Road Train Member

    Sep 2, 2010
    The nice thing about exemptions is it all becomes legal. 1050 twice last week. 1500 a couple times thanks to some hurricanes.
  11. Lennythedriver

    Lennythedriver Road Train Member

    Feb 14, 2020
    I consistently average 490 per day. During each eight day period I’ll usually have 2-3 600 miles plus days.

    longest ever was in a rental rig The company put me in for a week when my assigned truck broke down and was in the shop. It did not have a speed cap and I was also running paper logs. The combination of the two allowed me to drive for 814 miles in one day.
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