The longest drive

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

  1. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

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    None of the bigger cities in ID are worth a #### in my opinion... I like the smaller towns like American Falls, Aberdeen, Pingree, River Side, Firth, Shelly, Menan, Blackfoot, Star Valley, and dozens of others.
     
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  3. otterinthewater

    otterinthewater Road Train Member

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    Dave’s good about asking if you want to head home. I just knew you don’t pay off a truck by hanging around the house all the time. Now that it’s paid off I can really focus on moving freight and getting a regular schedule home.
     
  4. SmallPackage

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    Early 1990’s. Marion, Tx to Miami FL. Stopped before Mobile AL for fuel because back then that was the last chance for fuel till florida panhandle. Around 24 hrs. If i remember correctly. Did it once or twice a year in a company convoy.

    2010-12 made three different trips bringing nascar showcar rigs from Pheonix to San Antonio. Flew in to Phx got picked up at airport and pretty much jumped in trucks and go. Stopped only for fuel and food. 24 hrs. 12 in Texas. Lol!

    15 hr days of straight driving in 5 hr increments was common on my Rio Grande Valley route.
     
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  5. JolliRoger

    JolliRoger Road Train Member

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    And the good ones (.07 a gallon discounts) did never mention: Do y'all show discount on the ticket?
     
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  6. SteveScott

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    890 miles, Watsonville CA to Evanston WY. Used my 150 mile ag exemption on the CA end and plowed straight through.
     
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  7. CorsairFanboy

    CorsairFanboy Medium Load Member

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    What is that exemption all about?
     
  8. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

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    Raw unprocessed produce, livestock, livestock feed, and many, many other agricultural products qualify for the Ag. Exemption [395.1 (k)] during declared harvest season. Declared harvest season is different from state to state, but many western states it is year round.

    Basically how it works is...

    All time spent within a 150 mile radius of the FIRST loading location of said Ag products is exempt from the HOS regs... Log it all as Off Duty. Must not have other non ag exempt products on board. Ill or fatigued regulation still applies.
     
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  9. CorsairFanboy

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    That's very nice. I suppose I've never hauled anything considered that, at least not to my knowledge. Wonder what reefer companies haul product that could be considered that. Wouldn't mind doing 900mi days :)

    Thank you for taking the time to answer that.
     
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  10. Gatordude

    Gatordude Light Load Member

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    Provo UT to Hays, KS. About 825 miles. 2005. Paper logs. Popping those white cross ephedrine like Pez. Man, I was tinging and ringing after that. Last time I ever did that. Freakin eyes jumping in my sockets. Those pills gave me bad cotton mouth and drinking coffee/soda. Yeah, I was that arse hole who pissed in a Gatorade bottle ashamed to say.
     
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  11. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    Right around 775 longest day legally. Not so legal about a 1000. A whole convoy of us in the oilfield with cement. Cheyenne wy to somewhere in Utah and back.
     
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