The longest drive

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

  1. Lucky12

    Lucky12 Medium Load Member

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    Longest Drive OTR:

    Ft. Worth, TX to
    Denver, CO to
    Salt Lake City, UT to
    Olympia, WA to
    Bellingham, WA to
    Rothschild, WI

    4,277 miles

    Not sure I could or would want to do that every week. I was wore out, for sure.
     
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  3. striker

    striker Road Train Member

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    Company truck
     
  4. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Mine is posted on here somewhere. Pic included. Like 1144 miles? or something like that.
     
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  5. CorsairFanboy

    CorsairFanboy Medium Load Member

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    Very nice.
     
  6. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Crusty Information Officer

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    Ah, the stupid stuff we've done.

    Probably the longest was the easiest: Matteson, IL to Aurora, CO, right at 1000 miles in 18 hours.

    Another memorable was Youngstown to Shakopee, about 850, after having spent all day running around Detroit and Cleveland picking up cars, so probably 1000+ total. Left around 4pm cdt, was unloaded before 8am. Managed a short snooze in there somewhere.

    The hardest ones were the 800-900 mile overnights we did in the 80's in 63 mph cutback 300 Cummins cabovers. Get loaded in the early afternoon and be sitting at receiving the next morning.

    It doesn't sound like much now, but I averaged 3500 miles/week, when speed limits were 55 mph everywhere and the way the rpm was cut back to limit speed meant you probably only had 270hp. 2 years was enough of that!
     
  7. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

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    I guess it absolutely, positively, needed to be delivered overnight.
     
  8. Elroythekid

    Elroythekid Road Train Member

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    Got the call my Mom was passing, Meridian Mississippi to Bangor Me,... A quick 4 hr nap, then home to Hailfax Nova Scotia. Didnt track miles/hours but made it before she passed.
     
  9. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

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    I'm sorry your mother passed away. Glad you got to see her a final time.
     
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