Tips or Advice please, running low on hours.

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  1. gregsmith67

    gregsmith67 Bobtail Member

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    Fairly new here working a 6/3 out of 7045 DC in Mount Crawford, Va. Was looking for things I can do to boost my pay/ADP? I've been here almost 2 years and it's about $280. I see lots of you guys have much higher so wonder if I'm doing something wrong. Do we need to be on duty for everything and all time at stores? Any other ideas all I know is I'm always out of hours only couple into 6th day.

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  2. Hotrod81

    Hotrod81 Light Load Member

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    How many hours do you have left on your 11 when you shutdown usually. How new are you it will take months before your Adp will grow.
     
  3. gregsmith67

    gregsmith67 Bobtail Member

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    I've been here about a year and a half. Never seem to use whole 11 because run out of 14 first. In my 6 days probably get 2300-2400 miles plus stop pay. On last day usually only have couple hours left
     
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  4. Hotrod81

    Hotrod81 Light Load Member

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    Man that's good mileage especially in your area. I run up that way a lot. 81 can be a nightmare. I know y'all run some stores in DC I've been to them.
     
  5. mike3fan

    mike3fan Light Load Member

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    you could save some time by going off duty at the stores, just don't tell woodenleg about it.
     
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  6. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    280 net? For a week?

    You can do 5 times that OTR with a .50 a mile run halfway across the USA. Hand over fist piles of pay coast to coast...

    280 isnt much, that's starvation wages to me. It's time the industry did a minimum of 1000 check salary to all drivers of heavy vehicles, costs be ######.
     
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  7. WallyWife

    WallyWife Medium Load Member

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    He is saying $280 ADP (average DAILY pay). That is a single day, not a week.

    I will say a lot of it has to do with where you are driving. When my husband gets stuck in CA a lot, in a pay period, his ADP goes way down. There is nothing you can do when it can take and hour to drive 20 miles.

    I know there are a lot of guys on here who have been on 6 day programs. They probably know how to maximize it best for earnings. I know the 6 day programs can affect your ADP.
     
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  8. slim6596

    slim6596 Light Load Member

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    It's that day 6 that's killing your ADP. If you go off duty a few minutes here and there, all day, all week, you can save enough to work longer on day 6. That's what we were told to do in orientation.
     
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  9. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Medium Load Member

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    im at $279 adp on greenbar and have been here since june of this year
     
  10. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Medium Load Member

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    lol
    lol
     
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