"Utilization"

Discussion in 'Swift' started by TruckinWolf, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. TruckinWolf

    TruckinWolf Bobtail Member

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    ***Just delete this thread please.***
     
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  2. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    The reason people don't care is it's a self imposed problem.

    If you don't like your job, quit.

    Now that said, the best way to run teams is each choose a shift and keep it! Noon to midnight or whatever.

    Also 4,000 a week isn't much. That's only 2,000 per person...
     
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  3. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    4000 a week i could do that by myself in a 65mph truck with nice weather and no delays
     
  4. stillwurkin

    stillwurkin Road Train Member

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    If you feel like you are being beat down. Find another driving job that fits you better, and your codriver. If possible $ wise. Everyone is different. Good luck.
     
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  5. olddog_newtricks

    olddog_newtricks Light Load Member

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    There's plenty of other places to work. Start looking for another company that fits the way you want to run. Good luck.
     
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  6. stillwurkin

    stillwurkin Road Train Member

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    And on e-log? Lol
     
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  7. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    its definatly possible if u dont get delayed. just have to run 600 a day for 7 days thats 4200 right there
     
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  8. Brandt

    Brandt Road Train Member

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    Most teams run about 6,000 miles a week I would say. 3,000 miles each driver or 70 hours each driver. If they say 4,000 miles a week is not enough. Then think about going back solo runs but with two drivers if they will let you. You will make less money but have more time to spare. Take a break from running team and you can go back when you feel like it or need the money.

    I ran team as trainer long time ago and it was not fun or easy. We had to run 1,200 miles in 24 hours. So the truck could only stop like 2 hours a day. I
     
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  9. HoneyBadger67

    HoneyBadger67 Heavy Load Member

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    Ahhh...but when was the last run you made with no delays? (awake)
     
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  10. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    LOL right thats the hard part. i did a run from portland to illinois and then indiana back to portland a couple weeks ago and it was around 4000 miles. took me 8 days though because i had already been running on recap for 2 weeks . but i did average 62 mph the whole trip in a 65mph truck not to bad. , i-80 is sweet when it aint frickin snowin
     
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