Whats the longest you stayed out on the road without a break ?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by k1221n2, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. tech10171968

    tech10171968 Medium Load Member

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    Was out for a three month stretch while at a previous carrier. The entire summer, in fact. Funny thing is, I hardly noticed at the time because I was getting a string of good-paying runs. Of course, it's easy to pull stuff like that when you're single.
     
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  3. miss elvee

    miss elvee Heavy Load Member

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    7 months. But I'm married to my team mate and the girls were in college. Heading back OTR in a couple weeks. Linehaul bores me to death.
     
  4. OOwannaBE

    OOwannaBE Medium Load Member

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    Three months. That was when our trucks were faster and we went to amazing places. Having a nice 2500 mile run across the US with plenty of time to make the delivery and allowed to get unloaded early was like a vacation. Now we have slower trucks and go to Chicago and Jackson Mississippi so I try to go home more since those places suck. Plus there are times when I want to stay out longer but told I have to go home to fill out some important letter that was mailed to me.
     
  5. Captain Canuck

    Captain Canuck "Captain of the Ship"

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    57 days. As a rule I start getting a little punchy after about 15. I was actually looking for a load home at around day 28, but there were good loads to be had. Unfortunately they were going the wrong way. I wasn't gonna look a gift horse in the mouth.
     
  6. Ty3000

    Ty3000 Bobtail Member

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    I'm currently enduring my longest stay yet, October 1st to November 24th. Another month to go, it's a mental game for sure.
     
  7. Flipflops

    Flipflops Heavy Load Member

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    From beginning of December until August. It's when I started and I wanted to make $$$$$. Now I can't stand being more than 3 days on the road.
     
  8. CargoWahgo

    CargoWahgo Road Train Member

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    6 months...
    Stayed out four months then took a week off usually.

    We could bank our days off up every 8 days out. I had almost 80 saved up.

    Used a lot of em letting there truck sit in my driveway with no intention of returning.
    Idled it down to E before returning.

    Said I abandoned it on my dac.
    So bitter the ex's. XD
     
  9. taxihacker66

    taxihacker66 Road Train Member

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    The funny thing is there's always free milk on his door step.
     
  10. TheJrodTest

    TheJrodTest Light Load Member

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    I noticed he never replied...maybe he hadn't done the math yet...
     
    taxihacker66 Thanks this.
  11. SHO-TYME

    SHO-TYME Road Train Member

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    6 months, a Microsoft Tour in 2001.
     
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