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    Default How many miles per day do you drive

    I'm talking about all miles, dead and loaded.

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    As a company driver i ran 1000 on a average, did 120,000 in seven months before i went on my own. Now, if a load pays well am gonna do it again and again. last month only thing that payed well were team operations and thats what i did..

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    Default Re: How many miles per day do you drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Doghouse
    I'm talking about all miles, dead and loaded.
    we are a team so we run around 1250 a day.. until we run out of hours my best as a solo (legal) 773ml in a 65mph truck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dejanh
    As a company driver i ran 1000 on a average
    1000 miles a day? That doesn't seem right (or physically and legally possible).


    I try to run as few as I can. 200 - 300 is about my maximum.

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    I can't remember how many I drove with Stevens, but I think it was aound 500 per day. Sometines 600 if I was out on 40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev.Vassago
    Quote Originally Posted by Dejanh
    As a company driver i ran 1000 on a average
    1000 miles a day? That doesn't seem right (or physically and legally possible).


    I try to run as few as I can. 200 - 300 is about my maximum.
    Never said it was legally possible, physically very much so.....

    300 miles at the rate youre getting is plenty, hence the new Pete 8)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev.Vassago


    I try to run as few as I can. 200 - 300 is about my maximum.
    Right there with ya 8) My truck ran 10 (ten) miles today, and has been doing that all week actually, lol

    When I ran OTR I would do 300-600 a day depending on what states I was running in.

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    When I was driving, it pending who I was driving for. One company I average about 300 miles aday, others anywhere from 600 to 1000. Not saying I ran them all legal though.
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    600-800, legal hours wise but usually overweight with drill pipe.

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    I've done as little as 350 and as much as 700 depending on where I am. In New England I'm at the lower end. I would say 500 is an average for me. When I quote how long a load is going to take I use 500

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    Yes for sure, I driveing maybe 700 mile. Then am to sleepin for Darak will be driveing 700 mile. Sunday is not driving till 10:30 at the night. Look for us in the stops for trucks with all sport bags piled upon windshield and line for washing tied to your trailer.
    Puddles of pish next to our door and half eaten goat wrapped in paper silver.
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    LOL....Ya, right....And, throw me down the stairs my shoes.

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    Hard to say, running around NE i avg 425 a day. Been able to bang out 575+ quite a few times, hard in this area to do, unless from PA to MA using the pike. :roll:
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    Quote Originally Posted by flood

    my best as a solo (legal) 773ml in a 65mph truck
    Than you are a magician! :lol:
    Average, I'd say about 5-600, per work day, but "average", didn't mean much, in this context! :roll: :wink:
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    Default Re: How many miles per day do you drive

    Quote Originally Posted by solo379
    Quote Originally Posted by flood

    my best as a solo (legal) 773ml in a 65mph truck
    Than you are a magician! :lol:
    Average, I'd say about 5-600, per work day, but "average", didn't mean much, in this context! :roll: :wink:
    773 miles / 65mph = 11.892307692307692307692307692308 hours.
    (above figure is no joke, this is what the calculator spit out on my laptop :shock: )

    773 miles / 11 LEGAL HOURS = 70.27272727272727272727 AVG MPH
    (again, laptop calculator)

    Would say what, 11.75 hours or so.................
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    Quote Originally Posted by serbie
    Quote Originally Posted by solo379
    Quote Originally Posted by flood

    my best as a solo (legal) 773ml in a 65mph truck
    Than you are a magician! :lol:
    Average, I'd say about 5-600, per work day, but "average", didn't mean much, in this context! :roll: :wink:
    773 miles / 65mph = 11.892307692307692307692307692308 hours.
    (above figure is no joke, this is what the calculator spit out on my laptop :shock: )

    773 miles / 11 LEGAL HOURS = 70.27272727272727272727 AVG MPH
    (again, laptop calculator)

    Would say what, 11.75 hours or so.................
    If you drove 11.75 hours, you violated the 11 hour rule

    If you claim to have averaged 70.27 mph, you falsified your logs.

    The laws of gravity, the laws of physics, and common sense state that you will not average 70 mph over an 11 hour period, when you are driving in a state with a 75 mph speed limit. There's things like MOUNTAINS, TRAFFIC, SCALES, and FUELING that will slow you down well below 70 mph, thereby rendering your "average" impossible.

    At best, you'll get a 67 mph average, and even that would be darn hard to pull off.

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    Default Re: How many miles per day do you drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Rev.Vassago
    Quote Originally Posted by serbie
    Quote Originally Posted by solo379
    Quote Originally Posted by flood

    my best as a solo (legal) 773ml in a 65mph truck
    Than you are a magician! :lol:
    Average, I'd say about 5-600, per work day, but "average", didn't mean much, in this context! :roll: :wink:
    773 miles / 65mph = 11.892307692307692307692307692308 hours.
    (above figure is no joke, this is what the calculator spit out on my laptop :shock: )

    773 miles / 11 LEGAL HOURS = 70.27272727272727272727 AVG MPH
    (again, laptop calculator)

    Would say what, 11.75 hours or so.................
    If you drove 11.75 hours, you violated the 11 hour rule

    If you claim to have averaged 70.27 mph, you falsified your logs.

    The laws of gravity, the laws of physics, and common sense state that you will not average 70 mph over an 11 hour period, when you are driving in a state with a 75 mph speed limit. There's things like MOUNTAINS, TRAFFIC, SCALES, and FUELING that will slow you down well below 70 mph, thereby rendering your "average" impossible.

    At best, you'll get a 67 mph average, and even that would be darn hard to pull off.
    Rev, how about this. Drive Hours starting around modnight, till 11 Am. Take 10 hours off, which would be till 9 PM. Drive till next 11 hours. Minus the other small task that has to be logged? This way he or who ever could drive more than 11 hours in one day, therefore it would be legal to do 770 miles maybe a few more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coastie
    Rev, how about this. Drive Hours starting around modnight, till 11 Am. Take 10 hours off, which would be till 9 PM. Drive till next 11 hours. Minus the other small task that has to be logged? This way he or who ever could drive more than 11 hours in one day, therefore it would be legal to do 770 miles maybe a few more.
    What you fail to take into account is that you'd be out of hours in less than 5 days, and have to take a 34 hour reset. Therefore, when calculating out your average miles over a weeks time, you wouldn't be anywhere near that 770 miles.

    770 X 5 = 3850 miles / 7 days = More like an average of 550 miles per day average over a 7 day period. And that isn't taking into account any pre trips, post trips, fueling, loading, unloading, etc. that eats up your 70 hour clock.

    It just isn't possible, and it just isn't realistic.

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    Could be reading your response wrong(sure I am), but just want to clear up that I wasn't the one claiming to avg 70+mph....
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    Quote Originally Posted by serbie
    Could be reading your response wrong(sure I am), but just want to clear up that I wasn't the one claiming to avg 70+mph....
    You're reading it wrong. I'm just saying that it isn't realistic. I'm not pointing fingers.

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