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Posted: 2/25/2016 7:54:23 PM EDT



















552 of them today.






This quarter-million brought to you by caffeine, nicotine, and audiobooks.






-p.





 

 
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 7:57:06 PM EDT
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~360-480 miles a day. 5-6 days a week.


You must be doing alot of dropping and hooking. Or your off load times are fast as fuck.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 7:57:18 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/25/2016 8:02:04 PM EDT
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552 of them today.


This quarter-million brought to you by caffeine, nicotine, and audiobooks.


-p.
 
 
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i calculated it cost between approx $125.000-$150,000 in diesel to go those 250,000 miles @ 6 miles per gallon....
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 8:02:58 PM EDT
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~360-480 miles a day. 5-6 days a week.
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I can load a 10-car load in about an hour and a half.  9 cars a little faster.  Or sometimes much longer depending on the load.





























Unloading takes 35 minutes to a little over an hour depending on the dealer.







-p.


 
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 8:03:08 PM EDT
[#5]
Power to ya.....I would lose my fucking mind with that much windshield time
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 8:03:10 PM EDT
[#6]
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 8:05:13 PM EDT
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  I can load a 10-car load in about an hour and a half.  9 cars a little faster.  Or sometimes much longer depending on the load.


<a href="http://s4.photobucket.com/user/phuzzygnu/media/2015-09-24%2010.53.32_zpsjkz9feq6.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y109/phuzzygnu/2015-09-24%2010.53.32_zpsjkz9feq6.jpg</a>


<a href="http://s4.photobucket.com/user/phuzzygnu/media/20150910_131659-1_zps9dbjg2s3.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y109/phuzzygnu/20150910_131659-1_zps9dbjg2s3.jpg</a>


<a href="http://s4.photobucket.com/user/phuzzygnu/media/2015-03-23%2020.16.17_zpsr8kgubb3.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y109/phuzzygnu/2015-03-23%2020.16.17_zpsr8kgubb3.jpg</a>

Unloading takes 35 minutes to a little over an hour depending on the dealer.


-p.
 
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~360-480 miles a day. 5-6 days a week.


You must be doing alot of dropping and hooking. Or your off load times are fast as fuck.

  I can load a 10-car load in about an hour and a half.  9 cars a little faster.  Or sometimes much longer depending on the load.


<a href="http://s4.photobucket.com/user/phuzzygnu/media/2015-09-24%2010.53.32_zpsjkz9feq6.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y109/phuzzygnu/2015-09-24%2010.53.32_zpsjkz9feq6.jpg</a>


<a href="http://s4.photobucket.com/user/phuzzygnu/media/20150910_131659-1_zps9dbjg2s3.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y109/phuzzygnu/20150910_131659-1_zps9dbjg2s3.jpg</a>


<a href="http://s4.photobucket.com/user/phuzzygnu/media/2015-03-23%2020.16.17_zpsr8kgubb3.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y109/phuzzygnu/2015-03-23%2020.16.17_zpsr8kgubb3.jpg</a>

Unloading takes 35 minutes to a little over an hour depending on the dealer.


-p.
 



That changes it a little bit.

70 hour log book?


Your probably pushing 550+ miles a day then with cars.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 8:05:57 PM EDT
[#8]
Looks like you haul more than one brand,  how do your loads get dispatched to you?
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 8:06:40 PM EDT
[#9]
J.A.P=Just Another Pete...





















Link Posted: 2/25/2016 8:08:14 PM EDT
[#10]
I like the Peterbilt styling... and Western Star.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 8:09:58 PM EDT
[#11]
That is a great milestone. What is your mile mark?

Do you have more pics of your truck. I really like Pete's

I drove for about a year. Piece 'o crap Freightliner and international, but I drove a Pete for a while.  It has been 20 years now, and I can still feel the jake brake and the little click from low/high range. I find myself pretend shifting my minivan at times!

Driving a truck is awesome if it just wasn't for the work aspect of it. And being gone from home(cooking, etc.)
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 8:10:25 PM EDT
[#12]
What's life expectance on a rig like that?
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 8:10:54 PM EDT
[#13]
Also I'll assume an ISX under the hood?

Or are you braving the MX engine?
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 8:11:30 PM EDT
[#14]
Should  have posted when the odometer read 223556.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 8:11:38 PM EDT
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Fleet wise?

5 years.

O/O / small fleet?

7-9 years depending.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 8:12:54 PM EDT
[#16]
That truck has weird guages.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 8:13:40 PM EDT
[#17]
wowza
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 8:14:45 PM EDT
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  I can load a 10-car load in about an hour and a half.  9 cars a little faster.  Or sometimes much longer depending on the load.


<a href="http://s4.photobucket.com/user/phuzzygnu/media/2015-09-24%2010.53.32_zpsjkz9feq6.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y109/phuzzygnu/2015-09-24%2010.53.32_zpsjkz9feq6.jpg</a>


<a href="http://s4.photobucket.com/user/phuzzygnu/media/20150910_131659-1_zps9dbjg2s3.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y109/phuzzygnu/20150910_131659-1_zps9dbjg2s3.jpg</a>


<a href="http://s4.photobucket.com/user/phuzzygnu/media/2015-03-23%2020.16.17_zpsr8kgubb3.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y109/phuzzygnu/2015-03-23%2020.16.17_zpsr8kgubb3.jpg</a>

Unloading takes 35 minutes to a little over an hour depending on the dealer.


-p.
 
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~360-480 miles a day. 5-6 days a week.


You must be doing alot of dropping and hooking. Or your off load times are fast as fuck.

  I can load a 10-car load in about an hour and a half.  9 cars a little faster.  Or sometimes much longer depending on the load.


<a href="http://s4.photobucket.com/user/phuzzygnu/media/2015-09-24%2010.53.32_zpsjkz9feq6.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y109/phuzzygnu/2015-09-24%2010.53.32_zpsjkz9feq6.jpg</a>


<a href="http://s4.photobucket.com/user/phuzzygnu/media/20150910_131659-1_zps9dbjg2s3.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y109/phuzzygnu/20150910_131659-1_zps9dbjg2s3.jpg</a>


<a href="http://s4.photobucket.com/user/phuzzygnu/media/2015-03-23%2020.16.17_zpsr8kgubb3.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y109/phuzzygnu/2015-03-23%2020.16.17_zpsr8kgubb3.jpg</a>

Unloading takes 35 minutes to a little over an hour depending on the dealer.


-p.
 


That last pic is just impressive.

Loading/unloading seems like it would have some risk involved.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 8:15:55 PM EDT
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Ever damaged any cars?
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 8:16:50 PM EDT
[#20]
(250 000 miles) / (7 281.3 hours) =
34.3345282 miles per hour

Not bad...
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 8:17:01 PM EDT
[#21]
Nice peterwagon parking lot.
I used to drive an international back in 92,93
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 8:20:44 PM EDT
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Guy dropped off a car at wifes dealership today, pulled off trailer, threw keys on front seat and closed the door...cost him $70 for a locksmith so he could have papers signed and leave
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 8:28:12 PM EDT
[#23]
recommend any good audio books (publishers/authors)?
Where do you get yours?
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 8:41:43 PM EDT
[#24]
Every deliver to Mcree Ford?
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 8:42:07 PM EDT
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That changes it a little bit.



70 hour log book?





Your probably pushing 550+ miles a day then with cars.

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70 Hour log book.  Electronic logs.  65 mph governed speed.




Most miles in one day was 671. I usually do 2,000-2,500 miles a week.  Last week I did 3,085.




I can't remember when exactly this truck arrived.  2014 model year truck was purchased some time in 2013.




-p.






Link Posted: 2/25/2016 8:47:27 PM EDT
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Honda, Acura, Nissan, Infinity, Toyota, Lexus, Kia, Subaru, Mercedes, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac.  And maybe others.  100% new vehicles.




No forced dispatch- I choose my own loads.  I do get told what terminal to go to after unloading, but I can predict that and choose accordingly.   My AO is from Colorado/New Mexico to the east coast mainly below the Mason-Dixon.  But truth be told I generally only run Texas.




-p.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 8:48:24 PM EDT
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  70 Hour log book.  Electronic logs.  65 mph governed speed.


Most miles in one day was 671. I usually do 2,000-2,500 miles a week.  Last week I did 3,085.


I can't remember when exactly this truck arrived.  2014 model year truck was purchased some time in 2013.


-p.




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That changes it a little bit.

70 hour log book?


Your probably pushing 550+ miles a day then with cars.

  70 Hour log book.  Electronic logs.  65 mph governed speed.


Most miles in one day was 671. I usually do 2,000-2,500 miles a week.  Last week I did 3,085.


I can't remember when exactly this truck arrived.  2014 model year truck was purchased some time in 2013.


-p.





Who governs the trucks?

Here in CO, I've seen them blaze over 80.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 8:56:16 PM EDT
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Who governs the trucks?

Here in CO, I've seen them blaze over 80.
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That changes it a little bit.

70 hour log book?


Your probably pushing 550+ miles a day then with cars.

  70 Hour log book.  Electronic logs.  65 mph governed speed.


Most miles in one day was 671. I usually do 2,000-2,500 miles a week.  Last week I did 3,085.


I can't remember when exactly this truck arrived.  2014 model year truck was purchased some time in 2013.


-p.





Who governs the trucks?

Here in CO, I've seen them blaze over 80.

The computer. Fleet trucks are usually cut back, but O/Os (hauling cows especially) don't usually have a governor.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 8:56:29 PM EDT
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Good lord that's a lot of driving.  My 2014 Volvo has 65,000 miles on it and that's with the company slip-seating it.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 8:58:17 PM EDT
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Who governs the trucks?

Here in CO, I've seen them blaze over 80.
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That changes it a little bit.

70 hour log book?


Your probably pushing 550+ miles a day then with cars.

  70 Hour log book.  Electronic logs.  65 mph governed speed.


Most miles in one day was 671. I usually do 2,000-2,500 miles a week.  Last week I did 3,085.


I can't remember when exactly this truck arrived.  2014 model year truck was purchased some time in 2013.


-p.





Who governs the trucks?

Here in CO, I've seen them blaze over 80.


Those CO drivers must have filed the firing pin.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 9:00:07 PM EDT
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How do you like the new trucks compared to the pre emissions trucks?

Yours looks nice.

Our fleet is primarily International trucks. I couldn't get rid of the 2011 Maxxforce tractor too soon, traded for a 2006 model 9200 with a Cummins ISX with 960,000 miles on it. It's a beast and runs better than everything else in the fleet. Pulls like a sumbitch too.

I'm so worried they're gonna get rid of it once she needs an in frame rebuild.

ETA, I'm local every day, downtown Atlanta, home each night, off Friday and Saturday. It's gravy, especially with three young kids at home. But I only do maybe 700 miles a week. So damn, good on you bro!!
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 9:03:26 PM EDT
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J.A.P=Just Another Pete...







Says a Mack guy, Mack is owned by Volvo, used to be owned by Renault.




















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Link Posted: 2/25/2016 9:04:16 PM EDT
[#33]
Meh...my fleshlight has as many miles in half the time.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 9:04:39 PM EDT
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Also, 10 speed?
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 9:06:05 PM EDT
[#35]
Damn, my 2014 has 96k, and I thought that was a lot.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 9:08:02 PM EDT
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I've got over a million safe miles.  Not sure exactly how many off hand.  Never had a ticket or accident in a big truck.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 9:08:57 PM EDT
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Also I'll assume an ISX under the hood?



Or are you braving the MX engine?
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MX.  Gutless.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 9:10:39 PM EDT
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We need a   arfcom  radio talk show   for you long haulers and a CB with a channel  87
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 9:12:59 PM EDT
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Not in a long time.  I've hauled thousands of cars since my last damage.  And it was a tiny 1" scratch.




Did lose an entire load to a West Texas hailstorm though.




-p.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 9:14:20 PM EDT
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I didn't consider that I'd gotten my day started until I had 500 miles in.  The following hour or two of driving was the money maker.  I averaged 3600 miles per week on an account where the average was 3200.

Drop & hook account and I'd push hard to be able to do my drop & hooks before shutting down and then start clean the next day with a full day of driving to the next location.  The customer's locations were all about 600 miles apart and it was very doable if a driver kept the left door shut.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 9:14:22 PM EDT
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recommend any good audio books (publishers/authors)?

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I have my, um, source for audiobooks.  I just finished the entire Tom Clancy collection.  Just started on some Turtledove.




-p.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 9:14:26 PM EDT
[#42]
Only another 750k to go before an inframe and drive it another million.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 9:14:45 PM EDT
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I don't haul Fords.  Yet.




-p.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 9:16:11 PM EDT
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On an MX engine?

It will be cooked by 600k.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 9:16:41 PM EDT
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Technically.





Link Posted: 2/25/2016 9:17:02 PM EDT
[#46]
My 2006 tacoma just broke 40k miles.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 9:19:27 PM EDT
[#47]
Damn I don't know how people drive for a living.  I commute an hour each way to work and my blood pressure skyrockets 30 min in.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 9:21:49 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/25/2016 9:23:37 PM EDT
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  Technically.


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Also, 10 speed?

  Technically.


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Awwwww dang!!!

I'd be bored to tears hahaha! But you've been doing it longer than me, IIRC, so I bet you welcome the relaxation? That's what I keep hearing from guys who've made the switch.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 9:23:58 PM EDT
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How do you like the new trucks compared to the pre emissions trucks?



Yours looks nice.



Our fleet is primarily International trucks. I couldn't get rid of the 2011 Maxxforce tractor too soon, traded for a 2006 model 9200 with a Cummins ISX with 960,000 miles on it. It's a beast and runs better than everything else in the fleet. Pulls like a sumbitch too.



I'm so worried they're gonna get rid of it once she needs an in frame rebuild.



ETA, I'm local every day, downtown Atlanta, home each night, off Friday and Saturday. It's gravy, especially with three young kids at home. But I only do maybe 700 miles a week. So damn, good on you bro!!
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I miss my old 379.




Also, f**k Atlanta traffic.  I hate delivering anywhere near there.  Though I usually get down to West Point, GA from there to get a load of Kias back to Texas.




-p.
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