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How long to to haul 2.5 million miles would you say ?

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What ?

07-18-2012 11:02:50
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Just Curious

How long would you say it takes to put in
2.5 million miles transporting ?

Doing the math, it seems that is driving
100,000 miles a year for 25 years.

Assuming you start your ' career ' at
age 18, that means you would need to
be 43 years old.

I don't think it is possible.

Most OTR Drivers are lucky to log
1 million miles in a career.

What do you guys think ?

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Scott 730

07-22-2012 17:27:45
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 Re: How long to to haul 2.5 million miles would you say ? in reply to BDT in Minnesota, 07-18-2012 11:02:50  
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Not legally. :shock: :shock:



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D1206

07-22-2012 08:47:35
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 Re: How long to to haul 2.5 million miles would you say ? in reply to What ?, 07-18-2012 11:02:50  
I used to drive truck,long haul & local,when I was running Canada and the lower 48 it was not uncommon to put on between 100 to 120,000 miles a year and that was in 8-9 months.I drove approx 20 years and logged approx 1.5 million miles.When long hauling the truck averaged 11,000 miles a month,so it's not a stretch to put on a million miles in 10 years. Some of the double teams might do that in half the time.

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BushogPapa

08-03-2012 17:24:00
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 Re: How long to to haul 2.5 million miles would you say ? in reply to D1206, 07-22-2012 08:47:35  
Our Teams run over 250/year or just under 600,000 on a 2 year Lease..45 States...but, that is "Trailor-Trucking".. not just Hauling...!!! There are some weeks with over 7,000 miles and they get home every week-end... (Avery International, "Fasson")..

Ron..



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Dean Olson

07-21-2012 21:02:42
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 Re: How long to to haul 2.5 million miles would you say ? in reply to What ?, 07-18-2012 11:02:50  
I run 30k in my pick up and about 50k in my Pete every year.

My uncle retired after 40+ years behind the wheel and when asked how many miles he ran he says 3-4 million. Back in the day he would run 24 hours then sleep for 8-10 hrs and back at it.

I have a cousin who currently drives full time and easily gets 125-150K miles a year. He started driving young. He'll have 40 years in before long. It's possible to run 6-700 miles a day for 6-7 days a week, legally. He tracks his miles by the trucks he's worn out. He's well over 2 million miles and counting.

I knew some full time team drivers getting upwards of 300K miles per year.

I ran UPS freight from Dallas to LA during the holiday rush years ago. That was about 3100 miles. We would leave early Monday am and be back Wednesday afternoon, drop and hook, Take 8 hours off and do it again. Co driver and I would run about 25000 miles between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

It's very possible and pretty common.

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John in La

07-18-2012 18:54:10
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 Re: How long to to haul 2.5 million miles would you say ? in reply to What ?, 07-18-2012 11:02:50  
We have a guy at work that has 1 million safe miles in the past 14 years. He has the company jacket to prove it. And he is a city driver that never leaves our state.
We have road drivers that get over 3200 miles in a 5 day week. At 47 weeks a year they can get 2.5 million in 15 years but few if any at all run that hard for that many years.

I have over 3 million and worked as a equiptment operator for several years.

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willie in mn

07-18-2012 17:48:07
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 Re: How long to to haul 2.5 million miles would you say ? in reply to What ?, 07-18-2012 11:02:50  
No big problem getting that many miles. Spent 40 years behind a steering wheel, starting at 18, with 4 years out for military hitch, retired at 62.
Last 9 years averaged 10,000 a month, & didn't even have to fudge on the paperwork.
One outfit I worked for had low turnover, average driver had 16 years service. At one point low man on seniority list had 7 years in before a couple veterans retired, & they had to hire some rookies.
Willie

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JimEvans

07-18-2012 16:55:05
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 Re: How long to to haul 2.5 million miles would you say ? in reply to What ?, 07-18-2012 11:02:50  
I know of a lot of drivers who get 100,000 miles/yr. That is only 25 years.

I get 25,000 miles a year just driving to and from my job, which involves another 9 hours of work once I get there.



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The tractor vet

07-18-2012 16:28:55
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 Re: How long to to haul 2.5 million miles would you say ? in reply to What ?, 07-18-2012 11:02:50  
Sure did not take long the way we use to run plum wore out a bunch of trucks over the years. Gave up counting the miles as a normal day was 800 or better . seen many days that it was 1200 or more. Ya get a hot load ya set your donkey in the seat and get a mind set and go no stopping at the truck stops for coffee and a b/s session . I have only had two guys that i could run with and the rest of the time i was by myself .

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Ralph Bauer

07-18-2012 12:50:13
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 Re: How long to to haul 2.5 million miles would you say ? in reply to What ?, 07-18-2012 11:02:50  
Why not? I drive about 48-50000 miles a year in a car, about 60/40 work/personal. Plus about another 10-12000 miles in a farm truck!!
Ralph in OK.



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rustyfarmall

07-18-2012 12:23:03
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 Re: How long to to haul 2.5 million miles would you say ? in reply to What ?, 07-18-2012 11:02:50  
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New York to L.A. is 2,777 miles.
Round trip is 5,554 miles.

Round trip CAN be done in 7 days, or one week.

There are 52 weeks in a year, so if the driver never took a day off, he could accumulate 288,808 miles in just one year.

You do the math.



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BushogPapa

08-03-2012 17:32:10
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 Re: How long to to haul 2.5 million miles would you say ? in reply to rustyfarmall, 07-18-2012 12:23:03  
We typically left Cincy (The Queen City) on Tuesday 8:30 PM..arrived Rancho Cucamonga Ca. by 9:30 their time Thursday.. Unload and reload the trailor and we arrived back in Cincy by Sun-up, Sat.. That is 36 1/2 Hrs OUT and 35 1/2 Hours Back.. Ran it every week...winter and summer.. 1693 TA Cat w/13-Over and 4:11 rears.. Then, 3408 Cat with the same gearing..

Ron..



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