This week in Shipshewana when we were getting the truck worked on, we met a guy at the shop who drives team with his wife. They run 6,000 miles a week.
What the WHAT??? Six thousand miles???
Last year we ran 100,000 miles. I can't even imagine doing more than 2,300 to 2,500 in a week, and if Ed even suggested a 6,000 mile run I'd stomp my feet, cry, and probably refuse to drive. I can count on one hand how many times, in almost eleven years, Ed and I have driven anywhere close to 6,000 miles in one week.
Here's my advice for you in two sentences:
Don't try to get more miles on a run. Know what your operating cost per mile is, and negotiate to get a higher rate per mile.
That's it. Drive less, make more.
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2014: While You Were Sleeping
2013: Between Brattleboro And Bennington
2012: Man At Work
2011: Under A Rock
2010: Practicing For Retirement
2009: Truckers Are So Sensitive
2008: Light Sweet Crude
2007: A Antiquing Conundrum
2006: How Can You Not Love This Face?
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!