How many hours should I drive straight through?

Green expeditor

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Hello all, I'm new to expediting and I have a question for the public. Is it normal to be expected to drive 13, 14 and 15hrs straight through? I'm a solo driver and my dispatch mainly gets me loads that requires me to drive straight through at mainly 12 or more hrs. Is this normal bc I thought I could get plenty of short loads too?
 

danthewolf00

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Well what are you driving?
Hello all, I'm new to expediting and I have a question for the public. Is it normal to be expected to drive 13, 14 and 15hrs straight through? I'm a solo driver and my dispatch mainly gets me loads that requires me to drive straight through at mainly 12 or more hrs. Is this normal bc I thought I could get plenty of short loads too?well
 

PaidPerMile

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sounds like you don't want to be over the road but dospatch has other plans for you. I'd change dispatch or tell them how far you max out at. If you make it far they will send you and guess what you won't have time for another load until its a new day.
 

danthewolf00

Veteran Expediter
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I am driving a small box truck not held to dot standards. It's a expediting company and they keep trying to give me loads that are 12 or more hours non stop driving other than to get gas. Is this normal bc I can't drive more than 9 or 10hrs before I fall asleep
Then tell them you have a personal range limit for loads.
 
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