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Old 02-06-2011
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I purchaced a 2010 Motor Carriers atlas last year at Loves Truck Stop for $9.99. The last one that I bought I think was around 30 bucks or so.
I was checking the milage between cities in Fl.
80 miles from Ft Myers to St Augustine?
274 miles from Ft Myers to St. Petersburg?
This is not accurate, so double check.
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Old 02-07-2011
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I purchaced a 2010 Motor Carriers atlas last year at Loves Truck Stop for $9.99. The last one that I bought I think was around 30 bucks or so.
I was checking the milage between cities in Fl.
80 miles from Ft Myers to St Augustine?
274 miles from Ft Myers to St. Petersburg?
This is not accurate, so double check.
Jim,

I know that when I was on the road and escorted a load for a new company, sometimes they would resist paying me the actual miles run because it didn't agree with the Household Movers Guide mileage that they were using to pay by, needless to say if they refused to pay me my actual miles.......I never worked for them again. I figured my actual miles after comparing my odometer to Interstate mile posts at least once a month to make any tolerance corrections.

Perhaps the mileage on the Truckers Atlas has Household Movers Guide mileage and not actual miles, here is part of a discussion on the http://www.thetruckersreport.com/truckingindustryforum/ .

http://www.thetruckersreport.com/truckingindustryforum/questions-from-new-drivers/57495-household-movers-guide.html


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mover guide The American Association of Moving and Storage, Alexandria Virginia is the keeper of Household Movers Guide. They will sell you the software for it, but pricey. PC miler is a different product and is not the same as HMG. Your truckers map Rand McNally is a licensee and the mileage charts in the back are Household Movers Guide, however not the Practical Miles, at least that is what they told me in last conversation with them.
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When I used to drive OTR hauling transmissions for Chrysler, they paid on the housemovers guide for mileage. It was a dedicated route so no matter how many actual miles you drove you just got a set amount. It sure seemed short using the mileage on the GPS. If there was a detour you really got shorted. They wouldn't pay the toll on the Ohio Turnpike but I am sure the mileage was computed using that road. -Rick in Ohio
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Motor carriers rarely pay hub miles. My company uses Rand McNally. If my miles on the GPS are off by more than 5 points I raise *******. To compensate we also get short haul and drop pay. On long hauls my actual to paid is historically less than 5 points.
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Old 02-08-2011
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The atlas I have is Rand McNally.
I used to get paid by the Household Movers Guide, as well. The problem with that is it goes from city line to city line. So for instance it would say 930 miles from Boston to Chicago. If Chicago is 50 miles across, and if you delivered on the west side, you lost 50 miles pay.
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