At our center the 9.5 thing has become a game. All the drivers try to get two 9.5 days early in the week so they can slide the rest of the week. But I must say it works if you get two early on the rest of the week you get splits pulled off in the morning or you get help during the day. On Friday if you don't have your two days you are gonna get hammered. So on Monday and Tuesday when they cut routes and load you up with all kind of crazy stops just relax because you know the rest of the week is gonna be a gravy train.