Driving preferred day or night?

Discussion in 'Millis' started by donb1959, Feb 16, 2013.

Prefers Day or night driver?

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    Wanna drive at night?

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    Wanna drive during the day?

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  1. donb1959

    donb1959 Bobtail Member

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    Ok, do you guys prefer driving day or night? I'm a night owl, so I think I would prefer to drive then, sleep days. Can you ever work your way into which driving preference you have?

    I can see the sides of both ways.

    NIGHT DRIVING= Less traffic, cooler temps, less cramped in truck stops for your break..etc
    DAY DRIVING= More visibility, hmm, maybe you guys can help with more pros.

    Stay Safe. Thanks in advance!:biggrin_25514::biggrin_25514::biggrin_25514::biggrin_25514:
     
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  3. pokerhound67

    pokerhound67 Heavy Load Member

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    i prefer night driving, and for otr drivers, no you cant make it so you do one or the other exclusively. the "experts" would add that sleeping during the day is unnatural, and the human body will never adapt to it fully. those that try are more susceptible to illness and fatigue. i take that with nearly half a grain of salt.

    the exception to the "no you cant" would be team driving, which nearly requires a regular 12 hour/12 hour split between the 2 team members.
     
  4. Dinomite

    Dinomite Road Train Member

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    Whenever the load is ready!! Rain,Sleet, or Snow. If I have 11 hrs this chicken hauler is ready to go. Yee Haw!!
     
  5. Joker85

    Joker85 Road Train Member

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    Winter I start early like 5 summer I start at ten so I can shut down round midnight and have cool air
     
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  6. Knotme

    Knotme Light Load Member

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    I have driven day as well as night and teams. Nights and Team is hard for sleeping, some guys can't sleep in a moving truck where other can, nights were nice as far as the traffic goes but you always, or at least I always feel tired right up to just a couple of days before I was going on break and then having to switch back to being awake days with the family.
    If I had my choice and the needs of freight didn't matter I would rather drive days, early start and finish the day in the late afternoon....but we do what we have to don't we
     
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  7. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

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    If I'm running team its not an issue of day or night, so much as if the other driver knows how to driving a manor for the sleeping partner to be able to stay asleep.
     
  8. Joker85

    Joker85 Road Train Member

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    I could never team. I like my cb loud and my radio louder. Except going up n down hills. Then the radio is off I like to listen to my engine then.
     
  9. losttrucker

    losttrucker Road Train Member

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    Thats what I did; although in Jackson,MS I swear it could be midnight and the temp would still be 90 with 90% humidity!! LOL
     
  10. sapamil

    sapamil Medium Load Member

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    i prefer to start abt 3-4am
     
  11. playamwj12

    playamwj12 Heavy Load Member

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    I prefer to start aboug 2 or 3 in the morning and done early. I will change my schedule asmuch is needed though.
     
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