How to NOT get bored of driving?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Canadianhauler21, Sep 20, 2020.

  1. Canadianhauler21

    Canadianhauler21 Medium Load Member

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    I have been driving for nearly two years in the last 3 years.

    Every few months 3-5 months I really start getting bored with driving. It's not even the lifestyle that I'm sick of, just the driving portion. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE driving. After my resets I thoroughly enjoy that first day returning to driving. Followed by a sharp drop off in interest.

    After a few weeks of not driving I'm good again for another 3-5 months. Anyone have a similar issue with driving? Anytime my company sends me for a 3000 mile week I dread those long running the clock to near max 10.5 hours drive time per day.
     
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  3. Blue Zombie Trucker

    Blue Zombie Trucker Light Load Member

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    It takes me longer to get to that point, but yeah, I hear ya. I listen to a LOT of audiobooks, podcasts, sometimes some music. For me, the change of seasons helps a lot, and also, this is exactly why I run OTR... I find the variety helps me stay interested longer.
     
  4. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Medium Load Member

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    I often wonder how warehouse workers don't get bored with their jobs. :D
     
  5. MericanMade

    MericanMade Medium Load Member

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    I have been installing cabinets for nearly 26 years in the last 30 years.

    Every few months 3-5 months I really start getting bored with carpentry. It's not even the lifestyle that I'm sick of, just the air nailing portion. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE carpentry. After my weekends of binge drinking I thoroughly enjoy that first day returning to cutting miters. Followed by a sharp drop off in interest.

    After a few weeks of not swinging a hammer, I'm good again for another 3-5 months. Anyone have a similar issue with working? Anytime I send myself on a 30 cabinet week I dread those long running the clock to near max 7 hours leveling time per day.
     
  6. Hazmat Cat

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  7. MericanMade

    MericanMade Medium Load Member

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    Well sometimes I work zero times a week.:D

    Note: not good if you're self-employed.
     
  8. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Maybe u need more excitment with what u haul. Id get bored to when the only time ur outside the truck doing work is closing the doors. I dont want to just drive , i enjoy the work part of flatbedding even know sometimes it royally sucks
     
  9. MTN Boomer

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    I run a lot of2 lane s, lots of scenic, old iron, tractors, trucks cars. Watch out for the farm equipment, and buggy s.
     
  10. Blue Zombie Trucker

    Blue Zombie Trucker Light Load Member

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    I'm getting out of flats just because I got tired of being filthy all the time, and I'm an old man (58), so I figured, why push my luck. Got really sick of tarps, too. I was tarping probably 80% of my loads, just a guess.

    More ironic irrelevance: My very last FB load was also out of Antioch, but GP sheetrock... and I darned near got blown off the top of the load. First time for that, too. I figured the writing was on the wall for me, although I KNOW I'm going to miss flabedding. A lot, at times.
     
  11. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Yep i can definatly relate to that . Always dirty doing flatbedding . Tarping is not fun sometimes especially weird angled loads with sharp edges that take longer to pad and protect than to actually tarp. I had my first fall off the deck earlier this year , no idea how i didnt break anything or bust my head open on the headache rack . Got lucky, but was shortly followed by my 2nd fall off the deck only a couple months later . Only out of getting in a rush and not thinking things thru....
     
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