I only need about 5 hours of sleep and I'm good, what should I do with the remaining 5

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by ThisisMeUsee, Apr 27, 2018.

  1. passport220

    passport220 Road Train Member

    Start doing 8/2 split breaks. If you are only sleeping 5 hours per night, likely a 2 hour break during the day for a nap or just to get you eyes off the road will do you some good.
     
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  3. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Exercise and prepare some nutritious food for yourself. Brush and floss your teeth. Clean your truck. Starting getting some freight you need to unload by hand.
     
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  4. wore out

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    Anything you want except drive.
     
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  5. ChaoSS

    ChaoSS Road Train Member

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    Or cocaine. That's a bad idea on your ten.
     
  6. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

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    Things to do with 5 hours to spare, ummm practice your reversing skills look for the hardest park to get a truck in and try and park your trailer there. Walk around the Local Flying-J and check out what things are forsale. Use your spare 5 hours to do your next pre trip inspection so your raring to go next morning. Buy a jig saw puzzle and try putting it together. Start a moonshine still in the back of the cab, most folks with think your cooking well you kinda are i guess. Start an online shop that way you can use your truck to make home deliveries in your spare time.
     
  7. tucker

    tucker Road Train Member

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    Without elogs the op would drive 18 hours and 40 minutes every day.
     
  8. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    To my knowledge, the fld never came with the 84 inch sleeper that wad available for the classic.
     
  9. GreenPete359

    GreenPete359 Road Train Member

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    Nope. 15yrs in i still only get 5hrs a night
     
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  10. GreenPete359

    GreenPete359 Road Train Member

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    Gentelman’s agreement with the boss way back when...you give me 5 & i’ll give you 20. Was that way for long time
     
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  11. RET423

    RET423 Medium Load Member

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    I have always been on a 6 hour per night sleep schedule, if I really stall I can eat and shower in 1 hour; HOS demands I have to loiter around a dingy truck stop for hours more to be "legal".

    Needless to say I have never been "legal" and I have no plans of being "legal" in the future.
     
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