Noise

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by MOBee, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. MOBee

    MOBee Medium Load Member

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    I have no idea what has happened in the past 6 months, but now a loud truck, a reefer and those darn APU's start to run and I am awake and find it very difficult to go back to sleep. I have tried my own white noise, a radio, but after a while that wakes me up. I have tried earplugs, but with my TMJ pretty quickly they hurt terribly as well. Any ideas? I try to sleep at the well away from the road rest areas, but in the winter that may not be the best idea. What do you all do?
     
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  2. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Try to work a lil harder and it takes the thinking out of it lol
     
  3. CrappieJunkie

    CrappieJunkie Wishin' I was fishin'

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    Is it your truck or others? If its yours not much you can do. If its others, drive when they are sleeping.

    I pulled refers with an apu. Slept like a baby with the vibration of them both running. It was relaxing.

    It got so bad when I was on hometime I couldnt sleep without it. If reefer didnt kick on every hour hour and a half I woke up, including while at home.
     
  4. scythe08

    scythe08 Road Train Member

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    Get one of those metal fans from loves, Pilot , whatever. They made enough noise to be effective, but not intrusive. I am so used to them that I have a hard time sleeping without them
     
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  5. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    That's interesting. Usually a older engine at a high idle is a good Z generator.

    You might want to visit doctor and explain about the noise affecting sleep. You could be having something going on inside that will need to be corrected in some way.

    It took me months to get used to a quiet house when we finally stopped OTR.
     
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  6. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

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    If ear plugs don't work, you're screwed. I'm a very light sleeper, and earplugs saved the day, especially in hotels.
     
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  7. jammer910Z

    jammer910Z Road Train Member

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    I had one on each side of me yesterday.

    On my right was the high idle guy with the engine fan that kicks on and off every 30 seconds sounding like a turbo jet.
    On the left was a 1954 Rattletrap WeKoolit reefer that cycled from hyper driver to super hyper drive continuously.

    I "was" sleeping like a baby.
    Once you hear it... you're up.
     
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  8. Hyweighman

    Hyweighman Medium Load Member

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    Instead of backing into a spot try nosing in. It's a lot quieter. But dont tell anyone. It's a secret.
     
  9. jammer910Z

    jammer910Z Road Train Member

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    That works in select spots.
    But, in most parking spaces it leaves the tail of the trailer sticking way out hindering everyone else's movement.
    Backing in allows that overhang to clear a curb.

    No easy solution.
    It's the nature of the beast.
     
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  10. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    Nose in (make sure it’s a spot you can easily back out of) and take some Zzzzquil.
     
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