So you want to run at night?!

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by dirtyjerz, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. DirtyBob

    DirtyBob Road Train Member

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    I'm getting my first one in since the new law. 51 hours to get a 34 in since I got in at 2am. I had only ran 1 run ever on a recap before this month.
     
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  3. dirtyjerz

    dirtyjerz glowing beard pouty kid

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    I all depends on your shift. I get a 58-60 hour reset every week. I also work 60-70 hours in five days too.
     
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  4. Weeble Kneeble

    Weeble Kneeble Heavy Load Member

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    The optional time to start your reset is 1900, that way immediately after the second 1-5 AM period is up, you can start rolling. My mega reset will come after working 70 hours in 7 days. It's fine to recap, just make sure those first couple days are big number days to fool around with later in the week. My first recap number is a 6. Not so much.
     
  5. dirtyjerz

    dirtyjerz glowing beard pouty kid

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    I work start mondays at 1800 and get out tues morning 0600-0800. Its like that mon -fri. So I start my 34 Saturday morning 0600 ish and have off till Monday night.
     
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  6. airforcetoo

    airforcetoo Heavy Load Member

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    Also would like to add that keeping your mind occupied helps. I listen to a lot of podcasts & audiobooks; and when I get tired of boring talking, I put on my favorite tunes.... before I know it the sun is out again. Sometimes it's refreshing to drive nights
     
  7. DrtyDiesel

    DrtyDiesel Road Train Member

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    Drink lots of energy drinks, coffee, take b-12 vitamins, and caffeine pils all at the same time. You'll see sounds and hear colors


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  8. Saddletramp1200

    Saddletramp1200 Road Train Member

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    Pop the straps on the hood. Flashlite on my neck. Oils good, coolant is good. Drop the hood, turn off the flashlite. After 20 years or so, you will just feel this. 20 years from now, Wow. that old Dude was right. Lol
     
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  9. Big Don

    Big Don "Old Fart"

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    I believe if I was still driving, I'd be looking at using one of those lights that attaches to your head, or to your hat. Seems like it would make those night time pre and post trips, sooooooo much easier!
     
  10. Saddletramp1200

    Saddletramp1200 Road Train Member

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    Know your post is way to funny, and accurate. I can't teach a kid about a beer can stove. Don't think it's on oogle. Might be on flower girl. 207 leds all at once. Looked bright.
     
  11. Saddletramp1200

    Saddletramp1200 Road Train Member

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    Sure hope I can buy a hat that supports them. Being able to see at night is great. Old drivers never had that before. We had to relie on sound. Thump the tires meant something. :)
     
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