Whats the most tired you have ever been?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by D.Tibbitt, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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  2. Chinatown

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    I was so tired one night some jogger kept staring at me and no matter how fast I ran the truck, he stayed right there staring at me. Finally realized I was looking at my own reflection.
    Popped a couple more pills to wake me up and kept the hammer down.
    I had left Ft. Lewis, Washington with a military truck on a flatbed trailer going to Wilmington, NC. A husband/wife team left the same time I did and I beat them to Wilmington.
     
  3. Intothesunset

    Intothesunset Road Train Member

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    Let's just say slapping myself to stay awake. Back in the 2010 days being dispatched like a nut about to crack. 2 hours of sleep per day avg for 3 days at a time running east back to the Midwest. For CHR loads at .25 cpm.
     
  4. G13Tomcat

    G13Tomcat Road Train Member

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    Yes, you do... man. Wannabes everywhere, eh?

    ps: I've done some 'dream driving' in my paper days. Even recall dreams to this day; heading to MI and swore I was en route to Miami.

    Be safe, Six. Miss y'all.
     
  5. De Trucker

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    I've never been so tired that I hallucinate but I have woken up in my sleep thinking I was still driving. It's pretty scary. Hate it when that happens!
     
  6. Lumper Humper

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    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    Hahahahahaha I wish I could say that it wasn't just sleepiness. That actually happened my rookie year. I remember drivers telling me little things about fatigue, like seeing things that aren't there, or not remembering X amount of miles. Ever since that night, I hesitate to eat a Little Debbie cake
     
  8. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    It is. I got so tired one night when I pulled over on an on ramp, I fell asleep in the drivers seat. Then when I woke up I thought I forgot to pull the parking break. I thought the truck was going downhill like a rollercoaster
     
  9. PE_T

    PE_T Road Train Member

    It’s happened to me many times, especially when I was new to trucking. I call it the “trucker’s nightmare.” Is there currently a name for it? That’s it. If you’re reading this. I coin this phenomenon—the “Trucker’s Nightmare!”
     
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  10. shogun

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    This disciple has cool shades, a hand rolled cigarette, and is about to eat chicken tacos. Hail Six!
     
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