Who has defeated 'burnout'? How?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by tscottme, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. BeHereNow97

    BeHereNow97 Medium Load Member

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    tscottme, 4 years after your OP, did you overcome the burnout? If so, how?
     
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  3. fairshake

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    Old post, I think since 2020 crap started it has doubled maybe tripled the burnout. Also everything is so much more dangerous or you can be liable for anything that causes stress. I think truck drivers should take off an entire month every year at least, something I haven't done in a very long time.
     
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    I normally due three weeks out then one at home. Last home time I didn’t leave for a week and a half.
     
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  6. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    Not really. I moved into tankers for 3 years. It paid better and conditions were better, plus more respect from customers. It was nice not having fantasy schedules like San Francisco to Stockton in 30 minutes on Fri rush hour. I then started working out West. That's better driving as you have hours orvdays of good driving outside of the hellscapes of Seattle, Portland, and SLC. I'm looking for a tanker job in the West that loads in Nowhere and delivers to some other Nowhere.
     
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    Well I hope you get that job and that your burnout gets better if it was never really defeated. Life is too short. And yes, the West is such a great part of the country to drive, even if it comes with the snow, winter weather and brutal winds (in Wyoming at least).
     
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  8. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    Thank you. I worked through all of last winter out here and "chained up" a few times. Like anywhere else, the weather even when it is bad is hardly more than an inconvenience. Its the army of morons in trucks and 4-wheelers that are the problem.
     
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