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Does driving for work diminish your enjoyment of driving for fun

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Partagas's Comment
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What I'm wondering is if driving 2000 - 3000+ miles per week for work lessens your enjoyment of personal/family road trips? One of my great sources of pleasure and relaxation these past 30+ years has been getting out on good drives. One of our best family vacations ever involved driving over 4000 miles in 8 days (MN to Las Vegas and back in a circuitous route). I love to drive and see the country. While that's part of the attraction of driving professionally, I'd be sad if it resulted in my not wanting to take personal road trips anymore. So, I'm curious as to what you've experienced - does driving professionally make you dislike or avoid driving for fun on days off?

Parrothead66's Comment
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Doesn't bother me at all

Errol V.'s Comment
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Glass half full or empty?

Type FULL: what a country!
"From the mountains to the prairies
To the oceans white with foam!

How many cows can I count here? Look at that shack, I bet it was a sharecropper's house a hundred years ago! I can see the Rockies on the horizon. This place used to be covered in a buffalo herd!

Type EMPTY: I have another 5 f-ing hours crossing this stupid desert. You call this a town? Not even a truck stop here. Two mile downgrade! I hate downgrades. I really need some sleep tonight!

Gladhand's Comment
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I have always loved driving and getting paid to drive is a plus. I haven't got sick of it yet and I love driving when I am home, but I can't drive a car to save my life anymore haha.

Rick Dees's Comment
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Not at all..it's the days where you get short runs, dealing with shippers and receivers, scaling the load etc. that get frustrating sometimes. The long runs that last a few days are great..you will enjoy the ride just as much if not more, especially out west with less traffic hassles.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Chris L.'s Comment
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18 wheeler at work, but still love taking out the 2 wheeler on a nice day.

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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The only thing it's changed for me now is the mileage calculation and how long it will take to drive it and what seems reasonable. To most people, a 200 mile trip is almost an all day thing. Now, I look at 450 mile trips and I say "heck, that's less than a normal drive day, that's not so bad". It's made me love the maneuverability of a passenger car more, but really, for super long drives, it's almost unbearable physically if I'm not in a semi. I didn't realize how inherently uncomfortable normal passenger vehicles really are, and you figure it out on long drives.

Sambo11513's Comment
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Half full: how many more exits to the krystal burger or sbarro!

Half empty: dangit, missed the exit for krystal burger, and sbarro had no parking for trucks!

Sambo11513's Comment
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The only thing it's changed for me now is the mileage calculation and how long it will take to drive it and what seems reasonable. To most people, a 200 mile trip is almost an all day thing. Now, I look at 450 mile trips and I say "heck, that's less than a normal drive day, that's not so bad". It's made me love the maneuverability of a passenger car more, but really, for super long drives, it's almost unbearable physically if I'm not in a semi. I didn't realize how inherently uncomfortable normal passenger vehicles really are, and you figure it out on long drives.

I know, right? I used to look at a 5 hour drive with disdain, now it's like pffft, no problem.

Shawn's Comment
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I want to take time off so i can go on a road trip.

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