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Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Fitness Gear and Supplements While OTR

I think it's worth looking into resistance bands. I have an assortment, and they now go into the hundreds of pounds of resistance. They weigh nothing; they cost almost nothing; they take up no space; they give you an incredible workout, and you don't have to worry about them flying through the air if you ever have a terrible accident. It's also much easier to move them from truck to truck when it's time to change trucks.

I carried dumbbells back in the day. Today I'd have bands.

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Best advice for anyone lazy to think about their own good.

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Do truckers bathe

I was thinking about picking up the trade only issure i can think of is not being able to bathe i have to take a dial soap shower at lease every other day or i get boils would this be a problem

It may be if you get stuck somewhere in like WY for couple of days if roads are closed. Otherwise there is no issue to get a shower every day, if you'd like to at any decent truck stop.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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What an experience!

As long as there are chains on and taking it easy, it should be ok.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Shifting

IMho)

Don't like the format of this forum a bit, cuz there is no way to "fix"/edit mistyped words and/or change anything. Oh, well, it's just to kill some time sometime

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Shifting

You are welcome, Anne. Honestly, it was my first time I've looked for "how to" myself just because of the OP's question. Also I knew there is a thing called 'double clutch", but never actually seeing how it is done and/or did it. Useless extra moves to do the same thing as float, inho.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Shifting

Type "how to float gears" in yt search, they will share more than one or two)

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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First snow storm

Empty? Snow? Wind?.. I'm not moving)

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Shifting

YouTube has whole variety of helpful videos with explanations first hand. It is too much to type and explain how to slowly ease off the gas pedal in order to pull the stick out and count to one two to stick the stick into the next up, or rev up the rpms to stick the stick into the next down. Just take your time and watch a few. Usually, on 10 speed it is 500 rpms+- difference between gears.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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No loads for you….

How would I handle it? Hm.. maybe start with being polite with the dispatch? Talk to them about it nicely and come up with the plan to run OTR over the weekend, so I'd not hit Sat and Sun companies being closed. Also, we can not avoid 70hr rule any way we'd try. Have to go recap or 34 reset.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Trainer Shortage?

What a story, what a mess)

I'd never train anyone anymore for any money, did it few times when I've started to drive to find a team, but after few peeps went solo till this day for the same reasons, as are in your story. Peeps are not what I'm fan of, even the nicest ones.. stop here to.. this, wain there to.. that, why are you.. that, why.. not that. And yes, give me million bux, yet I'd better go under the bridge, than train opposite sex, or.. maybe not.))

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