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Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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How much is it on you to get logging hours right?

I just started school and one of the first major topics they covered was logging your hours. Talking about how much you can work etc. But he made it very big deal you get fined all the time if your off by just a bit on this stuff. So when you actually are on a real job are you still very much responsible for this or is it more steamlined and your fleet managers are something kind of can figure it out for you? Or maybe a program or something keeps up with it for you....

Also, holy this school is 3 weeks long and they move a little too fast for me and only 30mins break jeeeez... >.>

Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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How do truckers typically seek medical attention if they need it OTR?

Like if you had an emergency Asthma attack and were OTR. Or, let's say you see a chiropractor on a weekly basis or any other doctor weekly/monthly, how do you accomplish this on the road?

And is there a way to exercise while OTR and try to keep in shape decently?

Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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Considering making a career/life change to OTR driving

I wish I know someone to go on the road with :/

Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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Any non 10hr + a day driving companies?

Hi guys. I may be a little unique because I'm not too much worried -at all- about Home Time.Heck, I WANT to be away from my current living situation! And don't have a family to take care of. I DO worry about having a nice sleeper area where I can do my gaming hobby decently while OTR trucking. And have time doing it. I'm hoping this isn't too much to ask.

I know companies want you to get your sleep time in and they tend to have long hours but are there any companies that don't ALWAYS have you drive 10+ hrs a day? I hear soo much about long hours on the road, I just don't want to be worn out in general and have time to chill you know? I've never worked that long on any job, let alone a new trucking job.

I'm not obsessive about it, but I do love my gaming hobby and just don't want to be burnt out in general. At least a job where I could not have those days ALL THE TIME you know?

Any ideas?

Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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Well it looks like I'd have to do company sponsored training at this point..

(very sorry for slow responce I've been super busy)

You guys are right, I should look into company sponcered trainning a little more. I did try to get into this school in Dallas where it's easy to get accepted. They give out loans like crazy. But maybe I may take a few more days to look in company stuff. I just want things to work out.

Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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Generally speaking, how much space is in the sleeper?

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You'll have more difficulty having a fast enough Internet connection for gaming than you will with enough space in the sleeper.

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I second this. Even if you have a very fast connection through your phone/hotspot, your ping speeds will likely be dismal. Definitely not fast enough for most FPS.

However, offline gaming can easily be done. My boyfriend just had his birthday and I got him an Xbox One. He has played more fallout in the last few days than I would have thought possible.

No, I would just be playing an MMO.

Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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Generally speaking, how much space is in the sleeper?

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The part of the truck where you sleep/chill, how big is it usually speaking? Is video gaming even possible in off time? There enough space?

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Yes; You have plenty enough space for a TV/monitor, console, microwave, etc. all at once.

An APU/inverter is likely needed, depending on what you want.

Oh, sweet, thx for the post! I'd still wanna game when I can! Important part of my life tbh

Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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Generally speaking, how much space is in the sleeper?

The part of the truck where you sleep/chill, how big is it usually speaking? Is video gaming even possible in off time? There enough space?

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Well it looks like I'd have to do company sponsored training at this point..

I really disapointed because there is a good local school for trucking. They are accredited and everything but I can't get a cosigner for the loan I need to get in. I very much wanted to go through private school training rather than company training because I am of the impression that they could treat you any old kind of way that way. They'll advertise $0 for training but you stuck with them and if you leave early you owe them. Would suck of the job is horrible. And the recruiter lady was telling me she's heard horror stories of companies having a ton of people in one room trying to learn and it's a bug cluster crap of mess.

IDK, I know I sound harsh, and I'm sure many people have gone the company route to learn trucking but I REALLY wanted to go to an accredited school to get my education. But it seems out of reach now.

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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School CDL vs Company trainning.

I read somewhere (might have been on this site) that going to a school and obtaining a CDL gives you a more general "broad" knowledge of driving a tractor trailer and perhaps going under a specific company's training they may just teach you "their" way of driving. Which is better?

I mean I'm sure both are good and viable, but I think I'd prefer to go to my local school's CDL classes for a month+ and kind of be able to pick and choose where I'd want to end up rather than being bred within a certain company's culture they may try to brainwash me or something. Even if they do offer it for free.

What are yall's thoughts? :)

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