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  • Highway 44
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Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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The Irregular Sleep Cycle of a Truck Driver

Another thing,

I’d also like to extend a very special thank you to all that make the time to respond and help a fellow community member. As of this writing they are:

• Dutch

• Errol V.

• Jim J

• Joseph D.

• Old School

• Robert B. (The Dragon) yes, I breathe fire and other sideshow tricks

• Steve L.

Again, receiving the insight of each of your personal experiences with managing sleep cycles is pure gold. Cheers!

Happy driving and god bless, my friends.

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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The Irregular Sleep Cycle of a Truck Driver

Errol V.,

Thank you very much. Receiving insight from seasoned drivers such as you gives clear perspective of the realities of the sleep cycle of a truck driver. No, unfortunately, I have not traveled to Europe or Asia. Although, I have known and met many frequent international travelers and know of their experiences with jet lag.

Good show on the trivia bit!

*Trivia for the day: bookkeeper: the only word on the English language with three consecutive double letters!

How did you come up with it?

Happy driving and god bless, my friends.

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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The Irregular Sleep Cycle of a Truck Driver

Hello Everybody,

It is very fortunate to have found this on-line community. I am here because of one particular personal reservation of the lifestyle of the truck driver, and want to pick your collective brains. But first, a briefing of my current condition; a 30-something who has reached his proverbial fork-in-the-road; the decision is to stay my current career path (bookkeeping) or continue pursuing a career in the truck diving industry?

Currently, I am a student of a community college truck driving program. The program is 8 weeks, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The community college is on spring break, thus is the program. As of the spring break, 2 of 8 program weeks have been completed. It will resume on April 4, 2016. I see this as a window of opportunity to re-evaluate my direction.

The career path of bookkeeping satisfies my brain/mind. It allows an introvert such as me to thrive in a structured, autonomous work environment. It allows me to use strengths such as analysis, concentration/focus and mathematics. I could continue forward and be content in this choice of career. The conflict is in my heart/soul. It craves the satisfaction of more than the typical vacation travel in my current lifestyle. The notion of hitting-the-road by driving a truck while being paid to do it is an attractive proposition. The roadblock is the irregular sleep cycle of a truck driver and the day-to-day fluctuations of the 24/7/365 nature of the industry. I sense this may interrupt the ability to consistently achieve daily balance in rest, which I deem essential to my overall wellness. Thus, O.T.R. driving is not in consideration. Local driving is not in consideration because it is logically opposite of my primary motivation to travel by truck driving. Could regional driving be the compromise? Or, is truck driving not a good fit, especially considering a balanced rest cycle is most important to me?

Happy driving and god bless, my friends.

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