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Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Sleeping in the truck without being bothered?

I've been on the road a year and here's a few things I've learned:

-Take time to plan your trips. Try to avoid staying at truck stops near large metropolitan areas.

-Rest areas are great if they have 24 security and your prepared with food and drink.

-Many states have excellent overnight parking at weigh stations with facilities for drivers. Again you need your own food and drink.

-I've only been woken up twice with knocking on my truck. Both instances amounted to nothing.

-I've had no issues at all with "lot lizards" at the big chain truck stops or independent truck stops.

-Pay close attention to truck stop you pull into. If it looks unsafe and feels unsafe then it is. Move on to another location even if you have to violate your hours.

-"Do Not" park anywhere alone!!!!!

-Strap your doors together at night with a ratchet strap if need be to give yourself peace of mind and sleep better.

-It won't take long at all for you to get comfortable sleeping in your truck. Invest in a very good mattress, pillows and sheets. Make it as much like home as possible.

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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Home time?

Blue C.

I started with Knight Transportation right out of driving school 10 months ago. I drive dry van. On average I'm home every other weekend for 2-3 days. That does not include the day you arrive home or the day you depart. I've been very satisfied with this schedule. Knight also works with for special events you need or want to be home for. Check them out. They might be your best option just getting started. Good luck

Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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How Many Miles Do Truck Drivers Get Per Week?

I'm in my 9th month of driving and I just finished my first 3200 mile week this morning. To this point I've averaged 2500-2800 a week. I'm former military and retired law enforcement and have discovered that a "can do", "will make it happen attitude" goes a long way in trucking. My DM has brought me along and increased my runs as I increased in knowledge and experience. We work as a team. Drive, manage your time, be on time, notify your DM immediately of any potential problems and your DM will take care of you with miles. Good luck.

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