Staying At A Hotel

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SamTon's Comment
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Does anyone ever stay at a motel overnight even if they are not on a layover? I just wondered if anyone just wanted to get away from that bunk for a night.

James R.'s Comment
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I never do. Even if i go to the terminal , which has a company owned hotel, i usually stay in the truck. I find that i'm most comfortable with stability though. I can see why some people might want to get away occasionally.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Jordan S.'s Comment
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I was also consider doing that as well. I'm trying to stay healthy by getting exercise at hotels with gym. However I probably just walk for 15 minutes every other day, and then jog at a truck stop for 15 minutes that have shower. I will do whatever makes your cabin more comfortable, like bringing a mattress from home that can fit in the back of the cab so you can get better sleep. Not a cheap mattress, but something really nice and comfortable.

I understand where you're coming from. Hotel beds have the best beds. I won't make a habit of it, perhaps do it once a week just because it's expensive. In Indiana, some places charge only $33 a night.

SamTon's Comment
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Well my wife is thinking she might want to soak in a bath instead of just a shower every few weeks while on the road. She was wondering if maybe some hotels offered discounts to drivers. She has also been wondering how we would get exercise if we are always staying at truck stops.

Pat M.'s Comment
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Some hotels offer discounts and those are usually the ones that are next to the truck stops.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Phox's Comment
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I'm not trucking yet but I figured I would stay in a hotel during 34 resets / hometime or in desperate times when I could not find truck stop parking. Because I'm giving up my apartment I'll have the money saved up to do so on the occasion. my at home expenses are over $1200 a month, I can easily find nice hotels for less than $80 when it's not a holiday so for a few days a month it would still cost me less than my apartment. figure I might take home time once a month or so.. 4-5 days every month and a half... at $80 looking at $320-$400... not too bad, then maybe when I have to do a 34 reset I might stay 1 night so add another couple hundred... hometime I would do a hotel if I couldn't get a load to friend or family's town the resets I don't know yet.

SouthernJourneyman's Comment
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As for the exercise, I like to walk the parking lot for at least 30 minutes a day or so. There are also tons of bodyweight exercises you can do, just be sure to get some sort of exercise mat. Even with that I prefer to exercise on the trailer if there is room. All sorts of nasty fluids on those parking lots. I've also been considering getting some of the resistance bands to work with. I really like kettlebell training, did that in the past a bit. But I don't want to carry to much weight on the truck either. So not real sure yet.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Phox's Comment
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Even with that I prefer to exercise on the trailer if there is room.

I'm going to assume you mean a flatbed... I'm picturing myself getting a ladder to climb on top of a drybox van.... yeah I would look pretty goffy up there and would not be fun to fall off of.

SouthernJourneyman's Comment
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Yeah should have specified. Wouldn't want to climb up on a van. Lol

SamTon's Comment
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I knew you meant. My thought was filming you on top of a flatbed working out. I have never seen that before

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