Pick Your Nightmare 1, 2, 3, Or 4

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Peter B.'s Comment
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Put them in order from what you would least like to happen to you.

1. Winter driving over very icy roads.

2. Rush order run where you find yourself face to face with a low overpass.

3. Broke down on the side of Highway in the middle of the night in freezing temps, no heat or sleeper berth.

4. On a wide open expanse shoulderless two-lane Highway with 70+ mph winds

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Cookie Wolf's Comment
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4

Phoenix's Comment
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1243

Edgar W.'s Comment
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Last Shadow's Comment
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1-3

Put them in order from what you would least like to happen to you.

1. Winter driving over very icy roads.

2. Rush order run where you find yourself face to face with a low overpass.

3. Broke down on the side of Highway in the middle of the night in freezing temps, no heat or sleeper berth.

4. On a wide open expanse shoulderless two-lane Highway with 70+ mph winds

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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12 and 4 are avoidable.

Don't drive on icy or winds and check out forecast ahead of time. Check the Atlas for clearance restrictions...

As for thw breakdown... I'd be calling a cab and getting a room ; )

G-Town's Comment
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1. Winter driving over very icy roads.

2. Rush order run where you find yourself face to face with a low overpass.

3. Broke down on the side of Highway in the middle of the night in freezing temps, no heat or sleeper berth.

4. On a wide open expanse shoulderless two-lane Highway with 70+ mph winds

Number 3, 4, 1. Number 2 is totally preventable and you should not be unexpectedly faced with a low-overpass.

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

Scott M's Comment
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Put them in order from what you would least like to happen to you.

1. Winter driving over very icy roads.

2. Rush order run where you find yourself face to face with a low overpass.

3. Broke down on the side of Highway in the middle of the night in freezing temps, no heat or sleeper berth.

4. On a wide open expanse shoulderless two-lane Highway with 70+ mph winds

I've added #5 below.

My first thought on this was- These are situations that every driver needs to deal with, so everyone should have a plan. Thanks to TT, all of these have been discussed- some in quite depth.

What to do when you're at the top of a mountain and your student driver freezes? My trainer said this happened a couple times. That at least once he pulled the guy out of the seat and took over. He said- "Don't tell on me". I assumed because he put his hand on a student. I thought my Trainer did the right thing.

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

Guzinta's Comment
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Put them in order from what you would least like to happen to you.

1. Winter driving over very icy roads.

2. Rush order run where you find yourself face to face with a low overpass.

3. Broke down on the side of Highway in the middle of the night in freezing temps, no heat or sleeper berth.

4. On a wide open expanse shoulderless two-lane Highway with 70+ mph winds

3,4,2,1

I'm a mostly local, sometimes regional covering northern VT, NH, ME, NY, and Canada

1 In northern regions we drive on ice and snow a lot. Black ice is the worst and you hopefully anticipate and get yourself off the road.

2 If this happens, I failed at my job.

3 is the scariest up here because if you break down on a mountain pass or other remote spot in the middle of the night, no one is going to come and rescue you in a timely manner. You'd better be prepared with -30F down sleeping bag and extra dry warm clothes. This situation happens quite a bit up this way.

4 If I'm fully loaded, it's a lot less scary. If I'm shuttling an empty, I'm worried.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

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