Geocaching.

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Lyght's Comment
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As a truck driver, especially as a team driver, how often if at all do you have time to geocache? I read somewhere that there was a special geocaching app just for truck drivers that only listed the ones that are easy to get to driving a semi-truck (or one of those big RVs) but I haven't been able to find it anywhere. I love to geocache and I'm really looking forward to getting the chance to do it in different states but I'm wondering realistically how much time if at all I'll have to do that while on the road? I know a lot of geocaching slang (tfh dnf, ftf, png, ect) is there one for trucker friendly I should keep an eye out for? Thank in advance for any advice on this topic you can give me.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Errol V.'s Comment
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I've done GC before truck driving. It was a blast then. I wonder about GC in a semi, though. Your parking locations are limited so you can't get to the really cool spots.

I feel anything near a truck stop would be muggled to death in no time.

(PS, I have had a TB in my swag for years. Sorry it's disappeared!)

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Chelly N.'s Comment
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You know Lyght I was just wondering the same thing..... I introduced my groom to caching after 15 years of lost connections.... We were best friends in high school and lost touch with one another then I searched for him and it was like time never past us.... Anywho long story short.... He had been driving since he graduated high school (18+ years I suppose) never heard of caching.... My Momma taught me about it as a teen back in the mid 1990's when a local radio station did a hide and gave clues every day til somebody found their hide.... Back when u had to use actual paper maps..... Well when we reconnected I told him I was out on "a run" caching and I would "catch" him for lunch afterwards.... Inquisitive he began poking for knowledge and that's all she wrote.... It was cache at first sight and he was loving this "game" but I call it a "love for the hunt"..... Now that we are married and I'm OTR with him for a month and a clue of days now I miss my fix of the caches... I quickly found out the hard way that "time is of the essence!!!" And "no parking is available" quotes that broke my Southern Belle heart to pieces.... I was just wondering if there is actually a way to "catch them all" or find some really fantabulous hides that would be worth the hunt along his route..... The only problem is he never knows what the next load assignment will be so the next destination is never set in stone.... It's useless trying to plan a hunt for this unforseen circumstances.... I just wanna seek and I've also found there's a LOT of really cool and awesome ones outside our local area I'm really dying to get my hands on.... But I'm back at square one..... Not sure if we will be in the area.... Not sure if we are in the area if we would have enough time or PARKING... 🙄🙄🙄 But we have found some when he was waiting on a couple of live unloads and live loads and his 34..... So that's really the only time.... To be honest during those breaks though all a driver and passenger really want to do is lay back and relax..... Riding just wears me out let alone him driving I couldn't imagine how he feels..... It's frustrating but ok at the same time.... But more so frustrating cause it's like I'm experiencing the whole wide world of the states and I can't have a little fun while doing so.... 😩😩😩 Any suggestions plz plz and thanx in advance.... I'm dying to get some tips and tricks for caching OTR..... Ummm Mr. Errol..... I have to admit myself..... I have had a trackable for about a year or so myself and shameful of this so much I dare not speak to just anybody about my "lack of there of".... Meridian just doesn't have ANYTHING period the end and driving/riding to different parts of the states.... I gotta figure something out..... Help 😩😩😩 Desperate to seek caches, Chelly Neal Meridian MS/New Orleans LA area Groom drives for USX OTR

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Errol V.'s Comment
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Chelly, sorry for your frustration in Caching. Trucking Truth really isn't the forum for this topic. My thoughts from 3 years ago still hold: OTR trucking and geocaching are not a good mix.

About I still have that Trackable!
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Get the geocaching app, and check out the Geocaching Forum.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Chelly N.'s Comment
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Hiya and wow that was a fast reply and shocked really at how fast that was accepted and responded to.... Thanx so much for your input Mr. Errol..... I guess I will have to pause my caching desires til we get the move dealt with and get ourselves established down there before I pick up my love for the GEO 😩😩😩. It again too it's not like I haven't stepped away from it before cold turkey..... This new lifestyle of going from full time house wife and mommy to a rider over night has got my emotions all mixed up like a stiff New Orleans Hurricane cocktail..... Thanx again for the response..... Greatly appreciated sir

Errol V.'s Comment
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Notice the age of the post before yours (3 years ago) . GC isn't a hot topic here.

So, are you 100% ride along, or will you also drive team? Either way, read the posts on this forum, and look through blog entries for teams.

Any questions/thoughts about living in an OTR truck, bring 'em!

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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