My Old Trainer Just Posted This On FB

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Pianoman's Comment
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My old trainer just posted this on Facebook:

"Was up all day long waiting to get loaded and now driving all night... well at least 5 more hours!!!"

I'm not sure what to think. I think we've all done this at some point. But really? You're a trainer and you're posting **** like this on FB? And you've been doing this for long enough, you should not only know better but also know how to avoid this.

I'm sorry guys, but to me, this is unacceptable. What's your opinion? Am I being too harsh and judgmental?

Old School's Comment
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Your old trainer's name wasn't Abe was it?

Paul, it seems to me that folks who do this for their living would learn pretty quickly that in certain situations you've got to make yourself grab some sleep some times. Our schedules can be crazyily grueling at times, and experience ought to teach us that our survival and success require that we sleep at unusual intervals. It is just part of being a professional.

Yosemite Sam's Comment
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So he basically just snitched on himeself that he is driving in an unsafe manor correct? Being up all day and then driving at night. Why? Guess he feels like he is superman.

Yosemite Sam's Comment
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Just wondering what tips you may have as to when times like these arise and us being the drivers know it's best to get some sleep so we can be well rested for when it's time to drive. But how do u make yourself get some sleep if your body doesn't want to go to sleep ? Do you try to count sheep 🐑? Or do some excercise to make yourself 😴. Just wondering?? I know u got some good advice OS. THANKS in advance

Your old trainer's name wasn't Abe was it?

Paul, it seems to me that folks who do this for their living would learn pretty quickly that in certain situations you've got to make yourself grab some sleep some times. Our schedules can be crazyily grueling at times, and experience ought to teach us that our survival and success require that we sleep at unusual intervals. It is just part of being a professional.

Old School's Comment
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Yosemite Sam, I think this is a learned behavior. My wife asks me all the time, "How do you make yourself go to sleep like that?"

If I'm at a place that I can tell is going to take a while I will lay down and sleep for a few hours. Somehow the mind takes over and tells the body, "Hey we've got to rest now because we're gonna be called on later to make this happen." For me it is learned, but it is sort of a survival instinct behavior.

sculpy's Comment
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This is a slight worry for me too; unless i'm utterly exhausted or under some malign influence I just can't fall asleep at will. I know when I take a ten I'll be able to pop a couple melatonins before I park to guarantee good sleep, but unless i'm already completely knackered it's hard to imagine being able to just snooze off an hour or two waiting for an un/load.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Oh Sculpy, believe me when i tell you as a new rookie, you will be utterly physically and mentally exhausted. You should have no trouble sleeping on your 10 hr break.

As for the facebook guy, i think he is probably just whining to his family/friends lol.. Oh poor overworked me.. That kind of crap.

Pianoman's Comment
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Sculpy and Yosemite Sam, sometimes I can't sleep either. I usually drive days now, so when I have to shut down during the day, even if I'm exhausted, alot of times I can't sleep. If you're too tired to drive, you message dispatch saying you're too tired to drive and then shut down. If they need to repower the load they will.

Bravo Zulu's Comment
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Oh Sculpy, believe me when i tell you as a new rookie, you will be utterly physically and mentally exhausted. You should have no trouble sleeping on your 10 hr break.

Sue, I couldn't agree more. I was worried I wouldn't be able to sleep with the truck moving. That is no longer a concern.

I've learned to get my butt in the sleeper and close my eyes. Sometimes I sleep, sometimes I dont. But I feel better than I would sitting up in the seat or hanging out in a drivers lounge.

Pianoman's Comment
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Your old trainer's name wasn't Abe was it?

Haha, good one OS. At least Abe had the sense to shut down when he was tired.

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