What If Question - OTR Hot Or Cold

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Tracy H.'s Comment
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OK you can only pick one would you rather it be under 10 degrees or over 90?

I pick hot any day of the week!!

Gladhand's Comment
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Cold as long as the roads are dry. Hate driving in Snow, but I'm still a cold weather person.

Fatsquatch 's Comment
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Maybe it's just because I grew up in suburban Seattle, but I'll take cold over heat any day. You can always add layers when it's cold, but you can only remove so many layers for the heat before someone calls the cops on you for indecent exposure.

Bill F.'s Comment
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As long as it is 70 in the cab I don't care. Adjust for the conditions and endeavor to persevere...

MC1371's Comment
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I'm one of the weirdos that likes to drive with the window down... So hot it is.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Depends if i have my guy on the truck or not. if so, then warming up isnt a problem. lol but ive been in subzero temps for well over a week and am frozen solid. i told him he needs to come chase down my jersey butt and warm it up lol

Tom W.'s Comment
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90 degrees is just another day outside of winter in the south. The only time it should bother you is if you have to unload your own trailer or the air conditioning needs some freon. Maybe you will have an increased risk of blowing a tire if you do not keep them inflated right.

Anything below freezing means at any time you can run into snow and ice and all the troubles that come with that. Everything gets more difficult. You will be doing less miles in general so less money.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Tim F.'s Comment
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That’s another reason I’m going back to my regional gig with Roehl. The freight has various locations on the east coast. I could deliver today in balmy Johnstown NY and be in NC tomorrow. My answer is hot. The older I get, the more I despise the cold.

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.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Depends if i have my guy on the truck or not. if so, then warming up isnt a problem. lol but ive been in subzero temps for well over a week and am frozen solid. i told him he needs to come chase down my jersey butt and warm it up lol

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I so much wanted to hit the "Report" button, but I know rubbing two bodies together may start a warm fire.

I prefer keeping warm in cold weather to trying to cool off in the heat.

PJ's Comment
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I am one of the smaller statured folks and need warmth. I unload my own trailer but the heat doesn't bother me near as much as the cold. The past few weeks I had so many layers on I could hardly move. I felt like one of those folks wearing a sumo wrestler outfit.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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