Night Time Lonliness

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Hillman's Comment
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I was curious how some of ya'll handle loneliness when you're parked at night. What do you do to keep from being lonely and depressed when by yourself? I know a lot of it is sleep, but what about those times when your not tired yet?

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Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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You can hang in the lounge at the truck stop or eat at the lunch counter. truckers are always ready to chat. I dont do much of that but have a circle of trucker friends i chat with regularly. some people have pets. i watch a movie and go to bed after dinner and a shower. i never needed people in my life in person so the phone is great.

Steve L.'s Comment
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Read. If you can get WiFi watch Netflix or something. Whatever you do, DON’T answer the door. 😆

JuiceBox's Comment
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I talk to my wife and kids every night and Skype on weekends. I also talk to friends a lot. I usually try to avoid conversation in the lounge but there is always somebody there to talk to if you want.

Rob S.'s Comment
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Being alone has never been a problem for some people. I prefer to be away from humans most of the time. A good radio signal and a crossword puzzle work fine for the hour or so spent in the bunk not sleeping. Think of the adventure of travelling, enjoy the sunset or sunrise in front of you, pat yourself on back for another day of safe driving. These are some of the things I do to stave off depression. As for not being tired, four hours on an LA freeway is exhausting, you WILL be tired. :)

Hillman's Comment
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Thanks Ya'll. I'm doing all I can to make sure this is the career for me. I'm reading, asking questions and when I can, I talk to drivers when I see them round here.

Keith G.'s Comment
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I've found uhh creative ways to enjoy myself. Like building a semi mini custom PC to fit into the locker (sorta). I have around 50-60 games installed that I can pick from depending on having good internet or not. I also have a metric ton of movies I can pick from to watch.

All about making the most of your new found home!

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Errol V.'s Comment
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I know this sounds so "20th Century", but read. No special batteries, unless you use a Nook, etc., but you honestly can go to galaxies far away, and places like that.

Pete B.'s Comment
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I've found uhh creative ways to enjoy myself. Like building a semi mini custom PC to fit into the locker (sorta). I have around 50-60 games installed that I can pick from depending on having good internet or not. I also have a metric ton of movies I can pick from to watch.

All about making the most of your new found home!

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My truck must look like something Fred Flintstone would drive compared to all that tech!

Pete B.'s Comment
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ChillR, after fatigue, eating, hygiene, and sleeping, there’s really not much time left over for depression.

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