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Nighthawk's Comment
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Forgot to mention, my dang ankles are swollen like crazy! I adjusted my seat and drank more water, but it doesn't seem to have helped.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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Forgot to mention, my dang ankles are swollen like crazy! I adjusted my seat and drank more water, but it doesn't seem to have helped.

Get some compression socks/hose to wear while driving and take them off when in the bunk...my gf is a nurse, I have the same issue...her suggestion.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Nighthawk's Comment
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Today was a long one. Started in New Braunfels and went to Laredo. It was hot as balls, but the drive wasn't too bad. We waited for 2 and a half hours at the yard in Laredo waiting for the dang mud flap to be changed. We napped while we waited. Then we dropped that load at Penske on the border. We went back to the yard to get the bill for the next load, which was at yet another yard. It's the heaviest load I've had so far, and it feels a lot different. But, I've done good with it so far. When we pulled into the Love's for the night, he, of course, had to help me back up into the spot. I am really struggling with the clutch. Either the truck lurches, or it rocks. But, I cannot find that sweet spot where it just creeps backward. It's very frustrating for us both. I made a comment about sucking at this and he kinda lit into me about not being negative and down on myself. We had a very good, hour long talk and I broke down crying at the beginning. I guess the stress got to me.

Nighthawk's Comment
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Also... He has yet to shower and he freaking stinks. There.... I said it.

G-Town's Comment
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Forgot to mention, my dang ankles are swollen like crazy! I adjusted my seat and drank more water, but it doesn't seem to have helped.

Another suggestion to add to the compression socks; lower your seat so that there is a slight gap between the seat and the part of your leg that bends just above your knee. The gap should be large enough to fit your hand between the seat and your leg. The other suggestion is when you break, take a short walk. Get the circulation moving.

Many newbies feel the need to set their seats way too high to get a Birdseye view. It doesn't actually improve the sight line. I know you lowered the seat already, perhaps it wasn't quite enough.

Nighthawk's Comment
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I shpuld be upgrading any day now. The anticipation is killing me, lol.

Army 's Comment
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Nice, hope all goes well. Seems like you just got ur trainer....maybe it's just me lol

Nighthawk's Comment
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Delivering what i think may be my last load with my trainer. Waiting for them to unload and reload the trailer. Then on to the yard where I'll upgrade!

Old School's Comment
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Nice! Keep us updated on your progress.

Han Solo Cup's Comment
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Eagerly awaiting your news... fingers crossed that good things happen for you as we've all been witness to the effort you've put forth.

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