Night Shift

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Mike B.'s Comment
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My route changed and I am now running at night every day, I use to just have to do nights once a week but now it’s daily, any tips for adjusting?

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Geez, I would have a hard time with a full schedule of night driving. I know it will be part of my driving, but I want to see the scenery as much as possible.

Wiggle wagon 's Comment
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If you concentrate on your sleep pattern it helps. Dark curtains to keep your bedroom dark and melatonin will help with sleeping during the day. If you start getting tired while driving change things up. If you where listening to music try silence for a few minutes. What ever works for you because getting into a monotony is what will escalate how tired you feel. I prefer driving at night but it does take some getting used to

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I run linehaul at night and have been on the night shift for several months and it is still difficult. Blackout curtains for my bes room certainly helped, and keeping my weekend schedule as close as I can to my normal one otherwise Monday nights are rough

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
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