Sleeping In A Moving Truck Is Impossible!

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Rob T.'s Comment
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10pm started, Got sent to a store near Madison Wisconsin and then a backhaul near Sheboygan. Due to it being over 800 mile round trip and having an extra driver today they ended up sending me and the other driver lowest on seniority out together. They sent us in a sleeper so we could make it back in one day. I burned up my clock first while he logged sleeper and due to backhaul taking a couple hours he rolled out of the backhaul with a fresh clock. Were both being paid all hours from today which will be about 17 but I can not nap! I thankfully don't have the uncertainty of being with a stranger as it's one of my friends that followed me here from our previous employer so I'm comfortable with his driving ability its just so dang hard to sleep in a bouncing truck! Definitely give credit to those who do this on a regular basis whether its training new drivers or being a team driver. I definitely couldn't do it.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Susan D. 's Comment
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Lol.. providing I trust the driver, It literally rocks me to sleep when the truck is moving. My other half and I teamed for a while and honestly are discussing the possibility of moving to a teaming company and doing it again. It's tough because we both really like our company, but they're just not set up for teams freight wise. When the truck stops moving, I wake up within minutes.

I understand some people just have a really hard time with it.. it certainly isn't for everyone.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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It depends on how exhausted I am, but i always wake when the brakes are pulled which means i never sleep through a whole shift. Most new drivers break at the 4 to 5 hour mark, so that is about all i get. lol

then i sleep for a whole day during a 34 hahhaha

Forrest B.'s Comment
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I tried today and there’s no way I can fall asleep in this truck

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Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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I can sleep just about anywhere. However, I'm a solo driver. I love it that way.

Dave Reid's Comment
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I didn't like it but got sort of used to it after a couple days. I have a CPAP machine, so I would set the a/c to freezing, and borrowed down completely into a sleeping bag, then used the CPAP as a snorkel.

When I was a trainer, I put us on 12/12 shifts, having the student work during the same hours daily. If I were to team long term, that's what I would want to do, unless with an SO in which case I'd like to do 8/8/8 and both sleep at the same time.

10pm started, Got sent to a store near Madison Wisconsin and then a backhaul near Sheboygan. Due to it being over 800 mile round trip and having an extra driver today they ended up sending me and the other driver lowest on seniority out together. They sent us in a sleeper so we could make it back in one day. I burned up my clock first while he logged sleeper and due to backhaul taking a couple hours he rolled out of the backhaul with a fresh clock. Were both being paid all hours from today which will be about 17 but I can not nap! I thankfully don't have the uncertainty of being with a stranger as it's one of my friends that followed me here from our previous employer so I'm comfortable with his driving ability its just so dang hard to sleep in a bouncing truck! Definitely give credit to those who do this on a regular basis whether its training new drivers or being a team driver. I definitely couldn't do it.

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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