Here’s Why Driving Is So Frustrating

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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I don’t drive much at night because I can’t see the sights.

The other thing is, I see so much that I’d like to take a picture of to send home, but it’s so difficult to pull over. Not safe, takes a lot of time and so I miss great photo opportunities.

What we sacrifice in order to serve the public.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Come try linehaul , most of the runs are at night so I can not see the wonderful sights between Chicago and Indianapolis for the 200th time.

Then we get to sleep when the sun is out, at least the days are getting longer so I get to see the sun somewhat before I go to bed at 1:30.

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.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Garmin dash cam. Just say “ok garmin”, then “save picture (or video)”

Works great.

Jamie's Comment
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One downside but I love driving at night, it's my favorite time due to basically no traffic so I can drive a lot of miles with only a small chance of getting delayed.

RealDiehl's Comment
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I don’t drive much at night because I can’t see the sights.

The other thing is, I see so much that I’d like to take a picture of to send home, but it’s so difficult to pull over. Not safe, takes a lot of time and so I miss great photo opportunities.

What we sacrifice in order to serve the public.

I'm relegated to night driving with the trainer I have now. I missed all the scenery driving through Wyoming, Utah, Nevada...and tonight driving back through Nevada to Utah. But as Jaime pointed out, I like the fact that there is no traffic. I just dim/cover every light on the dash and turn the QC screen off and it's not so hard on the eyes. We have this bright green light on the tire pressure monitoring system that seems to drill right into my eyes. A band aid solved that problem. Switching drivers now so I hope to see Salt Lake City when the sun is up!

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Come try linehaul , most of the runs are at night so I can not see the wonderful sights between Chicago and Indianapolis for the 200th time.

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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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