Game: How Do You Motivate Yourself?

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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I have no get up.and go tonight. I didnt sleep well and have to leave in one hour but really dont want to.

How do you motivate yourself to get out of that bed and get moving? Especially when that bed is warm and the air is cold!

PJ's Comment
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I know the feeling, however I make a cup of coffee and get it done. I know at the end of the week I have certain things I want accomplished and not getting it done is unacceptable... In the words of Larry the Cable Guy “Get’er Done smile.gif

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I’m afraid of my driver manager.

Driver Manager:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I’m afraid of my driver manager.

hahha doesnt work for me. i scare them. Wait until you read my article about personal safety OTR You will fear me too hahahha

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Driver Manager:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Jamie's Comment
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I literally just have a drive, not even sure how to explain it. I've had days where I only got 2-3 hours of sleep, finally talked myself out of bed and started my day. rofl-1.gif

Since I got my CPAP machine, I've actually felt better and not so tired. But I also get more sleep now then before. Now I do have days where I might sleep an hour or more longer if my appointment allows for the extra time.

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.

Jamie's Comment
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Some days my wife might call me and annoy me until I finally get up. Very annoying at that moment, but I'm very thankful for her! Otherwise I might not have gotten up. rofl-3.gif

Feanor K.'s Comment
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I’m afraid of my driver manager.

Your comments always crack me up. Thanks for that!

Driver Manager:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Feanor K.'s Comment
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I should say "your jokes" probably so that is taken in the correct light : P

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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I agree with you rainy my bunk is so comfy I have flannel sheets and a great comforter and a MyPillow those are really great by the way... I usually have my APU cool to very cold to the point the end of my nose is really cold in the morning. But I have my clothes ready I roll out of bed get dressed as fast as I can get the truck started. Do my pre-trip and the truck is starting to warm up in the cab. If I'm at a truck stop I go in and grab cup of coffee, if that's not available I grab my diet Dew, say a short prayer to keep me safe and tell myself let's do it...

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

RealDiehl's Comment
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Although this might come off as sounding self-centered, believe me I'm not. I try to imagine myself as a link in a chain (the most important link at that). Or maybe a runner in a relay race. The other links - or runners - have their own tasks to perform but, without the driver it all falls apart. Imagining I'm a vital part of the process motivates me to do my best. Coffee too...in fact coffee might be the most important link in the chain.

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