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G-Town's Comment
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Victor, although I am not a Doctor, sounds like you are fatigued from trying to sleep soundly in a moving truck. It's caught up to you, likely your are in sleep debt.

Definitely get it checked...and I applaud your honesty on this, and calling attention to it before it causes an accident.

Good luck!

Victor C. II's Comment
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Rubber Duck I try to get around 7 at the least and 9 at the most but my mentor says I have slept up to almost 13 hours and I still looked tired and felt it.

How many hours are you sleeping each day?

Victor C. II's Comment
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G-Town that means a lot to me and I thank you. Yes I can see me being sleep deprived. We been pushing our eyeballs out. Sigh. I cant wait to sleep in my own truck. But he has been the best mentor I have had up to this point with Western and I appreciate him working with me but its time to get some shut eye 😉.

Victor, although I am not a Doctor, sounds like you are fatigued from trying to sleep soundly in a moving truck. It's caught up to you, likely your are in sleep debt.

Definitely get it checked...and I applaud your honesty on this, and calling attention to it before it causes an accident.

Good luck!

PackRat's Comment
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I think it's a combination of things, too.

Diet, lots of driving a truck (you're still new), erratic sleep schedule in the difficult, unfamiliar environment of a moving truck sleeper. All of these take some getting used to, physically and mentally.

On my truck, I have two fridges, a cooler, a microwave, and a George Foreman grill. I prepare as much food as possible while at home. On the road, lots of grocery stores to restock. It takes persistence and a conscious effort to eat well out here, but it's definitely worth it.

Another thing you can do when you feel yourself drifting off and losing focus is to stop ASAP. Get out and stretch, walk around, do mild calisthenics (jog, push ups, jumping jacks) for a few minutes. Watch the carbs and caffeine. Do Not Touch The Energy Drinks! I'd drink antifreeze before that stuff.

I'm not a nutritionist or a health nut, but I'm trying to treat myself better, too.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Victor C. II's Comment
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Okay I will do that. I wonder what the best site is to order those fridges and cooler. I have one but I am not sure if it works anymore. Also do you have a specialized adaptor to plug in all of those? What about enough plugs for like microwave too?

I think it's a combination of things, too.

Diet, lots of driving a truck (you're still new), erratic sleep schedule in the difficult, unfamiliar environment of a moving truck sleeper. All of these take some getting used to, physically and mentally.

On my truck, I have two fridges, a cooler, a microwave, and a George Foreman grill. I prepare as much food as possible while at home. On the road, lots of grocery stores to restock. It takes persistence and a conscious effort to eat well out here, but it's definitely worth it.

Another thing you can do when you feel yourself drifting off and losing focus is to stop ASAP. Get out and stretch, walk around, do mild calisthenics (jog, push ups, jumping jacks) for a few minutes. Watch the carbs and caffeine. Do Not Touch The Energy Drinks! I'd drink antifreeze before that stuff.

I'm not a nutritionist or a health nut, but I'm trying to treat myself better, too.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Auggie69's Comment
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Okay I will do that. I wonder what the best site is to order those fridges and cooler. I have one but I am not sure if it works anymore. Also do you have a specialized adaptor to plug in all of those? What about enough plugs for like microwave too?

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I think it's a combination of things, too.

Diet, lots of driving a truck (you're still new), erratic sleep schedule in the difficult, unfamiliar environment of a moving truck sleeper. All of these take some getting used to, physically and mentally.

On my truck, I have two fridges, a cooler, a microwave, and a George Foreman grill. I prepare as much food as possible while at home. On the road, lots of grocery stores to restock. It takes persistence and a conscious effort to eat well out here, but it's definitely worth it.

Another thing you can do when you feel yourself drifting off and losing focus is to stop ASAP. Get out and stretch, walk around, do mild calisthenics (jog, push ups, jumping jacks) for a few minutes. Watch the carbs and caffeine. Do Not Touch The Energy Drinks! I'd drink antifreeze before that stuff.

I'm not a nutritionist or a health nut, but I'm trying to treat myself better, too.

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Like PackRat said, I don't eat or drink any carbs when driving. I do much better without.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
RealDiehl's Comment
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Eating a little something throughout the day will help keep your metabolism higher. Munch a handful of trail mix every hour or so while driving. This might help.

Also, listening to a podcast can help you stay awake. Find something that interests you and it will keep your mind stimulated. I know you are a devout Christian. There are probably many christian podcasts available. If you want, listen to anti Christian podcasts too. If they annoy you, there is a good chance they will keep you awake while mentally disputing (or arguing out loud with) what they have to say.

I enjoy history and true crime. Plenty of those podcasts out there to keep my mind stimulated.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Okay I will do that. I wonder what the best site is to order those fridges and cooler. I have one but I am not sure if it works anymore. Also do you have a specialized adaptor to plug in all of those? What about enough plugs for like microwave too?

double-quotes-start.png

I think it's a combination of things, too.

Diet, lots of driving a truck (you're still new), erratic sleep schedule in the difficult, unfamiliar environment of a moving truck sleeper. All of these take some getting used to, physically and mentally.

On my truck, I have two fridges, a cooler, a microwave, and a George Foreman grill. I prepare as much food as possible while at home. On the road, lots of grocery stores to restock. It takes persistence and a conscious effort to eat well out here, but it's definitely worth it.

Another thing you can do when you feel yourself drifting off and losing focus is to stop ASAP. Get out and stretch, walk around, do mild calisthenics (jog, push ups, jumping jacks) for a few minutes. Watch the carbs and caffeine. Do Not Touch The Energy Drinks! I'd drink antifreeze before that stuff.

I'm not a nutritionist or a health nut, but I'm trying to treat myself better, too.

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Two are cigarette lighter plugs, while the bigger fridge is a regular wall plug.

If you're on Facebook, I suggest going to join a health group started by Kevin Rutherford of letstruck.com. There is a link on his page to the Destination Health Group. For diet and nutrition, this group of experts will show you the right path and answer more questions than I.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Continued....The 700 watt microwave is a regular wall plug, too. I got it at a Target in California several years ago.

The built-in type Dometic refrigerator I got at the Iowa 80 truck stop three years ago. These are over $650....

The 3.2 cu ft Danby fridge I found online at Amazon about six months ago. It was about $250, including the shipping.

The Coleman cooler rides on my passenger seat for water and snacks. Every truck stop has these, starting at around $80 and up.

Victor C. II's Comment
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I thank you all for standing by me and helping me this way. I will be saving the income for these things and look for the best deals and start getting them so I can start eating healthy and I am by golly getting trail mix cause I love it.

Listening to podcasts will definitely help!

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