PackRat's 2020 Daily Driving Diary

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Papa Pig's Comment
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That’s good stuff. It builds character !!🤣😂

I can sympathize though, I have worn out my shoes cause I GOAL so often

PackRat's Comment
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The Fed Ex man definitely had the ideal rig:

Single screw

Day cab

28 foot pup trailer with a roll up door.

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Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

PJ's Comment
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Lol, I used to hear that line alot, “We get big trucks in here all the time”. I sure don’t miss those days. Sometimes I get into tight situations, but not too often anymore.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Mark O. ~MiNi-Me~'s Comment
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Packrat, thanks for taking all the extra time to post all the trials and tribulations of true experiences of life OTR. It helps those that are considering a career change to have "real time" encounters of what the lifestyle involves!

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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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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I hope it helps all that read the posts.

Stay tuned...Around the first of October, I'm going to start another one that will cover my driving many of the western states during the winter on this Walmart dedicated account I'm on from Cheyenne, WY.

Noob_Driver's Comment
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Good for you pack rat, I tried a diary for about 2 weeks before I stopped lol. Maybe I should have stuck with it, any tips?

PackRat's Comment
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My only tip is that you gotta do it. Daily! For me, if I don't do it daily, I forget details until later on. By that time, it's too late to include it with the day it occured. I'm going to try to be more diligent with it this time around.

I plan to include other stuff like gear I use, clothing that works for me, food, truck storage, and other assorted ramblings of mine. It will be a hybrid cross of a blog and a daily journal.

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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Good for you pack rat, I tried a diary for about 2 weeks before I stopped lol. Maybe I should have stuck with it, any tips?

Stop relying on someone else's memory when it comes to details would be a great place to start.

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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My only tip is that you gotta do it. Daily! For me, if I don't do it daily, I forget details until later on. By that time, it's too late to include it with the day it occured. I'm going to try to be more diligent with it this time around.

I plan to include other stuff like gear I use, clothing that works for me, food, truck storage, and other assorted ramblings of mine. It will be a hybrid cross of a blog and a daily journal.

I bet you could make a pretty lengthy post just on what you keep in the sideboxes.

PackRat's Comment
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My only tip is that you gotta do it. Daily! For me, if I don't do it daily, I forget details until later on. By that time, it's too late to include it with the day it occured. I'm going to try to be more diligent with it this time around.

I plan to include other stuff like gear I use, clothing that works for me, food, truck storage, and other assorted ramblings of mine. It will be a hybrid cross of a blog and a daily journal.

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I bet you could make a pretty lengthy post just on what you keep in the sideboxes.

I don't know.....maybe?

I'm finally at about full capacity on here now since I added my winter gear last time I was home.

I once heard of someone that had a dungeon in their storage area, under the bunk.

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