How Do You Switch Shifts??

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Jason D.'s Comment
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Hey guys. I've been driving for a little over a month now.

My question to you is how do you switch shifts? What is the most effective way?

Say I've been dropping in the late morning and now I need to drop in the evening to early morning. Or I simply want to change to night shift. What do you guys do?

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Hey guys. I've been driving for a little over a month now.

My question to you is how do you switch shifts? What is the most effective way?

Say I've been dropping in the late morning and now I need to drop in the evening to early morning. Or I simply want to change to night shift. What do you guys do?

Not sure what you're asking. There are no shifts in trucking. You just start your day when you need to. If you are to start driving nights you just start driving when you need to, nobody to ask, no paperwork no shift work. That's a hidden Easter egg with this job, as long as you make your pickup and delivery on time we can start and end our days when we want to.

Jamie's Comment
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I switch back and forth all the time, multiple times a week with no real problems. Whatever the load requires me to drive, I make it happen. Generally for me after my work day, I'm tired enough to go to sleep after a few hours of being stopped(1-3 hours before I go to bed). So for me, it's really easy.

Old School's Comment
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Jason, you are in control of your time. To switch from day driving to night you just have to think ahead. You could switch your drive time by taking a longer than necessary break. For example, you might stay off duty for more hours than 10 when taking your break. You can be off duty for 15 or 16 hours if that will set you up for when you want to start your next drive shift. Or you may find it smarter to end your day early. Maybe finish your day at Noon. That would allow you to start your next drive shift at 10 p.m. that night. You have to decide how you want to manage it. You are the boss here.

Remember, there is no set rule as to how you make your deliveries on time. I may drive all night and arrive for my 0800 appointment just in time to get unloaded and then go take my 10 hour break. My buddy, who is smarter than me, may drive all day, arriving there at 2200 the night before. He is there for his 0800 appointment, and now has a full clock available to him for the next load. You make the decisions. You make the choices. You live with the results.

There is no set way to do it. You just choose the way that works best for you, and helps you get more accomplished.

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Jason D.'s Comment
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Thank you all for the replies. That answers my question

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