Sea Legs Or Rubbery Legs After Being In The Truck For The Day?

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Davy A.'s Comment
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You know how when you ride an elevator a bunch it sort of feels like your still moving afterwards for a few moments? I kind of get that same feeling when I get back to the hotel for a while. It doesnt bother me, just wondering if that is typical for a newbie and if so, does it quit happening after you get some time in? Thanks.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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That's normal and it will depend on how you adjust. When I was out for 4-6 weeks, running 2800-3400 miles/week, I still had that feeling.

Now that I am home for a reset every 12 days or so, I really don't have that feeling.

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RealDiehl's Comment
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Never had that feeling myself. I know what you mean though, bc I used to get that feeling after being on a boat.

One side effect I experience from driving after I've stayed out for a month or more is headaches. When I get home I get annoying headaches. I rarely get headaches, but I always have one for a couple days when I take home time. I'm guessing it has to do with equilibrium...going from an environment where I'm constantly in motion and everything around me is in motion, to one where I'm just sitting still with nothing moving around me.

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PackRat's Comment
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One side effect I experience from driving after I've stayed out for a month or more is headaches. When I get home I get annoying headaches. I rarely get headaches, but I always have one for a couple days when I take home time. I'm guessing it has to do with equilibrium...going from an environment where I'm constantly in motion and everything around me is in motion, to one where I'm just sitting still with nothing moving around me.

Two things that may be the headaches cause is allergens or the switching of beds.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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One side effect I experience from driving after I've stayed out for a month or more is headaches. When I get home I get annoying headaches. I rarely get headaches, but I always have one for a couple days when I take home time. I'm guessing it has to do with equilibrium...going from an environment where I'm constantly in motion and everything around me is in motion, to one where I'm just sitting still with nothing moving around me.

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Two things that may be the headaches cause is allergens or the switching of beds.

As I sit in a motel with a 9am headache myself. I think it also has to do with a lack of diesel exhaust fumes...lol.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

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