How Do You Feel

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Tammy A.'s Comment
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How do you feel every time you hop in the truck for a run? Are you nervous,excited, just another day? I think i would feel like a pilot getting ready to fly a plane. is it like that?

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Well Tammy, me and my dog live in the truck full-time so I don't necessarily have to "hop in the truck" but below is how I feel nearly every day, every run.

Whoa! I feel good, I knew that I would, now I feel good, I knew that I would, now So good, so good, I got you Whoa! I feel nice, like sugar and spice I feel nice, like sugar and spice So nice, so nice, I got you When I hold you in my arms I know that I can't do no wrong And when I hold you in my arms My love won't do you no harm And I feel nice, like sugar and spice I feel nice, like sugar and spice So nice, so nice, I got you When I hold you in my arms I know that I can't do no wrong And when I hold you in my arms My love can't do me no harm And I feel nice, like sugar and spice I feel nice, like sugar and spice So nice, so nice, 'cause I got you Whoa! And I feel good, I knew that I would, now I feel good, I knew that I would So good, so good, 'cause I got you So good, so good, 'cause I got you So good, so good, 'cause I got you Hey Oh-whoo

Never nervous, not so much excited since every day I can drive is a pleasurable experience, i guess you could say, yes, it's just another day but that being said, every day is a good day. If i get to the point where i don't enjoy what i do i will hang it up but i don't see that happening for a good long time.

That's about all I'm gonna say about that.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Most of us are OTR drivers and live in our trucks while on the road. For me, after I finish my breakfast, I get everything ready I need to roll. Then I punch in, start my clock with my pretrip. When that's complete and everything is set, I get my head in drive mode and away I go.

Today, I got to see a beautiful sunrise. I have an office with an amazing view.

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.

Errol V.'s Comment
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It's true, like Big Scott says, "Another day at the office". But #1, it's not all that physically exhausting. Appointments & schedules might get to you. #2, the view out the window can be amazing. It can also be disgusting when you have to drive through the seedier parts of a city.

But starting the day and looking forward to watching the scenery go by is wonderful.

Tammy A.'s Comment
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Thanks! I remember waking up and loving every minute. just as a passenger. Loved the CB. My handle was pork chop ...fits me now lol. met so many truckers even drove in a couple new trucks. atthat time a double cab was rare. loved the truck stops. my x got drunk one time and fell asleep on the horn big **** show because we both didnt remember the cops around the truck. any way 35 years later no more booze or paetying im ready to take the wheel! Ill never forget the good times. THANK YOU ALL for being posituve

It's true, like Big Scott says, "Another day at the office". But #1, it's not all that physically exhausting. Appointments & schedules might get to you. #2, the view out the window can be amazing. It can also be disgusting when you have to drive through the seedier parts of a city.

But starting the day and looking forward to watching the scenery go by is wonderful.

PackRat's Comment
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Depends on where I'm going, as some places are easier than others to get backed into the dock, or it could be a really nice stretch of scenic travel. Every day starts off with 100% potential to be a great day hauling necessary goods for the generally thankless masses.

Just about every day will also present a challenge: getting out of the truck stop at 0200; making a tight right turn at a town intersection; the weather; traffic congestion and other drivers poor choices; hooking up to a trailer that has a flat tire, etc. It's all about how we accept the situation, make a plan, then execute the correct solution. That goes for everything, not just behind the steering wheel of an 18 wheeler.

After the first year, most days get easier. If it doesn't, I'd bet the problem is looking back at you in the mirror.

"Attitude and planning make the difference "

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