Daylight Saving Time Begins

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PackRat's Comment
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Daylight Saving Time starts again this weekend. It officially begins at 0200 on Sunday, so set your devices FORWARD Saturday evening before bedtime (if you sleep).

Clocks spring forward, so you will have one hour less to sleep. Don't be an hour late on Sunday!

Travis's Comment
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How do truckers deal with time zones? Generally track what time you use internally and mentally calculate what time it is at your destination as well as letting mobile devices just auto update? Then there's AZ that's the same as PDT but an hour ahead of PST.

Daylight Saving Time starts again this weekend. It officially begins at 0200 on Sunday, so set your devices FORWARD Saturday evening before bedtime (if you sleep).

Clocks spring forward, so you will have one hour less to sleep. Don't be an hour late on Sunday!

BK's Comment
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Thanks for the reminder sir! I was totally unaware of the time change

Looking forward to more daylight time.

Jerry B.'s Comment
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My internal clock is going to be jacked for a bit.....lol. I fly out this morning to Missouri to start my training on Monday(I live in WA State). Gonna cross two time zones, then the time change tomorrow morning. UGHHHHH!!!! LOL

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Luckily I will be home in bed so it makes the change easy, when I drove a cab/ Limo people would always forget about the time change and set up their rides for the wrong time. The company had to start confirming what time the actually meant since they would blame us for arriving at the wrong time.

BK's Comment
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The last time I forgot to set my clock ahead, I was one hour late to every appointment the rest of the year until the time changed again in the fall.

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IDMtnGal 's Comment
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How do truckers deal with time zones? Generally track what time you use internally and mentally calculate what time it is at your destination as well as letting mobile devices just auto update? Then there's AZ that's the same as PDT but an hour ahead of PST.

For Arizona, this is from a friend that lives in the Phoenix area:

Right now we are on Mountain Standard Time then when DST kicks in we are Pacific Standard Time.

When I drove from 88 to 93, I had an old timer that taught me to stay in my own time zone, which is Mountain Time. Then as I got loads going to Central and Eastern Time, to adjust in my head the one or two hours to make my appointments on time. Going west to the Pacific time zone, I would add an hour to my own time.

When I came back out on the road in 2014, I automatically fell back into that way of dealing with time zones. So, for example, I'm under a load picked up in Jerome Idaho that is going to Greensboro NC. The appointment time is scheduled for 0600 on Tuesday morning. So for me, I deliver at 0400 my time. (Now that stays hard and fast except when Wyoming is shut down due to snow closures....like now 😝) This trip I will actually lose 3 hours... 2 hours going to the Eastern Time zone plus one for the daylight savings time change.

Laura

PackRat's Comment
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I change time zones as I drive, and that's how I adapt. Clocks forward one day, then back another day.

Most companies I've driven for have shown all pick up and delivery times as the time zone of the particular location. The places that can be problems are border states that have two time zones. A quick internet search will reveal what the time zone is. If I am going to be in different zones, I jot it down on my load notes in my notebook.

Delco Dave's Comment
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Here’s a time zone map for anyone who may need it!!

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Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Thanks for that, Dave!

This thread HURTS. MY. HEAD. Time zones are (and will moreso be!) my archenemy, when I get out there with y'all.

Ms. Laura, you just 'confuzzled' me with that, hahaha!!! The AZ and HI stuff... I was reading up on this morning.. SMH!

Ohio is trying to end Daylight Savings Time

(When I get to driving, I'm gonna find a company that let's me stay in the 'yellow!') << Minus NY & NJ of course, haha!

Thanks, all. Be safe!!!

~ Anne ~`

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