How To Deal With Being Burnt Out

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Richard F.'s Comment
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Hi y’all I’m working 48-57 hours a week and I do ltl or intermodal. How do people blow off stream on your time off? I’m a huge hockey and F1 fan so I have those to look forward to but that’s not living life away from the tv lol. Btw go leafs go!!!!

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

Intermodal:

Transporting freight using two or more transportation modes. An example would be freight that is moved by truck from the shipper's dock to the rail yard, then placed on a train to the next rail yard, and finally returned to a truck for delivery to the receiving customer.

In trucking when you hear someone refer to an intermodal job they're normally talking about hauling shipping containers to and from the shipyards and railyards.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rob T.'s Comment
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Take some time off if possible. I've found even taking off 1 day to extend my weekend helps alot. Find hobbies that get you outside. I've got a young family that loves going for hikes at state/county parks.

Personally what helps is the job I have. I pick my route daily based on seniority so I'm not driving the same highway everyday like most LTL drivers do. Some love routine of the same thing everyday for months (or years) at a time but I want to pull my hair out just doing it 3 days in a row. We also are on 4 day work weeks but can pickup hours when extra drivers are needed if we desire. When I'm not working this forum is the only thing truck related I do. It's important to separate work from home life as much as possible.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
Steve L.'s Comment
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I don’t know about others, but I work on this yard…

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And then get in the pool. 😎

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BK's Comment
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Every burnt out driver I know is a hockey fan. Something about hockey is corrosive to drivers. The happiest and most productive drivers hate hockey and love the Green Bay Packers.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I agree with Rob T and Steve, take a day or two off and enjoy yourself. Even just

I just picked this up Saturday so I'll be on the water whenever possible.

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love the Green Bay Packers.

Don't talk crazy now.

Rob T.'s Comment
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The happiest and most productive drivers hate hockey and love the Green Bay Packers.

I can't help but love the packers. Iowa doesn't have a football team because if we did Illinois would what one too! Sorry Bobcat! smile.gif

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I can't help but love the packers

Now the decision to move from Florida to Iowa makes sense. rofl-3.gif

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