Home Time, And The Need For Lots Of Curse-y Words.

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NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

It never fails. When I go home home to Montana, nothing ever goes right, I'm pulled in nine billion directions, never seem to get everything done, and always leave wondering why I even bothered going "home."

Please. Someone, anyone, I'm begging you, tell me that feeling like this is normal? It's getting to the point that I am dreading the trips home. 100 miles out and I was asking myself "Why?" As my phone is blowing up with "when are you getting here?" And the guilt trip from the parents who depend on others for everything technology related...

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BK's Comment
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Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

It never fails. When I go home home to Montana, nothing ever goes right, I'm pulled in nine billion directions, never seem to get everything done, and always leave wondering why I even bothered going "home."

Please. Someone, anyone, I'm begging you, tell me that feeling like this is normal? It's getting to the point that I am dreading the trips home. 100 miles out and I was asking myself "Why?" As my phone is blowing up with "when are you getting here?" And the guilt trip from the parents who depend on others for everything technology related...

NaeNae, sounds pretty typical to me. I know of one driver, a friend of mine, who loves and looks forward to his home time. But he is going home to his wife whom he loves dearly. I think drivers in good relationships do the best with home time.

And as far as getting things done, I think that most drivers have a list of things to get done, but probably only 50% of the list actually gets done, if that. Lol

Maybe a good indication of a dedicated driver is that they have some level of difficulty with home time. But I’m certain this varies from driver to driver.

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Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

It never fails. When I go home home to Montana, nothing ever goes right, I'm pulled in nine billion directions, never seem to get everything done, and always leave wondering why I even bothered going "home."

Please. Someone, anyone, I'm begging you, tell me that feeling like this is normal? It's getting to the point that I am dreading the trips home. 100 miles out and I was asking myself "Why?" As my phone is blowing up with "when are you getting here?" And the guilt trip from the parents who depend on others for everything technology related...

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NaeNae, sounds pretty typical to me. I know of one driver, a friend of mine, who loves and looks forward to his home time. But he is going home to his wife whom he loves dearly. I think drivers in good relationships do the best with home time.

And as far as getting things done, I think that most drivers have a list of things to get done, but probably only 50% of the list actually gets done, if that. Lol

Maybe a good indication of a dedicated driver is that they have some level of difficulty with home time. But I’m certain this varies from driver to driver.

It's taken MANY years of being accustomed to being on the 'receiving end' of a driver on home time. I'm sure Tom HATED home time as much, when he was OTR , ... until I learned.

Maybe Big Scott will chime in, with others. I am not even ALLOWED to talk trucks on the weekends w/Tom, and as far as 'techie' stuff goes, I teach myself, to the best of my ability. (And I bug some other drivers, haha!)

Let them watch some videos; seriously.

Kearsey is busy making Cassie cry, RIGHT NOW; there's a start!

Seriously girl. I feel for you. I was your 'them' once upon a time, until I learned NOT to be.

Best wishes, always~

~ Anne ~

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.

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PJ's Comment
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I guess I’m in the minority. They owe you that and screw them if they don’t see it that way!!!

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Only 9 billion? It's 20 billion at least for me. Got home this past Sunday because my wife was having knee replacement surgery on Tuesday. There was a last minute doctor's visit Monday. Sunday night was trying to fix the garage door opener. That had to be put off until Monday when the manufacturer was open. With a few hours of sleep it was off to the doctor, Monday morning. By Monday afternoon it was determined that the mother board in the garage door opener was fried. It was only a few dollars more to run to Home Depot and get a new one. The rest of this week has been a blur. Trips to the hospital, getting a tire put on a new rim, installing a new home security system, replacing a headlight on the car, doing laundry, and many other errands and projects. Currently out grocery shopping for the house and to restock the truck. Head back out on the road in the morning. I look forward to being able to relax and get some sleep.

Yes, it's normal to come home to a list that keeps growing every time you turn your head. Oh, I just realized, I don't have a way to get to my truck in the morning. I guess it's Uber. The fun never ends. I should be more relaxed by the end of next week.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I guess I’m in the minority. They owe you that and screw them if they don’t see it that way!!!

It's not the company having issues giving her home time....it's family and sometimes typical trucking issues..m traffic, construction, customer delays.

I go through it all the time a week before home time everything annoys me.

NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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Again, nailed it! Home time never seems to let me breathe. Even for a minute.

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I guess I’m in the minority. They owe you that and screw them if they don’t see it that way!!!

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It's not the company having issues giving her home time....it's family and sometimes typical trucking issues..m traffic, construction, customer delays.

I go through it all the time a week before home time everything annoys me.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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To add insult to injury, my next home time starts with repairing or replacing my clothes dryer. It quit with my wife's wet clothes in it. It never ends.

PJ's Comment
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Well I completely misread this one. Oops sorry!!embarrassed.gif

David W.'s Comment
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Your family and you will adjust. You just have to relax and just visit and be off work. You can’t try and play catch up for all the time you’ve been away. And they will start not expecting you to and it will get more easy

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