Graveyard Shift In Training - How Soon Is Too Soon?

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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Yeah I like my students listening to.music or audiobooks... Talking on the phone is a no go for students though

I tried to let them during low traffic times or areas.... But then arguments ensue.with family and their mental abilities go to hell. They focus on the road less.

BTW.... Do u know I wrote and published audiobooks? If u enjoy thrillers... I have a great one about the Zodiac killer. I will give you a free one if you like.

Kearsey 's Books

Lil'RedRidingHood's Comment
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Yeah I like my students listening to.music or audiobooks... Talking on the phone is a no go for students though

I tried to let them during low traffic times or areas.... But then arguments ensue.with family and their mental abilities go to hell. They focus on the road less.

BTW.... Do u know I wrote and published audiobooks? If u enjoy thrillers... I have a great one about the Zodiac killer. I will give you a free one if you like.

Kearsey 's Books

Thanks Kearsey. I did know. We talked on the phone for an hour or better remember? Last winter. You were stopped for a snow storm.

Would love one of those books. thank-you-2.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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She's right. Talking to friends and family is awesome, when you have more experience. An argument with someone while driving? Not so much.

I put my entire family on time out. They couldn't call or text me, and they would get a good night text, and rotate through which person I would call on my 30 minute break. (Obviously my kid was the exception, shhhh🤫 )

The point is, as a new driver, it's tough on so many levels, and exhausting in way more ways than you can imagine. I had knowledge of "how it is....." From friends and family who had done this, but until it's your tukus in the seat, you don't know. Then it all hits you, and you just have to go through it!

It does get better and easier though!

Yeah I like my students listening to.music or audiobooks... Talking on the phone is a no go for students though

I tried to let them during low traffic times or areas.... But then arguments ensue.with family and their mental abilities go to hell. They focus on the road less.

BTW.... Do u know I wrote and published audiobooks? If u enjoy thrillers... I have a great one about the Zodiac killer. I will give you a free one if you like.

Kearsey 's Books

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Internal distractions are as bad as external ones. Being tired, sick, or emotionally upset can distract and exhaust you.

Red shoot me an email and I'll send an audiobook truckingalongfun@gmail.com

Sorry... I didn't remember. I talk to so many people and I remember circumstances not always names. I remember i had a TNT with me at the time.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Lil'RedRidingHood's Comment
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Thank you so much NaeNae. I so appreciate this. My company has a zero phone tolerance for students, even using Bluetooth. I’m grateful for it. Before I hop in driver’s seat, phone is turned OFF and put away.

I have no trucker family to call, and I don’t want to scare hubby, he’s already worried about me.

I do call him tho. I just wait with the hairier details until later. Everyone else gets a text, like you said, to see I’m still alive and in one piece.

I do love driving. Driving a car has always been my mental therapy, and I was delighted to learn it works the same in a semi—maybe even better.

I’ll start calling on my 30 when I upgrade. Right now there’s fuel, conversation and things to learn on the 30.

I’m so glad to learn it is hell for others too. I was starting to feel weak, crazy, sub-standard.

I just need to make sure to take care of my body good on the reset—and continue to eat / drink very clean in the truck.

It should get easier when we team. I’ll be “alone” then.

Thank you so so much.

I’m sure I’ll be back with something else to freak out about.

Lil’Red

Lil'RedRidingHood's Comment
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Internal distractions are as bad as external ones. Being tired, sick, or emotionally upset can distract and exhaust you.

Red shoot me an email and I'll send an audiobook truckingalongfun@gmail.com

Sorry... I didn't remember. I talk to so many people and I remember circumstances not always names. I remember i had a TNT with me at the time.

Will do. See, you do remember. :) Can’t blame you for not recalling the details, gosh! :) Thank God I’m on a reset right now for sure. On the internal stuff…. I would not be a safe driver today.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Check THIS out, ladies (and gents!)

Sleep Mask w/ Bluetooth Headphones!

Ours will be here today, via Amazon (of course!) .. I'll report back. They look pretty awesome; great concept for truckers, although the kiddo is the crash test dummy; I'm still a tad bit away to needing one.

Let y'all know, later tho!

~ Anne ~

ps: WON'T upload photo! Gotta click the link. I LOVE the fact you can push it up; looking like a headband!

Lil'RedRidingHood's Comment
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Check THIS out, ladies (and gents!)

Sleep Mask w/ Bluetooth Headphones!

Ours will be here today, via Amazon (of course!) .. I'll report back. They look pretty awesome; great concept for truckers, although the kiddo is the crash test dummy; I'm still a tad bit away to needing one.

Let y'all know, later tho!

~ Anne ~

ps: WON'T upload photo! Gotta click the link. I LOVE the fact you can push it up; looking like a headband!

NICE! :) Luckily I don’t need a CPAP. And even luckier, I love that reefer so much for white noise I want to take one home and put it in the bedroom ROFL. I thought APU/Reefer would make sleep hard. Nope. No better lullaby made.

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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I thought APU/Reefer would make sleep hard. Nope. No better lullaby made.

They probably have an " App for That! " rofl-3.gif

If not, there's your niche; aka: your side hustle!good-luck-2.gif

~ Anne ~

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Lil'RedRidingHood's Comment
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I thought APU/Reefer would make sleep hard. Nope. No better lullaby made.

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They probably have an " App for That! " rofl-3.gif

If not, there's your niche; aka: your side hustle!good-luck-2.gif

~ Anne ~

Yes yes, I’m gonna be a millionaire recording that reefer and selling the sound by the minute rofl

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

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