What Is Your In Truck Entertainment For Down Times?

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Tony S.'s Comment
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Since I am contemplating a career in trucking, I was wondering what you guys and gals have in your truck as entertainment? If/when I start OTR I'd like to have my laptop, tablet, TV and PS3 with me as I travel. Also some good books.

So tell, what do you guys have?

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.

Justin N.'s Comment
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I remember when I was with my trainer he had a ps2 and tv set. Too bad we never got to play them though. Never could get a power converter big enough to handle them all. A laptop will work just fine though, I am using one right now even with the truck powered off.

Tony S.'s Comment
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I remember when I was with my trainer he had a ps2 and tv set. Too bad we never got to play them though. Never could get a power converter big enough to handle them all. A laptop will work just fine though, I am using one right now even with the truck powered off.

I need my PS3! LOL Nah, i'll make due.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Just remember you can have your PS3 with you but the internet that will be required to play and download updates will kill you in the cost department. Now if you can play it without Internet connection then you will be good. I don't know anything about console game sets as I am an avid PC gamer.

6 string rhythm's Comment
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Just remember you can have your PS3 with you but the internet that will be required to play and download updates will kill you in the cost department. Now if you can play it without Internet connection then you will be good. I don't know anything about console game sets as I am an avid PC gamer.

figured as much. What kind of games do you play guy?

Yep's Comment
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Down time? What is this of which you speak?

I have audio books and a speech to text program I use to write stories with. Also have satellite radio.

Tony S.'s Comment
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Down time? What is this of which you speak?

I have audio books and a speech to text program I use to write stories with. Also have satellite radio.

LOL...I just meant when you have to wait at shippers and receivers and when you are done driving for the day.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Tony S.'s Comment
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Just remember you can have your PS3 with you but the internet that will be required to play and download updates will kill you in the cost department. Now if you can play it without Internet connection then you will be good. I don't know anything about console game sets as I am an avid PC gamer.

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figured as much. What kind of games do you play guy?

I am an addict of MLB The Show.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Just remember you can have your PS3 with you but the internet that will be required to play and download updates will kill you in the cost department. Now if you can play it without Internet connection then you will be good. I don't know anything about console game sets as I am an avid PC gamer.

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figured as much. What kind of games do you play guy?

Right now or should I say for the past 2 to 3 years it's been Mindcraft. I know it's a sandbox game but I love the creation it allows in games and the problem solving involed.

Played Wow and Ultima Online for about 13 years. Also played Eve Online for a while.

I know these are not the best games on the market but they work for me and keep my mind engaged.

RedGator's Comment
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Downtime? Definitely a foreign concept. Now sleep is definitely a must when the trucks not moving. I promise your first three months all your gonna do is drive, eat, sleep and shower. Once your body gets accustomed to the long trips you might have time. Just maybe.

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