What Do Truck Drivers Do On Their 34 Hour Reset Time?

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Joe S.'s Comment
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I know this will probably seem like a ridiculous question (I have a lot of them). I was wondering what Truck drivers usually do on their 34 hour reset time. Say you are in Florida could you go see disneyworld for a day? Are you confined to your truck for 34 hours? It seems like 34 hours would be enough time to explore new places and visit tourist attractions. Is this just a hassle and most truckers hang out in the truck? I am leaving for training/orientation in 3 days so I am really very curious. I wanted to wish everyone a happy turkey day also. And give thanks to this awesome forum for all of the truckin advice. thank-you-2.gifthank-you.gifsmile.gifgood-luck-2.gif

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Really depends on you and what you want/can afford to do during that time. I know most of the time since I have been on this dedicated account I do mine at home.

Ernie

Brett Aquila's Comment
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It seems like 34 hours would be enough time to explore new places and visit tourist attractions.

Absolutely!

Like Ernie said it really depends on a lot of factors. But I used to love finding stuff to do on my free time. I've gone to NASCAR and NHRA races, local dirt and asphalt circle tracks, NFL and NCAA football games, high school football games, fairs, festivals - about anything I could find. I loved spending time in Vegas and New Orleans - those were my favorite two cities for downtime. I also had a place I used to go in Atlanta (near the T/A on the Southeast side of the loop for those familiar with the area) which had a big country bar and some great steak dinners with truck parking.

So there's lots to do out there and every so often you'll have an opportunity do have some fun like that.

If I didn't have the time or energy for those type of things I did the traditional stuff - watch tv, surf the Net, read books.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Joe S.'s Comment
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It seems like 34 hours would be enough time to explore new places and visit tourist attractions.

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Absolutely!

Like Ernie said it really depends on a lot of factors. But I used to love finding stuff to do on my free time. I've gone to NASCAR and NHRA races, local dirt and asphalt circle tracks, NFL and NCAA football games, high school football games, fairs, festivals - about anything I could find.

So there's lots to do out there and every so often you'll have an opportunity do have some fun like that.

If I didn't have the time or energy for those type of things I did the traditional stuff - watch tv, surf the Net, read books.

Nice this is exactly what I was thinking. This brings up another question. Do you just park the Rig at a WalMart or somewhere safe and catch a cab to wherever you want to go? Is it safe just leaving your truck while you are off having a good time? I really hope I get to go to Vegas a lot I love playing Poker Tourneys and Vegas is an amazing place to visit. Thanks for the replies.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brian M.'s Comment
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It seems like 34 hours would be enough time to explore new places and visit tourist attractions.

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Absolutely!

Like Ernie said it really depends on a lot of factors. But I used to love finding stuff to do on my free time. I've gone to NASCAR and NHRA races, local dirt and asphalt circle tracks, NFL and NCAA football games, high school football games, fairs, festivals - about anything I could find.

So there's lots to do out there and every so often you'll have an opportunity do have some fun like that.

If I didn't have the time or energy for those type of things I did the traditional stuff - watch tv, surf the Net, read books.

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Nice this is exactly what I was thinking. This brings up another question. Do you just park the Rig at a WalMart or somewhere safe and catch a cab to wherever you want to go? Is it safe just leaving your truck while you are off having a good time? I really hope I get to go to Vegas a lot I love playing Poker Tourneys and Vegas is an amazing place to visit. Thanks for the replies.

circus circus has truck parking

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Attila's Comment
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Not to long ago I had a 34 in Baltimore. Never have seen DC. So I made a deal with a cabbie and headed to DC. Walked the entire national monument park. It was one of those perfect days. The whole day, cab fare, food, gifts, cost me less than $100! Best hundred bucks I have ever spent. You could prolly do it cheaper with better planning.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
The Dude's Comment
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The same thing we do everyday, Pinky...

Joe S.'s Comment
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Not to long ago I had a 34 in Baltimore. Never have seen DC. So I made a deal with a cabbie and headed to DC. Walked the entire national monument park. It was one of those perfect days. The whole day, cab fare, food, gifts, cost me less than $100! Best hundred bucks I have ever spent. You could prolly do it cheaper with better planning.

Nice, I would think there is something interesting to do in every state/city, Has anyone gone home for a day in their 34 hour reset period?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Has anyone gone home for a day in their 34 hour reset period?

I go home for all my restarts since I have been on this dedicated account here at JB Hunt.

Ernie

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Has anyone gone home for a day in their 34 hour reset period?

Happens all the time. I don't think you'll often go home because you need a 34 hour reset. But many people for instance run regional where they're out during the week and home on the weekend. If they can get enough freight they'll run themselves out of hours during the week and use the reset during their home time to clean the slate.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

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