Question About Keeping Entertained On Road?

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David H.'s Comment
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Do most trucks have CD players? Satellite radio? Is listening to music while driving a good/bad idea?do most trucks have wifi or to I need hot spot? What luxuries? Like fridge/cooler,TV/DVD player?,microwave? How hard is it to use cpap machine in truck for those with aspnea? Etc

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Errol V.'s Comment
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Do most trucks have CD players? Satellite radio? Is listening to music while driving a good/bad idea? do most trucks have wifi or to I need hot spot? What luxuries? Like fridge/cooler, TV/DVD player?,microwave? How hard is it to use cpap machine in truck for those with aspnea? Etc

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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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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I'm not sure if companies are putting satellite radio in trucks now or not. They should be. But the list of things they should have been putting on trucks has been a long one for decades so I'm not really sure.

They almost never have a CB, refrigerator, microwave, wifi hotspot, or television. Those you'll supply yourself.

As far as listening to music while you're driving....most drivers will listen to music at least part of the time but it wears your brain out after a while. Driving an hour or two is no big deal. Driving eight or ten hours a day gets exhausting in itself. If you're jammin away at tunes it wears you down much more quickly. So a lot of people listen to a little music mixed in with maybe some talk shows and of course some plain old silence. I probably spent 80% of the time driving in silence just relaxing with my thoughts. But sometimes you just have to crank up the tunes for a while.

I've never used a CPAP machine but I don't think there's any issue using them in a truck. There are a growing number of drivers out there with CPAP machines these days. If you need one it shouldn't be much of a problem to work with.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Tracy W.'s Comment
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Do most trucks have CD players? Satellite radio? Is listening to music while driving a good/bad idea?do most trucks have wifi or to I need hot spot? What luxuries? Like fridge/cooler,TV/DVD player?,microwave? How hard is it to use cpap machine in truck for those with aspnea? Etc

My truck has a satellite radio built in but I am responsible to pay for it. Invaluable must have. It has a mount for a flat screen TV but I bought the TV/DVD combo unit that I put in, but i find i dont use it as much as i thought i would. I also had to add the refrig and microwave. These will save you a lot of money over eating in restaurants and are must haves. Our new company trucks have them built in.

Without a doubt I get the most pleasure from audio books. I buy them with my points from the various truck stops but the library in my hometown has a great program where you can download audio books online for a month. Saves lots of money.

One thing...audio books require some level of focus so I never listen to them driving through cities, construction or in poor road conditions. Watercolors jazz channel on Sirius radio is great then.

Tracy

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
David H.'s Comment
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Do most trucks have CD players? Satellite radio? Is listening to music while driving a good/bad idea?do most trucks have wifi or to I need hot spot? What luxuries? Like fridge/cooler,TV/DVD player?,microwave? How hard is it to use cpap machine in truck for those with aspnea? Etc

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My truck has a satellite radio built in but I am responsible to pay for it. Invaluable must have. It has a mount for a flat screen TV but I bought the TV/DVD combo unit that I put in, but i find i dont use it as much as i thought i would. I also had to add the refrig and microwave. These will save you a lot of money over eating in restaurants and are must haves. Our new company trucks have them built in.

Without a doubt I get the most pleasure from audio books. I buy them with my points from the various truck stops but the library in my hometown has a great program where you can download audio books online for a month. Saves lots of money.

One thing...audio books require some level of focus so I never listen to them driving through cities, construction or in poor road conditions. Watercolors jazz channel on Sirius radio is great then.

Tracy

thank you Brett and Tracy just thinking of budget for down the road don't want to leave family in a bind if I spend too much too soon but now can look into these items a lil at a time until finished schooling and solo driving

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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