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seVen's avatar

What do truckers do not to get bored when traveling far distances?

Asked by seVen (3472points) June 1st, 2008 from iPhone
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Spargett's avatar

Yellow Jackets (aka trucker speed), and lots of incoherent banter on the CB.

koesac's avatar

Pick up hitch hikers.

gailcalled's avatar

Who says they don’t?

TheHaight's avatar

I was eating with some friends at Dennys, really late and we saw with our own eyes (outside the window) a hooker go inside a big rig.

themherme's avatar

Pretty much it… seat covers and cb radios

seVen's avatar

I’d install myself a satellite radio and a laptop like cops got not to get bored.

PupnTaco's avatar

I used to work for a trucking-industry trade magazine. CB chatter, cell phone with the wife back home, coffee & cigarettes, radio/CDs/iPod, fast food, lot lizards.

wizard's avatar

Think about what they did wrong.
Or think about how lucky they are.

gailcalled's avatar

What’s a lot lizard (or should I be afraid to ask)?

cheebdragon's avatar

pick up hookers?

kevbo's avatar

A lot lizard is slang for “lady of the night.” They linger in the big rig parking lots.

gailcalled's avatar

Thank you, Kevin. Probably not an occupation that is covered during HS career day?

Trance24's avatar

My dad’s a trucker, he listens to satellite radio. And when he has too wait long periods of time at certain stations he watches movies on a portable dvd player, or reads while listening to the radio.

susanc's avatar

What about exercise? Don’t those guys get all achey sitting sitting sitting?

luminous00's avatar

I’d pick up hookers…..just sayin

PupnTaco's avatar

@susanc – some truck stops have gyms, but not many. Most drivers don’t want to be too far from their rigs (and cargo which they’re responsible for), so going for a long walk or jog is out of the question.

It’s an impossible way of life, made even more difficult by rising fuel costs.

So try & give those truckers a break when you’re on the road. Let ‘em in if they need to switch lanes.

susanc's avatar

Back atcha pup: I trust truckers – the professional drivers out there among the rest of us numbnutses. I follow their “road language” to the letter. I know it’s an impossible life and I would do a lot to accommodate them.

Bobbydavid's avatar

In the uk they notoriously sweep the red light districts

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