I know that isnít super late, but here is what I do....
This morning I got up at 6 am after 8 hours of sleep. This afternoon I will take a 2 hour nap. I will arrive DFW one hour before pick up. Go to grapevine mills mall and have a light healthy dinner I will then take a 30 minute easy walk around the mall. Go pick up students and get them and myself home safely.
If needed I will take a short nap in the bus upon return to make sure I am safe going home.
I am determined to do what is safe. I have even pulled over on a long overnight drive and napped for 30 minutes ( with permission of the sponsor). I have never had a sponsor complain. I think they appreciate me wanting to be safe.
The passengers are important, but I would be lying if I didnít admit that I value my safety as well.
My biggest issue in late shift driving is accounting for the bad driving of other drivers who are obviously tired! Think carefully before scheduling an all night drive. They can be safe with the right company and driver but are inherently more dangerous than daytime.
Im so blessed to work for a company that works hard to be safe. We have regular safety meetings and are always told that they donít mind paying extra hours to us in the pursuit of being safe.
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