What's the longest you've driven without sleep?

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  1. Mem

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    I just got home after a 21 & 1/2 hour drive from New Jersey to Florida. 7:30 AM Sunday morning to 5 AM Monday morning. About 1300 miles.

    It should have taken 18 hours or less, but when you get down south people are nosy and need to stop and become rubberneckers for a minor accident or when someone breaks down on the side of the road. It happened in MD,NC, SC, and GA. There were a lot of assholes that like to ride in the left lane and not move out of people's way.

    The worst part was that when I got home I couldn't get to sleep for half an hour and woke up 3 hours later.
     
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    Oh I need to sleep at some point, I once drove from NY to Chicago, Chicago to Kansas City, Kansas City to Denver, Denver to Las Vegas (that was the worst stretch) and Las Vegas to LA!... never again.
    Glad you made it home safe. Hope the holidays were great!
     
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    Las Vegas to LA is nothing. 4 hours. I did that November of 2007. I drove to LA and did a little sight seeing and then drove back to Vegas in the same day.

    Yes, my Holidays were nice, I hope yours were too.
     
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    About 13 hours between Lawton, OK and Flagstaff, AZ when I moved to Tucson this past summer. Tucson was another four hours away. I probably could have made it, but I couldn't get into my apartment any sooner than when I arrived.
     
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    Yes the LV to LA was a piece of cake, but this was all in one trip from NY to LA! I was over it half way through Kansas!
     
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    Of course, being the holder of a CDL (Commercial Drivers License) I'm bound by the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) regulations to drive only 11 hours before having to take a 10 hour break.... yeah right. Now, I'm not saying I've violated any of the regulations but, in my profession, if the wheels aren't rolling, you're not making any money.
    A good run if all goes well would be from Greencastle, PA to Little Rock, AR 1005 miles. 3am to 9pm.
     
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    Drove straight from Steamboat Springs, CO to Warwick, NY. 1,934 miles without stopping except for gas and a blown tire. Three days of no sleep. It was horrendous.
     
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    Niagara Falls to New Brunswick. five states and parts of two provinces. Not sure at the time it took. Was stunned there was no where to get a decent coffee through the US along the interstates.
     
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    does driving while sleeping count
     
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    25 hours! I drove from Virginia Beach to Oklahoma City without sleeping. It was late fall and there was some bad weather in both the Smokey and the Ozark Mountains. I love to drive on long road trips. :biggrin1:
     
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    Miami, FL to San Francisco. Made it there in a little under 2 days...then slept for 18 hours!
     
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    Wow, that beats mine. 37 hours from Utah to Fort Bragg, NC. My last piss was brown from caffeinated drinks and Vivarin, which DOES NOT keep you awake after awhile anyway. Not smart. Slept it off in ten or twelve hours.

    Did thirty hours from Valdez, Alaska to someplace like Prince George, British Columbia once, about eight hours of it on the Cassier Highway, which is well-graded, but mostly dirt (in 1988). Slept in the car for about ten hours and continued on to Utah.
     
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    i remeber being on one of those runs arktrucker talks about, about drove 15 hrs got pulled over by a state cop, thought mud flap was missing, turns out it just rolled on to the tires. i flopped it back down, the cop says lets see your logs and b.o.l. he looks it over and said everything looked fine then proceded to tell me he used to work at the company i had picked up from, now i 'm getting nervous, he says guess what i used to do there, i used to stamp this code on the b.o.l when the truck was loaded and leaving the facility, now i know i'm in trouble.

    he said i'll tell you what, you run up to that truckstop and get some sleep and we'll forget about this, fine officer, whatever you want, he said i'm going to check on you and if you leave, i'm turning it in.

    i get to the truckstop and get parked, grab a bite to eat and as i'm headed to the truck i see the cop leaving , i wave and i spot another company truck pulling in, i flag him down and tell i got a spot for you, i pull out, he pulls in my spot and i'm on the road again. aside from the 1 hr delay i made the run and never heard anything about it.
     
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    You should have offered the cop a blow job. :biggrin1:
     
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    I don't drive, but I'm curious as to what makes people think they have the right to further endanger the lives of other drivers to achieve this 'feat'?
     
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    I didn't endanger anyone. I was tired but not sleepy. I kept myself hydrated made several rest stops, and kept food in my system to fuel my body. Some people can't drive more than 2 hours, for some people long distance driving is not a problem. After midnight there are not many people on I-95 in Florida anyway.
     
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    I once drove to SC after not having slept for 2 consecutive nights...it was a 13 hour trip...I do NOT recommend it...
     
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    I drove 14-15 hours once. Stopped at a McDonalds drive-thru once and stopped for gas, but other than that, was driving the whole time. I could have gone longer if I had had a full night of sleep the night before.

    I saw an interview on TV once with Wilt Chamberlain. I think he was talking about stories in the book he wrote. He said he would see how fast he could drive across the country. He would go 100 MPH and to prevent boredom he'd see how long he could hold his breath while driving. :eek:

    This thread also reminds me of Cannonball Run. It was an outlaw race across the country from New York to LA. The movie was inspired by the real race.
     
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    13 hours from Monmouth County New Jersey to Carroll County Georgia (880 miles).

    From New Jersey to Knoxville, Kentucky (670 miles) I did in 9.5 hours no naps. It was actually a fairly easy and pretty drive; especially in the fall.

    For my old job I once drove from Knoxville, Kentucky to Houston, Texas (920 miles) in 17 hours. I stopped twice to nap, fuel up, and eat. I got to my hotel at midnight ordered room service and fell asleep before I could finish my turkey club. :redface:
     
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    I just need sleep I don't know how you do it. I have never recovered from Flying from NY to Honolulu and waiting for three hours and then flying to Hong Kong.
     
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