As someone involved in the trucking industry, my 2 cents:
1) WMJ, consider investing in a Blackberry that can connect wirelessly. You would just plug it in via the USB and establish a connection that way. Of course, this won't work if FFXIV doesn't support this type of connection speed (I think it's equivalent to dial-up). Otherwise, when making your rest stops try to pull in at rest stations equipped with wireless technologies (like the Shorepower ones, depending on if they're in your area). I know some of the brand new Volvo cabs come equipped with internet- try to get one if you can (unless you're an O/O).
Edit: the above poster mentioned cards to, another good wireless alternative.
2) For those who think that "gaming on the road" is a safety issue, consider a few things. First, long-haul truckers are legally mandated to drive in pairs (each driver cannot drive for >9 hours at once). So in the 9 hours that trucker is off, his/her choices for recreation are limited to activities that can be undertaken in the cab/on the road. Gaming is a perfect way to R&R (and pass the time), unless sleep is being sacrificed to do so. Second, please realize that even when truckers are driving singularly, 1/3 of their total trip time goes to resting. A lot of this is done at truck stops, where the truck has to be left idling in order to be started again (hence providing a good energy source for applications like fridges, as well as TVs, PS3s, etc.). So during this downtime, again, a trucker has a lot of uniterupted time he/she can dedicate towards FFXIV activities.
Drive safe WMJ- you have a tough job.
*Note: "maximum driver hours" legislation varies by stage and starting/end destinations; 9 hours on/off is most common.
Edited, Apr 9th 2010 9:04pm by Onionthiefx
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