New drivers

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by realsupatrucka, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. realsupatrucka

    realsupatrucka Road Train Member

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    Don't lock your trailer brakes in the winter

    don't let super trucker in the truck stop tell u to keep going if u don't feel safe

    don't cut your truck off if it's 20 degrees or lower..everything will freeze

    Don't take a shower with out shoes on

    don't spend 250 a week on food

    Don't plan on making 75k your first year

    Done lease a truck through a company

    don't get discouraged when u don't back up good and it takes 5 min to get in a hole

    Don't be afraid to ask for help or ask if you don't know

    Shower daily...yes its a lot of guys out here will burn your nose hairs

    carry plenty of hand sanitizer and baby wipes

    carry bottles of water and brush your teeth in the truck...i don't like public restroom (my personal opinion)

    get a bank account and direct deposit before you go to training

    Get with a good cell phone company. ..and get a blue tooth when u finished training

    bring something to work out with ...weights and ect...

    Let trucking be your experience...If u listen to all these drivers that complain all the times it will start to mess with you...

    Take your time on mountain's. ..be very careful

    Learn how to read a map do not rely on gps
     
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  3. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    Now that's a lot of eating if drivers spend $250.00 a week on food.
     
  4. Mark Kling

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    Shower shoes or flip flops in shower,,, not your regular shoes..

    Would not hurt to also have a spray bottle mixed with 50/50 bleach/water to spray the surfaces down first...

    Take your own towels and washcloth.
     
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  5. Handog

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    Let's see, three meals a day (eating out) x7 @ $12.00 = $252.00. Yep. Unless you consider three meals a day "a lot" that's what you're gonna spend. That's why I go to Walmart then plug in my Road Pro Oven ;)
     
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  6. dominica1

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    very good tips! "super trucker" :biggrin_2559:
     
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  7. realsupatrucka

    realsupatrucka Road Train Member

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    Guess I should have pointed that out lol...i just thought guys would have common sense and don't shower in tennis shoes
     
  8. WitchingHour

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    If I bet money on the common sense of others, I'd be dirt ### poor right now.
     
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    I've never worn shoes in a shower.
     
  10. realsupatrucka

    realsupatrucka Road Train Member

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    No flip flops or nothing? U taking showers in hotels or something?
     
  11. realsupatrucka

    realsupatrucka Road Train Member

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    Ain't that the truth
     
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