Packing List for Students

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by notarps4me, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. nick971982

    nick971982 Bobtail Member

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    Thanx for that link to the bed bugs protection website...very helpful...I'm purchasing one now!
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  2. Pork-Chop

    Pork-Chop Bobtail Member

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    nobody mentioned food?Should a trainee bring food as the pay is really bad?Dry stuff Top Ramen,canned goods snacks ?
     
  3. Smaggs

    Smaggs Pie Crust

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    I brought food as a trainee, but I asked my trainer first. All went well. We even bought stuff to make snacks and lunches and shared it to save space in the cooler.
     
  4. shoemaker

    shoemaker Bobtail Member

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    hello lantern. got a question, how long were you out with your trainer and are you happy with the co. thanks
     
  5. trukinmike

    trukinmike Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for the info for a well prepared journey to Werner.
     
  6. Fireman Clyde

    Fireman Clyde Bobtail Member

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    Do you eat out most of the time when you are training? most of us neewbies are broke going in and eating out is pricey../
     
  7. Lurchgs

    Lurchgs Road Train Member

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    While I've not been a drive so long as many, after 4 yearsI think I qualify as "not a rookie " to this day, i eat mayb one meal a week in a restaurant. I eat out of my fridge...which I stock weekly for about twice the cost of my a meal inside.

    as for essentials...I've seen many great suggestions...but nobody yet has mentioned a good back scratcher . I'll give up my phone before I leave my scratcher behind .

    Oh I disagree about the briefcase. bring one. just make sure you can kept all your paperwork, logs, rule books, and what-have-you inside. fold a #### or two on top and they make excellent pillows.
     
  8. cpttuttle

    cpttuttle Medium Load Member

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    first thing when i got a trainee was to take him to wal-mart.told what to get,and how much.the only thing i had him buy at the truckstop was a commercial atlas
     
  9. BossOutlaw88

    BossOutlaw88 Road Train Member

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    Will the company advance you money before you start driving so you'll have money for food?
     
  10. Lady K

    Lady K Road Train Member

    I have feeling that would differ from company to company... With Central we were 'refunded' $100 (for what I can't remember) and so had that on our Comdata card... That would be a good question to ask the company you will be training with though... I would suggest though, if you can, bring some cash anyway just in case.
     
    Everett Thanks this.
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