Packing List for Students

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

  1. poohbear3636

    poohbear3636 Bobtail Member

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    Thanks good idea do I need to bring sheets for my truck or is IR already in it
     
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  3. nascarchuck

    nascarchuck Road Train Member

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    Gotta question... How do you get those things "sucked down"? Dont you need a vacuum cleaner to do that? Are you planning on taking a vacuum cleaner with you?
     
  4. Everett

    Everett Crusty Shorts, What???

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    i have a small one u buy in truck stop i vacum my truck every other day and when you get your truck, the matteress is bare bring your own and ask for a new mattress when you do get a truck, ya never know about other drivers and there lot lizard nights
     
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  5. runawayload

    runawayload Light Load Member

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    nascarchuck Thanks this.
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    nascarchuck Road Train Member

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  7. T-Lady

    T-Lady Medium Load Member

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    My trainer supplied sheets and a pillow.
     
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  8. poohbear3636

    poohbear3636 Bobtail Member

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    Oh OK I will hope for the best
     
  9. Woodys

    Woodys Heavy Load Member

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    Alright let me know if there's anything else I need:

    suitcase (to carry all clothes, and shower needs)
    7 days of clothes
    2 hoodies
    steel toes
    casual shoes
    work gloves
    shaving acc.
    toothpaste/brush
    contacts/misc.
    backpack (for misc. paperwork)
    binder w/ paper
    pens
    US Atlas
    Pocket folder
    Memory foam pillow
    battery powered alarm clock
    Bag for dirty clothes
    iPod & headphones
    Smartphone
    wallet with caaaassshhhhh
    *******

    Again let me know if there's anything important I forgot. I'm not bring covers/sleeping bag along because it takes up too much room, aanndd I never sleep with them anyway. Will I need the steel toe boots? On average, if the training should take a month, how much money will I be safe with in my account?

    Thanks in advance for the help!
     
  10. mskitty76

    mskitty76 Bobtail Member

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    I haven't had a chance to read all the way through this thread, but I wanted to put this on here while I was thinking about it...

    Here's a tip I figured out, pack white board (or dry erase) markers when you get out on your own. Get a laminated atlas. When you are figuring your route, draw the line on the laminated map with the dry erase marker. Then, on the top left of your windshield, write the highways AND direction you want to go on those highways...as you exit a highway, just use your finger and wipe it off the windshield. Keeps you from looking down at a notepad, Qualcomm, text message, or whatever other way you have your route noted. When you stop for the night, just erase the line to where you are.

    People always thought I was crazy with that idea, until they tried it...everybody so far has loved the idea...you can keep your eyes "on the road", and still see your route.

    I also did the same with my directions to shippers/receivers...your eyes are still forward (maybe not on the road, per se, but at least you aren't looking down at the steering wheel or whatever). Just my crazy little idea that has kept me from getting lost...
     
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