Strange or bizarre tips for drivers

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by jlkklj777, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. Techman1967

    Techman1967 Bobtail Member

    May 3, 2008
    just my .02, but with summer comming up, I would have to recamend that you always carry a few extra pairs of socks and foot powder.

    I know that I have a hard time with my feet during the hot weather and had to change my socks several times a day to prevent foot rot. :biggrin_25519:
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  3. Lurchgs

    Lurchgs Road Train Member

    Feb 13, 2008
    Denver, CO
    Techman - y' could always drive barefoot. I don't see anything in the FMCSR about footware, and there are (contrary to popular myth) no state laws requiring shoes while driving. :)
  4. AfterShock

    AfterShock Road Train Member

    Sep 19, 2007
    Inland Empire, California
    Just drive with your feet up on the dash. :biggrin_25524:
  5. Highballin

    Highballin Road Train Member

    Jan 31, 2008
    Cleveland Texas
    Better yet hang them out the window that will keep most of the smell out of the cab.:yes2557::biggrin_25517:
  6. lostNfound

    lostNfound Road Train Member

    Jun 28, 2007
    Home of the Stampede
    Eh, I don't know if I would go that far ... however, I do have my "inside" shoes and my outside shoes. My inside shoes are sandals, but they are the strap-on kind so there is no possibility of them slipping off my feet while driving. They never get used outside the cab and I usually wear them sans socks in the summer. I keep my outside shoes under my seat, so when I stop it's a simple matter of slip the sandals off and the outside shoes (or boots in the winter) on, and away I go.
  7. roadkill4512

    roadkill4512 Medium Load Member

    May 9, 2008
    I drive barefoot 90% of the time. I only slip on shoes to fuel, go into a TS or at a shipper/consignee.

    A few times I've been backing into a tight space at a truck stop and get out and look and people give me some looks when I hop out of the cab in barefeet.
  8. jimnfor

    jimnfor Light Load Member

    Dec 23, 2007
    sherman, tx
    roadkill, im with ya! flip-flops all the time, even fueling or going in a T/S. shoes and socks go on when going in a shipper/receiver.... most of the time:biggrin_25524:
  9. Techman1967

    Techman1967 Bobtail Member

    May 3, 2008
    :biggrin_2558:O.K you got me, there's no Reg in the FMCSR about footwear, But I know there is at least a reg in the Washington state code and I had assumed that all states had at least some such reg on the books that had stated no open toed sandels or barefoot driving.
    Am I wrong in assuming that other states had such a provision?

    I know it's a stupid thing but just trying to reduce the odds some dot bear is looking for an excuse to write a ticket.
  10. jlkklj777

    jlkklj777 20 Year Truckload Veteran

    Oct 1, 2007
    Duncannon, Pa

    These regs cam from old blue book laws when the pedals in the cars were metal with no covering. The idea was a barefooted driver would be unable to control the vehicle due to the hot metal and would needlessly crash.

    Of course we now have air conditioned cabs and rubber pads on the pedals of the vehicles we drive so the law is antiquated and no longer enforced in any state that I am aware of.
  11. GuysLady

    GuysLady Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Jun 20, 2007
    The eye of the storm....
    Be careful with that "feet out the window" thing! I sunburned the bottom of my feet once while we were in TX! I really did. Embarrassing to say the least!

    And those energy drinks... the best I have found is called "Cocaine". Problem is, it can get WILD! I was wired for lights, sound, DSL and broadband for HOURS, and when I finally went to sleep, I was dreaming about a little purple monster running along the liquor shelves at the store, kicking off bottles!
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