The journey begins - purchased a truck.

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by blairandgretchen, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. RStewart

    RStewart Road Train Member

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    I wear Khaki shorts, pocket tshirt and sneakers everyday. I do carry boots and jeans with me in case they're needed. If I was pulling open deck I would wear the boots & jeans while loading and unloading if I felt it was safer. I really don't care about all this "how a trucker is supposed to dress" nonsense. I don't agree with wearing flip flops because it's supposed to be against the law to do so while driving a CMV. I do wear them at home on occasion. The freedom to choose my daily attire is one of the perks of driving a truck. If I wanted a dress code I'd work in an office or a shop.
     
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  3. Old Man

    Old Man Road Train Member

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    That’s me in 1977, only difference to the way I dress is square tail shirts untucked and no belt buckle 71B9BB48-A5B1-484D-9040-D51A07C20091.jpeg
     
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  4. Yousername

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    It seems I stirred up controversy. It wasn’t my intent. My comment was more about how sloppy the drivers outfit looked than more of what he was wearing. Sloppy appearance probably means he is sloppy with every other aspect in his life. Especially his job.

    I get that shorts are probably more culturally acceptable to a man born and raised in the South Pacific. So certain leeway has to be given to him. I also understand if you deliver boats or pools it’s probably okay to show up looking like Jimmy Buffet.

    However for me, and this is strictly my opinion. Shorts are a no go, dirty blue jeans are a no go, pocket Tee’s are undershirts and a proper shirt has buttons. Also you should tuck your shirt in, wear a belt and leather boots of some sort. Long hair is a no and you should be clean shaven or at a minimum your beard should be groomed.

    These are all just my opinions and I’m not judging…. Well unless you are sloppy and stink. Then I and everyone else in the world is probably judging you to some extent.
     
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  5. Yousername

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    And Muskogee is probably a place where I can have a ball.
     
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  6. Yousername

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    I really enjoy old pictures like this. You had the latest equipment and life was good.
     
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  7. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    About that time I was a pretty sloppy dresser and often smelled bad, with the occasional unattended mess in my britches out in public.

    But - I was only 2 years old then.
     
  8. Yousername

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    So not much has changed?


    I jest
     
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  9. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    From previous pictures, you’re not too far off the truth.
     
  10. stranger

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    This is me in early Feb, 1978, in the 1976 Mack Cruiseliner I drove then. Picture taken by my GF at the time. On the way home after an almost week long trip.

    Acting goofy......The Lone Ranger choking his chicken.....

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  11. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    Choking the chicken I see:p you got any pics of the cruiseliner?
     
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