What should I bring to school... Start with Roehl

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  1. GBL_Trucking

    GBL_Trucking Bobtail Member

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    What should I bring to school? Anything in particular besides the normal?
    Im coming from Atlanta, GA going to Roehl in Appleton, WI this month, for there reefer division.

    Any advice for CDL school?

    Thanks
     
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  3. WesternPlains

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    Bring a coat. Wisconsin ain’t Georgia.
     
  4. TankerP

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    A credit card so you can have a way to go home if it all doesn't work out.
     
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    Extra large sleeping bag & pillow.
    You'll need this when riding with your trainer.
     
  7. WesternPlains

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    Bring a fishing pole. It’s Wisconsin.

    Seriously... The usual stuff. Ask Roehl. They’ll probably route you home. That’s so you can put all your stuff in your truck.

    You’ll also want that coat inside your trailer. You’ll want it inside some of these cold storage facilities too.
     
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    Trainer...Trainer?
    Oh... I forgot about the trainer. Bring ear plugs. You’ll thank me.
     
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  9. GBL_Trucking

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    Yea not used to the cold already packed one, thanks.
     
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    I'll have to pull my old Army one out. Didn't think I would need it, thought I would be in a truck with bunk bed. Thanks for that.
     
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    You will be in a double bunk truck. Problem is, it's almost impossible to sleep on the top bunk when the truck is moving; you will never get proper rest up there if the truck is moving. Some companies have rules against that also.
    The bottom bunk is pretty comfortable when the truck is moving, but the top bunk is a few feet above the center of gravity, so it's like riding a bumpy roller coaster.
    That's why you need a sleeping bag, to lay on top of your trainers bedding when you're resting and he's driving.
     
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