What to bring to orientation?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Kingty9183, May 24, 2021.

  1. BigBob410

    BigBob410 Road Train Member

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    That goes with out saying. I’ve met a lot of good folks at orientations. Some I still talk with 20 and 30 years later. Of course I’ve never been to an orientation at a large company where everyone is already pissed they had to come to work! Lol! Probably best to bring a good attitude also!!
     
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  3. Kingty9183

    Kingty9183 Light Load Member

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    Reefer And I live in Connecticut I am two hours from New Jersey
     
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  4. BigBob410

    BigBob410 Road Train Member

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    Cool! Hope it goes well. Good luck to you.
     
  5. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    i knew you lived in CT, you can (if you want) drive down there. then if you get assigned a truck, you have choices.....leave your car there, travel back and forth home. that'll cut into your off time though.

    i cannot say if you'll get assigned a trainer right away or in a week or 2.
     
  6. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I would pack maybe a weeks worth of clothes, a sleeping bag, maybe a pillow etc. I'd put it all in one duffel bag that you can fit it all in. You'll probably be in a trainers truck so room will be limited. When you get your own assigned truck you can start adding things to make life on the road more comfortable.
     
  7. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

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    Steel toed boots is overkill unless you're working flatbed, which you've already said you're working reefer.

    Vicks Vapor Rub to put under your nose if you end up with an ex-Werner trainer.
     
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  8. Chinatown

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    Put all your stuff in a flexible duffle bag. Next to impossible to store a hard suitcase in a truck with two people.
    Already mentioned; pillow and oversize/extra large sleeping bag.
    Roll your clothes; that way you won't need but one duffle bag.
     
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  9. slow.rider

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    Definitely want work boots of some sort; slip resistant soles and ankle support. Reefer floors can get slick. Also maybe enough warm weather clothes to keep yourself comfortable for five or ten minutes of sweeping out a trailer running at -10. For me some gloves, a hat with ear covers and an extra flannel shirt is plenty, but to each his own.
     
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  10. BigBob410

    BigBob410 Road Train Member

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    That was the funniest/worst thread I ever read on here!
     
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  11. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    Condoms.
    Lots and lots of condoms.
    But, seriously.
    First, ask your recruiter what you'll need.
    Second, as mentioned before, money to get home and money to be on the truck
    I would think no less than $200.

    Good luck and happy trails.
     
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