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Rick S.'s Comment
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1) do not lease with prime

We advise newcomers to the industry to NOT LEASE, at least until you have a year under your belt, to focus on learning how to drive/operate safely and efficiently.

2) do not push your clock

Trip Planning is a SKILL - that also helps you with using your HOS CLOCK(S) efficiently. DO PLAN on where you are going to shut down - with an hour or two to spare - in case you get jammed by traffic, weather, lack of parking. You don't want to get stuck with 5 minutes left on your clock - and no where safe to stop.

3) you NEED a rand mcnalley gps.

No - you NEED A RAND MCNALLY MOTOR CARRIERS ATLAS. A GPS is another tool in your "toolkit" - but the RM Road Atlas is INDISPENSABLE for looking up things like truck restricted routes, bridge law lengths, etc.

If you GPS/QC and everything else electronic FAILS - you PAPER ROAD ATLAS WILL NEVER BREAK.

Rick

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Reaper's Comment
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Thanks guys i had my suspicions about all of it. I figure i get the road atlas to start, then get a gps after.

Thanks for the clarification on all that. For regulation purposes are low cut steel toed boots acceptable? (They look like big sneakers)

Im in the reviewing phase now of the high road now.

Tractor Man's Comment
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For regulation purposes are low cut steel toed boots acceptable? (They look like big sneakers)

Unless you are doing Flatbed Driving, no. Just wear comfortable shoes. You are going to be wearing them for 12-14 hours a day.

Reaper's Comment
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Oh ok thank you. Now i dont need to spend so much on boots.

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