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Renegade's Comment
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What kind of clothes do you wear everyday while on the road? Company uniform, jeans & t-shirt, shorts and tennis shoes, pajamas, etc...?

G-Town's Comment
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3-piece fitted Armani with Gucci shoes, Rolex watch, etc. You get the picture. HAH. Welcome to Walmart...

He** no...

First and foremost my clothes are always clean, not torn, or tattered. I always wear comfortable Carpenter Jeans because of all the pockets, most of which I use during my day. My shirt is usually safety Lime green with ANSI Level two reflective bands. I prefer the cool-mesh crew-neck style in the summer, more of a sweat-shirt material or thermal LS shirt (Gilden makes really good ones and cheap) under a cool-mash shirt in cooler weather. Shoes; waterproof, non-slip, comfortable boot with a steel toe. My preferred brand is CAT. They work for me. Always a baseball cap...I switch it up on the cap depending on my mood.

I wear the lime green reflective gear and good boots for two reasons: I actively participate in the unloading process at each store stop, spend ample time in and around the outdoor docks, drop lots at the DC and also when picking-up backhauls from Walmart vendors. Many of these places require reflective outerwear, like a reflective vest. ANSI II safety shirts and sweatshirts meet that requirement and I don't need to put-on or take-off a reflective vest. Once and done...no muss or fuss.

Kirk P.'s Comment
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Still in training here but I've been wearing polo type shirts because they are very breathable and help me keep cool, plus they look nice, I've also recently discovered these wrangler jeans at Walmart that are made from sort of stretchable material, very nice investment I think. You can squat and climb and bend your knees and the material stretches so you don't tear anything and it's very comfortable for me. And a pair of regular work boots, since I'm flatbed I'm out a lot strapping and tarping usually in dirt and mud. I think I might get on board with G-town and get some bright reflective shirts so I don't have to worry about wearing a vest.

On another note I see a lot of truck drivers out here that dress like bums, And I think to myself wow are they not making that much money? Or do they just not care? Anyways, I prefer to dress somewhat decent or casual I guess you could call it.

Steve L.'s Comment
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A friend of mine laughs and says I always look ready for the golf course...which I am! 😆 But seriously, decent cargo shorts (or pants if required or it's cold) and a "breathable" shirt, collared or crew neck, and hiking shoes or my oil resistant work shoes.

I always take it as a compliment when a cashier says; "you don't look like a truck driver."

Kirk P.'s Comment
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A friend of mine laughs and says I always look ready for the golf course...which I am! 😆 But seriously, decent cargo shorts (or pants if required or it's cold) and a "breathable" shirt, collared or crew neck, and hiking shoes or my oil resistant work shoes.

I always take it as a compliment when a cashier says; "you don't look like a truck driver."

That's what I'm sayin! Take pride in yourself, right?

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Company uniform at all times, and occasionally a fire-resistant body suit.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Since I touch no freight whatsoever (wouldn't want to break a nail lol) I dress for stylish comfort, whether that's nice jeans, sweaters, shorts, blouses, company logo T's, driving mocs, athletic​ shoes etc. I do have leather work boots ,safety vest, safety glasses and a hard hat, should a customer require them. Mostly that stuff is for International Paper, Dow City, BASF, and ports. I don't haul any hazmat but do frequent some big bad chemical manufacturers to deliver cardboard boxes from IP lol.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Patrick C.'s Comment
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I wear a pair of jeans, t-shirt, sneakers, and a hoodie if it is cold. Pretty much see my pic.

Renegade's Comment
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I like the idea of a t-shirt, jeans, and some tennis shoes.

Rick Dees's Comment
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To be a real super trucker you have to wear a sleeveless wife beater t shirt, jeans, sunglasses have a pony tail and a scuzzy beard.

Really since most of my runs are 3-5 days long..shorts, jeans, or windbreaker pants, the shirt, tennis shoes or crocs when I am driving. Depends on the weather of course.

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