What Kind Of Duffel?

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Matthew B.'s Comment
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How long should i get a duffel if i am to do company training in someone else's truck, over the road. I am going to training in missoula, mt for jim palmer in about a month. I have read and obtained most of the stuff on the list off the site, i just need to know how big my bag should be. I am looking at a 26" duffel currently.

Over The Road:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Errol V.'s Comment
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I used a soft-sided suitcase and another small bag. The suitcase can stand up at the end of your bunk. (Your bunk had plenty of room to play out - I'm 6'3" and never bumped my head or feet against the wall.)

Speaking of bunks, most sleeper mattresses are LONG TWIN - "TXL")

Last Shadow's Comment
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I took my Army issue duffel, it was all I needed plus my back pack to carried shower items, DONT forget your shower shoes.

How long should i get a duffel if i am to do company training in someone else's truck, over the road. I am going to training in missoula, mt for jim palmer in about a month. I have read and obtained most of the stuff on the list off the site, i just need to know how big my bag should be. I am looking at a 26" duffel currently.

Over The Road:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Matthew B.'s Comment
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I have not forgotten about the shower shoes, thank god for years of camp ground..that one is engraved in my head. I just didn't wanna over pack when i started this thread, i appreciate all the effort and thoughts. I am not sure what kinda truck i'll be in, hopefully the sheet size is universal for the size you guys gave me. I've followed everything pretty much with whats on the list that was posted the jim palmer page on this site.

Big Scott's Comment
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If you get twin xl sheets, worst case they could be a little big. Don't sweat it. You may prefer a sleeping bag. With JPT you will train as a team. This means you both take turns sleeping in the bottom bunk. Good luck.

Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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What Erroll said, a twin XLR is 39x80. You could easily get by with a 36 inch duffel. I used your basic rolling suit case and a 24 inch gym bag / duffel.

JJ

Matthew B.'s Comment
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Thanks for the input. Found a nice large sleeping bag, since I am 6'5" and a travel pillow. Also think I might go with a 24" duffel and my book bag.

Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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I have a Coleman XL sized sleeping bag. I just opened it up and tossed it over the mentors bedding and basically used sheet as my blanket.

JJ

Pete B.'s Comment
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If you're buying a duffel bag, go big; when you're on your own, you'll want to have the carrying capacity for clean clothes (heading into the shower) + toiletries, dirty clothes (laundry day), groceries (can pack 5 or 6 bags into one duffel rather than carry them individually)... many uses for a good sized duffel.

Also, a sleeping bag would be best if you're sharing a bunk with someone (trainer), but consider again when you're on your own, the ease of washing & drying bedsheets vs. a sleeping bag.

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