Curious Question?

Topic 10412 | Page 1

Page 1 of 2 Next Page Go To Page:
Zachary S.'s Comment
member avatar

I have been trolling the forum this long night and have been reading up on what people bring with them and such for training. I haven't made it through the whole thing but I was wondering if anyone ever brought or brings a hammock? Not the crappy rope and spreader bar type, but the light weight, strong, and amazingly comfortable camping type? I have a hammock of my own I use for sleeping and I was wondering if its something someone has used? How well did it go? Did you have trouble finding a nice spot(not that your very limited)? Any trouble with the authorities or anyone for that matter?

And also I want to ask what kind and range of replacement parts for your truck do you bring? I've already heard the windshield wiper stuff but what about other things? All the little joints, connectors, fittings and such that are so critical and if they do break are easy(relatively) to fix but bring the whole operation to screeching halt?

Indy's Comment
member avatar

Rubber grommets for air line connections (glad hands)

Indy's Comment
member avatar

Assorted lights

Scott M's Comment
member avatar

A SERIOUS post?

Training... A hammock? You really need to explain your plan.

Put a hammock in the sleeper berth? Put a hammock at a truck stop?

I'm not providing any solutions, because I don't know what you're thinking- Your plan.

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

Stevo Reno's Comment
member avatar

Being the mechanic I am, I'd have to take me a small tool box loaded with wrenches etc to pretty much fix anything I could along the side of the road. Rather than wait for some road service jockey to show up lol. My test light, crimpers and assorted butt connectors etc as well as extra lights/bulbs

I-68 & I-79's Comment
member avatar

Hammocks are for relaxing, so you won't need it, leave it at home for that day or two a month you get there. rofl-3.gif

Errol V.'s Comment
member avatar

I use a camping hammock when I'm camping. There's not enough room in a truck to hang one. At a truck stop, relaxing that way outside your truck will not be relaxing, what with all the noise and no privacy whatever.

Zachary S.'s Comment
member avatar

Sorry for not being specific enough, I was talking about after training when I am on my own. I was curious if anyone had tried and what their success was, but as I can see no one has. And it dawn on me that it would be very loud at the few places that I could sleep at. On to the next idea.

The Persian Conversion's Comment
member avatar

Sorry for not being specific enough, I was talking about after training when I am on my own. I was curious if anyone had tried and what their success was, but as I can see no one has. And it dawn on me that it would be very loud at the few places that I could sleep at. On to the next idea.

I don't know, I could actually see that being quite nice at some of the quieter rest areas...

Scott M's Comment
member avatar

Persian wrote: I don't know, I could actually see that being quite nice at some of the quieter rest areas...

I think you're nuts. (In a rest area). With all the wackos running around.

Page 1 of 2 Next Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More