Ladies....its Time For Some Ideas And Feedback From Our Women Who Have Already Gone Thru School And Are Out On The Road !!

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Starcar's Comment
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I know, when I started driving, I hadn't even thought about clothing, other than stuffing a mess of it in a bag and throwing it in the truck. It didn't take me long to figure out that I should have given it alot more thought. I'd always worn underwire bras...I found out that while driving, with the placement of your arms, my underwire bras attacked me !!! I sat and carefully took all the wire out of my bras. If you can wear sports bras, that would be fine too. But you need to realize that if you are "well endowed", you need some sort of serious support in your undergarments. The same holds true for those of you who wear thongs. I, myself can't tolerate something crawling up the crack of my butt. To each their own. But remember this, you will be setting for hours in that drivers seat. It will inhibit any air flow. So you may get an UTI from underwear being to tight. And tight pants...oh heck no !! Sitting in that drivers seat, bouncin' around, and all the vibration, those tight jeans started chewin' on me in the weirdest places !! the waistband, the wrinkles of denim where my thighs met my torso, and the back of my knees were nearly rubbed raw. Why did I buy NEW jeans to wear 10 hours a day in a truck ?? And shoes and sox...what the heck ?? You will experience some swelling in your legs while driving. Its natural, from sitting so long, AND the bounce and vibration of the truck. When you start driving, be sure and wear pants that are lose and comfort able. (I know one lady driver that wears dresses). You have to wear shoes when driving...no flipflops, girls. They are dangerous to drive in in a big truck. And if you wear sox, make sure they have loose fitting tops, so they don't constrict the blood flow in your legs and feet. That is a dangerous condition. It can cause blood clots, that will travel up and lodge in your lungs. So take these tips to heart, so to speak. I wore sweat pants while driving. BUt I NEVER got out of that truck in sweats. Every driver I ever saw, who was wearing sweats, when they got out of their truck, looked like they had on a diaper, with 3 days worth of "load" hangin' down in the back...just looked nasty...not feminine, not classy, not professional....nasty. You'll find that no matter what size you are, Daisy Dukes will crawl all over, in places you don't want denim crawlin'. I wear loose pants, compfy soft shirts or tee shirts, and slip on (mules) shoes. I know I should wear better shoes, but I can't stand lace ups. OK...so its ya'lls turn. For those ladies that are out on the road....we want your ideas and experiences along these issues. And for the ladies still waiting to go thru school...I want any questions you have along the line of these issues. Trust me, you don't want to go out on the road not prepared when it comes to clothes. They sell stuff foe guys in truck stops...but you will be lucky of you can find mens pads, or tampons in a truckstop, let alone clothing...

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Jessica G.'s Comment
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Hello Starcar, I totally agree with you about the denim creepy crawling into undesirable places. As of now I'm just a co-pilot studying for my permit but I try my best to stay upfront watching and learning for the entire drive. So I can relate to what you are saying. I do have a question, do you ever stop at any of the outlet malls to go shopping? We always pass by them on the highway. I promised myself that when I start driving and making my own money that's one of the places I'm headed.

Starcar's Comment
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We used to drop our trailer (locked the 5th wheel) and bob tail to where ever we wanted to go...we went fishing, to the movies (we even went to a drive in movie !!), restaurants, bowling...you name it, and we probably did it bobtailin'. BUT, we owned our own truck, so we didn't have to ask before dropping the trailer. Now if you drop a trailer at your terminal , or drop yard, then I'm sure you can bobtail to town. But its one of those things that you have to ask before doing, I believe. Most companies are reasonable about that kinda thing....

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Dawn G.'s Comment
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So leggings is a no-no? They are like the only thing I find comfortable when sitting in one spot for a long period of time.....

Mikki 's Comment
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If you want to know what clothes are comfortable take a long hot sweaty walk or jog or run. Any nasty bits that can rub a raw spot will find a way! Since becoming a new runner I have often thought I could definitely be a clothes tester! Ouch! Don't forget about texture my cotton ones make my butt itch when I sit haha thnx, glad I could share that with you all.rofl-2.gif

Dawn G.'s Comment
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That a good idea! I love leggings because they dont sit on top of my stomach like my jeans do. So if I'm driving for a long period of time, I need things to not sit on my stomach. lol

ColeTrucker's Comment
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Hmmm, leggings huh? Learn something new everyday......I'm all ears.

Serah D.'s Comment
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Thank you for starting this topic Starcar. It will really help to hear from lady truckers about different experiences on the road, as well as advise, recommendations etc. One am really interested in to begin with is OTR training with a man. Keep them coming ladies!!!

OTR:

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.

Eckoh's Comment
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Could try and get on COPS, saw a dude get pulled out his cab in a lepard onezie with a light blue poofy scarf and 6 inch heals.... however i think stevie wonder did his makeup :P

Starcar's Comment
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The way I see it.....you can wear whatever you want IN THE TRUCK.....but for god's sake...when you get out....show some class...and no ass ( hope Brett doesn't slap my hand for that one). Be proud of being a trucker. You can be feminine and still be a trucker...Redgator pulls it off perfect !! She even wears dresses !!! But whenever you get outta that truck, be tidy, hair atleast combed, (personally, I HATE BALL CAPS), and walk like you are a driver, not a lot lizard !!!!

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