Making The Sleeper Cozy Like Your Home

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J Johns's Comment
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He could be referencing the mattress I linked to, or just the general idea of remaking a space whose dimensions are unknown or possibly unappreciated. I think he's basically encouraging us to not overthink this too soon.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Miss Red's Comment
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Hmm. Also, who hasn't stepped onto a truck? Personally, I've been on several Prime trucks. I visited the school prior to applying and being accepted.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Who bought furniture?

Was meant as a joke - but directed at the "grand plans" of folks who've never been in a truck.

When you're in training (and someone elses truck) LESS IS MORE. Don't expect to be bringing more than sleeping gear, toiletries, maybe a laptop tablet.

Once you get your assigned truck - you can then assess what your needs are, versus how much space you have - versus how much you are willing to pack in and be subjected to extreme clutter (and more claustrophobia).

I'm not trying to be (overly) discouraging here. But I see a lot of people with unrealistic expectations, or "minimum demands" on equipment, availability of showers, etc.

Think MOTEL 6 - NOT MARRIOTT SUITES here.

The LOWER your expectations, the LESSER YOUR DISAPPOINTMENTS - and the better off your attitude will be, when you become willing to compromise what you ACTUALLY CAN DO - with what you thought you could do (based on what you "heard on the internet").

Rick

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Hrynn's Comment
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Haha. Don't you bash motel 6, Rick. I live and swear by that place! I stayed at one over Christmas. Two people and a cat for $60 and it was nice. I don't even want Mariott!

Miss Red's Comment
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Who bought furniture?

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Was meant as a joke - but directed at the "grand plans" of folks who've never been in a truck.

When you're in training (and someone elses truck) LESS IS MORE. Don't expect to be bringing more than sleeping gear, toiletries, maybe a laptop tablet.

Once you get your assigned truck - you can then assess what your needs are, versus how much space you have - versus how much you are willing to pack in and be subjected to extreme clutter (and more claustrophobia).

I'm not trying to be (overly) discouraging here. But I see a lot of people with unrealistic expectations, or "minimum demands" on equipment, availability of showers, etc.

Think MOTEL 6 - NOT MARRIOTT SUITES here.

The LOWER your expectations, the LESSER YOUR DISAPPOINTMENTS - and the better off your attitude will be, when you become willing to compromise what you ACTUALLY CAN DO - with what you thought you could do (based on what you "heard on the internet").

Rick

I'm going to say it.. I plan on leasing. I know the truck I'll be getting. No one start in on me :P The worst part about Prime was the hotel they make you stay in. It was incredibly hot and you can't open a window.

I don't plan on bringing a computer during training. I don't want to worry about material crap while I train.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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Who bought furniture?

Gee. There I was planning on bringing a small dresser to put my gazillion clothes in. Oh, and a small sofa chaise for reading...embarrassed.gif

Please, stop bursting my bubble.

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J Johns's Comment
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Lol. Who ate Reb's pie in the sky??

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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Lol. Who ate Reb's pie in the sky??

Uh?

Rick S.'s Comment
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Haha. Don't you bash motel 6, Rick. I live and swear by that place! I stayed at one over Christmas. Two people and a cat for $60 and it was nice. I don't even want Mariott!

When I road managed a band, one stipulation on our rider was "No Hotels with Numbers In Their Names" (Super8, Motel6, etc.).

I stayed on the BUS (since it was my bus).

Folks need to be a little thicker-skinned and less defensive here. My posts are not meant to offend, but inform.

Not even going to get into the "leasing right out of the gate" discussion. That one's been covered quite well through the years here.

Rick

J Johns's Comment
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Lol. Who ate Reb's pie in the sky??

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Uh?

Google says: a pie in the sky is "something that is pleasant to contemplate but is very unlikely to be realized". Didn't mean to be cryptic.

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