Going To Prime

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Larry J.'s Comment
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I start at prime feb 1. I have a rand mcnally tnd730 GPS and I bought a rand mcnally 2016 motor carriers road atlas. Should I buy anything else or do I get the rest of the stuff there. Locks or fifth wheel lock?

Errol V.'s Comment
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Did you see this list: Items To Pack?

J Johns's Comment
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Hey, Larry

My bags have been packed for a month, I've been so excited. And now a list of junk ... for fun.

- a large laundry bag with securely stored detergent pods and bedding: a small pillow, case, 20° sleeping bag, a fleece bag liner, and a faux-silk bag.

- a large black canvas duffel with everything else: notebook (pen, pencil, highlighter), birth certificate in a document mailer, belt, shower shoes, mesh drawstring shower bag (one very small mesh bag for "shower" items, one for "sink" items, and a hand towel), tool bag (tire pressure gauge, tire tread depth gauge, mini flashlight, black rubber gloves for fueling, work gloves, handkerchief, folding wide-brim hat and deep-yellow tint Rx sunglasses), 'miscellaneous' bag (babywipes, mini sewing & first aid kits ... and soon all of my phone's accessories as well), a bag for jeans & thermals, a bag for shirts & a sweater, and a bigger bag with socks (some wool) and lots of underwear.

We still need to get some heavy duty winter gear, maybe carhartt. I bought some great slip-ons from Red Wing with no regrets. These bags are repacked every few days, mostly to remove items as I visualize myself justifying each one to an imaginary cranky trainer.

Josh S.'s Comment
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If you're coming in for orientation and training, I would probably hold off on bringing your GPS. You will want to bring clothes, bedding, shower bag, fueling gloves, sunglasses,etc. On your trainers truck you would boost likely use his own trucking related items. Once you finish training and get your own truck, prime will set you up with your lock set, load locks, and things of that nature, obviously you wouldn't need an atlas at that point since you already have one. The trucks do have gps on the Qualcomm , but alot of guys use their own unit to compare routes and what not. You won't need 5th wheel or king pin locks since you won't ever drop a trailer in an unsecured area except for a short time occasionally when you have to get oil changes done.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

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.

Larry J.'s Comment
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Thanks for the info. Just waiting for Feb1!

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