Dress Code...

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Lilysmomma's Comment
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I am just horrified to see how some of the trucker ladies dress! Some wear high heels, dresses,,, no, I am not kidding!!!! Short skirts, no bras, flip flops... Makes me sick to see these ladies prancing around at the fuel islands with this kind of attire... There should be a dress code for drivers who represent these companies.. I am sure they are asking for real trouble when they dress this way and if they cannot do their job, they don't belong doing it in the first place... I have gotten into some really sticky situations in which I never asked anyone for help, just made it work.. This is just drawing attention to yourself and into some real danger.... Just my opinion.....

Pianoman's Comment
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As far as companies that require a dress code, I'm not sure but JB Hunt comes to mind. Pretty sure I've always seen them wearing a uniform. FedEx, UPS, Old Dominion (I think), Walmart private fleet. I think it would be good if more companies enforced a dress code.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Ah.. to each their own lol. Neither should fat guys wear nasty sweat pants and tshirts with their belly sagging out from under their shirt--- but they do.

Ill be quite honest, when its hot weather I have been known to wear a nice golf skort when driving. Im not hanging out anywhere, and they do have shorts underneath. I don't wear flipflops or sandals while driving but do wear neat clean athletic shoes, driving moccasins, my sperry's, or my boots in colder weather.

Some companies do require uniforms, however my company does not. Yes I wear shorts, skorts, capris, longer skirts, and long jeans only when its cooler or required at a shipper. BTW, I'm 54 and I don't dress like a cheap wXxxx. There is nothing wrong with nice athletic /casual clothing that fits appropriately and is clean and neat. I've seen female drivers of the Muslim faith wearing gorgeous long skirts. What's the big deal?

I'm sure the same could be said about the people of walmart in inappropriate clothing. I don't try to tell others what to wear either.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Probably something of a difference with how drivers look at truck stops - versus how they SHOW UP AT CUSTOMERS.

Add Averitt to list of companies with dress AND GROOMING codes (including piercings and ink).

We are obviously not dressing for the runway or red carpet while we're driving (and this includes fuel stops). But most companies instruct drivers to be a presentable at customers.

I think the ones in High Heels are likely lot lizards - not drivers.

Judge not, lest ye be judged.

Rick

Lilysmomma's Comment
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Well at lease a pair of jeans and shirt and proper shoes for driving! Who in the heck can drive a truck in flip flops???!! I sure wouldn't take that chance! Safety is our Number 1 priority out there, we have a lot to lose if we have an accident, which means our very valuable CDL , and worse yet someone's life including ours...

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
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Lilysmomma's Comment
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I have YET to see any Lot Lizards, especially ones at the fuel island at a Love's fueling up her truck.. I won't say which company she was driving for but it was a BIG one... I just cannot imagine someone driving a truck with high heels, unless maybe she has an auto shift... LOL!

Lilysmomma's Comment
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I am certainly not telling anyone what to wear, I am just saying dress appropriately and represent your company. The shippers and receivers do judge us when we come in for our load info. If you can wear a skort, more power to ya! I do show my legs too but not to attract any man out there, just to be cool in the hot climate. I also have seen men who have their bellies hanging out and cracks showing and I just look the other way and chuckle... I guess to each his own! I know I will never dress like that in my lifetime....

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Perhaps the women are dressing that way to feel more feminine. So what. I had a very heavy lifting job that made me feel manly..seriously and I have the bulging Popeye calves to prove it. Maybe putting on a skirt and makeup makes them feel good about themselves.

Just because you can't drive in heels doesn't mean she can't. I have often wondered how women with long fingernails do anything...including go to the restroom. More power to the heel drivers and fingernail wearers hahhahah

Kevin H.'s Comment
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I have YET to see any Lot Lizards, especially ones at the fuel island at a Love's fueling up her truck..

I haven't had any dealings with any of those people either, but I imagine that you could negotiate for whatever you like...

Just kidding, could have been a driver, or a passenger. Maybe she puts on heels when she gets out of the truck.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
LDRSHIP's Comment
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I had my first encounter with a lot lizard on Saturday morning. I was at the Flying J in Birmingham, AL. Came knocking on my door at 3:45 in the morning. I was like WTF do you want. She tried a bit about it being cold (it was, but that is beside the point). I kindly pointed out there was a nice warm truckstop 100 yds away. The part that really irritated me was my alarm was set to go off at 4:30.

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