What Are Your Favorite Gadgets On The Road?

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Joshua J.'s Comment
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This question is for both quality of life on the road, and gadgets/equipment that help you immensely in your day to day activities. Like:

-Mini Fridge

-wifi hotspot

-Circulation fan

-CB radio

-laptop/tablet

-GPS

And the list could go on! For those of us getting into the trucking industry, or who have recently gotten their CDLs and are still greenhorns, what advice do you have for tools, tech, and equipment?

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.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
William H.'s Comment
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This question is for both quality of life on the road, and gadgets/equipment that help you immensely in your day to day activities. Like:

-Mini Fridge

-wifi hotspot

-Circulation fan

-CB radio

-laptop/tablet

-GPS

And the list could go on! For those of us getting into the trucking industry, or who have recently gotten their CDLs and are still greenhorns, what advice do you have for tools, tech, and equipment?

I don't have a CB yet, but I can't live without my mini fridge. It has saved me money in the long run.

I also have my iPad. It has some ebooks, magazines and I subscribed to my hometown newspaper and they send me electronic issues.

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.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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On my list of goodies to get once I get my truck assigned:

Refrigerator, microwave, CB, Crock pot, possibly a coffee maker, flat screen, 7" Rand McNally GPS, various audio books...

Have had my laptop with me throughout training and never even got it out of the bag... Will probably keep it with me, Just in case...

I'm sure there are other little goodies I want, like maybe a small electric skillet, etc.... We'll see...

Tractor Man's Comment
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Refrigerator, microwave, CB, Crock pot, possibly a coffee maker, maybe a small electric skillet.

What??, are you gonna' run a part time Roach Coach at the Truck Stops and Rest Areas?

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What??, are you gonna' run a part time Roach Coach at the Truck Stops and Rest Areas?

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If I can manage to cook a third as good as my wife, or, even better, when she's on the truck with me, everyone's gonna WISH it was available for sale!!!

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Errol V.'s Comment
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My Oreo dispenser

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My Oreo dispenser

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LDRSHIP's Comment
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I have my thermo electric cooler (Coleman), my crockpot, coffee pot, CB (Cobra 29 LTD Chrome), DVD player with built in screen and my iPhone.

Oh, I also have my Bluetooth headset with voice commands. But shhhhhh don't tell anyone.

Tractor Man's Comment
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My Oreo dispenser

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That dispenser does not appear to be HANDS FREE!!!

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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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The first thing I bought was a real mattress. Top of the line 17in plush baby. Unlike the three inch thick, rock hard mat that you sink into.

I also have an external.wireless hard drive with tons of movies, TV and music so when my internet drops I still have entertainment.

I bought extra phone batteries that charge so I always have at least two fully charged battery.

And of course my Blue Tiger. I had a blue parrot. But I couldn't listen to Pandora or media on it...just phone calls. BT let's me listen to music and movies

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