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K.R.'s Comment
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Or more specifically, I want to talk for a minute about bras. Our evil mechanisms of oppression by society.

(Please note for the purposes of this thread I am gender*****, assigned female at birth, and use he/him or they/them pronouns. But I did figure that this was the correct subcategory for this topic.)

When you are out on the road driving, do you wear a bra? Sports bra? Totally without one unless you have to go to a shipper/receiver/insert situation here?

If you have gone without a bra and also interacted with the rest of the trucking world while doing so, were there repercussions?

I mean, honestly I just want to be comfortable. And I f***ing hate wearing bras.



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.

K.R.'s Comment
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Okay also, hey mods. Why is ***** a censored word? I was trying to write gender-***** as a word THAT I APPLY TO MYSELF. I know that in the past it was a slur and I can understand wanting to censor bad language, but this is my gender identity and this is my self-description here and it'd be nice if I could use the precise language I'm attempting to.

Thanks, -Kianan

K.R.'s Comment
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Let me try again. Gender-Q (space) U (space) E (space) E (space) R.

Seriously this is my gender identity at least please consider it.

Thanks, -Kianan

Idaho Mtn Gal's Comment
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I wondered what the stars meant.

I'm an older female, a teenager during the 60's hippy era. I was not allowed to go braless back then and jobs throughout my life didn't allow it either. But learning about alt. health and cancer, I learned that underwire and tight fitting bras are very suspect in breast cancer. So, I wear my old ones cause they are loose but do give a little support.

This past winter the roads really got beat up in many states out west. Even with nice, comfy seats, I don't like them bouncing that much cause I am on the big side. When the bras wear out and I have to replace them, I wash the brand new ones in hot water and bleach a bunch of times til they loosen up. It's what works for me.


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.

Lynn H.'s Comment
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I also hate them, so I wear camisole\undershirt type things instead. Depending on what kind you get they can provide some coverage and support without that awful strap around your chest.

Tammy B.'s Comment
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Let me try again. Gender-Q (space) U (space) E (space) E (space) R.

Seriously this is my gender identity at least please consider it.

Thanks, -Kianan

KaTow's Comment
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Those asterisks getcha every time. That was terrible!

I wear, and have for decades, jog bras. Mostly because the straps stay put! My **** (astricks inserted by me) are big enough that I need some support, and I find the cotton, plain, joggers comfortable. Also, they don't emphasis, so much, as ... mush. And, if really hot or sweaty, you can still take off the shirt! (Ok, I really only do so in less-than-public places.)



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K.R.'s Comment
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Thanks y'all~

Yeah. I'm thinking that for most of the time I should be able to get away with my usual clothing with a camisole underneath, because the thing I hate the MOST about bras is that dagnabbit strap around the middle of my chest. It inevitably digs and then that inevitably causes eventual distress if I can't deal with it, and it's really hard to adjust a bra while driving lol.

Anyway, I have two weeks until the beginning of CDL school, so we'll see how things roll,



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  • 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.
Susan D. 's Comment
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Oh dear.. i hope nobody at a consignee saw me ripping off my bra from under my shirt in extreme frustration because I was trying to back into a spot and drop a trailer, but the underwire had poked through and was stabbing me in the armpit. I couldn't even think about the backing task at hand because I was so uncomfortable lol. Ripped it off from underneath my top, tossed it aside and took care of my backing. Come to think of it.. i was teaming with my man at the time and he was speechless, but was a real sweetheart when he realized the underwire had slipped out and actually cut my underarm and was bleeding.

I'm on the busty side too and I'll be honest. . I wear them (bra) sometimes. If going without i kinda disguise that fact by wearing a sweatshirt/hoodie. Sports bras are more comfy than an underwire job any day. I wear what the clothing dictates.. i have some tops where a good bra is a must and others i can get away without one completely or a tank top or camisole underneath looks presentable.

A mirror and a critical eye is your friend and ALWAYS look clean and professional at every shipper and receiver. Hahaha.


The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.


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.

K.R.'s Comment
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Underwires are the mother-fecking-double-hockeysticks-should-be-burned DEVIL (and look, this time I didn't trigger the word filter, either!). Hate them so much, and none of my bras have underwires. Gave up on underwires probably when I was about 17 when I realised that they stabbed me in the armpit and the additional support wasn't worth that sort of pain.

But even some of the no-underwire ones start to dig.

I remember I had a day on the bus where my bra just wouldn't be comfortable, and I was constantly (and awkwardly) reaching up to readjust the band and try and readjust to be more comfortable. Very awkward, because I'm doing this (with the parking brake pulled and the bus in neutral, naturally) at stop lights, trying to get to a point where I'm comfortable enough to drive and concentrate on driving.

Anyway, yeah. I think I can cope with that.

And speaking of sweatshirts, I have a corduroy jacket-y thing that I absolutely adore, that I can throw on over whatever shirt I'm wearing and it pretty well disguises the fact of when I'm not wearing a bra.

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