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Ashley M.'s Comment
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Hey ladies, I’m getting ready to start packing for CDL training and was wondering what do you wear OTR? I was going to pack jeans but then I know they can sometimes be uncomfortable? Any time I ever took a road trip I would wear my workout pants because they are comfortable but also don’t know if that’s appropriate? Please help?!

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Jessica M.'s Comment
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I want to know too! I normally wear like yoga pants. Is that ok and what do I pack for training? Can it have logos? Like 100% of my shirts have logos.

Hey ladies, I’m getting ready to start packing for CDL training and was wondering what do you wear OTR? I was going to pack jeans but then I know they can sometimes be uncomfortable? Any time I ever took a road trip I would wear my workout pants because they are comfortable but also don’t know if that’s appropriate? Please help?!

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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You need to be comfortable and clean. bring both winter and summer clothes. in training you can be in AZ in September at 120 degrees and a couple days later be in snow in CO or WY.

Easter sunday i was under 3 feet of snow in WY... im not used to that in NJ. NJ has cute fluffy bunnies and tulips at easter.

logos on shirts are fine if approoriate. tee shirts with profanity or too graphic will get you sent home.

i was always a jeans and tee shirt kinda chick but the denium started to bother me after awhile. i wear mostly sweats and yellow safety shirts because most customers want the Osha approved bright vests that construction workers wear. truck stops and my company store sell them.

Moziere's Comment
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i was always a jeans and tee shirt kinda chick but the denium started to bother me after awhile. i wear mostly sweats and yellow safety shirts because most customers want the Osha approved bright vests that construction workers wear. truck stops and my company store sell them.

Rainy, Would leggings and long tee shirts be alright to wear? They are so much more comfortable than jeans. I don't have any sweats and I was hoping I wouldn't have to buy any clothing until I get a paycheck or two under my belt.

I'm from the South also, born and raised in FL but living in AL now. I'm going to school with CRE and have a start date of Oct 1. I just realized that my 'winter coat' is a light weight jacket and I don't have a hooded jacket at all. I bought my winter gloves because they were pretty with little fur around the cuffs. I might have to rethink the clothing issue. :D

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Leggins are fine, but honestly, they might not be warm enough if you go to north or west. get long johns for underneath.

when i say winter...i mean.. lots of layers. winds of 70mph in WY and temps negative 30 are possible.

Moziere's Comment
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Leggins are fine, but honestly, they might not be warm enough if you go to north or west. get long johns for underneath.

when i say winter...i mean.. lots of layers. winds of 70mph in WY and temps negative 30 are possible.

What are long johns? confused.gifconfused.gifrofl-3.gifrofl-3.gifrofl-3.gifrofl-3.gif

JK

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