Winter Wear..

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Donna M.'s Comment
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I am very cold natured and want to get a start on what I will need this winter ?

Kim T.'s Comment
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Layers. Warm gloves. Extra blankets on your truck in case your heat goes out. Warm, waterproof boots, warm socks.

Be safe!

Rainy 's Comment
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The larger truck stops sell 12v heated blankets that definitely came in handy in WY at negative 39 degrees. The bunk heater worked fine but the trucks are drafty. i closed the curtains between the front and the sleeper and the back of the truck was 58 degrees, the front was so cold my cats water froze solid!!!

the extra blankets are a great idea not only for you but to shove down around the bunk to keep the air out. tape pillow cases over the top bunk windows for this reason.

the boots. even cardhart work boots are better than sneakers. Kitty litter...Feline Pine is like little chopsticks and will give a little more traction if you are stuck in the snow/ice.

Bright clothing, jackets or hats. it gets really dark really fast and walking through a truck stop or customer at 5pm can be dangerous. i wear the yellow safety jackets and shirts. many customers want safety vests anyway. and its tax deductible.

Put a BIC cigarette lighter in the pocket of every jacket you have. I got locked.out of my truck last year when the locks froze. Heat up the key with the lighter and voila! even another drivers de icer didnt work. and if you had it, where would it be? on the truck.

Donna M.'s Comment
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Thanks y’all, it’s already chilly to me so I’m thinking I’m gonna need plenty of warm stuff including long johns. Georgia doesn’t see much cold so I’m gonna have to buy some stuff a large jacket for one.

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