Millis Transfer Training, Richfield Wisonsin

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Noob_Driver's Comment
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If you want! Lol.

I dont have boots..... Too expensive for me right now. Come winter though ill have them. Ive written down everything else though.

PackRat's Comment
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You must have boots. It’s a requirement at a bunch of shippers and receivers. Get something now, then save up for some better ones. I have one pair of military desert boots I got when I was going to Afghanistan the first time in 2001 that I still wear a few days each week. Get a duffel bag, or something sturdy, for the dirty clothes. I carry a big bag of Tide pods and a huge box of dryer sheets. Also on laundry, try to do it when you’re at the terminal because it’s free. Just in case you can’t, keep lots of quarters. Rambling now with what pops into my head. I have a Coleman 12 volt plug-in cooler that rides in the passenger seat. All my drinks and water go in this. All my perishable food goes in the fridge. Other stuff I carry are several flashlights, scissors, duct tape, clear tape, superglue, parachute cord, a stapler, index cards, several pens, several 6” X 9” steno book notebooks ( see picture). At least one good alarm clock, phone charger, tablet, laptop, plastic bags that you get groceries in (for trash). Buy as much food at home, and prepare as much food at home as possible. Peanut butter, saltines, cheese, sardines, bread, triscuits, muffins, canned soup, hot dogs, fruits and veggies are easy to pack, cheap, and last weeks. Truck stop eating can get expensive, so once every couple of days at the most. They still have the fridge and Direct TV in the Millis trucks, right?

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.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

PackRat's Comment
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Noob_Driver's Comment
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Yeah we do have the fridge and direct tv. Boots take about a week for me to get because i have to order them in my size. But thanks for that list.

PackRat's Comment
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We’re not done yet! Last two for tonight are an atlas and the paper “Pocket Truck Stop Guide”. Lots of good info in these guides. Every truck stop has them for $5 or less.

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Rob T.'s Comment
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Way to go!

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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Congrats, gonna be at least a couple weeks behind you. Getting stuck on a lightweight or getting an OTR truck?

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.

Noob_Driver's Comment
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Im all set. Picked up my first load.... Yard driver screwed me over twice. Cranked it up to high so i couldnt couple then decided to park it very close so i couldnt get to the gear. Had to crawl under the trailer next door to get to the handle. Heading back up to Wisconsin for a few days off of setting up my truck.

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TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

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