On My Own In The Road

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Mohamed E.'s Comment
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Hello everyone... now after all your advices to me I picked up Schneider and I have successfully done my training and thanks to you all I was one of the best students in the training in class room and during the truck over the road and all of that because of the advice and guidelines you talked about it here now I got my own truck and ready to roll out this Sunday but i faced a little problem......😭 the truck I have is 2015 frightliner cascadia its great one I have no problem with it but I'll be on the road for at least a week I'm not use to make all my daily meals from fast food restaurants may lunch is fine but breakfast and small dinner I believe I can do that in the truck my self just like my TE from Schneider thought me but he have power inverter in his truck and I'm not and I asked the shop guys and they said my truck model is not one of this trucks that can have it I don't know if they just been lazy or that's true but i can't argue that now i still new guy must approve my self in work first then ask for things... so I need your experience with that what should I do to get my small coffee maker I bought from Walmart and microwave to get them work fine in the shop they told me to get something that now more than 180 watt and the must be running when I'm using it so what is your recommendation here for me the coffee machine I got was my friend recommend for me it's 10$ but it's electronic power plug so what I should do to try to make my road time ok without stopping every time to buy hot drink or get some oatmeal ..... I'm sorry I make it big but I'm sure you'll understand my situation here since must of you got the same before.... Thank you for your help again

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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.

Steve L.'s Comment
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Deep breath.

1. I’ve been buying coffee using the Pilot Philmor cup since I started with Schneider four years ago. But I only drink one (occasionally two) cup a day. 2. Get the lunchbox oven from Pilot or Loves. It plugs into the 12v outlets. You can buy small tin (bread size) pans at Walmart. Usually 3-5 per pack. I use them for soup or other warmed up stuff. I cover them with foil when cooking and throw it out after eating. Mine’s four years old and still works fine. Get spoons if you’re gonna have soup. 3. Breakfast bars, PopTarts and the like work for me. 4. A jar of peanut butter, bread and sturdy plastic forks will get you by when needed. 5. Only pick up enough fruit that it’ll keep. You’ll have a chance to use the Schneider car when at an OC, to get more groceries. 6. Don’t get an outrageously large cooler. You’re likely to get by an OC pretty regularly and they all have free ice.

I’m sure others will have suggestions, but this could serve you well until they put you into a newer truck, which might not be long. I was given a brand new truck 9 months in.

I hope this helps.

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