Just Got My CDL Permit Here In Arizona, Heading For Prime Training Saturday, August 24 In Salt Lake City

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Rob D.'s Comment
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There's going to be days you will get dirty, sweaty, and nasty. Boots are made for working - let 'em look like you know what you're doing.

I am expecting it.

The sarcastic comment was in reference to you and Turtle commenting about showing up with a "can do" attitude and how some rookies are afraid to get their new boots dirty.

When I was in the Army, periodically we had "major maintenance" you did about every six months. Among other things, it involved removing the "PACK" from the engine compartment of your tank and towing it to the pressure washer.

There you would climb inside the engine compartment with old coveralls, old boots, and googles where you would pressure wash all the dirt, oil, and diesel fuel that had accumulated in the last six months. Afterward, you needed to pressure wash the coveralls if you planned to ever use them again.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Old School's Comment
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You're gonna be fine Rob. I knew you were being sarcastic. I was having some fun with ya!

andhe78's Comment
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Boots are made for working - let 'em look like you know what you're doing. I can always spot the rookie flatbedders by their shiny new work boots.

I KNEW I was being judged last month when I had to replace my boots. 😁

Probably about the best thing I did boot wise for flatbed is go waterproof. Probably once a week I’m standing in a puddle, or folding tarps under water, or securing a load while jumping over mud holes.

Oddest ppe requirement I’ve run across is no hoods, which sucked because all my winter gear had hoods and it was below freezing at the time. Made for a quick tarp job.

Turtle's Comment
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I'm not looking forward to replacing my boots and having to start out with bright shiny new ones over again, but I've just about worn the soles right off of these.

Along with waterproof, as andhe78 suggested, I suggest slip resistant soles as well. Don't get the typical deep-tread super durable soles that comes with most boots. Slip resistant tread is less durable, but will give you better traction for climbing on, in, around, over, and under your deck and load.

Turtle's Comment
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There's going to be days you will get dirty, sweaty, and nasty.

And that's just walking from your truck to the shipping office...

Hopper's Comment
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Hey Janet! I trained with a guy. He slept in his clothes, I had PJ's (short set) I just changed once I got up in the bunk. I recommend you Ask for a trainer with more than a couple years experience. My trainer had over 30 years of solid driving, he shared many pearls of wisdom that you won't see in a manual or get from greenhorn. I left nursing to drive 9 years ago, financially it was a very smart move for me. Good luck and stay safe!

Hopper

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