Complete Truck Driver's Packing List. Did I Leave Anything Out ?

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Truck Driver’s Packing List

Money and Documents: Wallet Debit Card Some Cash Social Security Card CDL Driver's License DOT medical card Original copy of Birth Certificate Passport Twic (T.W.I.C.) card Com checks Checking account Checks truckstop reward cards Extra Paper Log Book (Even if you’re on E-Logs the DOT requires you to have a “Backup Log Book.”) extra blank Bill of Lading

School and/or Staying Organized: Trucker notebook School notebook Extra Notebook Notebook dividers sheet protectors Black pen Mechanical pencil eraser CDL book to study Post-its Calculator Ruler 2 Envelopes for receipts

Personal Items: Roller backpack Heavy duty duffle bag Band Aids Disinfectant Wipes Fingernail Clippers Sunscreen Wet Wipes Hand sanitizer Paper towels Scissors Laundry Detergent Bleach Fabric softener Dryer sheets Laundry Bag Shampoo Soap Toothbrush and Toothpaste Deodorant (spray and stick) Cologne Shaving Cream Disposable &/or Electric Razors Comb or brush

Clothing: Bedding (fitted sheet, Blanket, Pillow) (At least 10 days’ worth if going OTR – and something to store your clothing in.) 10 shirts 10 pants 1 shorts 10 underwear 10 socks Coats (Fall/Winter Coat and Spring/Summer Jacket) Leather gloves Rubber/neoprene gloves for fueling Steel toe boots for paper mills Rain boots Driving shoes Shower shoes shower towel Rain coat Reflective vest Hat Hard hat Sunglasses Safety glasses Safety vest Ear plugs

Food: Cutlery stainless steel fork, knife and spoon Plastic Plates and Bowls Can opener coffee thermos Coffee cup Gallon of water Energy Drinks Soda bottles Meds (Jet alert, Diphenhydramine, aspirin, melatonin, Tylenol, antacid, Neosporin) beef jerky Dried fruit: Coconut, Blueberries, Raisins, Bananas, Mangos, Cranberries, pineapple, Dates, Peaches, Strawberries, Figs, Prunes, Raspberries, Kiwi, Apricots, Cherries, Apples Fruit cans: raspberries , fried apples, blackberries, blueberries, Strawberries jar, pineapple, Citrus salad, Cherries maraschino jar, Tropical fruit, fruit ****tail, Fruit ****tail with extra cherries, cherries red tart, Cranberry whole berry, mangoes diced, peaches, apricots, Grapefruit, mandarin oranges, Pears. Beans Cans: Chickpeas / Garbanzo, classic hummus dip great value, Black bean tostitos tray, Taco bell refried beans, Black refried beans, Vegetarian refried beans, Lentils, Pinto beans, Black bean fiesta can with corn & peppers bush's, black eye peas with snaps, Pinto beans chipotle with tomatoes, Red kidney beans, Field peas with snaps, White beans. Cans vegetables: Olives (medium, large, extra large, jumbo), Olives smooth & buttery lindsay, Olives blue cheese, Olives green feta cheese, mushrooms, asparagus, Chinese stir fry vegetables la choy, broccoli cheese condensed soup, Cream of mushroom soup, Cream of broccoli, Cream of celery soup, Amy's chunky vegetable, Soup Amy's southwestern vegetable, Mixed vegetable medley, Ocra, tomatoes and corn, Cabbage seasoned, Squash, Water chestnuts, Bamboo shoots, Bean sprouts, Corn, poblano & red peppers southwest, Whole baby corn, Sauerkraut, Tomatoes, corn & butter beans triple succotash,Pickles, Olives smooth & buttery lindsay, Mixed vegetables, spinach. Cans Meat: Tamales, chili, Cheese ravioli, big lots gouda cheese, atwoods cheddar cheese, amazon cheese. Nuts: peanuts, pecans, almonds, sunflower seeds, macadamia nuts, Walnuts English,Cashews, pepitas, pistachios, Pine nuts. Dried vegetables: Rhythm kale chips, Harvest snaps snapea crisps. Oats Chips French fried onions bag Croutons bag mayonnaise Mustard Jelly Honey Peanut butter 6 inch Tortillas wheat old el paso Cookies Little debbie boxes Salsa con queso dip bottles Rice cereal/cakes bee pollen bottle Avocado oil spray bottle Corn oil bottle Olive oil bottle Artificial sweeteners Chocolate Salt Parmesan cheese gum Ziplock bags

Tools: Cell Phone, regular charger, and mobile charger Bluetooth Headset Laptop Trucker’s GPS Trucker’s Paper Atlas Clipboard headphones CB Radio Padlock for trailer King pin lock Red air hose lock DC to AC inverter ventilation systems including portable fans and window screens A Mallet or Heavy Hammer- to jar some pens loose in the trailer sometimes. Entertainment- Books Alarm Clock Coveralls (you never know when you may have to crawl under your truck) Generic trailer Seals Satellite radio zip ties Bungee Cords Chain to keep trailer doors from flying open with recycled paper Knee Pads Tire pressure gauge Swiss army knife Trailer broom and dustpan Feather duster Body fat meter & weight scale Trailer broom and dust pan Glass Cleaner Paper Towels Small Garbage Can Garbage Bags Tool box Philips screwdriver Flat head screwdriver Multi-head Screwdriver Bit wrench Screwdriver bit set pliers crescent wrench Needle nose pliers Linesman pliers Diagonal side cutting dikes pliers Vice Grips Hammer Chisel to remove rivets Magnetic Flexible Pickup Tool with LED Light Headlamp Headlight Flashlight Rechargeable aaa & aa batteries with battery charger for flashlights Turn signal light Clearance Light Red & Blue Aluminum Glad Hand Grips Gladhand Handle Set for Coiled Airs 2 Tandem Slider Stops/Stoppers Trailer Slider axle Alignment Positioning Tool Crowbar/pry bar to remove nails and slide fifth wheel Socket wrench & ****ers 10 feet #10 wire Hacksaw and blades to cut off locks Voltmeter Hose clamps Silicone to seal holes in the trailer Duct tape Safety triangles Fire extinguisher Electrical tape Spare/extra key

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.

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Old School's Comment
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Did I leave anything out?

Yeah, lots of stuff. PackRat is gonna help you develop a better list when he gets the chance to read this!

Geez Man! Mcgyver could survive out here with a paper clip and a ball point pen. That's quite the list!

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Did I leave anything out?

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Yeah, lots of stuff. PackRat is gonna help you develop a better list when he gets the chance to read this!

Geez Man! Mcgyver could survive out here with a paper clip and a ball point pen. That's quite the list!

I keep taking stuff out of my truck. I have way too much crap. Lol

Spoonerist 's Comment
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You forgot the sawzall and life raft...

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PackRat's Comment
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Did I leave anything out?

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Yeah, lots of stuff. PackRat is gonna help you develop a better list when he gets the chance to read this!

Geez Man! Mcgyver could survive out here with a paper clip and a ball point pen. That's quite the list!

The Old Wise One beat me to it!

Your list is lacking, to say the least.

I'll post more later on when I finish for the day. On my way south to a consigned in NC.

Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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Amazon cheese sounds suspicious...

Susan D. 's Comment
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Personally, I'd recommend scaling down to a weeks worth of clothes, and a sleeping bag will be easier to deal with for training. Umm.. Flashlight? Use the calculator on your phone in the rare chance you need one. Travel light during training.. not much room in the trucks. Plan on sleeping with everything you bring to be on the safe side. Having 2 in a truck, extra weight can be problematic. Tide pods travel well.

Turtle's Comment
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I'm pretty disappointed to not see a can of WD-40 on that list. Without it, the rest just falls into chaos.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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We have a great list of ideas here:

Items To Pack For CDL School, Training, and OTR

It is not as food-intensive as yours. You will not find asparagus or fruit cocktail on there.

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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.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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I think you're planning on being snowbound for a couple weeks... JK.

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