Preparing For A Trucking Career With Roehl

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Cowboy's Comment
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Just posting some photos here so they'll be added to my gallery.

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Cowboy's Comment
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A few more photos....a little bored watching the ballgame.

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Cowboy's Comment
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A few more photos:

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Cowboy's Comment
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Cowboy, thanks for your service!

I agree that Roehl is a great choice. The training is about as good as it gets. I know you’ve been reading along with my diary, so, you’re prepared for the highs and lows. I know by your comments that you’re a fighter and will push through to get it done.

If you’re looking for gear for the trip. I’d recommend a high visibility winter coat like this. The instructors all have one and about half the students in my class including myself ended up buying one (early Christmas present in my case). Size it large enough to go over your layers. You have to wear a something high-vis in the yard. They’ll provide you a vest if you need but the coat is much nicer.

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Wild-Bill, Are these coats pretty warm? It's hard to tell from the picture how thick and heavy they might be. Thanks, Cowboy

G-Town's Comment
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Cowboy, thanks for your service!

I agree that Roehl is a great choice. The training is about as good as it gets. I know you’ve been reading along with my diary, so, you’re prepared for the highs and lows. I know by your comments that you’re a fighter and will push through to get it done.

If you’re looking for gear for the trip. I’d recommend a high visibility winter coat like this. The instructors all have one and about half the students in my class including myself ended up buying one (early Christmas present in my case). Size it large enough to go over your layers. You have to wear a something high-vis in the yard. They’ll provide you a vest if you need but the coat is much nicer.

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Wild-Bill, Are these coats pretty warm? It's hard to tell from the picture how thick and heavy they might be. Thanks, Cowboy

Cowboy, I've been wearing this exact jacket for since 2017, this will be my 3rd winter. It's warm, light, ANSI 2 standard, and waterproof (including the hood & pockets). It's also washable. Not sure if it's a good option for flatbedding due to the nylon fabric & thread. Otherwise for the job I perform, a really great option.

Cowboy's Comment
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G-Town,

Thanks for the info. That's what I needed to hear. I'll be doing dry-van so it sounds perfect. Between you, Wild-Bill, and the instructors at Roehl, Marshfield, Wi (so I hear), I'm sold. Just ordered a large one from Amazon for about $38. Much appreciated and it will be perfect for after training too.

G-Town's Comment
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Fuel gloves, an often overlooked necessity...

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Harbor Freight. $1.99

Wild-Bill's Comment
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G-Town - Great call on the fuel gloves. That’ll save my work gloves. Cowboy - Yes the coat is surprisingly warm. Still need to layer under it in Marshfield. The high collar is great for keeping your neck warm.

G-Town's Comment
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G-Town - Great call on the fuel gloves. That’ll save my work gloves. Cowboy - Yes the coat is surprisingly warm. Still need to layer under it in Marshfield. The high collar is great for keeping your neck warm.

...and your hands.

Diesel is pungent and absorbed by most everything it comes in contact with, except a glove like I displayed designed for handling harsh, petroleum based chemicals.

Delco Dave's Comment
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Love Harbor Freight, decent stuff cheap!!! I wouldnt buy their power tools but great store for odds and ends stuff like work gloves, bungee cords, tarps, zip ties, ETC...

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