What To Wear - Meet My Mentor In About A Week(ish?)

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Mark C.'s Comment
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It'll be Feb and possibly into March while I'm teamed up with a mentor and I've nothing to wear. Oh, that should have been the title...

I know it'll be cold in most places, I used to live up there. Alas, FL stores don't carry much for cold weather even in the fall, so I'm looking at ordering in. Keeping those Amazon trucks rolling!

Seriously, I know I'm invading another man's home so-to-speak and don't want to overpack. can't know how much room I'll have for my own stuff or even what that should be. I have uninsulated work boots, a couple hoodies and some flannels for cold weather. I'm thinking I'd like some kind of bed roll since PAM trains as a team and I'll be sharing the bunk. Should I order in some insulated bibs and a nice forescent coat? Perhaps a foot locker? Ok, never mind the locker, but those battery powered socks are staying on the list. Florida blood here.

I just know I need to get this done quickly or it'll arrive after I leave.

So my questions are: What to get? What are the best bedroll ideas? Should I pack groceries (without ever seeing the inside of the truck)? I reckon that last can be done after talking to the mentor guy.

Ideas would help, and if you've trained please give me your "don't do it" list. I hate being on that list.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jammer a's Comment
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Flip flops shorts and a blue parrot head set!!!

It'll be Feb and possibly into March while I'm teamed up with a mentor and I've nothing to wear. Oh, that should have been the title...

I know it'll be cold in most places, I used to live up there. Alas, FL stores don't carry much for cold weather even in the fall, so I'm looking at ordering in. Keeping those Amazon trucks rolling!

Seriously, I know I'm invading another man's home so-to-speak and don't want to overpack. can't know how much room I'll have for my own stuff or even what that should be. I have uninsulated work boots, a couple hoodies and some flannels for cold weather. I'm thinking I'd like some kind of bed roll since PAM trains as a team and I'll be sharing the bunk. Should I order in some insulated bibs and a nice forescent coat? Perhaps a foot locker? Ok, never mind the locker, but those battery powered socks are staying on the list. Florida blood here.

I just know I need to get this done quickly or it'll arrive after I leave.

So my questions are: What to get? What are the best bedroll ideas? Should I pack groceries (without ever seeing the inside of the truck)? I reckon that last can be done after talking to the mentor guy.

Ideas would help, and if you've trained please give me your "don't do it" list. I hate being on that list.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jammer a's Comment
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Serioesley 1 heavy weather jacket some Levi’s long sleeve shirts and warm non skid boots warm socks like ng John’s but you really want something you can take off once your in truck take enough for 2 weeks socks/ under wear pants etc etc hope this helps out try to keep it in 1 or 2 duffel bags!!

Flip flops shorts and a blue parrot head set!!!

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It'll be Feb and possibly into March while I'm teamed up with a mentor and I've nothing to wear. Oh, that should have been the title...

I know it'll be cold in most places, I used to live up there. Alas, FL stores don't carry much for cold weather even in the fall, so I'm looking at ordering in. Keeping those Amazon trucks rolling!

Seriously, I know I'm invading another man's home so-to-speak and don't want to overpack. can't know how much room I'll have for my own stuff or even what that should be. I have uninsulated work boots, a couple hoodies and some flannels for cold weather. I'm thinking I'd like some kind of bed roll since PAM trains as a team and I'll be sharing the bunk. Should I order in some insulated bibs and a nice forescent coat? Perhaps a foot locker? Ok, never mind the locker, but those battery powered socks are staying on the list. Florida blood here.

I just know I need to get this done quickly or it'll arrive after I leave.

So my questions are: What to get? What are the best bedroll ideas? Should I pack groceries (without ever seeing the inside of the truck)? I reckon that last can be done after talking to the mentor guy.

Ideas would help, and if you've trained please give me your "don't do it" list. I hate being on that list.

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Mark C.'s Comment
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Flip flops ...

got some water shoes from key West....

Jammer a's Comment
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Flip flops ...

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got some water shoes from key West....

PackRat's Comment
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What to wear or what to bring with yourself?

Dave Reid's Comment
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You'll get various opinions on things but here is my two cents:

No groceries. Some jerky and protein bars or something like that in case you need them to tide you over; otherwise plan on picking up grub along the way until you've got your own truck. A fairly small percentage of trainers may offer you some space in their fridge or cooler; if so you could use a little of it but there isn't much to begin with and it is theirs.

Don't bring anything you can't fit into your bunk with you because in most cases that is where it will be. A sleeping bag & pillow, a change of pants/shirt or two, a week of underwear/socks, and a flexible jacket are what you'll likely need. Less is more except in Las Vegas.

If there is any chance you're going to have to chain up, then you'll need gear for that so ask your company. You don't really have room for that stuff so only bring it if you must but that's where you'd have to have a bunch of appropriate cold weather crap. Otherwise, you can get by with being a little chilly for a few minutes here and there.

Flashlight and multitool; don't go anywhere without 'em.

Your company may have a list of suggested items to bring to orientation and there are plenty of them on this site.

It'll be Feb and possibly into March while I'm teamed up with a mentor and I've nothing to wear. Oh, that should have been the title...

I know it'll be cold in most places, I used to live up there. Alas, FL stores don't carry much for cold weather even in the fall, so I'm looking at ordering in. Keeping those Amazon trucks rolling!

Seriously, I know I'm invading another man's home so-to-speak and don't want to overpack. can't know how much room I'll have for my own stuff or even what that should be. I have uninsulated work boots, a couple hoodies and some flannels for cold weather. I'm thinking I'd like some kind of bed roll since PAM trains as a team and I'll be sharing the bunk. Should I order in some insulated bibs and a nice forescent coat? Perhaps a foot locker? Ok, never mind the locker, but those battery powered socks are staying on the list. Florida blood here.

I just know I need to get this done quickly or it'll arrive after I leave.

So my questions are: What to get? What are the best bedroll ideas? Should I pack groceries (without ever seeing the inside of the truck)? I reckon that last can be done after talking to the mentor guy.

Ideas would help, and if you've trained please give me your "don't do it" list. I hate being on that list.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Auggie69's Comment
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It'll be Feb and possibly into March while I'm teamed up with a mentor and I've nothing to wear. Oh, that should have been the title...

I know it'll be cold in most places, I used to live up there. Alas, FL stores don't carry much for cold weather even in the fall, so I'm looking at ordering in. Keeping those Amazon trucks rolling!

Seriously, I know I'm invading another man's home so-to-speak and don't want to overpack. can't know how much room I'll have for my own stuff or even what that should be. I have uninsulated work boots, a couple hoodies and some flannels for cold weather. I'm thinking I'd like some kind of bed roll since PAM trains as a team and I'll be sharing the bunk. Should I order in some insulated bibs and a nice forescent coat? Perhaps a foot locker? Ok, never mind the locker, but those battery powered socks are staying on the list. Florida blood here.

I just know I need to get this done quickly or it'll arrive after I leave.

So my questions are: What to get? What are the best bedroll ideas? Should I pack groceries (without ever seeing the inside of the truck)? I reckon that last can be done after talking to the mentor guy.

Ideas would help, and if you've trained please give me your "don't do it" list. I hate being on that list.

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Mark C.'s Comment
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Something Old,

Hey, that's me!

Something New,

That'd be the new plan to retirement

Something Borrowed,

Time.... we're all on borrowed time, no?

Something Blue

A vision of blue skies will be with me. Somewhere ahead there will always be blue skies.

So all that and extra underwear... Thanks.

Mark C.'s Comment
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plan on picking up grub along the way until you've got your own truck

Hopefully my trainer is a little more understanding. "Grub along the way" is both unhealthy and expensive in most cases (and jerky is $$$ too). I reckon this is an individual thing so I'll wait to speak with the trainer before worrying about it.

I will look into getting a new multi-tool though. Haven't needed one in years.

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