Finished School Taking First 5 Day Trip... What To Bring?

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VINCENT L.'s Comment
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Hi all, I literally just finished school and a friend referred me to a company that will take me out day after tomorrow for a five day trip. What should I bring?

Keith A.'s Comment
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Hi all, I literally just finished school and a friend referred me to a company that will take me out day after tomorrow for a five day trip. What should I bring?

However many changes of clothes you use for five days, plus one extra. Wear steel toes if you have them. Jacket, leather gloves, hat, and sweatpants, and a toiletry kit. Phone, charger, headphones. Just try keeping it simple.

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Hi all, I literally just finished school and a friend referred me to a company that will take me out day after tomorrow for a five day trip. What should I bring?

Keith A. NAILED it..

Care to share, whom/what/where ??

Could help us'ns help YOU a bit more.....just imho! Best wishes, all in !

~ Anne ~

VINCENT L.'s Comment
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Thanks! What about food/water/etc.. should I just bring cash and eat at stops?

Keith A.'s Comment
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Thanks! What about food/water/etc.. should I just bring cash and eat at stops?

That would be my recommendation -- although it is possible to take a small lunch cooler and keep it stocked with ice and sandwich fixings, but you're only going out for five days. If you can afford it, truck stop food won't kill you in a week. XD

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Flip flops...very important.

Andrey's Comment
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Try to talk to your trainer, ask how much fridge space you'll have if any. If it's OK, bring half a case of water. I don't think you need steel toes unless you are with a flat bed.

PackRat's Comment
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Sandals, black socks, pajama bottoms or track suit pants, an Adidas jacket, dingy, stained wife beater shirt, large fake gold necklace, gold framed mirrored sunglasses. #1 item is a tablet or cell phone running 19 hours a day.

If you're going to be in a white Volvo pulling a reefer , all the above are required.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Andrey's Comment
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a white Volvo

If you do combine flip flops, adidas pants, a gold chain, and a white Volvo, speaking Russian or Ukrainian is a must!

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Sandals, black socks, pajama bottoms or track suit pants, an Adidas jacket, dingy, stained wife beater shirt, large fake gold necklace, gold framed mirrored sunglasses. #1 item is a tablet or cell phone running 19 hours a day.

If you're going to be in a white Volvo pulling a reefer , all the above are required.

Bwahhahaha and your truck must have Volvo written in 18 inch letters in at least 2 places.

But seriously, flip flops unless you're comfortable standing barefoot in the showers...I am not.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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