What Type Of Bag/luggage Should I Bring For Training?

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I start with May Trucking on the 4/12 as well. May actually emailed me a packing list and explicitly stated no video games systems. for learning a new career i am more than willing to give up my hobby for a while. Plus if you are worried about what to do on a 34 hour reset keep in mind that is when you will more than likely be doing laundry etc. A book never hurt anyone I think, I dont plan on having akot of free time though.

As for my bag I have a gym duffel and a backpack I am bringing and a laundry sack, work gloves, sleeping bag (I already own 3 of em lol) and pillow.

My only genuine , and i feel warranted concern that I have is food. Weight control has been a huge battle for me my whole life and I can quickly gain weight if I eat too much fast food, truck stop food etc. Some drivers ive noticed just don't seem to care about it or plan for it. It might sound silly to some but a month or 2 out on the road eating the wrong foods or not having access to healthier options or cooking my own healthy options and I can gain 20 to 30 pounds...easy....not embellishing it either.

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Honestly, you might have to resign yourself to the fact that you probably will gain weight while with the trainer and have to work it off when you go solo. When I was training, my trainer let me throw a jar of jelly in his cooler, but there wasn't much room for anything else. I ate a lot of pb and j sandwiches those 3 weeks. There just isn't a ton of room in the truck for 2 coolers. Granted it could probably be done if you were teaming long term or something, but not worth it for the month or 2 of training.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

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