Foul Weather Gear

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Mackerel (Mike D.)'s Comment
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Summer is coming to a close. Any suggestions on foul weather gear? Lightweight and waterproof would be nice. I have my Navy rain coat, the type that looks like a duster type, and my Navy issue Pea Coat, but god is that thing heavy and bulky.

BK's Comment
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Did your company issue you ice cleats? I have two pair of boots. I keep the cleats permanently on one pair because the cleats are hard to put on.

I prefer hooded sweatshirts that I pick up at a thrift store like St. Vinnies. Also an oversize hooded, safety yellow, lightweight rain jacket with a zip up front. And keep one pair of gloves in the side compartment and use those to fuel with. That keeps the cab free of that diesel stink.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Leave the peacoat at home. Warm but way too bulky. The issued raincoat is okay, but I use my NWU jacket without the liner as a raincoat.

I would advise you to get a pair of Carhartt insulated coveralls and a Carhartt coat for the coldest stuff. Beanies, gloves, scarfs, and a Balcava complete it.

For the chilly days of around zero to 35 degrees F., I wear hoodies or a pull over type sweatshirt.

Mackerel (Mike D.)'s Comment
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Pack Rat. I have spent most of my life in CA, 35* is coooold to me. But yes the Peacoat is like 10 lbs I think I still have the Blueberry parka. I will have to look for it. I know I have the liner, but have no idea where the coat is. Thanks.

PackRat's Comment
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Are you going to be running all the Lower 48?

Maggs's Comment
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I'm still waiting for my vision waiver exemption to come back so I can't advise you on how all the gear I want to take packs in a can :)

Mackerel (Mike D.)'s Comment
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Western 11 regional runs.


Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

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