I Hate Jeans

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Christopher L.'s Comment
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I am supposed to start at Veriha on October 18th, and am deciding what is best to wear (silly I know but I'm a worrier). My biggest problem is I hate Jeans, like loathe them. If I show up in cargo parts or even khakis would that be a problem? I bought a bright orange sweatshirt and a flannel shirt, am really in need of what to bring/wear

Justin's Comment
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I am supposed to start at Veriha on October 18th, and am deciding what is best to wear (silly I know but I'm a worrier). My biggest problem is I hate Jeans, like loathe them. If I show up in cargo parts or even khakis would that be a problem? I bought a bright orange sweatshirt and a flannel shirt, am really in need of what to bring/wear

Assuming you're comfortable (temperature), that isn't an issue at all. You'll be the one driving, doing pre-trip inspections, and other items outside on your truck, so comfort is key. I would bring some type of pants, but with my class here in Phoenix, out of the seven students in my class, four of us wear jeans all or most of the time. One guy wears shorts every day (it is Phoenix after all), and the other two wear something closer to khakis. I'd make sure you have the right shoes/boots more than anything else.

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

PackRat's Comment
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Don't show up in short-shorts, yoga pants, or pajamas. Anything else should be okay.

Pacific Pearl's Comment
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It's all about options and flexibility - especially in the spring or fall where weather changes can happen quickly. T-shirts are great because they give you something to wear on a warm day and can act as a base layer for cold days. With a t-shirt, a flannel shirt and a good waterproof jacket you'll never be cold. You're probably going to want a warm, waterproof hat and a good pair of insulated gloves.

I usually wear shorts with cargo pockets. They take up less space on the truck and you're generally not standing around outside long enough to get too uncomfortable. I keep a pair of insulated coveralls on the truck in the winter in case I have to throw chains. I would NEVER do that at school though. There's A LOT of standing around outdoors at truck school. Today's high in Marinette is 67 degrees. The forecast only shows one day over 70 degrees in the next week, but two days of rain. Three weeks from now it will be colder and wetter than it is now. I'd go with the cargo pants - there's a lot of crouching and mud at truck school.

James H.'s Comment
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Wear clothes you don't mind getting permanently dirty. The air and brake lines tend to collect grease, and until you get the hang of things you'll also brush against greasy surfaces when you reach under the trailer to pull the release arm and when you're poking around and under the engine compartment during pre-trip.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Christopher, wear them khakis or whatever you're comfy in lol. I haven't worn jeans in over 10 years now. Because after my first knee injury/surgery, I got used to wearing shorts "most" of the time. I have a few pairs of sweats, running pants, for when it's colder out and skechers.

I bought boots 2 years ago, and worn em TWICE! can't wear boots, and hate em anyways lol And NO I don't run around in nasty ugly dirty sweats, or flip-flops etc like ya see so much of out there

I'm a shorts n t-shirt guy, and once I am ready to fly outta here to retire/live in Phil's/Asia I wont need ANY cold weather clothes, and donate em to goodwill then. Since coldest it gets there is 70 lol

Don't overthink it so much

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Christopher L.'s Comment
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I will stick to my khakis and polos then. For the cold I will wear a jacket and thermals if need be. I have a pair of boots but not a big fan of them. I love my tennis shoes, as long as they go above my ankles I'm good.

Andrey's Comment
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There is no uniform or dress-code, so everybody wears whatever he is comfortable with. I don't like sitting long hours in a pair of jeans, and I wear sweat shorts most of the time and drive barefoot. Some places require boots to enter their offices, but most don't, and for that occasion I have a pair of sneakers.

Banks's Comment
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Wear clothes you don't mind getting permanently dirty. The air and brake lines tend to collect grease, and until you get the hang of things you'll also brush against greasy surfaces when you reach under the trailer to pull the release arm and when you're poking around and under the engine compartment during pre-trip.

That stuff spreads like the plague. Once it's on you, it gets everywhere.

Papa Pig's Comment
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Wear these and you will be on the fast track to success

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