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Rae C.'s Comment
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Any thoughts on items I definitely need for the cab and it would help if you guys said where to buy them. Thanks

Richard F.'s Comment
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Sleeper cab or day cab? Huge difference lol. I have a day cab so minimal room. I’m sure plenty of people on here have opinions based on preference but id say lots of spare gloves for different jobs ie fueling or touching greasy things and a spray bottle and paper towels for cleaning mirrors or windows

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

BK's Comment
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Any thoughts on items I definitely need for the cab and it would help if you guys said where to buy them. Thanks

This topic has received a lot of traction over time here on the forum. Maybe Anne can tell you how to search these discussions. Good luck with your driving.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Any thoughts on items I definitely need for the cab and it would help if you guys said where to buy them. Thanks

Howdy, Rae ! Welcome to Trucking Truth ~

Your question is kind of unclear; when you say 'cab,' it does indeed sound like Day Cab , as stated above. If you ARE referring to the whole tractor, cab & sleeper, we have SO MUCH information, as BK stated. Here's some links:

1.) All threads tagged: Items to bring On The Road.

2.) Here's the BIG link, with Wiki, Blogs, and video: Trucker's Lifestyle ~ Items to bring/pack.

Hope this helps, Rae. If you'd kindly put at least your state in your profile, we can even be MORE item specific, in helping ya!

Who have you decided to embark with, for training/driving? We can help there, too!

Best wishes;

~ Anne ~

ps: If you are undecided on a company, check this: Apply For Paid CDL Training.

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CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

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