New Driver Getting Ready To Head To School

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Richard 's Comment
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Hey there guys and gals this is my second post and I have just a few different questions and request of opinions. I am scheduled to start with CRST on the 21st of July and I cant be more excited, as this has been a dream of mine ever since i can remember.dancing-dog.gifgood-luck-2.gif I am going over the list of items that I am being asked to bring and on that list is a Motor Carrier Atlas, a Truck stop guide and a calculator, the calculator is easy enough to get, but my question is where would I find a Truck Stop Guide in paper form? I found an online database and a smart phone app but I don't think that is what they want me to bring with. The second thing that I am looking for is, what is you guy's opinion on the Atlas, is there one that is better than the other or have more features that I will actually make use of in the field?

I also welcome any advice or recommendations for a new driver about what I should have with me and need to expect during the next few months, I trust the information on here more than anywhere else now, and I have looked at other forums, they seem to have a lot whining and complaining about everything this is the only forum that I have found that makes me feel confident about my choice in my new career. I do plan on using this site more and more often and even will update my experience at CRST, that is if you don't mind the starry eyed ramblings of a newbie. Thanks in advance for the answers and the opinions

Old School's Comment
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Richard, go to a truck stop and you should be able to find both of those items. The truck stop guide is available in a small paperback book that will fit in a shirt pocket. Get yourself a Rand Mcnally Motor Carriers road Atlas - preferably the spiral bound one with laminated pages.


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Chris aka Shep's Comment
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Hey Richard I was curious to know if you had started training with CRST on the 21. I actually started training with CRST myself on the 21 in cedar rapids, IA. Studying some for the permit tests tomorrow, I have no doubt that I'll past.

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