Rain Gear

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AJ D.'s Comment
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What do you guys and gals where when out in the rain for extended periods? Like tarping flatbeds, etc.

Full on rain suits? Duster types ?

Man... so much to learn ;)

HAMMERTIME's Comment
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What do you guys and gals where when out in the rain for extended periods? Like tarping flatbeds, etc.

Full on rain suits? Duster types ?

Man... so much to learn ;)

The only thing I have is this really expensive Burton Sweater that rolls water right off you. I use it for Snowboarding when its not to cold and I never get wet but of course I don't flat bed. Sorry!

Daniel B.'s Comment
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I can't help you, I'm not crazy enough to flatbed in the winter!

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Daniel B.'s Comment
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In all seriously I have a rain coat that came with jeans also but I rarely ever use it because I'm never in the rain for extended periods of time.

I have a very warm sweater and heavy duty slip resistant boots.

That's really it. smile.gif

David's Comment
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Ive got an orange sweater that works well enough for me. i really don't care about getting wet, its gonna happen with our without a jacket so wth, might as well get it out of the way....

Larry E.'s Comment
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I have a high quality reflective coat like police and EMT workers wear and a pair of rain pants. That and a good wide brim hat seem to work pretty good. Depending on the temp, I still get just as wet as being in the rain from sweat. Depending on the situation, water will run down your arms from your soaked gloves. The fun just never stops. Flatbed - where the real truckers thrive. smile.gif

Rolling Thunder's Comment
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Even in the coldest, I just layer up (light jacket covered by the rain resistant jacket provided by the company) and go for it. Of course, I do not play with skateboards...

AJ D.'s Comment
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Thanks for all the tips, guys :)

Spirit's Comment
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I'm going to say from my experience of rain. Always rain or shine I am wearing slip and oil resistant,water proof,and good tread on soul of boot! Metal is slick! Hurts when you slipπŸ˜” I was down a week once......black and blue down one side of butt and hip and leg......and had to get a Titus shot. And is was a sunny day. Metal sweats. Anyway when it rains you want others to see you. So the loudest brightest color and with hood on it helps others to see you ! Safety1st! You are going to get wet! Now I just picked me up some rubber steel toe boots. For when I find my new job. Can't say I will trust them. I may wear them if I know I will wade in mud. Not sure on the slip and slide factor of those yet! Really don't like to play that game.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ going shopping with me for my boots is a pain. I want so much and they never have my size.πŸ˜” 5-51/2 in men's or 7 1/2 for women's . And they short change the women boots. Not enough thread on the soul and oil and slip resistant and water proof and steel toe. Is a lot to ask in my size. Which is sad cause I choice safety over pretty any day ! Just venting .....that is what I have been told at the boot store. There is a steel toe and they are pretty. That's the way women's work books comes. Really ...... it's under the pants leg you want see it. And I should have all the same thing that a men's work book offers for safety.😠

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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AJ, I just had to jump into this one with a funny story about working in the rain, but first I'll say I have one of those bright yellow rain suits with jacket and pants that fit over your other clothing. It has a hood, but I prefer a wide brimmed hat on my head.

Now the story: I was picking up a load of steel somewhere in Mississippi and it had to be tarped. In inclement weather they will allow you to go ahead and tarp it inside the warehouse, but if it's dry outside they have you roll on out across the road to a parking area designated for load securement and tarping of the loads. This of course keeps things moving along in the warehouse where they are loading the trucks. So, I got loaded and they instructed me to move on to the lot across the road and get things all wrapped up over there. Well, about the time I got everything chained down so that it was good and safe, out of seemingly nowhere comes a big black cloud rolling in like it was determined to give us a real soaking. The weather was changing so fast that I had no choice but to grab my tarps and start getting them rolled out to keep the product from getting wet. I'm talking I had to get it accomplished in double time, and the wind was whipping up also which only added to the challenge. I never had anything close to the time to get my rain gear out. Just as soon as I got my second tarp spread out so that everything was covered the bottom fell out and I still couldn't get in the cab for cover because the wind was so bad that it was about to blow the tarps off the load. So, I kept at it in a torrential downpour and got bungies all around so that my tarps were secure. At this point, to give you an idea of how much rain fell, I was wearing some ankle high work boots and the water I was standing in was going over the tops of my boots - all this in about a 30 - 45 minute deluge.

Well out of breath, and completely satisfied with the job I had just accomplished, I decided to get in the cab of the truck, turn on the heat and try to get myself dried off. Before climbing the steps I decided there was no way I was going to go in there with these soaking wet clothes on, and have water everywhere inside also. So, the dilemma of what to do was exercising my powers of logic and good sense. The only solution I could come up with was that I would strip down, leave the wet clothes on the rack on the back of the cab where all my flat-bedding gear is and climb up in there with only my wet boxers on. I kind of sheepishly looked around to see if anyone would see me, and surprise, surprise, I didn't see a single soul. So, I stripped down, tossed my clothes up onto the storage rack, opened the passenger side door and just as I began my ascent into the cab someone blows their horn at me! I looked over to the street, and there was a little Toyota stopped in the street, with two black ladies grinning at me so big that all I can see is their teeth shining through the windows at me. I gave them a friendly wave, and they tooted the horn again as they departed. I'm sure my shining wet physique gave them more of a laugh than a thrill, but at least I unexpectedly brightened someone's day during that bad storm.

Yeah, rain gear is a good thing to have, just make sure that you use it!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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