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Hi All, Here's some questions I've got...I'll be heading to training starting 11/10.

- The $150 deposit or seating fee for my company is for ? Just wondering.

- Need work gloves....How thick or rugged? There are many types I've seen at hardware stores.

- Was told to bring a sleeping bag. I don't have one, and I don't really like the less expensive nylon kind. Could I just bring a couple heavier blankets that I presently use to sleep with? I really like them... using just one keeps me mostly warm, and two really keeps me comfortable. And a pillow. ??

- Here's a question for the ladies....Some women don't wear any makeup or do much about their hair. But, I do wear some makeup, and my very very short-cut wispy straight hair just looks nicer, to me anyhow, if I use a curling iron all over it, which just gives some body and style. My question is, I've never lived with a total stranger in a truck cab for 5 or 6 weeks, and will feel somewhat awkward "getting ready for the day" . And I have a strong feeling I will be advised not to worry about how "I look", and not to bother doing my hair and face...because I won't have the time anyhow...right? So, any of you out there, please any comments. At my recent jobs, I usually got up about 3 hours ahead of needing to be at work. I have not liked having to get up half hour before work and then rush rush. I would make the bed. Wash face, brush teeth. Do makeup, style hair. And then make me staple of oatmeal every day. But, after reading how even though truckers must have 10 hours down time...after finding park spot, paper work, shower, and eat before getting into the bunk...May not even get 8 hours before needing to get up and get back on the road...to make that paycheck. So, I def may need to completely change my morning ritual (which I realize may become an evening ritual with driving all hours) or just forego trying to add a little something to my look. Here's an interesting post from a woman going without makeup for a week. I totally relate to what she wrote.http://www.buzzfeed.com/erinlarosa/things-you-learn-when-you-dont-wear-makeup-for-a-week.

Thanks All for your comments. Deb K

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