Is My Trainer Gonna Kick Me Outta The Truck?

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Ricky A.'s Comment
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I am going to swifts orientation in the morning in ocala fl. The email i got from recruiter was to be ready to go with trainer immediately after orientation. The list of stuff to bring was basically 6 changes of clothes. (Got 5) a sleeping bag, blanket, pillow and toiletries. The onlything i overpacked on was toiletries. I got my own butt paper, wet wipes & a can of scrubbing bubbles. These items are non negotiable. Lol. I dont even sit on my own toilet seat with cleaning it first. Anyways i got 2 medium size duffle bags and a small toiletrie bag that might fit in one of the duffle bags. I am scared my trainer is gonna be all like "hell no"

David L.'s Comment
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Depending on the truck that's too much! I guessing these are civilian duffle bags? Sean got all his stuff in one loosely packed Marine duffle. You may be OK. Ask when you get there. Hint: try rolling you clothes. Take only two pair of shoes, etc.

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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The onlything i overpacked on was toiletries. I got my own butt paper, wet wipes & a can of scrubbing bubbles. These items are non negotiable. Lol. I dont even sit on my own toilet seat with cleaning it first. Anyways i got 2 medium size duffle bags and a small toiletry bag that might fit in one of the duffle bags

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OMG that is awesome. That is a first for me. When I saw the subject of the post I thought you might have driven through the first floor of the Empire State Building. But I can say with the utmost certainty that I have not heard of anyone booted from a truck or training program for excessive toiletries. I'm just as confident saying you won't be the first. I think you can bring two medium size duffel bags and a small toiletry bag.

Keep in mind though....often times the student winds up sleeping with their bags at the end of their bunk. The bunks aren't super long but it normally isn't a big deal if that's what you'll have to do. So bring as much as you feel you can sleep with.

David L.'s Comment
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I don't like nasty and appreciate a clean throne, but after some of the stuff I used in the military...I ain't skeered. In the Philippines, one bar had a sign in the "comfort room": "Don't bother to stand on the seat. The crabs here can jump 6 feet". Good luck, Ricky. My son Sean finished up with his trainer a couple of weeks ago.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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If you were my student I wouldn't have a problem with any of that. However, I would think that youre a complete weirdo though.

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DeJuan J.'s Comment
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I have a huge suitcase, book bag, and laundry bag. At first I was worried about my trainer not allowing me to take all that stuff until I found out I had to sleep with all of it on my bunk!lol he didn't care at all because its in my way not his!

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Ricky A.'s Comment
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Lol. Thanks all even though you think i'm wierd....lmao.

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Brian 's Comment
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Glad you posted this, I'm packing for Werner tonight as I leave in the morning and was trying to fit everything into one bag! Now I won't worry about taking a small one too!

Matt S.'s Comment
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Lol. Thanks all even though you think i'm wierd....lmao.

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Heh! I laughed when I read your post. You know, it's actually possible to be too clean. You need your immune system to know how to fight germs because germs and virii evolve. I found I got sick less frequently when I obsessed less over cleanliness.

Ricky A.'s Comment
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Lol. Thanks all even though you think i'm wierd....lmao.

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Heh! I laughed when I read your post. You know, it's actually possible to be too clean. You need your immune system to know how to fight germs because germs and virii evolve. I found I got sick less frequently when I obsessed less over cleanliness.

You know, that brings up a good point. I am not necessarily a clean freak, but i take my toilet seat very serious. Its not a germ thing as much as its fat hairy sweaty ass thing that i got a problem with.

That being said my oldest son was born premature at 28 weeks and weighed 2 pound 1oz. After 2 months in all childrens hospital. They told us sterilize this, do that, clean this with sterilizer. As soon as we walked out the door i told my wife "ignore every bit of what they said" we did and now he is 17 perfectly healthy and all muscles. There has been a few case studies on him where you can see all doctors jaws drop when i tell that story. Lets face it. Every kid you have ever know thats always got a sniffing nose, allergy attacts and always sick had a mother that treated them like a bubble boy.

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Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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