OTR Truck Driving Extras/Supplies

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Lawrence K.'s Comment
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Reading the lists of what to bring to a company-sponsored driving school, I know there are supplies that I will need to have. For example, I know that when I start solo driving, I will need bedding, flashlight, maybe some wrenches, screw drivers, Windex, rags, pencil/pens.

Then some time in the future, I may want a refrigerator, microwave, TV.

What other extras/supplies should I expect to have to purchase and have? As I go into this profession, I would like to know what is expected and what I may need/want.

Thank you

Lawrence

September 23 initiating plan B

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Items To Pack These are you standard items and with the things you mentions maybe throw in a laptop and a smart phone but other than that always and I mean always at all times keep a minimum of 3 days of food and drinks on the truck. There will be times you will have to shutdown and there will be nothing around for miles.

Lawrence K.'s Comment
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Items To Pack These are you standard items and with the things you mentions maybe throw in a laptop and a smart phone but other than that always and I mean always at all times keep a minimum of 3 days of food and drinks on the truck. There will be times you will have to shutdown and there will be nothing around for miles.

Thank you, I have that list already.

Remember, I am not talking about going to the school, but after I graduate and are soloing OTR. :)

Lawrence

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Pretty much everything that has been mentioned and maybe throw in a CB radio.

The rest would be personal choice on your part. As time goes on you will add stuff to the truck as the need a raises. I can fill the bed of a small pickup truck with the amount of stuff I have in the truck and most were picked up as I needed.

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