SHOES Vs BOOTS? What Type Of Foot Ware Do You Use?

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Stacy R.'s Comment
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What type of foot ware do you use? I have seen people in pictures on company websites and youtube videos wearing tennis shoes, cowboy boots and steel toe boots. If you are driving 8-10 hours Dry Van or Reefer what would be best?

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Starcar's Comment
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When at the shipper/receivers, you should be wearing WORK boots, or good over the ankle shoes/tennis shoes. in the truck, your welcome to wear whatever is comfy. Oddly enough, there are some states that require you to actually WEAR shoes of some sort to drive.....who knew.....I like to drive barefoot....

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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If its a day when I done have to deal with any shippers or recievers then ill wear my ultra lightweight tennis shoes. My feet can breathe in them and they aren't heavy so they don't weigh me down so my feet don't hurt at the end of the day.

If I see a sign that says "work boots required" at a shipper or receiver then I go quickly put them on. In the winter time or whenever it's raining I put my boots on. My tennis shoes absorb water meanwhile my boots are slip resistant and waterproof. I used to only be able to do boots and its very awkward to drive with anything other than boots until you get used to it.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

RedGator's Comment
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I bought a pair of pink steel toe work boots that prooved to be too heavy to drive in cause I couldnt feel my clutch so I wear pink tennis shoes instead:) Just NO FLIP FLOPS PLZ. It still amazes me the idiots I see wearing those.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Roadkill (aka:Guy DeCou)'s Comment
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I bought a pair of pink steel toe work boots

Of course, you did.. rofl-2.gif

RedGator's Comment
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I bought a pair of pink steel toe work boots

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Of course, you did.. rofl-2.gif

Did you expect anything less? Lmao and they were only $40:)

Roadkill (aka:Guy DeCou)'s Comment
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I bought a pair of pink steel toe work boots

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Of course, you did.. rofl-2.gif

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Did you expect anything less? Lmao and they were only $40:)

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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As far as driving, it doesn't matter - whatever you're comfortable in. I used to kick my shoes off and drive in my socks. I kept the inside of my truck real clean and never, ever wore shoes inside.

"Shoes off at the door please!" smile.gif

You will certainly want some work boots with you to be safe on the docks and around the truck yards. Steel toe, preferably. You will also encounter some seriously deep mud and puddles from time to time so you might want to consider some tall rubber boots for those occasions.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Tracy W.'s Comment
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I see some people in other areas of the board saved up for a pair of 'Trucker Boots' ... A search on Amazon and eBay turned up what basically looked to be Cowboy boots with flashy steel tips on the toe.

Looked nice...and as long as they have rubber soles not leather, probably effective.

Here's the link: Trucker boots on Amazon

Tracy

ButtonUp's Comment
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I got a pair of BRAHMA's ("KANE" style) at Walmart for forty bucks. I had totally obliterated two pairs of cheaper shoes. These have steel toe, slip resistant, waterproof, and let your feet breathe out moisture whilst keeping it from getting in. The yards I go to are almost always wet, muddy, riddled with puddles. I used to have to drive with cold wet feet all day from it. After getting these Brahma's, I have never had to deal with that again. They are ankle-high shoes. Best forty bucks I ever spent on footwear as far as I am concerned. And they have never come untied on me once. I have had my foot slip off the clutch in the other shoes when wet, these non-slip shoes don't have that problem. Taking my shoes off isn't really an option in the trucks I drive because they are always dusty and dirty. They are comfortable as well. I wore my tennis shoes by accident one day... they were comfortable, but I found the "harder" work boots gave me better pedal control, so to speak, as they didn't bend under pressure. I guess it depends on how heavy the pedals in the vehicle are. One truck I had had a nice smooth clutch. The one I drive now it's a real workout to push it in!

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