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    Tips for New Truckers

    Trucking is, and always will be an adventure. Every first-timer had his or her hard time before becoming an experienced and reliable trucker. The following are some of the important stuff you may consider to get you better prepared as you start your journey:

    Survival / Emergency items:
    - wallet (separate extra cash on your pocket)
    - cell phone for emergencies (better with unlimited talking plan)
    - cell phone charger
    - flashlight with extra batteries
    - first aid kit
    - emergency pre-paid cash card
    - back-up pre-paid calling card
    - pocket knife/utility knife
    - duct tape, multi-set tools
    - canned food, bottled water, frozen dried meats
    - plastic eating utensils

    Important documents:
    - drivers license and other documentation needed
    - personal phone book with important contacts

    Personal items and toiletry (especially for longer travel):
    - t-shirts, extra pair of pants, underwear, socks
    - heavy jacket, sweatshirt, gloves, raincoat
    - boots, shoes, flip-flops (for shower time)
    - towels and dirty clothes bag
    - pillow, blanket, sleeping bag
    - hair brush/comb
    - soap, shampoo, deodorant, hand-cream, hand-sanitizer
    - toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss
    - razor, shaving cream

    Accessory items that can be very valuable:
    - Truck GPS (better with lifetime maps)
    - CB Radio and CB microphone
    - 12 volt cooler-freezer
    - 12 volt coffee maker
    - 12 volt solar battery charger
    - 12 volt heater-blanket
    - 12 volt TV/DVD or MP3 player (for entertainment)

    Before you climb into the truck, make sure you have all your necessities and important documents. Now you're ready to roll! Be careful and good luck.

    P.S. I know a lot of experts are reading this, so don't hesitate to post your tips to help out the new truckers. Thanks!
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    Drive Carefully & Come Home Safe
    Marie

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    Thank you for the tips

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