Thursday, March 22, 2018

5 MANDATORY items you NEED to bring to Truck Driving Orientation!









MANDATORY items you NEED to bring to Truck Driving Orientation!

A Lot of new people entering the job market as a new OTR Driver don’t really know what to bring with them to orientation. here is a comprehensive list of the essentials that you should bring with you to your orientation at your new job. This list assumes that you will be traveling to your new job via bus or plane or rail. 





For everyone getting a new job that have to travel to go to orientation, railway or airplane is the best way to travel, ask for these options  (otherwise you will be taking a greyhound bus).


5 mandatory items you need to bring with you in trucking orientation:




Documents:

- Make sure you bring your CDL, with whatever endorsements the carrier requires.

- Make sure you bring your Social Security Card, or a card stating you have the right to work in the USA.

- Most companies, even though you may have filled out an application online, will require you to fill out a paper application at the facility. (bring a resume, cheat sheet)

-Bring a good writing pen, your first few days in orientation, will give you writer’s cramp from all the writing you will be doing!


Bedding:

-Bring a good sleeping bag, and don’t forget your favorite pillow! (if you need a night light bring that as well)

Hygiene:

-Bring all the items you would use at your house as far as hygiene, soap, shampoo, etc.
use ziplock bags to contain any water you may have gotten on these items.

Clothing:

-Depending on what time of year it is, and what part of the states you’ll be having orientation, make sure to bring clothing appropriate for the weather, and what type of work you may be doing.

-Flatbedding will most likely always require steel toe boots. whereas Van drivers can mostly get away with tennis shoes or sneakers.

Toiletries:

-Make sure you bring Toiletries along with you, you never know when you will need them in a pinch, and you’ll be thankful you have them.

Toys:

-Last but not least, bring your toys! Have something to do while you sit in the hotel room waiting for the next day. Fly your drone, play your game, enjoy the evenings.

-Most everyone will be bringing their CB  Radios for their trucks, and their XM Radio.




This was just a small list of the bare necessities needed for orientation, if you can think of more, make sure to submit it in the comments below,


Thanks

Scott.