Leaving for first travel assignment in the morning

  1. I am traveling from the midwest to the north west (MT). Any advice? My apartment is fully furnished and I will be driving (28hrs... ). I am traveling with a large dog so frequent stops are a must. I have booked 2 stops at hotels.
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   Dixielee
    Congratulations! At least you are going to MT in a little warmer season! Does your apt have linens and kitchen stuff? Sometimes that is considered extra. I hope you are giving yourself a day or two to get oriented to the area. You know....where is the grocery store, drug store, gas station, etc.I have been well received as a traveler and I am sure you will too. Make sure your car is in tip top shape before you go. Oil, tires, windshield wipers etc. Have a car kit with extra oil, brake fluid, jumper cables, fix a flat, etc. If you do not have AAA, you may want to get it before you go. Have plenty of credit on your credit card or money in the bank in case of emergency.

    I blew my transmission in the middle of nowhere New Mexico on my way to Tucson. I needed all the extra cash I could come up with to rent a car and pay for the new transmission. It was not a great start to this assignment but I have loved it here.

    Keep us abreast of your story. It is a nice adventure!
  4. by   stat
    Quote from jblpn
    I am traveling from the midwest to the north west (MT). Any advice? My apartment is fully furnished and I will be driving (28hrs... ). I am traveling with a large dog so frequent stops are a must. I have booked 2 stops at hotels.
    I have worked in Montana for 8 years, and have had great experiences. What part of the state are you working? If you stay till winter make sure you have 4 wheel drive and snow tires. Let me know how you like it.
  5. by   live4today
    Have fun on your MT assignment! May safe travel mercies be upon you all the way and while you are there! :icon_hug:
  6. by   ReefDragon
    Congrats on the assignment Beautiful location. Always wanted to do an assinment there myself......ah well, someday....so much to see out there. Dixielee gave the most valuable info possible. Take it to heart. It's depressing when you get to an assignment and learn that you have no linens or pots/pans. Being prepared for the road is a must. A cellphone with a signal booster is a must as well. I also carry a portable handheld CB when I travel as well. Truckers love the extra company to talk to and are EXTREMELY helpful when you need it.....whether it is the location of the nearest gas station, repair shop, or simply directions on how to get where you are going.

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