Nearly All Truck Drivers May Be Tested For Sleep Apnea

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Tractor Man's Comment
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Remember Sambo, Tractor Trailers deliver to Walmart every day. Get the Google Maps satellite view, and see where the Trucks enter and exit. You are only gonna be there for 30-45 minutes. Just don't park in the way of the delivery zone. Easy peasy!😎

G-Town's Comment
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Remember Sambo, Tractor Trailers deliver to Walmart every day. Get the Google Maps satellite view, and see where the Trucks enter and exit. You are only gonna be there for 30-45 minutes. Just don't park in the way of the delivery zone. Easy peasy!😎

Thanks for watching my back here Tractor. There are stores in my territory that are prone to drivers unknowingly fouling ingress/egress by parking either haphazardly or where they shouldn't. I can think of one instance when the police had to be called because the driver refused to move.

My suggestion if you need to park overnight walk into the store, speak to at least the Asst. Mgr. on duty and ask for permission. Even though I am authorized to park at most every store, I still inform the manager of my intent. Common respect and courtesy is advisable. Also helps to lead with; "after I am done shopping in your store, OK if I break for 10 hours?" The manager may also let you know where they allow trucks to park. In the back is usually best.

Beware, there are however a few stores that forbid trucks parked overnight. Usually there is highly conspicuous signage warning of the policy. They will tow you if ignored.

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Operating While Intoxicated

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Sambo, Walmart is your Friend. Many Walmarts allow you to park in the lot (way out away from the building) Some let you spend a 10 hour break. A few even have special places for truck parking, like a truck stop.

Just act like a guest, don't toss trash on the lot, don't run over curbs, leave the signs standing when you leave, things like that.

I use the app "Trucker Path". When I "need" a WM, I find likely stops and read the in-app reviews. You'll find the ones that let you park, etc. that way.

I have that app.. but never found a walmart option!!! Where is it????

I went to a WM in Alabama that had 20 trucks. I parked right next to a sign posted "no truck parking". I went inside and told the manager I needed to stock my truck especially kitty litter. She said "that sign is company policy so we have to have it. Without truckers shopping here We'd close down. Truckers will spend hundreds at one time when locals spend $50. Plus, who is bringing in our product? Do all the shopping you want and then get some sleep".

Errol V.'s Comment
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Rainy is lost!

I have that app.. but never found a walmart option!!! Where is it????

Look on (probably) the lower right for a small "map peg": com.sixdays.truckerpath-screenshot-3.jpg

Touch on that and you will get along the bottom a list of locations (slide it to see them all) of all sorts.

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Just make sure that the Walmart spark.b658b4ca53ced7b2b9efe04f0b5a0af0.p is selected.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Rainy is lost!

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I have that app.. but never found a walmart option!!! Where is it????

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Look on (probably) the lower right for a small "map peg": com.sixdays.truckerpath-screenshot-3.jpg

Touch on that and you will get along the bottom a list of locations (slide it to see them all) of all sorts.

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Just make sure that the Walmart spark.b658b4ca53ced7b2b9efe04f0b5a0af0.p is selected.

Weird

Rainy D.'s Comment
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I meant weird on mine there is only truck stops... no walmart. Rest areas yes. U using android?

Pianoman's Comment
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I've got the Walmart option, using Android. Do you have the latest update?

Errol V.'s Comment
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I meant weird on mine there is only truck stops... no walmart. Rest areas yes. U using android?

Yaah! android-logo.jpg

I did some serious searching (using a desk computer - more screen room & a real keyboard!) and couldn't find any comments about TruckerPath, iOS and Walmart listings.

Sam the Wrestler's Comment
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Getting back to the op, just because you're fat, doesn't mean you have sleep apnea. As far as having it, and not knowing, that's rare. Most people know something is wrong. If you wake yourself up a lot from snoring, or gasping for air, you have it. Sa is becoming yet another over diagnosed condition. After all, there is a lot of money in a person being diagnosed, machines, parts, and Dr visits, oh my. I think major medical is shaking the transport tree for some more money .

Sleep Apnea:

A physical disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing, or take shallow breaths, during sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Normal breathing will usually resume, sometimes with a loud choking sound or snort.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become blocked or collapse during sleep, causing the pauses and shallow breathing.

It is a chronic condition that will require ongoing management. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Getting back to the op, just because you're fat, doesn't mean you have sleep apnea. As far as having it, and not knowing, that's rare. Most people know something is wrong. If you wake yourself up a lot from snoring, or gasping for air, you have it. Sa is becoming yet another over diagnosed condition. After all, there is a lot of money in a person being diagnosed, machines, parts, and Dr visits, oh my. I think major medical is shaking the transport tree for some more money .

Exactly my thinking. It is like ADD ADHD bipolar..... everyone is diagnosed or at least checked. Amazing bipolar is so bad yet half my senior class has it. Doctors suck

Sleep Apnea:

A physical disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing, or take shallow breaths, during sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Normal breathing will usually resume, sometimes with a loud choking sound or snort.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become blocked or collapse during sleep, causing the pauses and shallow breathing.

It is a chronic condition that will require ongoing management. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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