Injured-Not Sure What Happens Now

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My luck...what I thought was just standard old guy arm aches and pains while training got worse until something in my arm went kaput while driving and caused pain so bad I had to pull over and was nearly doubled over for almost 10 minutes until it was somewhat tolerable. Was sent to the hospital by trainer, nothing torn or broken, but Doctor said it was some sort of bone issue and put me on meds. Had to sign a medical form or something from company, and told to return to school once I get a doctors clearance. Unfortunately, they are the ones that cause you to get dizzy or drowsy. And then found out my Uncles Hip Surgery opened up somehow and caused an infection...he is 85 and now not doing well at all. sigh...

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

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