Profile For RabidPossum

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  • Location:
    Syracuse, NY

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 8 months ago

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Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Sleep apnea test

I'm overweight (though I've lost nearly a hundred pounds in the past year and a half) and have never had a problem sleeping. I get plenty of sleep, wake up with tons of energy, don't nap during the day and don't snore. Had to get tested when I finished CDL school to get hired with the company that runs the school. They say I have sleep apnea and need a machine. What a crock. We had to sign a note for the machine before we could even see the thing. They say it costs $1300+ but the company will pay $600. After I got it I started checking it out online and found that it sells for less than $700. Same model and accessories.

Since obesity is now classified as a "disease" is it OK for them to discriminate based on weight? I know two longtime drivers at this company who are pretty fit but have sleep apnea. They know they have it but say they won't use a machine and the company won't even test them because they're not overweight!

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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This is what trucking does to marriages!

Haha, that's great!

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Roehl driver training from start to end.....

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I think I saw you testing on the range, I had my fingers crossed for you!

Lynn

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Roehl driver training from start to end.....

WT, it was really nice meeting you today! I hope your test went well!

Lynn

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Roehl driver training from start to end.....

Good luck on your test!!

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Roehl driver training from start to end.....

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I'm loving your posts too, WT! I can't believe my first week at Roehl is half over already. It's exactly what I expected from reading this forum!

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Who is your instructor?

Dale...he's great!

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Roehl driver training from start to end.....

I'm loving your posts too, WT! I can't believe my first week at Roehl is half over already. It's exactly what I expected from reading this forum!

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Roehl driver training from start to end.....

Great posts, WT! I'm leaving for Marshfield in about eight hours. My training with Roehl starts on Monday and it's been great reading about your training!

Lynn

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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CDL Training Pays Off

Congratulations!!

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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Trucker Nutrition

Http://www.walmart.com/ip/Reynolds-Slow-Cooker-Liners-4-ct/11027103

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Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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Trucker Nutrition

You can get liner bags for crockpots so the cleanup is a lot easier. Or use an oven cooking bag.

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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A big THANKS to TruckingTruth!

Last week I went to take my CDL permit written exam. I'd been studying here and taking the tests for a few weeks. I got to the DMV at 2:15 pm. They close at 4 pm. They didn't call my number until 3:30. The woman said, "I don't know if you'll be able to finish, since the tests with the endorsements takes at least an hour." Well, I had to try since I was leaving town for a few weeks to hit the road with a trucker friend. I got in to take the exams at 3:40 pm. I took the General Knowledge, Air Brakes, and Combination tests in twenty minutes and passed all three! Thanks to this site!!

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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Roehl Flatbed Division..

I'm glad to hear all these good comments about Kim Calhoun at Roehl. She's the recruiter I've been dealing with and I'm going to start my CDL training there next month. I'm really excited about it. I was originally supposed to train for PAM but they just didn't give me a good feeling. Roehl sounds like a better fit for me.

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