Comments By Colleen W.

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Posted:  9 years, 6 months ago

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What happens if your blood pressure is too high

They may give you a temp. medical card. I have diabetes and the DOT doctor wants a current glucose test and I'm also overweight so I have to get tested for sleep apnea. The DOT doctor issued me a 3 month medical card so I can get these tests done and still get my permit so I can start classes.

Posted:  9 years, 6 months ago

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Trip Plan my load for me!

I know this area pretty good, I grew up in Cody, WY went to BYU in Provo, UT and dated a guy from Rexburg, ID. I would take I15 South to US 26E just north of Idaho Falls, grab I80 at Rock Springs going East then at Cheyenne take I 25 to Henderson. Total miles 686. This is pretty mountainous so it maybe tight getting it on time especially this time of year. Not unusual to have snow in the passes. I wouldn't want to go over the Hoback when it was dark so I may wait. I've been this route before but I was in a pickup not a semi and I wasn't getting paid per mile nor did I have to worry about 11 or 14 hour clocks. You can also take I15 to US30 and pick up I80 just west of Rock Springs you avoid Hoback but it'll add about 25 miles to your trip. I still working through Logbooks.

Posted:  9 years, 7 months ago

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Video: If Trucks Stopped...

Great video, I too think it should ran on network TV. Last night on the news there was a segment on banning all communication devises including hands free from commercial vehicles because a trucker was on his hands free phone while crossing railroad tracks and was hit by a train in Baltimore last year. Funny thing the fact that shrubs blocked drivers view of the tracks was quickly mentioned as a side note.

Posted:  9 years, 7 months ago

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My own truck!!!!

You can always pee in his truck, that might turn things around. Sorry that's my sick sense of humor kicking in.

Posted:  9 years, 7 months ago

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Safety???

Pay attention to your surroundings and let anyone who may be watching you know that you are aware of your surroundings. Walk with confidence and a big stick. You need something to wrack your tires anyways. Above all trust your instincts. If you don't feel right about a situation then get out. Also if you cook in your truck and have a portable potty then you don't need to get out of your truck as much. Also a portable potty is nice in the middle of January in the middle of the night in the middle of North Dakota. I wasn't in a truck but I've been on I90 wishing I didn't have to leave my camper during a cold streak at 2a.m.

Posted:  9 years, 7 months ago

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Married and getting CDL to join hubby.

Welcome to trucking. What breed are your pups? I was in the pet industry for 9 years.

Posted:  9 years, 7 months ago

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Driving with pet

Love that pit bull smile. I've done some pit bull rescue and grass roots politicking for the pit bulls. In the county I live pit bulls are illegal been trying to change that for years. Once you fall in love with a pit no other breed will do.

Posted:  9 years, 7 months ago

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Driving with pet

I have wondered what is the best way to restrain your dog while driving? Obviously, they can't have free roaming privileges as you're moving down the road. Crate? Seat belt? Some sort of tether on the bunk?

Crates are the best way. In my shop I sold seat belts until I did some research about them. Most seat belt restraints for dogs don't work, it's safer to crate them. Tethering is the worst way because if you're in an accident then the tether can become a noose.

Posted:  9 years, 7 months ago

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Unions in the trucking industry!!

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Have you ever wondered why the CPI, GDP and employment numbers run counter to your personal and business experiences? The problem lies in biased and often-manipulated government reporting.

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So the entire website is dedicated to digging up the truth in all of the Government's economic statistics. For instance, look at the chart that shows what the unemployment statistics would be based upon different ways of collecting and analyzing data:

Unemployment Statistics Based Upon Different Reporting Criteria.

Anyone who's ever taken a basic Statistics class knows that data can be manipulated. The unemployment rate is a tool for politicians and is not a true picture of what is going on in the real world. The unemployment rate doesn't tell you of those who no longer qualify for unemployment benefits but are either still unemployed or under employed.

Posted:  9 years, 7 months ago

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Old Geezer looking to re-energize

I'm with your Larry about being attracted to the companies with automatic transmission especially in city traffic but not all companies have automatic so better to learn on a manual, it just leaves you with more options.

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