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Swift Training Memphis 3/30/15

No...not just getting out.. I was medically retired back Dec 2013. Served time between two branches USMC and US Army. I drove all sort of crazy vehicles for the army. I have been recovering from my injuries and I am finally able to get back on my feet and proved it today with the DOT physical.

I am not so worried about groceries as I can get my sister to take me if I need it. She lives in Memphis so thats a plus. And yes, I plan on testing for the permit here in KY before I start. I should be taking the test on Fri depending on when the state gets off their butt to load my physical into the database. (they said a few days at the min) So I am in the "hurry up and wait" status, and that is nothing new to me.

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Swift Training Memphis 3/30/15

Day one (preparation) Well…I am getting things ready for the school now like take my DOT physical and Permit Test. I did find out that the military base has a registered DOT physician on the registry. I am attempting to make contact now. That and I need to get my hearing aid squared away. I have a bone anchored hearing aid. (what’s cool is the hearing aid is Bluetooth capable) So once I get my new device I am heading for the physical. KY is one of those states that require the physical before the permit. SO I will just have to wait to test. I shouldn’t have any problems. I have been driving HET and anything else with wheels in the Army for the last 6 years. I am not overconfident in my knowledge, but some driving skills may be lacking. Of course I should be able to hone them here. I will be more than likely heading to the Memphis school site. I am really debating on driving and was wondering about the vehicle storage and reimbursement for the gas there since the company pays for the dog for everyone. I am prepacking some stuff in the car for when I get my own truck. (hopefully) Day 3 (not in school yet) Today I went and took the physical. The one on the military base told me that unless I was actually going to be driving on the base as a contractor, I could not have my physical done there. So I forked up the money for the physical out in town. Only cost me $75 where I had it done, I didn’t take the drug test there. I figured it would be done once I arrived at the school anyway. I was worried about having a hearing aid in the one ear, but that proved to be a non-issue and I came out of it with the 2-year certification. I sent my paperwork to the state and now I am just waiting on the state to tell me when I can test. On another note, I was able to get some pre-packing done as far as the basics for clothes and what not. I still am going through some of my military gear and seeing what might be of use to me on the road. I am packing for all types of weather; I never know what I might run into. I know it’s spring, but you never know. I do have my passport already so that will be a non-issue as well. Of course I just have the passport card, good enough for land travel. I take the written test later this week as soon as I hear back from the state. Wish me luck.

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