Profile For Polar Bear

Polar Bear's Info

  • Location:
    West Jordan, UT

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 4 months ago

Polar Bear's Bio

I am 38 years old and live in West Jordan, Utah with my wife and three dogs. I have been dreaming of being a Trucker since around age 5. My dad was a driver in the U.S. Army, my older brother (an owner operator) has over 2 million accident-free miles and still going strong. My (retired) father in-law has over a million miles. I have an uncle who drives truck as well. So, I have a family history of truck driving. Now, it is my turn to live the dream! I just graduated on 06/26/2017 from Utah Trucking Academy Inc. in West Valley City, Utah. It was an awesome experience with a great school! It is a good thing when your tester is proud enough to shed a tear at your graduation as he did with me. I graduated with a perfect 100% "Top Gun" in PTI. I am now ready to hit the road running. This "Polar Bear" will see you all down the road sometime.

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Posted:  1 year, 10 months ago

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Question about medical Cpap machine for sleep apnea

Rainy D. My company doesn't seem to want to work with me on this. They say its on me. But now im worried I may not go to work at all now because I just got out of jail for assault and criminal mischief. Both misdemeanors im not going to tell my company until I'm actually convicted because I have the feeling charges may be dismissed at court. But I'm not sure my company is going to be ok with that

Posted:  1 year, 10 months ago

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Question about medical Cpap machine for sleep apnea

This question is for those whom said they run a UPS in-line with inverter, and c-pap: Okay so I am buying the recommended inverter Tripp-Lite 150w Ultra Compact w/12v DC cord for $20 (it was recommended by Cpap supply company, but I dont know what a good UPS would be for this. My cpap is a resmed airsense 10. I do not use the humidifier. So, can anyone give me an idea of what UPS or specs I should be looking for? I talked to a UPS supplier and they said they would need specs to help me and that the alarms on the battery of the UPS would be sounding continuously while on battery power plus the batteries wont last long in my particular useage because they would need to be charged 13+ hours everytime they get drained and this constant draing, and charge, and on and on would kill the batteries quickly. Advice?

Also, Brett Aquila the link you gave me was great! I got my loan request answer immediately, but sadly I was denied.

Posted:  1 year, 10 months ago

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Question about medical Cpap machine for sleep apnea

Brett, thank you so much for the help. Hopefully this helps alot of others

Posted:  1 year, 10 months ago

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Question about medical Cpap machine for sleep apnea

Thanks everyone, and thank you especially Brett for passing that on. Im looking into it and it may help others too

Posted:  1 year, 10 months ago

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Question about medical Cpap machine for sleep apnea

So, after reading your replies I emailed my company, and the safety director (whom is the person I emailed directly) called me back on the phone with in a minute or two of sending the email. She said I am "stressing over something that isn't a big deal, and stay out of the forums." She added that alot of their drivers use cpaps and I can go buy an adapter or an inverter for the truck. This is hard for me to do. I currently have $750 coming in monthly and split $1200 rent with 3 other people. Which leaves my wife and I with barely any gas money for the month. I go out with this company in about 3 weeks, and next month our $750 income is cut down because my account is already in the hole over $150 and I need to go buy an inverter, and a UPS or an adapter? Inverters are $20 or more, and UPS are over $50. The adapter for my specific machine is over $180 minimum..... What do I do? Do I tell the only company that wants me (due to my background) to stuff it? I have literally applied to over 30 companies and been declined by everyone including the major carriers who hire anyone.

Posted:  1 year, 10 months ago

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Question about medical Cpap machine for sleep apnea

I am starting with my first OTR company in a couple weeks. The trucks aren't all APU equipped so I may not get one. My question is I have a cpap for sleeping, and need to find a way to operate it in the truck. Will the trucks have wall plugins or do I need to buy a power inverter. The trucks are all 2016 or newer

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Anyone heard of KBM in Salt Lake, Utah?

After a meet and greet with the owner of the company and research I think I may have found a home. Theyre FMCSA records look good to me, and if someone wants to look them up and give advice that would be welcome, but I was wrong on the name. The company is "KMB Brothers LLC in West Valley City, Utah. I still need advice id someone can explain to me what the FMCSA records look like to them. Thanks!

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Anyone heard of KBM in Salt Lake, Utah?

Yep, thanks guys! I am keeping options open. G Town I am assuming that you think that Swift would be a bad fit for me? I am not going to focusa on one company just yet. Also, I am researching the other companies G Town gave me, but I have to be based in Salt Lake.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Anyone heard of KBM in Salt Lake, Utah?

Thanks for the advice! I must ask G-Town about Swift: I have an option of going there. I am in talks with the recruiters now. I dont know how hard it will be to get on with 2 felonies. One of which is 8 years old. No one else seems to really be interested in me, except this KBM or what ever it is, and Swift. Believe me I have been researching for a year now. My recruiter at Swift doesnt answer anything, but phone calls. She wont reply to email or the Drivers Pulse App. Anyways, G-Town in your pic it shows a Swift day cab? Is that who you drive for? Please, tell me everything I should, and need to know about Swift also

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Anyone heard of KBM in Salt Lake, Utah?

I have recently heard of a small outfit in Salt Lake, Utah that has I think 13 trucks. Sage CDL School referred me to them for a pre-hire letter so that I can be financed through Dept. Of Workforce Services (DWS). I am trying to be as informed as possible before I go get the pre-hire letter next week. Can anyone help me with anything at all you may know about this company?

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