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Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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This is what the industry needs!!!

Im speaking on here having little experience. I love truck driving and I'm a good driver. I have a long ways to go. Safety on the road is always number one. If I get tired I'll pull into a pilot and drink 32oz of coffee. I've never had one moving violation, ticket or accident since I was 16. Fitness and maintaining a healthy style are extremely important to me. I love the outdoors and I go the gym often, run, hike in the mountains of NH, bike, play golf, fish, and relax.

What I am about to say may **** off some older drivers. This industry needs for intelligent (book smart) complainers who hold safety and there health as number one priorities. The truck driver click showing typical causian250 to 300 pound country man with southern accent eating 5 hamburgers bragging about a truck stop strip bar had to go. You see these guys on TV shows putting chrome all over their "big rigs". They love spending months on the road and run themselves to near death. Now as a result they have to get doctors to lie about there blood pressure and diabetes for a medical test. They run run run, and don't give a damp about there health.

What I would like to see I'd more intelligent young guys that go the gym and want to be home one every other week. They want to be able to exercise at home and see there girlfriends yet do something they love driving. These guys also want to work out at truck stops and complain on YouTube videos regarding the fact that barely any truck stops have them. I want to see a new breed of drivers screaming for change. I'm not saying the older men can't do it. Many are trying to not be morbid obese.

Recently I decided not to go with a job offer that required me to sign a 52 page contract and your out 6 weeks at a time. I worked for a regional company in Cincinnati and had to leave for personal reasons regarding my fathers car accident. He is OK now. I'm living in NH and there are nI trucking jobs. I know that with I n a few months I will be OTR for at least 4 weeks at a time.

I see a lot of great opportunities in driving. OTR driving doesn't have to be "life over the road" unless you want it too. It's a damp job but a fun one. Under no circumstances should an industry or career make so you will gain weight, lose wives, become diabetic and sleep deprived. Companies should give more home time which can explain the burnout and turnover in the industry. Does anyone care about truck drivers health? Where are the fitness centers and healthy food choices off highways? Why not have deals where you pay $8.00 to use the gym and get a free shower? On a side note showers are probably so expensive because drivers spend 30 minutes in them!

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Anyone heard of Lobos Interstate Services?

I wanted to come clean on a personap medical problem that i was diagnosed with at age 14. At that age I was diagnosed with mild aspergers disorder. No one knew I had it and it didn't affect my school, friendships and I did 3 years in college and was fine. It will always put me at a social disadvantage and dealing with too much stress can wreck havoc on my life. Lobos is a prime example of just how useless I have been lately from my experience there and my need to get with a professional ASAP to alleviate these issues (FWI many celebs are possibly known to have it like Bill Gates, Eli Manning, Keanu Reevea, Dan Akroyd. Some have not come out about it.)

I have pUT a lot on here and I am honestly getting sick of it. Lobos has recently got an email about my problem.

There have been many times in my life where I screwed up and been through bad times. I'm not exaggerating when I tell you that Lobos was the worst for the sacrifices I made to go there and come back empty handed and now currently delayed on reimbursement travel money. I never screwed up. They did. Moving on seems extremely diffult and that's why Aspergers is a disorder. Under extreme stress and depressIon I need help. There is only one way to move on and if lobos is reading this they have to call me so u can get my check.

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Anyone heard of Lobos Interstate Services?

There was still no call from you. I don't even want to post on here but my father said I should. I really need the reimbursement money Lobos. I want it by this week or ASAP. Why has it been this long????

Everything I have said on previous posts has been true to the best of my knowledge. I'm sorry if I have upset others.

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Staying toned and ripped in trucking

Unless you have a really high metabolism drinking beer everyday is terrible for musle gains. If you drink one standard (PBR) everyday for one year on top of 2000 calories you will gain 15 pounds by the end of the year. I used to drink a lot of beer and only put on a small beer gut until i got uplenty to 210 pounds and said "enough is enough". I go out maybe once every other month now a binge. If you a guy who likes to party on the weekends and throw back a 30pk that's 4,000 calories. I didn't mention that amount of food (1,500 you will consume when binge drinking). You will get fat and obese.

Deli salads are not the best meals. Most contain processed ingredients and added chemicals. If you want a healthier choice make your salads from scratch using fresh potatoes and meat. I would use soy mayonnaise from the produce section.

Just to let you know the guys you see in fitness magazines stick to a extremely rigorous diet plan. You won't see these people ordering Domino's or fried chicken. If you do its after a contest or photoshoot.

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Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Undecided on what company to go with Roehl or Prime? Otr or Regional?

I wold drive regionally. It worked out great for me until I had to move back to NH for a family emergency. You get to be home every weekend.

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Staying toned and ripped in trucking

I just want to let people know that I go to the gym 4 to 5 days a week and do a lot of outdoor hiking and activities. I eat very healthy food that consists mainly of fruits and vegetables nuts seeds and fish. I have two and a half months experience behind the wheel and I exercise regularly when I have breaks at shippers receivers or have periods of time for instance a 10-hour reset.

Driving long hours and not doing any exercise what's the weather can have serious implications and consequences to the body. Eating truck stop food high in fat and drinkIng half gallon mountain is suicide. Avoid truck stop food and ship at Walmart, Kroger, or any large grocery store. I always fill 1/2 of my cart with fresh fruits and vegetables. I then guy bulk nuts and seed. 2/3 of my cart is filled. After I go to the canned food isle and stock up on beans, tuna, rice. My last items I get are oatmeal, cereal and some diet cola, energy drinks. Don't eat fast food on a daily basis. The typical trucker is overweight and obese.

There are numerous ways you can stay fitter in a truck than holding a day job. You will have a lot of time on your hands at shippers, receivers, repair garages and truck stops during rest periods to work out. What I do GPS movie theaters and places of interest 3 to 5 miles away during a 10 hour rest. I will walk there, check it out, and walk back. At shippers and receivers I get my running shoes on a plan a 2 to 6 mile run along the road going into neighborhoods etc. I always tell the receiver that I'm going for a run and II'm back within an hour typically. I stretch when I get back then do push ups, squats, and crunches to fill more time. If I have a long holdover at a place I will add in lifting with a resistance cable to work all muscle groups. It you have a 34 hour reset get a gym membership with national chains or pay the $20.00 for two days and stay there 3 to 4 hours.

There is no excuse for getting fat on the road. It's giving drivers a bad image. Truck stops want you to get a food addiction and be obese. At how many truck stops do you see tables of fresh fruit? It's all soda, energy drinks (I drink them as a cheat staple), and greasy garbage. Enough is enough.

TA had started putting gyms in places. That's a start but I doubt it will become universal. Some companies are promoting fitness and healthy eating. A few place have gyms in there terminals.

As a first year driver I have not gained one pound over the road. I lost a few pounds and some days it was hwe'd because I would get hungry.

I don't dislike fat people. I have had a few friends that didn't give a damn about exercise and eating. I never hung out with them outside of work. I disliked there lifestyle choices. They would give opinions or put down the fact that I get more attention from girls. I do not tolerate getting put down provokingly or used a punching bag for frustration and dramas. If your an uptight and angry individual who wants to get healthier please feel free to contact me. I don't charge for my services.

If I was to steer away from my daily nutrititous meals, exercise, and hydration, which does happen sometimes each month , I wold start to loose my cool and before agitated. I've always been in good shape. When in my mid 20s i experienced a lot of anxiety and I was eating normal. After changing my diet to raw foods I saw a huge change. I have to constantly remind myself on a daily basis "produce section," or "local farmers market" to stock up on this medicine. Try it out truckers. Buy 10 pounds of bannas, 2 pounds of fresh broccoli, green peppers, frozen blueberries, strawberries, fresh kale. Eat up! See how you feel in a week then substitute that food for the twinkes, deli salads, chips, ice cream and beer.

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Anyone heard of Lobos Interstate Services?

You can already tell I'm a mess right now. I need proffessional help real bad to get my life back together. Loboa contributed to this and there could be many answers to why my life seems so miserable and sad.

Please don't delete this thread. Please don't ask questions or direct them towards me. I really don't want to post on here. The only thing that will make me better is a long workout at the gym. I tried to share getting in workouts waiting to be loaded/unloaded. At this point not saying anything works just fine. Have a good night y'all. I'll be ignoring this site till I get better.

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Anyone heard of Lobos Interstate Services?

Okay I'm going to be respectful but you're obviously not doing your homework. I don't believe in paying a dime for health insurance and I think the whole system of privatized insurance is pure evil. I was on Medicaid for a year-and-a-half and I didn't even apply for it being on food stamps for a few months i waa in truck driving school last year. I would love to be working today and in fact I'm going to be going to my parents house to do more work to help them out which will pay back apart of the loan they gave me of $500. I will be working by Wednesday but if I do any work it will eliminate the benefits verification process of the food stamp and casg back pay and basically I'm out to the $400 by working one to two days. When you're not working for one month and you were seeking employment and had hardship in the process which is why I have many pages on this thread I feel entitled to some compensation which I pay taxes for my entire life.

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Anyone heard of Lobos Interstate Services?

I came back on here and was going to delete a lot of my old threads. I found that you can't do that. I never got a dime and yesterday took down my page. Since Wednesday I stopped posting about Lobos until people asked questions and stated things that were untrue of what I said.

Lobos put a lot of stuff on recently with my name. Numerous times I never even wanted to post but it seemed the only way to get in contact after I tried calling and emailing.

People have been supporive with advise and helped me move forward. If you want proof that I didb raise money for myself I can get all the info you want. I've been back in NH for 9 dwtreemd?6days. I applied for benefits as soon as I got back. The pros of not working at thw moment is having free health insurance for a year from yesterday (medicaid). No copay, free urgent care, free meds, free primary care doctors visits. Even if I put my next job in mediacid doesnt go away. The food stamps will.

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Anyone heard of Lobos Interstate Services?

I am going to go to different pages and participate in talks about fitness, physical and mental well being. I would not being up this thread.

This is my closing statement of lobos.

I feel as if the current Lobos has potential to thrive if they recruited people with 3 to 5 years of experience who knew a lot of the owner operator system. These individuals would need to be business orientated, intelligent, exprtIenced and safe drivers. I'm not saying Lobos doesn't have these people as drivers. At this point in my life Lobos is not a good fit and my opinions and thoughts of new drivers getting involved in that arena has no place due harsh criticism from myself and many others who were in my shoes. The exception for Lobos working for rookie drivers, in my opinion, are those with friends and/or family members as O/O educating them on the world of driving as an owner/leasor for years. I wish Lobos well if they reimburse me $300.00 by monday.

Fitness, maintaining/improving physique/ mental health while OTR. -Done it before and with dedication its easy to do.

Focusing my thoughts first on my health wellbeing (went for a long walk today, did pushups. I might pull a double gym session Sunday to catch up). I cannot work until my food stamps get verified even though they are approved. My parents need a lot of help (they live 20 min away) and Tuesday I should go back to my realtor gig temporarily until Western Express, JB Hunt, Knight transport or PTL set up an orientation. Prior to leaving I have to save up enough to get a new pair of running shoes, jump rope, rubber workout cable for residence workouts and a pull up/chin up bar.

When I was on the road for 2 and 1/2 months I would exercise my ass off almost everyday. If I had two hours of off duty time at a shipper I would slap on my running shoes, put on my headphones and ran 2 to 6 miles. On a warm sunny day I would tie the rubber resistance cable to the exterior parts of the cab and work biceps, trips, chest, legs then I would do push ups. I write all my reps down and get higher reps the next week. On rainy days if I had a long rest at the receiver or was waiting for a back haul dispatch I would get the umbrella and walk miles. One night at thr TA in Pittston PA I had walked about 7 miles to the movie theater I'm Scranton then 8 miles back to the truck. I was training then. This is my next focus and I'm going to train harder on the road.

I rarely eat truck stop food except coffee or $2.50 hot sandwich. I carry mostly fresh fruits, veget ables, nuts, tuna, canned beans and water. I'm crossing my fingers I get, not to sound gay, a fit vegetarian type who is not fat. Truck Driving is fun but the sedentary life puts a toll on your if you don't exercise when not driving. You may see on the jump rope or lifting resistance rubber tied to the steps or tractor frame. At first it was embarrassing after my 1st week of training, however, woulf you rather get fat and be the guy chasing down lizards at Walmart or get laid without saying a word or paying a hooker.

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Anyone heard of Lobos Interstate Services?

A fwe days ago I was a lot worse off. I have not received at dime from my fundme.Com page which people recommended to get started. I am not panhandling by any means and I'm taking the page down by tomorrow. I can almost guarantee that no one gave me a dollar.

I'll give more explanation in my PTSD comment. First I never mentioned I had it or I got it from Lobos. My experience there was such a letdown mentally and fincially that it had impacted by mentail state in a big way. People can get PTSD from not serving in the Armed forces. Life sucks sometimes. I put on 8 pounds in the past 3 weeks, jumping to 190 from 182. I usually eat healthy and go to the gym everyday, run, hike in northern NH, bike and play golf. I've always been athletic. Since February 23 I've only been to the gym twice and walked a few 3 mile (average) walks. My lack or motivation and energy is a big problem now. I'm depressed everyday. I'm slowly getting better and i have a long ways to go. . I suffer from anxiety which was mild. My recent state is high and whacked . I don't use any drugs and barely drink alcohol. I have not participated in binge drink in almost 4 weeks.

What ****es me off is when people are saying that I'm melodramatic and exaggerating things. There is no agenda and I'm not here to put down Lobos. I don't believe that it's been 17 days when I left ther parking lot. It's soffit to move on when they said I will be reimbursed and it hasn't happened. If you reading this Lobos, I would like the check to be mailed out by Monday 03-21-16

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Anyone heard of Lobos Interstate Services?

What don't you get about the fact that I'm sick and tired of posting about Lobos. Over half of my resonates on here was to get into contact with them after emailing and calling from different lines. Numerous people asked me questions about my experience. I applied for food stamps and got medicaid for a year. I'm about to work my old job again that I don't want to. I have to save enough up to be able to start with a different company.

I could care less about Lobos except my reimbursement for travel. It seems to take forever and I'm getting sick and tired of asking and waiting for phone calls.

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Anyone heard of Lobos Interstate Services?

No. I'm not tryimg to get attention. People are getting it all wrong. I love driving and the ride out to Utah was fun. Being nearly broke and driving back Sucked. I could have gone on a 10 day cruise and gone out every night and wouldn't be as broke as I am now. When you 2500 miles from home and have just enough cash to pay for fuel it's scary. If a tire blew it would be impossible to get home financially.

I'm getting better and I'm glad Lobo posted on herè. $300.00 is ok. The sooner I get it the better because I can barely afford to get groceries. I wanted to delete 2 or 3 of my older comments but you can't do it here.

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Anyone heard of Lobos Interstate Services?

I'm on www.fundme.com . Click on 'browse' and scrool down. There is a picture of me and my cat to the left. Guys on here recommended to go there for support. Anything helps. I'm crossing my fingers that I get food stamps tomorrow. On a side note there is no way I'm going into my second trucking job broke and hungry. I won't be homeless so if anyone feels too bad about my situation please don't worry. Tough times though. I'm done talking about Lobos unless someone has questions. Time to move on! If any of yall need a place to stay i have a nice apt in southern NH. 75 minutes north of Boston and less than 20 minutes to the ocean in Maine.

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Anyone heard of Lobos Interstate Services?

I believe this is the third time I have asked Lobos to call me back about my travel reimbursement on here this week? I was in contact with a man in the office at approx 5pm (mountain time). He took my adress down and stated that I would be contacted soon. Did you mail my check out Lobos? I really want to know! Today I had to reapply for food stamps and welfare. I have not done this in years. A few times in my life I was on food stamps but never full blown welfare when I was not working for several weeks. The agony I went through has basically made me temporarily mentally ill/disabled with depression, anxiety and trauma. Weeks ago I thought I would be banking some hard earned cash with Lobos and feeling optimistic and stable. I was doing fine prior to early Feb, saving for this opportunity and leaving a decent paying job. Now I'm sick and ill. I believe my medicaid expired (which I got being unemployed in truck driving school last year). Tommorow I have an appointment with health and human services to get back on medicaid so I can get counseling to cope with the trauma and agonizing pain from the sacrifice I made then being mislead, in my opinion, and scared ****less over a contract that could easily have ruined my life for good. When war vets come back home some have PTSD. I may have this from my experience at Lobos aswell as other experiences. It feels as if this put the nail to thr coffinm I want it to go away. I want my life to get better and moving forward is so difficult especially over this reimbursement delay.

I set up a page on fundme.Com (I'm sit ting on the couch with my cat). Any donation is great and no one aside from my parents has helped me in the past. I have done countless deeds and usually never get anything in return. At Lobos I drove a 73 year old man home to Kentucky from Salt Lake City area. He had no way to get home after he decided he didn't want to sign the contract or attend the school from the best of my knowledge. He paid about $50 in fuel bUT I paid for a double bed hotel, $25 in fuel, food, went 300 miles and 8 hours out of my way and didnt visit my brother who lives in Jackson Wyoming. I did all of this so this man wouldn't get stranded and possibly die 1600 miles from home with no money to get back. He is a friend now and I still talk to him. This just adds to all the pain and suffering I'm in . 5000 miles of driving, one month out of my life to now seeking welfare and mental health treatment instead of being in the career I chose and love. It will take a few more weeks or maybe several months to get back on the road. I need to get better and have less doubt in myself and potential opportunities as a company driver. After the experience with Lobos many in my opinion would never get in a truck again. Some would possibly commit suicide. Thankfully I don't have those thoughts. If your broke and chose not to sign the contract at Lobos please contact me immediately so I can try to help you out in the future when I have money saved up.

Thanks for all your support. Any donation helps. If I get food stamps tommorow I'll lower the donation amount. I believe it's $400.00. Enough to get by with gas and maybe have a pizza and I'll be happy.

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Anyone heard of Lobos Interstate Services?

That's fine Lobos. I would like to be reimbursed immediately. I called Monday at 12:07pm and the gentleman I spoke with said I had to delete all my reviews to be reimbursed. I tried calling earlier today and I cannot reach your office. I also tried calling from another phone and emailed you. It seems as if Im getting quicker responses posting on this forum than calling you? You have my phone number. I will give you my adress tommorow. I'm getting sick and tired of posting on this site regarding my travel reimbursement money.

You mentioned that you would reimburse up to the cost of bus ticket? Call me tommorow please? I want to move on with my life.

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Anyone heard of Lobos Interstate Services?

Sorry that my spelling is bad because I'm using voice command. I'm going to give a slight overview of this place that I can't even call a business.

This establishment is located in a two-story building and it does not have a sign on it. On my way there I got lost. The first floor has approximately four rooms, a conference room a study room with tables and chairs it's pretty small the kitchen and an office. Sorry there is another office. It doesn't seem anything like a truck driving school this business claims to have one. I asked the older gentleman I drove home what school was like his first day and he said there was a 20-minute orientation and the school handed him a book and he just read all day in the study room. He said there was no instruction or anything like that from the best of my knowledge.

I want to get into the upstairs which seems very shady and confusing. To the best of my knowledge the upstairs is always locked from the outside. Upstairs you have people from Lobos, Arrowhead dispatch, direct lease, and United motor cooperative. I have never been upstairs but it just seemed very odd what they were and how they were conducting business up there. There was only one person I saw with a blue shirt that said direct lease. It seemed as if they were one man company. The people I saw with red shirts were apparently Arrowhead dispatch. I was very unfamiliar with United motive cooperative and did not meet one person from that but I guess they're upstairs and liked to hide. The older gentleman who I drove home who was in the office to ask about his reimbursement which they did not give that day said he did not see any secretaries or woman up there which he spoke with over the phone. I asked him how many people he saw upstairs and he said approximately 12.

Lobos interstate services Direct lease Arrowhead dispatch United Motor Cooperative

Apparently upstairs on the 2nd floor. There are signs on the building but for "studies weekly" and "ABCs weekly"?

Good luck trying to understand this place? If you do you'll have a seven figure job on wall street in no time.

I forgot to mention that all staff there seemed to be 25 to 35 years old.

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Anyone heard of Lobos Interstate Services?

I did not remember everything from that encounter. After the approximately hour and a half or less orientation and overview of the company they they then asked if we could signed the contract. The younger gentleman when into the office for my understanding and approximately less than an hour later I saw a man as he signed it. He said he did and apparently when you sign it you got to sign every page of the 51 page contract. To my understanding he didn't read it at all or barely read it. While i was in the room looking it over they asked me if I had signed it to the best of my understanding.

Just an FYI they sent the contract to my phone on March 2nd in the morning. I told him that day that it would take me more time to read it through. They were okay with that and I stayed in a hotel with the younger gentleman who had just signed it. They had a truck ready for me that morning and I had missed a lot of the contract. I told them specifically what I thought about this whole deal in front of many companies staff and specifically said that this contract takes weeks to understand and go over. There was barely any overview of the whole contract and it seemed as if well let me just put it this way, they want you to sign it without even understanding what the heck it means.

On Wednesday morning I decided to leave and not decided not signed a contract. I ask to be reimbursed for my travel and they said that I had to be in Salt Lake City in the office to get reimbursed. I was outside the office and was calling them to "say hey I'm still here I'm in the parking lot can you reimburse me." From that point on I've been posting on here in calling them politely to be reimbursed and yesterday they told me that I had to remove all my comments from the site for them to do anything. I don't know how the contract got to Brett. I do have a copy of the contract downloaded so I'm not going to say much from there.

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Anyone heard of Lobos Interstate Services?

You asked how much time they gave? I told them it would take weeks to understand the contract. I said that I needed a day to go over it and they mentioned they had a truck ready for me Wednesday March 2nd in the morning. I did not sign it. I left and they didn't reimbuse me. It felt as if they were trying to rush us.

The young individual next to me signed the contract in less than an hour (my estimate 30 min). I asked him if he read all of it and he said he didnt. It was scary!!!

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Anyone heard of Lobos Interstate Services?

I stopped calling Lobo hours ago fwi. I didn't send them an email about my reimbursements.

Lobos would not give me the contract prior to arriving. I asked for it. The only time it was available was on March 01 after the short orientation.

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