Profile For Marc Lee

Marc Lee's Info

  • Location:
    Kenosha, WI

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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    1 year, 6 months ago

Marc Lee's Bio

Maybe this is what I need to drive for a while...

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Posted:  19 hours, 38 minutes ago

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PackRat's 2020 Daily Driving Diary

Ask Rob D.!

Thought I did!

Though, then again, it was a bit rhetorical at that!

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Posted:  19 hours, 47 minutes ago

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I am uncomfortable taking an on-site sleep study-I already have 2 year medical card

Let's see now...

State Waiver for INTRA-State Commerce (good enough for CDL School).

1 year Fed. Med. with MCSA-5870 form and 90-days of testing 3x/day (rules changed while in school!)

New exam after 3 weeks training with J.B Hunt, and minor injury with a few days off... couldn't get new Fed. Med. because not testing 3x/day.

Prostate Cancer surgery... 6 weeks no lifting over 10 pounds new Fed. Med...

Schneider... new Fed. Med.. Their in-house examiner...

Veriha wanted a new one, couldn't get anyone to sign new MCSA-5870. Their 3rd-party company approved my current Fed. Med.. Wasn't there long enough (7 weeks) to know if they might have wanted their own further down the road or not.

Lost about 45 pounds, no longer on insulin!

Have had 3 sleep studies (decades ago). Tried and never made it through the night with a mask on. Schneider examiner said "15 1/2 inches... PERFECT neck size!" I used to buy 17 - 17.5" collar dress shirts!

Hang in there! Do what you gotta do!

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Posted:  20 hours, 10 minutes ago

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Caught Kearsey Live Feed! It was Cool!

The Dungeon was my guess!

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Posted:  20 hours, 16 minutes ago

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Direction to go?

Sounds like you are doing great!

Keep it up!

If you use a Medtronic pump and Humalog and are paying a lot for the stuff... you may want to check with me I no longer use either and have stashes of both!

Posted:  20 hours, 27 minutes ago

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PackRat's 2020 Daily Driving Diary

While on the subject of semantics...

There is a difference between being committed and NEEDING TO BE COMMITTED!

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But is it possible to be both?

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Posted:  1 day ago

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PackRat's 2020 Daily Driving Diary

Yes, the key to the "ON" position, look for the amber light to illuminate for three to five seconds, then go off.

Also listen around the cab for air and valves/switches cycling at least seven times as the ABS cycles through several self-tests.

If all of these do not happen, or if the ABS watning light is showing, and staying ON, in the instrument panel, there is a problem that needs to be checked out.

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Posted:  1 day ago

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PackRat's 2020 Daily Driving Diary

PackRat, sounds like a good outcome on an otherwise pretty lousy day!

Always wondered how to actually check the ABS light on a trailer. My bad for not raising it sooner BUT...

Approximately 385 hours in CDL school, multiple driving instructors in class, training a total of 11 weeks with 3 companies and several trainers...

It was the very last trainer in my last week with my last company who actually showed me how to check for it by switching on the system power (by turning the key) while standing outside the truck and looking at the tail of the trailer!

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Posted:  1 day, 3 hours ago

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Post A Picture Of Your Significant Other Here’s Mine

Well seems like me and my hand are getting a divorce. As of next weekend I'll have Bonnie here as a truck companion. My daughters bringing her to me. She was rescued from a bad situation a while back. Kept in a small pet carrier, pee and poop etc. Caused her to get a tail infection and they had to dock (amputate actually) part of her tail to stop the infection from killing her. She has put on 12 pounds in the last couple months. Shes healthy and happy now.

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Divorce or trial separation?

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Looks like a major upgrade!

(Had to deal with a chewed and infected tail. Had to put a powder on it to kill off and dry up all but the base). They really don't need a tail!

Best of luck to you both!

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Posted:  2 days, 15 hours ago

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Caught Kearsey Live Feed! It was Cool!

That would be awesome. But wjat about the paperwork... didnt u say u got some kind of daily monitor.. does it record like the cpaps? and transmit to the company... or make it easier for new DOT physical?

Oh... 2 types... FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitor... need to swipe arm sensor with reader or smartphone every 8 hours to get a reading.

Dexcom G6 will continuously update to a smartphone, smartwatch or standalone reader. It will wake you up if blood sugar goes low overnight or whatever. It updates automatically every 5 minutes. Never got to try it.

Data can be shared with a health care provider. Dexcom can even send alerts to 3rd-parties... great for elders and kids who have someone minding their care.

Unfortunately MCSA-5870 form still requires fingersticks 3x a day to be in compliance! (Not monitored like CPAP)... Form permits holder to get a one year certificate.

Not sure but guessing I need a new Federal Medical Certificate and Card to be free of that requirement now that I am no longer taking insulin as it was part of my approval. That is if I could back and find someone to drive for!

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Posted:  2 days, 20 hours ago

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Caught Kearsey Live Feed! It was Cool!

Awww im.blushing!!! Thank you both. Marc, next tine u are in there, bring up the diabetes issue. I forgot to ask u about it. A few people asked me recently...and i know u mentioned the monitor. Can u find that post or create a new ppst entitles diabetes that i can send people to? thanks

Happy to. Just not sure what is needed / wanted. I consider myself a bit of an expert on the subject now!

(Actually once got into a heated debate with an RN who claimed to have a lot of experience with the FMCSA insulin mellitus process yet she was very much out of step with the then 1-year old form and protocol.

I can share anything from managing diabetes with oral meds., diet and exercise, insulin (needle/pen/pump), weight loss and getting off insulin (in my case, anyway) to the current regs, testing requirements, etc..

Perhaps it could be an actual article here?

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Posted:  2 days, 20 hours ago

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Caught Kearsey Live Feed! It was Cool!

Awww! Had I known anyone from the site here was on Kearsey's live feed last night, I would've pulled over to chime in. I was listening in for a good bit of it while driving along I-10 in the Coachella Valley, alongside the usual parade there of big rigs from every company under the sun..... or in this case, the moon..... agreed! Kearsey's channel is awesome!

Actually I think there were several of us! (Kearsey acknowledges everyone). She seems to have a bunch of regulars!smile.gif

Perhaps we need to arrange our own Meetup. Perhaps @ the I-80 autograph session?!? (Kearsey could sign her books there!)

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Posted:  3 days, 3 hours ago

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The Highest Form Of Flattery

Do you know what they say about people copying you? It's the highest form of flattery!

Well, you guys are so awesome that some guy decided to copy one of our conversations and put his name to it as an article. Congratulations! You are providing for some writer struggling for content.

Owner Op - To Be Or Not To Be

I like the part where he implied Brett might advise someone to go into debt to buy a truck!

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Posted:  3 days, 3 hours ago

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Caught Kearsey Live Feed! It was Cool!

FINALLY got a Kearsey is Live notice at a place and time where/when I was able to participate.

What fun!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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Posted:  4 days, 4 hours ago

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Know anything about Forward Air? (RE: CDL-B gig)

You asked about Forward Air? I deliver to their Montgomery, AL location weekly. They do final mile delivery service to many smaller stores like GNC. They also do LTL for smaller shippers like UPS,FedEx. and the like. The drivers have to unload or load the truck at each stop using pallet jacks and hand trucks. They work 12 hour shifts. They are paid by the hour. They have a set schedule the drivers must follow.

Thanks Dan.

No response from Recruiter to text message I sent nor the contact promised in the auto-responder email their system sent in response to my application.

Guessing they are not that interested...

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Posted:  4 days, 7 hours ago

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Know anything about Forward Air? (RE: CDL-B gig)

I messaged Opthamologist and got a call from her nurse. I have an appointment in about 5 weeks (same day as 6-month Urologist nurse (PSA test) follow-up). They will do the depth perception test and we can discuss distance-only eyeglasses, etc.. She said they have patients who are pilots, race car drivers, etc. and are familiar with such issues.

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Posted:  5 days, 5 hours ago

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Know anything about Forward Air? (RE: CDL-B gig)

thank-you.gif Rookie Doyenne!

Marc, for what it's worth, I'd recommend that you look into behavioral optometry

I didn't even know that was a thing!

(At 1st I thought you were kidding!)

Will do!

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Posted:  5 days, 6 hours ago

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Know anything about Forward Air? (RE: CDL-B gig)

Your vision problem sounds like mine...can't see far and can't see close up. The VA has been allowing me to get 2 pair of glasses the past couple years. So, because my 14 hour is mainly driving, I get distance glasses and my 2d pair are prescription close ups (cause there are 2 different lens in them) that I wear on my head. When I need them, I put them on in front of the distance ones....homemade bifocals. They really work better this way. Laura

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GEE! Why didn't I think of that?

SEE, that's why I come here! You can't buy suggestions like that!

(Thank G-d!)

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Posted:  5 days, 7 hours ago

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Know anything about Forward Air? (RE: CDL-B gig)

My uncorrected vision is in a similar direction as yours, including the slight astigmatism.

I would discuss what you are trying to accomplish; operating a rig, specifically backing in tight quarters with your Eye Doc. Mention the depth perception point Steve made, they can perform a basic test for that (I think). Provide as much information as they need. But for me...my glasses are all about distance acuity. It works for me, maybe it will work for you as well.

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Posted:  5 days, 8 hours ago

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Know anything about Forward Air? (RE: CDL-B gig)

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Maybe I need to ask about getting "single" (distance) vision glasses and use them when backing?

(I am "near-sighted" with a minor astigmatism). I could certainly read guages like low air pressure - (fortunately not running air low backing anymore!) - by lifting glasses (and moving closer) or with distance vision lenses possibly by moving back.

Is there anything else I need to tell or ask Opthamologist?

(I can just message her through the Epic software system to get a quick take or see if an appointment is required). Thinking a "Yes, that makes sense... may or should help" response is possibly if not likely.

Posted:  5 days, 9 hours ago

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Know anything about Forward Air? (RE: CDL-B gig)

Do you have or need new glasses? A guy in my class had the same problem, new glasses really helped him.

20 / 20 with current (no line tri-focals) and only a minor change from a year+ ago. Opthamologist was REALLY pleased, actually. My need to see her was one of the "reasons" my now former Endocrinologist wouldn't sign the (then) required insulin diabetes form.

NOT LOOKING TO JUST DISMISS THE CONCEPT... perhaps I am having an issue with WHICH PORTION of the lenses I am looking through??? Anyone with bi or tri-focals may be familiar with this one...

In the past I have noticed the issue occasionally when flying planes, riding motorcycles fast, etc. where the need to look near, medium and long-distance quickly comes into play. Maybe looking at different mirrors requires looking through a different part of the lenses? Need to do this is something one "learns quickly" but also is something I, at least, tend to not think about. The assumption is the "brain" knows which to use and the eyes adjust.

Doubt it but sort of grasping at straws at this point in time.

Anyone?

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