Profile For Ohioman1972

Ohioman1972's Info

  • Location:
    Middletown, OH

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

  • Social Link:
    Ohioman1972 On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    1 month ago

Ohioman1972's Bio

47 years old. As of 5/10/2019 I have passed the written exams for General, Combo, Air Brakes, Hazmat, Double/Triple, and tanker. I have been a type 1 diabetic for 43 years. Since I also have heart issues, the DOT has required a ton of paperwork for me to get a card, so I'm waiting on 5/13 to make sure everything is where it needs to be...

Former banker. Due to office politics, I lost my job and a significant income. Starting over from scratch. So here I am.

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Posted:  1 day, 22 hours ago

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Direction to go?

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Guys, sorry for the delay in replying. Life has been extra stressful these past few weeks. Thank you for the helpful information. I was just now able to get my DOT card. To my surprise, I'm certified for a year! I am going out the door now to get my temps!

@Marc, I just got the Medtronic 670G. I love it. The sensors, however, are not working well for me. They keep failing. I'm guessing because right now I am very active and moving a lot. They are likely pistoning on me.

@Brett, I am looking at my brother who just got out of school. He said there were recruiters there daily. He is single with no kids, so he is happy to be OTR. His paychecks have been $1200 - $1500 per week gross since he started a couple months ago.

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Is that your plan to go OTR?

I'd like to do regional. I still have young kids that live with their mother. If they were grown, I'd be all over OTR.

Posted:  1 day, 22 hours ago

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Direction to go?

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Guys, sorry for the delay in replying. Life has been extra stressful these past few weeks. Thank you for the helpful information. I was just now able to get my DOT card. To my surprise, I'm certified for a year! I am going out the door now to get my temps!

@Marc, I just got the Medtronic 670G. I love it. The sensors, however, are not working well for me. They keep failing. I'm guessing because right now I am very active and moving a lot. They are likely pistoning on me.

@Brett, I am looking at my brother who just got out of school. He said there were recruiters there daily. He is single with no kids, so he is happy to be OTR. His paychecks have been $1200 - $1500 per week gross since he started a couple months ago.

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Wow. Cool (670G).

Can't get sensors on Medicaid because I am Type 2. Mind my asking Type 1 or 2 and insurance carrier?

Remember! MCSA- 5870 form requires testing 3x / day for 90 days. If sensors are failing you gotta finger stick just in case. I ALREADY MADE THAT MISTAKE SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO!

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So can't help with sensors. I know how to get the Contour Next meter to upload to Medtronic, print reports, etc.. Have not looked at backing up pump data yet. Have you? Was actually about to email my diabetic educator to ask. Noy sure how she does it...

I can also look at getting the Dexcom sensors again. I will likely do that. They worked well but dont link with the meter. I can simply enter manually

Posted:  1 day, 23 hours ago

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Direction to go?

Guys, sorry for the delay in replying. Life has been extra stressful these past few weeks. Thank you for the helpful information. I was just now able to get my DOT card. To my surprise, I'm certified for a year! I am going out the door now to get my temps!

@Marc, I just got the Medtronic 670G. I love it. The sensors, however, are not working well for me. They keep failing. I'm guessing because right now I am very active and moving a lot. They are likely pistoning on me.

@Brett, I am looking at my brother who just got out of school. He said there were recruiters there daily. He is single with no kids, so he is happy to be OTR. His paychecks have been $1200 - $1500 per week gross since he started a couple months ago.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Direction to go?

Ok - not sure I was clear. I estimated the income from Roehl would be around $45k. I see specialists and I take quite a few different meds, and I use an insulin pump. I'm only looking at dollar signs right now. Changing a career at 46 and looking short term and long term. I have to be able to pay the house, car, child support, etc. I was looking to see if it made more sense to go to a local CDL school and pay back the loan, and have a pick of more carriers? Is there that large a demand for a 46 old rookie with the endorsements?

Posted:  1 month ago

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Direction to go?

Long story short, I am starting over in life. Lost a marriage, my career, and most of what I had in a matter of 2 years. I just passed my written tests with the endorsements. I have to wait until Monday to get my DOT card. Likely, due to diabetes and heart disease, I won't get more than 3 months at a time. Anyway, I have been looking at Roehl for the CDL school. I also looked at the insurance. Being that I have to see many specialists, and that I have to provide insurance for my kids, I need to have good insurance that pays a lot. Roehl's insurance plan has a ton of out-of-pocket. Also, it will be about $45k per year. I also have the option of being on disability for a couple months while going to CDL school. I'd imagine it would pay off to do this. Thoughts?

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