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Mr. T's Comment
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Currently in the waiting room to get my Physical done. So excited to get the ball rolling! Next step is to get my Permit. I plan on Leaving for training with Swift on February 15th!

SamTon's Comment
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Currently in the waiting room to get my Physical done. So excited to get the ball rolling! Next step is to get my Permit. I plan on Leaving for training with Swift on February 15th!

best wishes. I still need to have mine done

Mr. T's Comment
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Currently in the waiting room to get my Physical done. So excited to get the ball rolling! Next step is to get my Permit. I plan on Leaving for training with Swift on February 15th!

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best wishes. I still need to have mine done

Thanks! & good luck to you as well

Mr. T's Comment
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I got my 2 year Card! She basically told me I was Fat & needed to lose weight 😂😂 I'm 5'7'' & 275lbs. I'm not short and fat those more of a muscular build but anyway I got the card! She say next time if I haven't lost much weight they may require me to do a sleep apnea test. I'm like OK Doc!

Sleep Apnea:

A physical disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing, or take shallow breaths, during sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Normal breathing will usually resume, sometimes with a loud choking sound or snort.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become blocked or collapse during sleep, causing the pauses and shallow breathing.

It is a chronic condition that will require ongoing management. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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Swift might require you to do a sleep study tho....

Good luck. :)

Mr. T's Comment
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Swift might require you to do a sleep study tho....

Good luck. :)

Thanks !

G-Town's Comment
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Awesome. Good for you!

Best of luck!

Rick S.'s Comment
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I got my 2 year Card! She basically told me I was Fat & needed to lose weight 😂😂 I'm 5'7'' & 275lbs. I'm not short and fat those more of a muscular build but anyway I got the card! She say next time if I haven't lost much weight they may require me to do a sleep apnea test. I'm like OK Doc!

Good deal.

Keep in mind (regardless of how muscular you are), that you are way over BMI (Body Mass Index) for your height. Which means you are going to come under some scrutiny for whatever company you choose to go with.

This applies to both BMI's over 35 - and necks over 17".

Now - if you're some kind of body builder with a ton of muscle and a thick neck, you might slide by.

But get yourself ready to be a candidate for a sleep study (even if you don't have OSA - Obstructive Sleep Apnea), as your current BMI is 47.

Aside from trucking companies - being that heavy can lead to issues with blood pressure and blood sugar.

I know my BP and blood work start to get screwy when I get over 220 lbs ("i'm 5'5") and stay pretty much OK when I stay under 200 (even though for my height, optimum weight is under 165 - like that will EVER HAPPEN AGAIN).

Best of luck moving forward.

Rick

Sleep Apnea:

A physical disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing, or take shallow breaths, during sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Normal breathing will usually resume, sometimes with a loud choking sound or snort.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become blocked or collapse during sleep, causing the pauses and shallow breathing.

It is a chronic condition that will require ongoing management. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Body Mass Index:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Mr. T's Comment
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I got my 2 year Card! She basically told me I was Fat & needed to lose weight 😂😂 I'm 5'7'' & 275lbs. I'm not short and fat those more of a muscular build but anyway I got the card! She say next time if I haven't lost much weight they may require me to do a sleep apnea test. I'm like OK Doc!

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Good deal.

Keep in mind (regardless of how muscular you are), that you are way over BMI (Body Mass Index) for your height. Which means you are going to come under some scrutiny for whatever company you choose to go with.

This applies to both BMI's over 35 - and necks over 17".

Now - if you're some kind of body builder with a ton of muscle and a thick neck, you might slide by.

But get yourself ready to be a candidate for a sleep study (even if you don't have OSA - Obstructive Sleep Apnea), as your current BMI is 47.

Aside from trucking companies - being that heavy can lead to issues with blood pressure and blood sugar.

I know my BP and blood work start to get screwy when I get over 220 lbs ("i'm 5'5") and stay pretty much OK when I stay under 200 (even though for my height, optimum weight is under 165 - like that will EVER HAPPEN AGAIN).

Best of luck moving forward.

Rick

I'm aware of that & thanks for the info!

Sleep Apnea:

A physical disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing, or take shallow breaths, during sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Normal breathing will usually resume, sometimes with a loud choking sound or snort.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become blocked or collapse during sleep, causing the pauses and shallow breathing.

It is a chronic condition that will require ongoing management. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Body Mass Index:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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