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Brett Aquila's Comment
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So will sleep apnea disqualify me? I use a CPAP every night. Hopefully starting weekend classes at Roadmaster this Saturday.

No, Sleep Apnea will not disqualify you. You will need a CPAP that can be monitored remotely and they'll likely take a closer look at you during physicals but there are quite a number of drivers out there using CPAP machines.

Here's more information we have on sleep apnea:

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.

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Tyler Durden's Comment
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Hey Tyler, meant to ask if you have their insurance and what the deductibles are like?

I did sign up for single but can't recall exact numbers. On the road currently for next few weeks so I can try on home time to get them for you

Tyler Durden's Comment
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Tyler: How long is the application review process and how soon after submitting an application does it normally take until the potential driver attends orientation?

The whole process truly varies. For me I applied and heard back within a week. The time to be set up for orientation will depend on division you pick and trainer availability upon completing orientation.

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.

Steve_HBG's Comment
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Tyler noted:

The whole process truly varies. For me I applied and heard back within a week. The time to be set up for orientation will depend on division you pick and trainer availability upon completing orientation.

Thanks for the information, Tyler. I know someone who reportedly filled out the application for Maverick's TCD in Mid-December 2015 and hasn't been scheduled for Orientation yet. I was hoping that was more the exception than the rule, and it may be...

Stay Safe!

Tyler Durden's Comment
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Tyler noted:

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The whole process truly varies. For me I applied and heard back within a week. The time to be set up for orientation will depend on division you pick and trainer availability upon completing orientation.

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Thanks for the information, Tyler. I know someone who reportedly filled out the application for Maverick's TCD in Mid-December 2015 and hasn't been scheduled for Orientation yet. I was hoping that was more the exception than the rule, and it may be...

Stay Safe!

Yes. TCD is the smallest fleet Maverick runs. Mainly flatbed but glass is growing. I will actually be running glass out of Carlisle. So if he is TCD the wait will be longer.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

JSV's Comment
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Hey Tyler Durden, how's it going with Maverick Glass Division? Thanks.

Tyler Durden's Comment
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Hey Tyler Durden, how's it going with Maverick Glass Division? Thanks.

Still with trainer but so far so good. Can't wait to test out and get my own truck and get going.

Kevin E.'s Comment
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Thanks for the post Tyler. I will be attending orientation for the Glass Division this Sunday. Definitely a mixed bag of emotions, mostly excited and anxious but a little nervous as well. How is the driver training going? Are you happy you went glass? Are the miles pretty consistent year round according to the trainer? What region are most of your deliveries? mainly Mid-west/East Coast?

Tyler Durden's Comment
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Thanks for the post Tyler. I will be attending orientation for the Glass Division this Sunday. Definitely a mixed bag of emotions, mostly excited and anxious but a little nervous as well. How is the driver training going? Are you happy you went glass? Are the miles pretty consistent year round according to the trainer? What region are most of your deliveries? mainly Mid-west/East Coast?

He'll Kevin

So far so good. It is A LOT to absorb and you will be overwhelmed with the amount you need to learn. My trainer is trying to teach me patience. Training is going better now. My first trainer and I just couldn't get along. He has a military mind set training although he was never military. If you didn't get it the first time he got ****ed. Took it for 4 days and made the call for a new trainer. Much much better now. Remember you can change trainers if you have valid concerns.

Miles vary. Depends on if you are dedicated glass or OTR glass. Makes a difference. I will be dedicated glass. Basically I will deliver in a 500 mile radius of where I am out of. Less miles but home every weekend and some nights possible during the week. Home time was key for me.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Kevin E.'s Comment
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Thanks for the response. Glad to here your with a better trainer now, I guess it really is the luck of the draw as far as trainers go. I will be going OTR so the paychecks are more of a priority for me than the home time considering I'm single and don't have any kids. I'm sure the whole process will be a big culture shock for me and quite overwhelming at times but I guess its all about taking the good with the bad one day at a time. Keep me posted on how things are going for you. Maybe I'll see you at The Rock when you test out and get your own truck.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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