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Turtle's Comment
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Which reminds me of a question: my meds are filled at CVS. Are CVS stores plentiful across the US or should I consider changing to Walmart pharmacies?

I'd suggest switching to walmart. They're plentiful across the nation and most are relatively easy to get into with a big truck. I don't remember the last time I saw a CVS, but I haven't been looking for one either.

Kim T.'s Comment
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Thank you Turtle, that’s what I was thinking. I’ll get that taken care of tomorrow.

Army 's Comment
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Stephanie

I would be careful about putting vitamins in baggies, and then carrying them with you...I have heard, NOT here, but issues with pills not being in there bottles that could cause issues. Most have marking's on them, but just something to consider.

Safe Travels Chris

You got this Kim. I'll be there on the 27th. Still waiting to hear what my Greyhound itinerary is. It's a bit overwhelming trying to think of everything that needs done so I can be gone for 3 months. I take 10 vitamins a day. Lord, just sitting and putting them into 90 little baggies, stuff like that, makes me glad I took a few weeks off of working before leaving. And the studying. I am so glad I have more time to focus on it. Are you gonna do a CDL Diary? If so I would love to follow it, as you will be one week ahead of me.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Kim T.'s Comment
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Very good point, Chris.

Stephanie K.'s Comment
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Oh no. I already started them. Maybe if some are in baggies and I have the bottles with me. The bottles just take up so much room. Thanks, I would have never thought of that.

Han Solo Cup's Comment
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Regarding supplements/meds/etc, when I travel, I always leave them in their container. They do take up a little extra space but it's worth it IMO. If you're ever questioned about what something is, it's very easy to just tell the person (officer) to reference the bottle as it displays a complete description and, if it's prescribed, all the contact info for the pharmacy. That little extra space being taken up is worth the potential headache saving down the road. Just my two cents.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Regarding supplements/meds/etc, when I travel, I always leave them in their container. They do take up a little extra space but it's worth it IMO. If you're ever questioned about what something is, it's very easy to just tell the person (officer) to reference the bottle as it displays a complete description and, if it's prescribed, all the contact info for the pharmacy. That little extra space being taken up is worth the potential headache saving down the road. Just my two cents.

And prescription drugs HAVE to be in the bottle, it is illegal any other way, even a daily pill case

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Donna M.'s Comment
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Kim I will be here till Thursday let me know when u get here. I can meet u up front and help u get adjusted to campus life.

Kim T.'s Comment
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Donna, I’m getting in late Saturday night and will have all day Sunday free. Getting on the bus at 10:30 this evening. I have all my paperwork, my bus ticket, clothes are in the dryer and then will be ready for the duffle bag, I have my sleeping bag, meds (prescription and non), toiletries, chargers, boots and tennis shoes, ummm I think that’s everything. I’ve made a list, checked it 10-15 times, checked the list on here 15-20 times but I know I will forget something. lol

I will nice to finally meet you. 😁

Will you be going out with a trainer on Thursday?

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Whooo hoooo!!!! a month ago yall were nervous to try.amd here youz are!!!

go ladies fo ladies go ladies!!! lol

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