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Adam J.'s Comment
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I plan to apply to Prime as well. I hope to be doing the application either the end of this month or the start of next (depends on when my daughter gets her drivers license). She will be home taking care of the house while I am gone, so she needs to be able to get around.I am also doing the High Road Trucking Program little by little (couple of pages here and there daily) I can not wait for my 36 hour bus trip, but with my laptop on the bus I can continue to study. The thing that will be hardest for me (I think) will be the pre-trip.

Kim T.'s Comment
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Dan, my son offered me his sub-zero rated sleeping bag. I asked him if he was trying to turn me into a soggy pile of ashes in my sleep. lol A warm weather sleeping bag sounds like a good idea...lightweight, easy to pack, easy to make up the bed, etc.

I’m keeping a list of what I have already (clothes, hygiene stuff, phone/iPad chargers, etc.) and what I need to get (sleep study report from three years ago, cpap compliance report, etc.).

Adam, good luck! Who knows, we may be there at the same time. My bus trip is a little less than 24 hours. You’re right, since all the buses now have wi-fi we can study more. Keep us up to date on how it’s going for you.

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.

Dan S.'s Comment
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Ah yes, they have Wi-Fi, but your going to need a regular household charger to charge your phone. As they don't have a USB connection on the bus.

Kim T.'s Comment
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Dan, I have one of those. 😁

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Dan S.'s Comment
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You're also going to need a car/cigarette charger for when you get on the truck.

You may want to pack and stock up on ant over the counter meds, as one dosage at truck stops easily cost $2 to $3 or even morw

Kim T.'s Comment
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Yes, I have a car/cigarette charger too.

Good point about the OTC meds.

Thanks!

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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I guess you haven't seen our downloadable pretrip study guide. Take a couple of extra charge cards for each device, a couple of 12 volt and 110 chargers. These items are way over priced in the truck stops. Good luck.

Kim T.'s Comment
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Thank you, Scott. I do have extra chargers and ports for everything.

I downloaded Daniel’s Complete Download Inspection and that is what I made my flash cards from...in that order, with the exact language. I have it saved to both my phone and my iPad and look at it regularly. 😁

Donna M.'s Comment
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Kim the worst thing about the bus ride is carry your luggage around. U can sit anything down so it goes everywhere with u . Keep it simple T-shirt, jeans, underclothing, two pairs of shoes, I bought a comforter set at Walmart in Springfield for 20$ I don’t like a sleeping bag. U will not need food with your meal tickets u will have plenty extra stuff to snack on at night. U do not need a towel or washcloth. U do need gloves I bought two pair one for fueling one for everything else. I suggest a blue tooth by the time u go on pds if u want to talk on your phone . I bought one at Walmart for 34$ works great. U can leave the makeup home won’t need. I bought a hat at Walmart best hairstyle u will get. I brought a hairdryer I hate wet hair but haven’t had it out yet hell im glad to get my hair washed. Bring your otc pain meds last two days I have been driving the mountains my arms and shoulders are so sore. I have gotten every minute of my hours in everyday and the lesson I have learned for my first week of Pds is just how much time truckers spend sitting in f-ing TRAFFIC.....

Donna M.'s Comment
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Kim the worst thing about the bus ride is carrying your luggage around. U can’t sit anything down so it goes everywhere with u . I spent 26 hours on the bus 8 in layovers.9 Keep it simple T-shirt, jeans, underclothing, two pairs of shoes, I bought a comforter set at Walmart in Springfield for 20$ I don’t like a sleeping bag. U will not need food with your meal tickets u will have plenty extra stuff to snack on at night. U do not need a towel or washcloth. U do need gloves I bought two pair one for fueling one for everything else. I suggest a blue tooth by the time u go on pds if u want to talk on your phone . I bought one at Walmart for 34$ works great. U can leave the makeup home won’t need. I bought a hat at Walmart best hairstyle u will get. I brought a hairdryer I hate wet hair but haven’t had it out yet hell im glad to get my hair washed. Bring your otc pain meds last two days I have been driving the mountains my arms and shoulders are so sore. I have gotten every minute of my hours in everyday and the lesson I have learned for my first week of Pds is just how much time truckers spend sitting in f-ing TRAFFIC.....

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