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Andrew C.'s Comment
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Hey Everyone! Just want to share my good news. I’ve been approved for company sponsored training at 160 Driving Academy by HO Wolding. They were my first pick through everything when I realized I was actually going to go through with this but they never answered my emails. I was kinda of disappointed so I thought about LTL for a bit, then toyed with Schneider a bit but when I found HOW worked with my school I put an application in. They called me back a day later. I had another interview call and then they ran the mvr and background. They then called the school and said I was approved. I was very honest about the recent sleep apnea diagnosis and they were cool with it (im still not cool with it but I have to be honest about it)as long as I was compliant with my machine usage. They needed 30 days of data which is no big deal since I start school sept 4th. (Have to give notice at work etc.) Still a little nervous about the DOT physical and their company physical. I hope it’s nothing too crazy.

Special thanks to everyone on here for sharing their individual experiences in the industry and thanks to Brett for having the insight and fortitude to make this site for future generations.

Andrew

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Army 's Comment
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Congrats on being selected for school.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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If you have any questions about H. O. Wolding, I will answer them to the best of my ability.

Drive Safe and God Speed.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Bump for Andrew C to see.

Andrew C.'s Comment
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Hi Patrick! Thanks for responding. I was kinda looking at all of your pics and reading all your stuff. How is their in house physical? Everyone has been so nice there when I called and everything. They were even nice on Facebook when I commented on one of their pics. My wife is like oh wow look they responded to you after I posted a comment about being excited about getting started. It was something like "welcome to the family" and we are stoked to have you. I thought that was awesome. I don't know if they actually knew me or even if I was starting with them but it was cool either way. I look forward to speaking with you further about them. Andrew

LDRSHIP's Comment
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The physical is easy enough. Normal physical plus carrying a crate with a little weight in it, duck walk, holding your hands above your head screwing a nut onto a bolt, whisper test. All easy enough. Nothing insane.

Andrew C.'s Comment
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Good stuff. I was hoping that’s what you were going to say. I put in my 2 weeks notice last night. Got kinda nauseous after I did it thinking oh Jesus this is really happening, I can’t believe I’m doing this. Not in a bad way just in kind of a nervous way. Turning in that notice to the city job to pursue something you may suck at definitely has a pucker factor associated with it. DOT physical is the 28th and first day of school is the 4th. It should be sometime the first week of October that I got to HOW. Thanks again for all your info.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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No problem, I enjoy helping where I can. Feel free to ask away if any other questions / concerns pop up.

Andrew C.'s Comment
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Hey Patrick- I have sleep apnea and I use a cpap machine. What kind of inverters do you use on the truck? I know Jamie said that you have to buy one from the shop. Do you have an email as a moderator on here that I can send a question or two to you about how

No problem, I enjoy helping where I can. Feel free to ask away if any other questions / concerns pop up.

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.

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Do you have an email as a moderator on here that I can send a question or two

We would prefer you keep the conversations here in the forum so other people can learn from them. If it's something super private then that's different. But you'd be amazed at how many people have the same questions you do.

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