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Andrew C.'s Comment
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Ok no problem! I’ll keep it here.

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Do you have an email as a moderator on here that I can send a question or two

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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.

Patrick 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

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

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If you have a CPAP I would assume you can have an inverter right away. I don't have sleep apnea, so I had to wait 4 months to get an inverter. You are not required to buy an inverter from the shop. I bought me a 1500 watt power drive inverter. You just have to have the shop install it. The ones from the company wouldn't work for you anyways. They have a 2 hour timer.

As far as your other questions, ask away.

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.

Andrew C.'s Comment
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Yea it’s kinda something I absolutely have to have. Where did you get your inverter? Do you know other drivers that use cpap? I’m really trying to not make too many waves going in to the new job but I definitely need the inverter to use the cpap.

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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

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

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If you have a CPAP I would assume you can have an inverter right away. I don't have sleep apnea, so I had to wait 4 months to get an inverter. You are not required to buy an inverter from the shop. I bought me a 1500 watt power drive inverter. You just have to have the shop install it. The ones from the company wouldn't work for you anyways. They have a 2 hour timer.

As far as your other questions, ask away.

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.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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I picked my inverter up at a Love's truck stop. I can't think of any drivers, that I know of, that use a CPAP. Then again, it is not something I ask. I probably do know drivers that do, just am unaware of it.

As far as the inverter goes, cost will be your biggest stumbling block. I do have a spare inverter I got off another driver when they quit Wolding to work a local job in AZ. It is a cobra inverter. If you can't afford one and I happen to be in the yard when you are there I will gladly lend it to you, until you can afford the model and wattage you want. I think the Cobra is either 1,200 or 1,500 watts. I would have to look.

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.

Andrew C.'s Comment
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I'll look around for a few. How do they pick their trainers? Is it luck of the draw or do they put you mostly with someone near you? It doesn't really matter to me just curious. How long do you keep your trainees out? Have any openings around the first week of October lol... I'll need a trainer smile.gif

I picked my inverter up at a Love's truck stop. I can't think of any drivers, that I know of, that use a CPAP. Then again, it is not something I ask. I probably do know drivers that do, just am unaware of it.

As far as the inverter goes, cost will be your biggest stumbling block. I do have a spare inverter I got off another driver when they quit Wolding to work a local job in AZ. It is a cobra inverter. If you can't afford one and I happen to be in the yard when you are there I will gladly lend it to you, until you can afford the model and wattage you want. I think the Cobra is either 1,200 or 1,500 watts. I would have to look.

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.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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I'll look around for a few. How do they pick their trainers? Is it luck of the draw or do they put you mostly with someone near you? It doesn't really matter to me just curious. How long do you keep your trainees out? Have any openings around the first week of October lol... I'll need a trainer smile.gif

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I picked my inverter up at a Love's truck stop. I can't think of any drivers, that I know of, that use a CPAP. Then again, it is not something I ask. I probably do know drivers that do, just am unaware of it.

As far as the inverter goes, cost will be your biggest stumbling block. I do have a spare inverter I got off another driver when they quit Wolding to work a local job in AZ. It is a cobra inverter. If you can't afford one and I happen to be in the yard when you are there I will gladly lend it to you, until you can afford the model and wattage you want. I think the Cobra is either 1,200 or 1,500 watts. I would have to look.

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Trainees are assigned to trainers based on region. If trainee is going to be a Midwest regional , they will get put with a Midwest regional trainer. I get Southeast Regional and OTR. One reason they match up region is to give the trainee the best chance to get home during training. Wolding has a lot of Regional freight and drivers. So home weekends is fairly normal. Sometimes for a trainee to get home for the weekend may take a little traveling on the trainees part. For example: When I was in training, for me to go home one weekend I got dropped off on Friday in Nashville, TN and had to meet my trainer is Paducah, KY on Monday. I live in Clarksville, TN. Otherwise, you will get put up in a hotel where the trainer lives during their hometime. Jo does her best to match up Trainers/Trainees the best she can. As far as October, I don't know what I am doing in 2 days, lol.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

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.

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.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Since you live in the greater Chicago area, you will be put with a Midwest trainer more than likely. Possibly even get a trainer that is home daily. You would stay in the bunkhouse during the week in that case. Going home for the weekend may involve getting dropped off and picked up at TA Chicago North aka TA Russell Road. It is at the state line of WI/IL off of I-41/I-94. I hope you love Chicago. Because you live there you will probably see it A LOT!!! We have a good share of freight going into and out of the Chicago area. When I say Chicago I am referring to the Greater Chicago area.

Andrew C.'s Comment
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Well I’m in the northwest suburbs and don’t go in to the city much however with that said I was a paramedic in the cook county jail for 3.5 years so I drove back and forth daily. Chicago is an interesting animal. I figured my area was unique for freight options. Do you know who they haul freight for in this area? Any one specific or just general commodities? Where does their Midwest regional travel to? Do they do dedicated accounts? I saw in your pictures that recycling place that looked sketchy lol! Thanks for all your time!

Since you live in the greater Chicago area, you will be put with a Midwest trainer more than likely. Possibly even get a trainer that is home daily. You would stay in the bunkhouse during the week in that case. Going home for the weekend may involve getting dropped off and picked up at TA Chicago North aka TA Russell Road. It is at the state line of WI/IL off of I-41/I-94. I hope you love Chicago. Because you live there you will probably see it A LOT!!! We have a good share of freight going into and out of the Chicago area. When I say Chicago I am referring to the Greater Chicago area.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Wolding's main freight is paper products. Essity has the lions share of the freight we move. The closest Essity to you is in Neenah, WI. (South side of Appleton). We also haul products for Georgia Pacific (Green Bay, WI & University Park, IL) We haul furniture (out of Mississippi that a lot of times Delivers to The Room Place in Romeoville, IL. Dry Food products (mainly sugar). There is a bunch of different freight going into Chicago. Coming out of Chicago is mainly scrap going to Neenah, WI. Most of the scrap is along the 290 corridor east of 294. Waste Management on 47th place is a fun one.

Midwest Regional encompasses North Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. With some freight into Missouri, Ohio, and Kentucky. generally speaking.

As far as dedicated accounts we do have certain accounts. Our Main client is Essity. Southeast Regional is pretty much a dedicated account. Hauling loads for Essity out of Cherokee, AL. We haul an Essity load out, grab scrap and go back. I had the address memorized in a space of a month, lol.

The recycling places we go to are LOTS of fun!!!! Some that stick out in my mind. Waste Management (47th place) Chicago, IL. Scientific Games in Alpharetta, GA. CT Recycling in Atlanta, GA. and Secure on Site in Palm Harbor, FL.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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I was wrong about Waste Management in Chicago. It is 48th place, not 47th. My bad.

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