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Andrew C.'s Comment
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Please let me get you dinner etc for all your time answering my questions. You all have been immensely helpful and afforded me comfort in the decision I have made. School starts Tuesday with an expected graduation date of 9/28. Then off to how

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Andy has retired from the trucking industry and runs his bar full time. But, he was the head of training. He has a gruff exterior, but is really a nice guy. I wouldn't want to be on his bad side though. LoL

Andrew C.'s Comment
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Patrick if you were to be rate the top 10 things an how trainee would need what would you recommend

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Hi Andrew, I dont drive for HOW but I do use the CPAP. When you have money, I highly recommend buying a SoClean oxygen cleaner. They run like $300, and you can get them from Amazon. Sometimes the company's website has promotional coupon codes. This makes cleaning so much easier, you just wipe down the rubber that touches the face to remove oils & dirt, then drop the mask and tube into the SoClean machine. The machine has an adapter that attaches between the hose and the CPAP which sends the oxygen flowing throughout the machine, tube, and mask. It runs for 7 minutes, but you leave it sit for 2 hours. That's it. It will even clean any water you still have in the humidifier. Supposedly it kills like 98% of the bacteria.

I bought one because I know a few drivers who got sick from not cleaning theirs properly. We have very little time out here on the road, so something that saves this much time and does a better job than I probably would if I was scrubbing... well, that's priceless.

Good luck!

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Patrick if you were to be rate the top 10 things an how trainee would need what would you recommend

1) a Good Attitude 2) patience 3) enthusiasm to learn .........

I know you are referring to stuff to bring. You should get a list of suggested items. Just remember, what you carry you sleep with. Bags that are able to collapse are great. Duffles, backpacks, etc.. pillow, sheets, light weight sleeping bag. basic hygiene products, a week's worth of clothing. Extra socks and underwear. Any paperwork that you need. Pretty basic stuff. Save buying "truck stuff" for when you get your own truck.

Andrew C.'s Comment
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Thank you Rainey. I will look in to it. I hate this damn cpap. Every night it ends up somewhere other than my face and I’ve tried 3 masks so far. Something will have to work eventually. Thanks again!!

Hi Andrew, I dont drive for HOW but I do use the CPAP. When you have money, I highly recommend buying a SoClean oxygen cleaner. They run like $300, and you can get them from Amazon. Sometimes the company's website has promotional coupon codes. This makes cleaning so much easier, you just wipe down the rubber that touches the face to remove oils & dirt, then drop the mask and tube into the SoClean machine. The machine has an adapter that attaches between the hose and the CPAP which sends the oxygen flowing throughout the machine, tube, and mask. It runs for 7 minutes, but you leave it sit for 2 hours. That's it. It will even clean any water you still have in the humidifier. Supposedly it kills like 98% of the bacteria.

I bought one because I know a few drivers who got sick from not cleaning theirs properly. We have very little time out here on the road, so something that saves this much time and does a better job than I probably would if I was scrubbing... well, that's priceless.

Good luck!

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Andrew C.'s Comment
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Well I got the first three things down. I’d be lying to you if I said I wasn’t pretty nervous about this training. My goal is to get through it without causing too much hassle for my trainer. It’s weird being stuck with another guy in his truck for 3 weeks or whatever it is. I’m comforted knowing many before me have done it and now I will too.

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Patrick if you were to be rate the top 10 things an how trainee would need what would you recommend

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1) a Good Attitude 2) patience 3) enthusiasm to learn .........

I know you are referring to stuff to bring. You should get a list of suggested items. Just remember, what you carry you sleep with. Bags that are able to collapse are great. Duffles, backpacks, etc.. pillow, sheets, light weight sleeping bag. basic hygiene products, a week's worth of clothing. Extra socks and underwear. Any paperwork that you need. Pretty basic stuff. Save buying "truck stuff" for when you get your own truck.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Pay attention how they teach the 90 backing in a situation with less room than you are long. It saved my skin more than a few times when I got into some very tight backing situations as a rookie. It may look goofy to an outsider, but it works.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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What exactly is "company sponsored"? Is Wolding actually paying for your school?

Andrew C.'s Comment
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Yes... I work for them for a year afterwards.

What exactly is "company sponsored"? Is Wolding actually paying for your school?

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