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Rainy D.'s Comment
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We have a great number of readers who either never post or have only posted a few times. So whether you are an avid reader lurking in the background or someone who posts occassionally.... what topics would you liked discussed as part of the blog articles?

Whether you want a womans perspective, or you want to discuss something that has been holding you back from coming into trucking... please feel free to comment.

Shatura H.'s Comment
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I am new in trucking and looking for information regarding medical insurance. Is it wise to signup with company offered medical insurance or should I find outside medical insurance. It would be coverage for me only.

Harry H. [ navypoppop ]'s Comment
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Hi Rainy, What a great idea. You always have anyone in the industry in your thoughts about the trucking industry. It must be a Jersey thing! I drove for 44 years and retired in 2010 and miss it very much but not enough to go back. I can go to the truck stops, buy someone a coffee and talk all day if I want to. Anyway Rainy maybe a good topic for me is truck stops. I am very used to the "old world" stops with sit down restaurants like the "Mom & Pop" ones that are rapidly disappearing. The TA and Petro's that are remodeling and removing their sit downs just like Pilot does. These are not for me. When travelling on the road in the 5th wheel I'll fuel at Flying J just to receive my discount and only eat if it has a Denny's or else go to a stop that has a restaurant. My last topic would be returning to driving after being gone for 8 years. I would have to start my CDL all over, new physical and schooling I guess. Would it be worth it or not? I enjoy being retired but miss the trucks very much. Have at it girl and have a great day.

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.

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.

Moziere's Comment
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We have a great number of readers who either never post or have only posted a few times. So whether you are an avid reader lurking in the background or someone who posts occassionally.... what topics would you liked discussed as part of the blog articles?

Whether you want a womans perspective, or you want to discuss something that has been holding you back from coming into trucking... please feel free to comment.

I'd love to know the options out there for excercise. I'm one of those people who was very active when I was younger. I rode horses, swam, trained horses... I never excercised like walking or jogging or running. I don't enjoy doing that. It's boring. BUT, I know that being in a truck sitting down will require some kind of excercise.

It would be great if there was someplace near every truck stop where you could go and do some line dancing for a couple of hours every day. dancing.gif Or for me, a pool where I could put in some swim time.

What are the options like when you are someplace different every day and your down time is precious?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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