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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Thanks for the info. I will take what I need with me. I know it's snowing in other parts of the country, but I will still take at least one pair of long johns with me just in case.

I'm trying to get everything ready to go, so I'll sign of for now.

Raptor

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Wow! I didn't see the others answering this thread. So thanks all, it will be a new experience for me to be in So. Cal. more than a couple of days. But the two weeks will fly by. And then Christmas and New Years, and back for the last week and the 3-4 weeks with a mentor or 300 hours.

Big T's Comment
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If I was in orientation or classroom I work slacks and a collared shirt. If I was going to be out on the yard around the trucks I wore nice, clean jeans and a collared shirt.

Big T's Comment
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Those are my stomping grounds. If I can be of any help don't be afraid to ask.

Wow! I didn't see the others answering this thread. So thanks all, it will be a new experience for me to be in So. Cal. more than a couple of days. But the two weeks will fly by. And then Christmas and New Years, and back for the last week and the 3-4 weeks with a mentor or 300 hours.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brian's Comment
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Congrats man and good luck. And Clean jeans and a button up shirt or polo should be more than fine.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Raptor,

Business casual is Dockers type slacks as opposed to dress slacks, and a collard shirt.

I seemed to get away with BLACK Levis and golf shirts at a previous employer. Blue denim was not acceptable.

Once tor a pair of pants or broke a zipper or something (don't recall now) on the to work (about an hour's drive). Fleet Farm down the road had black ****ey's jeans pretty cheap. If you need to buy pants and they are acceptable, not-blue jeans would be more versatile once out of class!

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Big T

I'll take you up on for sure. I'm driving down from Sac Town on Sunday. Not fond of the Greyhound.

Does anyone know about the sleep apnea machines in trainer's trucks how they are supposed to have them set up? Inverter or APU? Going to get my machine adjusted and get a report printed so I will have it at orientation. So I'll check in later for answers.

Also does anyone know why you can't have your laptop with you during orientation? I hate using my phone to do stuff on except text and talk.

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.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Big T's Comment
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Swift does not run APUs on our trucks. They have inverters in the new ones and can install them in older trucks that don't have them already. Make sure your driver coordinator knows you have to use one. They will make sure you get a trainer that can accommodate you.

The laptop is simple. They want people to pay attention. You're not supposed to have your cell out either.

Big T

I'll take you up on for sure. I'm driving down from Sac Town on Sunday. Not fond of the Greyhound.

Does anyone know about the sleep apnea machines in trainer's trucks how they are supposed to have them set up? Inverter or APU? Going to get my machine adjusted and get a report printed so I will have it at orientation. So I'll check in later for answers.

Also does anyone know why you can't have your laptop with you during orientation? I hate using my phone to do stuff on except text and talk.

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.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

APUs:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Big T.

Thanks for the info.

Brian

thanks

Marc Lee

I check that out, if I need them.

JoAnne EC's Comment
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Raptor - can't wait to hear how today went! And what you wore dancing-banana.gif

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