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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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I just got my driver number for Swift. So now I wait for the mentor. Because I use the CPAP , I have to wait on a CPAP mentor. I don't know why but that is policy.

It has been a long haul to get to this point. But now I might be going out tomorrow????? I have to be ready to go. So anyway, I'll know tomorrow they say.

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.

JoAnne EC's Comment
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I just got my driver number for Swift.

It has been a long haul to get to this point. But now I might be going out tomorrow????? I have to be ready to go. So anyway, I'll know tomorrow they say.

SO excited for you! Fingers crossed that getting your mentor happens quickly. Following your journey has been cool for me; keep us in the loop and best of luck! =D

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I just got my driver number for Swift. So now I wait for the mentor. Because I use the CPAP , I have to wait on a CPAP mentor. I don't know why but that is policy.

It has been a long haul to get to this point. But now I might be going out tomorrow????? I have to be ready to go. So anyway, I'll know tomorrow they say.

Swift doesnt have ApUs or inverters so maybe you need someone with the inverter. perhaps not everyone has one for the cpap?

thats my guess

but YAY!!!

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.

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.

Fleetwood Mac's Comment
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I just got my driver number for Swift. So now I wait for the mentor. Because I use the CPAP , I have to wait on a CPAP mentor. I don't know why but that is policy.

It has been a long haul to get to this point. But now I might be going out tomorrow????? I have to be ready to go. So anyway, I'll know tomorrow they say.

That's great news, man. Happy for you. Bout time you get to go on the road! Keep us posted.

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.

Chasing Freight's Comment
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Sounds great. I'm starting with Swift on the 31st.

Turtle's Comment
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Awesome man. Best of luck!

Gladhand's Comment
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I just got my driver number for Swift. So now I wait for the mentor. Because I use the CPAP , I have to wait on a CPAP mentor. I don't know why but that is policy.

It has been a long haul to get to this point. But now I might be going out tomorrow????? I have to be ready to go. So anyway, I'll know tomorrow they say.

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Swift doesnt have ApUs or inverters so maybe you need someone with the inverter. perhaps not everyone has one for the cpap?

thats my guess

but YAY!!!

17 and newer all have inverters now. 1000 watt. Don't really have use for them now that I am home more but it was a definite plus when I was.

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.

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.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Great news!

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Well according to the office in Fontana I have to have a mentor who also uses a CPAP machine. So if they use one they will have an inverter. Hope it will be strong enough for two CPAPS. I will start a daily diary once I go over the road (time willing.) When I was down in Fontana, they had about 7 trucks waiting for change out due to miles. So maybe the new ones will be my mentors truck. We'll just have to see.

Kind of a weird time to be going out but I guess it will be OK. Mom and family not happy about that part (she's 97.) Might be the last one for her.

Over The Road:

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.

G-Town's Comment
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Happy for you Raptor! The punches? They’ll keep comin’, just keep rollin’ with em. You’ll be fine.

Good luck!

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