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

1. Do you still train for Swift? 2. Do you do Refer? 3. Do you have a trainee now? 4. Can you come to Lathrop? 5. Do you use a CPAP Machine?

I know a lot of questions.

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.

Big T's Comment
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Yes I still train. Yes i run reefer. No i do not have a student. Im getting ready to take four days off on the 3rd. I've been out since halloween and my daughter's birthday is the 4th. I do not use a clap, but wouldn't care if a student has one. I have a 19 with the 1800 watt inverter.

Only issues would be my upcoming hometime and im a smoker.

Im doing a 34 after I deliver tonight in oregon so it would be early monday before I could get to lathrop.

Big T-

1. Do you still train for Swift? 2. Do you do Refer? 3. Do you have a trainee now? 4. Can you come to Lathrop? 5. Do you use a CPAP Machine?

I know a lot of questions.

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Well according to Fontana people I have to have a trainer who also uses a CPAP machine. Which doesn't makes sense. But the smoking thing would bother me a bit. I lost half of my left lung to smoking in 2013. So respiratory issues are a concern. But the fact that you don't have a trainee now was great to hear (not that I don't want you to have a trainee) and that you do Refer was also. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and Happy Birthday to your daughter. Thanks for answering my questions.

Raptor

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.

Big T's Comment
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I remember you had said something about being an ex smoker that's why I mentioned it.

Im going to guess, and that's all this is, that they require you to have a mentor with a cpap because you have rules you have to comply with using one. While I can learn them it wouldn't be the same as someone living with those rules everyday.

Kind of like hours of service. I can teach anyone the hours of service rules, but if you're life doesn't revolve around them it makes a difference.

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.
Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Well if it wasn't for the fact that my respiratory lungs couldn't take it. I would like your advice in this matter since Fontana can't seem to find me a mentor. That was why I reached out to you in the first place. But other than the smoking, I am very easy to get along with and that I take training seriously. I mean the training is necessary for everyone. But I will say this, no one woke one day and said, "I sure would like to live in a 5' x 5' x 7' room for a month with two people." But it is necessary, so I am willing to do what I have to do to make myself successful in this endeavor. I know that I couldn't do it without a mentor. My experience has been local, or doubles and triples OTR. And that was 8 1/2 years ago was the last time I drove, (other than school this time.)

Big T-

Thanks for reaching out to me.

Raptor

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.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Big T's Comment
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I'll post in the mentor's fb group and see if I can find anyone.

Also try calling West Valley. You may be out of luck since it's the weekend and a holiday but doesn't hurt to try.

Wvc main number is 801.952.9034

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

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