Potential Californian Trucker

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Day 1 in the books let's review, got there around 7 there was a line for shuttles there. We filled out paperwork for payment direct deposit etc. Then off to drug tests. I was the 2nd to last to go the guy after me took an hour to go to the bathroom so we had to wait for him to go do our physicals. Once that taken care of we went got out physicals everything went well no issues but I will need to take a sleep apnea test so kinda worried about that. How much is it? If I fail how much is the machine? Is that taken out of my check before or after taxes? Questions I'll need to ask today. Anyway got back to the terminal for lunch. Catering was good you get a list of salads and sandwiches I got the combo salad and sandwich was pretty good. After lunch we went and did cputer based training for the last 3 hours I think I got half way done before we had to leave. Met CK on my way out ( ha take that PT) and apparently I just missed rainy? ( I hear rumors of capture unsure if this is bad or good thing lol). CK seemed like a cool dude. Got back to the hotel had nachos off the manager menu which was bigger then my head large portions for sure. Talked to a few fellow students in my class about cr England's pay raise places we wanna go etc. Then went to my room laid there and fell asleep. Looking forward to today I believe we're finishing paper work and CBT today should be a lot less running around but we shall see haha. Till next time!

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
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Any new update for the week?

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