Ask For New Trainer, Or Suck It Up?

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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The sad part is, my trainer was good when he was in a good mood. Wrong about some good things, but he could be a great teacher if he could just keep it professional

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Do you know how long you are going to be stuck at the yard? I know when I did my sleep study for the VA it wasn’t a one night thing. It was 3 nights.

Funny thing about why I had to get a sleep study. I was at my VA doctors office and the doctor was going thru a list of questions. He was getting to questions about sleeping. My wife chimes in about how I stop breathing in my sleep and it scares her. I was like: Thanks hun, Buddy is only half the word. LoL

Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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Blue falcon move!

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Do you know how long you are going to be stuck at the yard? I know when I did my sleep study for the VA it wasn’t a one night thing. It was 3 nights.

Funny thing about why I had to get a sleep study. I was at my VA doctors office and the doctor was going thru a list of questions. He was getting to questions about sleeping. My wife chimes in about how I stop breathing in my sleep and it scares her. I was like: Thanks hun, Buddy is only half the word. LoL

I have no idea. I’m completely in the dark. Feels just like being in the military. :)

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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So, I had an evaluation done for a sleep study today. I do need to get a sleep study done, I have three months to get it done. They are sending me back to Buffalo for a new trainer. Currently driving back in a rental car. Will update once I stop driving

Jeremy's Comment
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Best of luck to ya careful with that wind and blowing snow this last lake effect the other day was worse than when we were stranded due to shutdown thruway

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Best of luck to ya careful with that wind and blowing snow this last lake effect the other day was worse than when we were stranded due to shutdown thruway

Huh?

I had 40 degree dry weather all the way to Cleveland. Is it snowing in NY?

OK, I lied. I’ve been up since 2 AM and driving since 2:30, so I’ll have to update this tomorrow.

On another note, I’m thinking I probably don’t have sleep apnea. I just need to control my own heat and bathroom breaks. I’m sure I couldn’t drive this far in a semi, as it is a bit more work, but still.. I’m still not tired, I had to stop because I hurt too bad to continue.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I got up yesterday at 6 AM (not 2) and showered, checked out a company car, had breakfast and went to the clinic.

They basically did another DOT physical. I gained 5 pounds in 2 weeks, not good, and that changed my neck measurements enough to qualify me for sleep apnea , so I will need a test. I have 4 months to get it.

I spoke with the lady in benefits and since I have insurance on my own, she told me to wait 2 weeks since their insurance is changing so I can decide if I am going to use Wolding’s insurance or keep my wife’s. I may switch because hers will go up now that I can get it on my own.

So for now, I am heading back to Buffalo on a 4 month card. I will have a new trainer. The training officer didn’t ask for any more info on my old trainer, so I didn’t offer it. But if asked, I will not cover for him. I suspect they are waiting to see what the new trainer has to say.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Sorry I haven’t updated this. I’ve been too busy and tired.

I have a new trainer that is great. I have learned more in 2 days than I did in 2 weeks with the other guy. I have done the bulk of the driving, including backing, Qualcomm , trip planning,etc. Basically I am the driver, and he watches to be sure I am doing it correctly. And if I don’t, he lets me know, and that’s fine. That is how it should be.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
PackRat's Comment
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Good to read this.good-luck.gif

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