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Marc Lee's Comment
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Also be prepared to go through that entire diabetic waiver form hoop jumping every year, or anytime you need a new med card. THAT was the real reason you were fired from JB Hunt. Not the injury.

So have you come up with a solution of how to handle that? Otherwise, next year you will go through the same thing.

Thanks Rainy. I think so.

I now test my blood sugar with a "finger stick" 3x / day. I upload the data to Medtronic and can print out reports. I also plan on getting my pump connected to this service so I can do the same with the pump. (Not sure how that needs to happen). Test meter talks to pump so pump also acts as backup to the meter. My Endocrinologist no longer feels the need to complete the form, my Primary Care Physician (Dr. of Internal Medicine) now does it.

So short answer is "Yes". I can get a new MCSA-5870 (and demonstrate compliance) at any time. FYI, the person signing the form must be the one prescribing my insulin and "managing" my care. Right now it is easier/better with the two I have. The only Schneider facility near me is a "drop lot."

Also, if Schneider's insurance will cover it, the "ultimate" solution is a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM). It will monitor blood glucose 24/7. Had I been able to get on that, I also would not have lost the job. (Medicaid only covers it for Type 1 diabetics, I am Type 2).

As for the "starter company thing"... dunno. I had a lot of misconceptions early on! I see now there is no such thing! Smart drivers stay with starter companies and excell (if they become pros). 54 CPM sounded better than <40, but I can no longer look at it that way. I get that OTR is a better way to start, so thinking 37 states is better than 7. I also need to trust that I will not just be sent to downtown Boston (or wherever) for my first run!

Should I be concerned that Schneider is only expecting to train me for 3 weeks before upgrading to solo???

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.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Great news Marc !! Good luck moving forward......

Now go to BED !! rofl-1.gifrofl-1.gif

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Marc Lee's Comment
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So when are you scheduled or trying to get scheduled to head out?

TBD. Looking like early to late July. At this point I think I will wait for PSA test/results/Dr. visit. Also have an upcoming court thing (Plaintiff not Defendant!) Will probably lead to another date... just need to see how schedule plays out. Classes start every Tuesday so except for the "we need to have an open position" thing I believe they will be happy to take me whenever the dates work out.

G-Town's Comment
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Should I be concerned that Schneider is only expecting to train me for 3 weeks before upgrading to solo???

No. I don’t recall when your injury occurred, but weren’t you well into your training with JBH?

Seriously, I think you’ll be fine.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Should I be concerned that Schneider is only expecting to train me for 3 weeks before upgrading to solo???

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No. I don’t recall when your injury occurred, but weren’t you well into your training with JBH?

Seriously, I think you’ll be fine.

Three weeks! (Some driving, some riding!)

"Quad-drop and hook,"

Thanks G-Town!

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Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

Jamie's Comment
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Schneider training is a bit different compared to other companies and only last 3 weeks unless you need extra time, which they will do a few times.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Schneider training is a bit different compared to other companies and only last 3 weeks unless you need extra time, which they will do a few times.

Well Dude... CLEARLY it worked for you! But as discussed... you are a quick study! (I am a bit more like tossing mud against a wall!)

Hopefully between fairly good "range" time and pretty good road time in class, little bit of road time and D&H with J.B. Hunt I will bring enough to the table to get this done!

(FYI... I was able to get you listed as my "referrer"). Told them how well you are doing and how pleased you have been with them!

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(I only lie for good cause!)

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G-Town's Comment
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Marc...you are not going to fail. You know it...and so do we!

PackRat's Comment
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Marc...you are not going to fail. You know it...and so do we!

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Rick S.'s Comment
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Marc...you are not going to fail. You know it...and so do we!

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