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DC 's Comment
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Week three now, had to negotiate a 180 degree jack-knife dock.. what the heck?!!!

My Trainer told me, when you’re on your own, there may be times you will see something you’ve never seen

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Errol V.'s Comment
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Yup, getting into a dock can be challenging. I like to look at it as a puzzle to solve. A few years ago I posted several backing/ docking situations for others to see.

Here's a matter list of links to Scott 20 interesting docking situations:

Best Practice™ Table of Contents

Enjoy!

Priscilla W.'s Comment
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Have you spoken to or even heard of anyone who took the sleep study and did not have to get a cpap?

I've been at the terminal each day, ready for work. Monday I had to do a sleep study, yesterday got results and picked up a CPAP machine, just as soon as I finished that, my license showed up on MVR , so I met my fleet mrg. and on-boarded. Heading off on first run in a few hours. What a whirlwind day yesterday was. Incredible how things can absolutely turn on a dime.

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.

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.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Have you spoken to or even heard of anyone who took the sleep study and did not have to get a cpap?

my wife had an at home sleep study, then went for an in lab and was told she doesn't have it. This was something she did on her own though, she does not have a CDL and it was set up through her primary doctor.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I took the test and passed... then gained weight 2 yrs later for my renewal. tested again and needed the cpap. ive lost 50 pounds so i think if i retested, i would pass. havent had the time to do it

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.

Bullitt_VW's Comment
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Yep, Similar situation with my wife. She did an in lab sleep study, but was not diagnosed.

NB. There are different types of Sleep Apnea. The most common is OSA, but there's Central SA and Complex SA ( both OSA and Central). OSA is Physiological whereas Central is Neurological. Central Sleep Apnea can happened when your brain has trouble switching from awake breathing to sleep breathing.

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Have you spoken to or even heard of anyone who took the sleep study and did not have to get a cpap?

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my wife had an at home sleep study, then went for an in lab and was told she doesn't have it. This was something she did on her own though, she does not have a CDL and it was set up through her primary doctor.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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.

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.

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