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Moe's Comment
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Hello guys and gals

I havent posted on here in quite some time and I wanted to bring folks up to speed with whats going on. After my first trucking job ended earlier this year, I became faced with some personal family and health challenges. My mother chose to check out of the independent living facility she enrolled in and is now back home, unfortunately her health challenges have gotten progressivley worse and we may be looking at further tests for her health and possibly onset of dementia.

We arent 100 percent on the demebtia but but she is showing some of the classic signs of it .

In addition, the digestive issues that I shared with you all earlier this year have returned and worse. I'll spare details, however my doctor is pulling me in tommorrow for an office visit to discuss my symptoms and order colon cancer screenings to rule that out. I am 44 years old this year and colon cancer is becoming more prevalent in my age group. Its a challenging time for my family and me personally all I ask is your thoughts and prayers (if you pray).

It goes without saying that I have had to put my re-entry into truckingo n hold temporarily in order to properly address these concerns.

It seems 2020 is the year of testing for the health of alot of us, my prayer is that we all end the year strong and recover for 2021 and rest of the year. I have read some posts and it seems a few of us are facing health related issues in 1 form or another.

I'll keep yall posted as to what happens. Ill say my first year in trucking has definitely NOT been what I expected or planned, but I plan to adapt and overcome. I got my CDL this year, first step down. Let's get over this bump!

Moe

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Rob T.'s Comment
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You've sure had one heck of a year Moe! Hang in there, let us know how it turns out. Good luck, I hope it turns out the best as possible for you and your family.

Moe's Comment
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I hope so as well my friend, I hope so as well.

You've sure had one heck of a year Moe! Hang in there, let us know how it turns out. Good luck, I hope it turns out the best as possible for you and your family.

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Still following you as always & as well, Moe.

I sure hope 2020 works out better for you (and MANY!) REAL soon.

Keep usn's posted; I'm sorry to hear that about your mom. We are going through similar w/ my M.I.L. and it's tough. County has custody and won't let her come home. Good? Bad? Who knows at this time.

Just wishing you well; keep the faith no matter.

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OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Moe's Comment
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Thank you Anne, I sure hope your situation improves as well. Though I have often wondered about how the state can gain custody of someone and not let them go home, truly scary to me.

I hope she can come home soon.

Still following you as always & as well, Moe.

I sure hope 2020 works out better for you (and MANY!) REAL soon.

Keep usn's posted; I'm sorry to hear that about your mom. We are going through similar w/ my M.I.L. and it's tough. County has custody and won't let her come home. Good? Bad? Who knows at this time.

Just wishing you well; keep the faith no matter.

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OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PJ's Comment
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Our prayers are with you and your family. Keep the faith sir!!!

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