Mental Health Disqualifiers

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Jammer a's Comment
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Hey Rick you can give me a hard time anytime I was only playing with you I put my own foot in my mouth by not reading the whole post not your fault !!!

Guess I'll take my sense of humor where folks can appreciate it and take a moment to chuckle at themselves.

Later....

Jammer a's Comment
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To be fare said person said he was no longer but from his response he may be and I see where your coming from !! I do but I also know Rick wasn’t coming hurtful he always has a joke lined up but I don’t think it’s done hurtful but caution on some subjects especially with people we don’t know or how many people it might touch personally said joke can effect !! But I truly don’t think he did it to cause anyone to hurt imo sorry for my part because I was playing too with my response I went back and reread and I got the feeling it hit several nerves

People with mental illness are disabled. Would you mock someone missing a limb? Or a blind person? Let's make fun of the hearing impaired while we are at it cause they do funny things with their hands to communicate. This was not someone from our group that we can pick on.... This is someone new and yes, even one remark could be taken offensively by a mentally ill person. Perhaps that person shouldn't be trucking but that is not for us to decide.

Maybe I just have too much compassion for disabled people.

I am done.

Jammer a's Comment
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Well said and I agree with o/s and don

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what's the new form of mental illness??

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Don said it better than I did when he said...

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Today, taking offense at every perceived or actual "slight" is all the rage.

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Anne, humor doesn't always come across very well in a forum's format. That's unfortunate.

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DID YOU NOT CATCH the jest? Hoping you did.

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Of course I did! I get your humor. Not everyone does, but I do.

I'm sorry this thing kind of ran out of control. I tried to steer it back in, but I failed.

I mentioned the other day in a separate conversation about my wife and I's friend in a nursing home. We've not only been friends for 40 years, but we've been supporting her as if she were our own child. She has a lot of problems. She is highly intelligent, just as August here seems to be. She does suffer from mental illness though. We have loved here and cared for her as best we can. She will joke with us about her problems, and she gets giggly if we joke back with her. I apologize If I offended anyone by missing something here. If August was slighted, I honestly didn't see it as intentional or cruel.

Carry on folks, just try to lighten up a bit.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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August, how far one is from a conviction is not based from conviction date but from the date of completion of all active time and probation etc.

Sorry, can't comment on mental illness.

Old School's Comment
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It would probably be wise of me to leave this alone, but there is something in August's latest comments that irritates me. He makes references to the "prideful," as if he is above them because he is humble. Here's what he says about Rick...

as the prideful do routinely, he flips the narrative back to himself

Then he is surprised that we don't recognize when people are "prideful."

Old School I'm surprised that you don't recognize the prideful at your age

Should I take offense? Am I so old and dumb that I can't recognize the character flaws that August sees so easily?

Should Rick take offense when August says...

Rick, good job for your childish rant

Should Anne take offense when August uses her as an example of being overweight?

I don't think any of us are offended. I know I am not.

I do take some umbrage over these "prideful" comments though. When August accuses us of being prideful, he is basically saying he is superior in that he is humble. Then he turns the narrative to himself at the end of his comments. It's an unusual shift in this conversation because he started his comments telling us that is what "prideful" people do. I see this as a very "prideful" statement...

I suppose Rick MAY be able to take someone picking on him back but he sure can't and refuses to take responsibility for lack of demonstrating humility... I, unlike some people, won't take any pot shot at someone's issues
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey everyone.....I just wanted to let everyone know that any comments made to this topic will be approved manually. I've gotten some reports about this one, which I hadn't been watching, but now I see this has gotten a bit out of hand.

So please, folks, let's take a step back for a moment, take a deep breath, and gather ourselves a little before responding. Try to keep the emotions under control and speak to each other with respect. No personal attacks.

These are incredible times for all of us, so I understand we're on edge right now. Let's maintain our dignity and respect for each other and continue having helpful conversations.

Jammer a's Comment
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Copy that 👍🏻👍🏻

Hey everyone.....I just wanted to let everyone know that any comments made to this topic will be approved manually. I've gotten some reports about this one, which I hadn't been watching, but now I see this has gotten a bit out of hand.

So please, folks, let's take a step back for a moment, take a deep breath, and gather ourselves a little before responding. Try to keep the emotions under control and speak to each other with respect. No personal attacks.

These are incredible times for all of us, so I understand we're on edge right now. Let's maintain our dignity and respect for each other and continue having helpful conversations.

midnight fox's Comment
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When Rick said "sorry, couldn't help myself", he was probably speaking for the way his mind picked up on how the word came up twice like that with such different meanings. The mind invariably does that kind of thing and it's common to feel compelled to share that kind of observation while excusing oneself for it, "if you'll pardon the pun, etc." In this instance it touched on a sensitive issue, but it seems clear he wasn't trying to be snide or that he was aware of how it may be received but went ahead and did it anyway.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Rob T.'s Comment
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I'm not an expert in mental health so I won't touch on that. My suggestion is to be 100% truthful on the medical long form as the last thing you need is to get in trouble lying on a federal form. I haven't paid for a physical out of pocket but I've heard from other drivers they range from roughly $80 to $100.

Getting hired its possible your past will cause issues. Your felony will cause some companies to tell you no. You can follow this link to see what companies hire with felonies. I've done some reading this morning that says if you were sent to the hospital by law enforcement it will show up on your criminal record. How long has it been since your sentence was completed including any parole or probation? I can't recall if it was here or elsewhere but I read that Schneider offered employment to an individual still on probation (not required in person reporting) recently. What you were convicted of will play a large role in what the outcome is. Big Scott has said that CFI has hired sex offenders, but they may refuse to hire somebody with drug charges for instance. I'm not suggesting either of these apply in your situation but companies view different charges differently. What state do you reside in? States vary in how long you have to renew an expired card before you need to redo all the testing for a CDL. You can Apply For Paid CDL Training if you need to redo it, or Apply For Truck Driving Jobs. Unfortunately you may get to orientation and be sent home due to being admitted at some companies. I think it'd benefit you that you weren't held longer and you're not on medication. Just be truthful and see what happens.

Best of luck, please let us know how things turn out.

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Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

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  • 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.
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  • 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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

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Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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