WARNING: Heyl Truck Lines

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  1. loose_leafs

    loose_leafs Road Train Member

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    It's effed up how they did you, but the things you listed are reasons I will likely never work for an outfit with more than 50 trucks ever again.

    They COULD have easily prevented this, yet they are a big enough revolving door that they simply don't care. There are sadly probably over 10 drivers in line behind you waiting to work there, willing to submit to their rules and mind games. And some would probably work for even cheaper.

    My last "orientation" was standing in the parking lot with the boss. Basically I was told "take care of my equipment and keep it clean." "Stay out of trouble as best you can."

    No useless, never ending "safety" videos and power point presentations about how to be a 64mph knuckle dragger and hog the middle lane all day.
     
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  3. Trucker2356

    Trucker2356 Bobtail Member

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    I currently work for heyl and they don't do sleep study there its just an regular DOT physical
     
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  4. Trucker2356

    Trucker2356 Bobtail Member

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    The physical is just an regular DOT physical theres no sleep study or job function performance test
     
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  5. bigblue19

    bigblue19 Road Train Member

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    Hell I'm surprised they even offered you a company physical & didn't cut you lose after noticing the sketchy documents.
    Your case is why most OTR companies require a physical in orientation
     
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  6. bigblue19

    bigblue19 Road Train Member

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    Only one way a dude drives out of state & then refuses to take a company physical. He knew he wouldn't pass. I mean at least do the physical & if you fail then get sent packing? You might have a case for the company paying costs
     
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  7. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    The latest physical you take, legally is the one that the FMCSA counts as valid. So if he was to have taken that physical and failed it, he would have to get another one done, giving the same info so it would not be "doctor shopping". Anymore, with the feds keeping track of everything, you can just toss the new one you failed and keep running under your old card. Not to say you couldn't get away with it for awhile but it could come up to bite you in the butt too.
     
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  8. exhibitman03

    exhibitman03 Bobtail Member

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    Take the physical. Why wouldn't you do something that benefits YOU? Yes, I use a sleep apnea machine. Its AMAZING how much it helps. Unbiased opinion on MY experience.
     
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  9. FozzyNOK

    FozzyNOK Road Train Member

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    That is what I have heard from literally everyone on a CPAP. The issue is that men tend to pretend that they are not sick, they are not unhealthy and that without changing anything on their end, that it will go away..
     
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  10. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

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    But some of us DO NOT need CPAP. I had to get the sleep study done years ago, because some doctor determined my neck size was not within parameters. I do not snore, sleep well, and wake up good. Spent about $600.00 OF MY MONEY, to determine I did not have sleep apnea. Because this overweight doctor said so.
     
  11. exACT driver

    exACT driver Light Load Member

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    And the truth comes out!
     
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