I mean what is there to say about myself? I was born in Tampa, FL raised in Ocala spent summers in Tennessee. I made the biggest mistake of my life prior to turning 18. I shouldn't of listened to my grandpa and his Vietnam stories. Went to MCRD Paris as a poolee or in the D.E.P program. my 18th was a couple weeks after graduation. did the rest of the training deployed to helmond prov got a medical discharge got some pretty ribbons a pat on the back and a big kick in the ass telling me to get the hell out. couple months later turned 21 and I was at CRST's training school. been driving since June of 2012 lasted something like 10 weeks before I told my DM to either give me a dm who wasn't a complete waste of space or I quit. My trainer there left the same day. he told me about Melton I called and the same day I had a bus ticket.
My name is Larry I am 23 years old. And I like long stretches of highway and that rare moment when you're the only one driving that road. Don't have to deal the bull that four wheelers do or the trolls on the CB trying to stir the pot. I was trained at CRST by a 20 year trucking vet. Taught me the way it use to be. At Melton they stuck me with a....squid,,,Retired Navy, Sticking a grunt with a squid what were they thinking. he was a Blue Knight, he was old school. First thing he made loud and clear was if you see a driver struggling. Doesn't matter what their pulling what company it is. You get out and go volunteer to help them. Be respectful and polite and even when some guys brothers best friends girlfriends dad was a Flatbed operator for 55 years. Don't be rude and just swallow it and be polite. We are all out here trying to make a living and get back home safe. So as apart of the new generation of truck drivers, I am trying to do my part to prove that not every new generation truck driver is a seat warming steering wheel holder. Its a long road paved with stereotypical judgments passed on because they are of a younger age. With no insights of the drivers back ground. I hardly speak to drivers outside of flatbedding. the rivalry is complete crap I've had a Systems guy help me tarp in the rain and in return I helped him. Melton Truck Lines and Systems are a big rival, Especially at EMJ. I mean talking to a driver that thinks wearing your clothes baggy and talking like some kind of gangster makes you tough. I want no part of it. If you were truly a as they say "hard" man you would of enlisted and shed blood with us over seas. No I wasn't a pog or a base humper. 0311 mostly providing "security" for the construction of fobs. So the drivers that like to promote a negative and nasty life style of a driver. Keep moving cause believe me, It has to stop. and sprouting it to me isn't wise
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