Profile For Grinch

Grinch's Info

  • Location:
    Virginia Beach , VA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    6 months, 1 week ago

Grinch's Bio

Shhh it’s a secret

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Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Why Does This Crazy Stuff Keep Happening To Me?

Old school, that was a funny way to changed the narrative.. I got two buddies that are trying to get me Togo owner. Could I be a owner. Yes.. do I have the business background and skills .. yes I do. I just shut down and sold both of my businesses that I ran for the last 11 years. But this is my last career. When I am done I just want to simply clean out my truck and handover a set of keys.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Avoiding crowed truck stops

Davey I do the same I tend to stay away from the crowded smaller chain stops. Running a 10 ft split I am always looking for a pull through when possible or a straight back.I had to do a 90 degree blindside to get in where I am tonight. A smaller loves. Blew the first approach. Circled around a second time got it in the after some wiggling and a pull forward to get it right. Had two veteran flatbeddders come over while. I Was walking the dog. Both were impressed I had enough sense to write off the first bad approach and regroup instead of forcing a bad position. They both admitted they will not blind side unless it’s for a delivery with split axle trailers. Justpractice and have patience, same thing I’m doing

Posted:  2 months ago

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New job is exhausting

Hay Matt, New flatbedder that just went solo last month, and I’m only a couple of years younger, yup beginning of training I was exhausted each day. I did nothing but lumber loads the first two weeks. My body found muscles I hadn’t used in a while. Breakfast was bengay and Motrin.. as with anything as you do it more it gets easier physically. Stick with it the juice is worth the squeeze

Posted:  2 months ago

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1 Year/100,000 mile checkup

Congratulations Davy. I will be in your same place in about 9 months. I agree the wealth of knowledge in here is immense. I have been out solo these past almost 4 weeks and many times I have thought about things that I had seen in these threads and suddenly I have a voice in my head guiding me. I’ve met and talked with many other flatbedders who openly helped and shared knowledge. I’ve only entcountered two that I would put in the useless human category. Ironically they both worked for the same company. There is a cammeraderie here IF you choose to be humble and embrace it. I’ve had the opportunity to help others as well. I’ve seen drivers get out of their truck in single digits to help others tarp loads. I look forward to running into you on the road some day.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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VA Apprentice Program

Andrew, swift is eligible for the program, I am currently in the VA program myself. And there is a terminal in Houston.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Than you everyone- from a new flatbedder

Maybe we could meet up some time, if we happen to be in VB at the same time. I have a house off Holland Road.

Pack rat I live just off of holland as well if you are driving for NFI in a blue Volvo and park it at a church on home time then we are in the same neighborhood

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Swift upgrade test

Congratulations Nathan. I’m running flatbed out of Greer. Enjoy your home time you have earned it. I am finishing mine up truck is loaded up and I’ll be rolling this week

Posted:  3 months ago

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Swift upgrade test

Nathan, Take a deep breath.. I just upgraded myself on Thursday last week for swift .if you have been rereading your hand book and paying attention with your mentor, you will be good. Your mentor won’t let you upgrade unless he or she is confident in your ability. If you have been running the tablet the. You should have most of them macros memorized by repetition. The other ones are easy to remember. Again review the hand book. As far as the planning part, if you have been involved in planning of stops and when to run to avoid traffic, and managing your time, you will be fine. You got this brother. And I’ll see you on the road

Posted:  3 months ago

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Than you everyone- from a new flatbedder

Hey everyone, I have been lurking and absorbing a **** ton of knowledge from many in here since December when I started my journey. Today I outfitted my Swift Kenworth with chains ,straps and all the other flatbedding trinkets. First load this past weekend was a dry van from Chicago back here to Greer SC, so I could get loaded out. Gonna head home for a couple of days, then roll out with my skateboard. Pack rat, old school, Davy A, two sides, Brett, and the other swift guy out ofJohnstown (drawing a blank on his name- sorry)are just a few off the top of my head at the moment that I wanted to say thanks especially because good or bad you guys throw it out there as is.

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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A little unabashed self promotion, but also mobile recording in the rig.

That rocks Davy

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