Profile For Michael H.

Michael H.'s Info

  • Location:
    WINNSBORO, TX

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    7 years, 6 months ago

Michael H.'s Bio

I am in my early 50's, been married for almost 29 years to the most patient and understanding woman on the planet. I have 3 grown kids, and 6 grand kids.

I have done almost any kind of job that you think of, from dishwasher to pizza delivery, to package delivery, From apartment maintenance to Maytag repairman. I have made as little as $3500 in a year, to nearly $50,000, but they were all just jobs.

I have been searching for a career, something that I love to do, something that makes me not dread getting out of bed in the morning. The more I read on this site, the more I think that maybe I may have finally found it.

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Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Ok, there's a Museum for everything

You can visit the Audie Murphy American Cotton Museum in Greenville, TX or the Southwest Dairy Museum in Sulphur Springs, TX both off of I-30 about 20 miles apart.smile.gif

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Say Hello To Trucking Truth's Newest Rookie Solo Driver

Congrats!

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Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Topics About Trucking To Write About

If you are looking to inform the uninformed, you might write about how government regulations, that are meant to make us all safer are actually making things worse. For instance the tight rope that drivers have to walk to be in compliance and still make a living.wtf.gif

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Application Approved For Maverick School

Go to youtube and search for Dale Clay. He did videos all the way through training in Arkansas and is still doing them. He does flatbed for Maverick, and gives a very good glimpse into the day to day life.

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Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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I start training Monday!!!! I have a few questions!!!!

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When we are Doing our DOT physical, how extensive is the search for a hernia? Is it the old "turn and cough" method or just an abdominal push??? Sorry I am nervous about it and just wondered!

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I usually like to sing gospel music aloud during the physical to help me relax and calm my nerves.

He Touched Me

...He touched me, Oh He touched me,

And oh the joy that floods my soul!

Something happened and now I know,

He touched me and made me whole....

Hmm...Now that I think about it maybe that wasn't the best choice of song considering the test that was being administered

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Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Work history records?

I found another thread with this information.

Could you provide a link to that thread?

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Any word of advice appreciated.

I am not a driver yet, and I am certain there will be replies from others that can offer better advise than I can. However in my opinion, you should apply to as many companies as possible. Tell them about what happened with Pam and see if any are willing to give you a shot.

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Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Any word of advice appreciated.

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Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Quick Question.... DEF Fuel

Diesel Exhaust Fluid. Made up of one third synthetic urea and two thirds deionized water, a fine mist of this solution is injected into the hot diesel exhaust to breakdown NOx into harmless water vapor. Stand next to a newer truck as it is running and you'll notice the lack of the pungent, eye irritating diesel exhaust odor.

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Next stupid question. Is there a gauge inside the cab for that or do you just automatically refill that every time you get fuel?

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Quick Question.... DEF Fuel

I have a stupid question. What is DEF?confused.gif

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Backing Practice 08

Could you swing wide right and complete a u-turn to the left and set up to back straight in?confused.gifconfused.gif

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Petition that will require states to create more truck parking

I am not yet a truck driver, however I signed because in reality the issue of fatigued truckers affects everyone on the road.

Mike

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Just starting to think about this

I am not in the industry yet, however I would think that if you can hold a steering wheel and shift gears you should be good to go. Good luck!

Mike.

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