Profile For Mike H.

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    IA

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    Rookie Solo Driver

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    4 years, 3 months ago

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Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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Unions ...... Good or bad??

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What's executive compensation for UNION companies?

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How does worker compensation at union companies compare with worker compensation at non-union companies? Isn't that the point of this conversation? I don't mind that executives make a ton of money at a profitable company as long as the workers are getting their fair share.

Youre dodging the question here, Brett. You listed income for top executives at non union companies. DSH69 asked what is the top executive pay for unionized companies, and for good reason.

I get it, youre a union guy, and ive talked to quite a few of guys like you, and I never get a satisfactory answer to this question.

ok, so lets say your the CEO of a major trucking company, you want driver pay to be raised, how do you do that? What polices can you cite that would guarentee increased driver pay? So, because were dealing with a corporation, we have a limited resource pool to draw from. What areas do you cut to insure drivers pay?

Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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Help me i just wanted a job

I can guarantee you, you'd make better money in training with prime, than you are right now.

I would use this as a valuable learnin experience, because you do not know it all. Never, ever stop learning.

Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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Doing some research.

Anybody know anything about Nationwide Transportation out of Omaha Nebraska?

They are a small company doing Midwest regional, reefer and dry van

I can't find out much about them and what I have found is dated (2012)

Any help would be appreciated, thanks

Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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How often do you have to jump start?

I've only had to once. I usually am using cables to jump a dead or frozen reefer battery

Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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3 Years Trucking Experience Celebration!

Congrats buddy, looks like a fun trip.

Just keep moving forward, you'll find someone who falls all over themselves trying to hire you.

Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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GPS trucking apps

I tell all my students this. " you are in charge of the GPS, not the other way round. "

As mentioned, it's just another club in the golf bag

Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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I'm still afloat!

Hey MG good to hear from you. Glad to see you are still there and working.

Posted:  3 years ago

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1 year anniversary

Congrats on your first year! I have a few months to go for that accomplishment. Yo can take the "rookie" label off now.

Thanks, although still gonna be a rookie for a while. Never stop learning.

Posted:  3 years ago

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Ghost stories from the road

The only one I've heard is " the black dog"

Supposedly, if you see a black dog three times in a short amount of time it means you're gonna die. J canel from you tube has a story about it.

Posted:  3 years ago

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1 year anniversary

Well it has been one year since I started this adventure, and it didn't disappoint. 2 coasts, 2 boarders, 1 moose, several memories and new friends.

I've found new vacation destinations and places I want to check out and found some good eateries.

I can't really think of anything that suprised me out here, I did my research well

Some things that I have learned.

1. Timing in everything( you can either whisk across the GW or painfully crawl)

2. Be nice to everyone, it costs you nothing.

3. Take care of yourself. You won't roll if you can't get out of your bunk.

4. Plan. Your breaks, your route, your stops, you maneuvers. Don't move the truck till you know where you want to go

5. Be careful. It's real easy to break things out here

As far as money I've essentially doubled my salary from what I was previously doing. I'll post the numbers in dec. when I have a full year for 2015.

Posted:  3 years ago

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What is the best free android app for Gps

I like waze for traffic reports. But I usually use google maps

Posted:  3 years ago

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Seat belt Hurts Me

Bwahahahaha!!!!

He's got a point there, you're not built like us fat boys

Posted:  3 years ago

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Words of Advice

I have a couple

1. Travel light, or just remember ounces = pounds The less gear you bring, the less you have to move

2 things you can't use is the braking distance behind you and the fuel you leave at the station

Keep the left door closed

Carry things that you need on the road, the time you don't have something will be the time you need it

Posted:  3 years ago

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What kind of GPS are you using?

I run with a tnd 530 and google maps on my phone. Xcelerationrules is correct, there is a lot of information on the screen and it can get in the way, but there is a declutter option that clears it up. I like that the tnd gives map reference points on your selected destination.

Also, yes it has weather maps when on wifi

Posted:  3 years ago

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Got a new truck

It would either be the 670 or 780. They may run the 630 for solo company drivers, but it's all a guess at this point

Posted:  3 years ago

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Got a new truck

I love those Petes. I ran into a flatbeder for prime at the ta, we were both getting pm's done. He let me look inside the cab and that's it, I want one. Although, I heard that prime will also have volvos next year.

Posted:  3 years ago

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A few questions

If the company dosent supply a radio with cirrius, you can buy a recieverl at a truck stop

Posted:  3 years ago

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Why did you become a trucker?

The air horn is a nice bonus. Nothing else says " outta the way peseant" than an air horn

Posted:  3 years ago

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Swift ordered to pay owner-operator $2.6 million after trailer squashed his foot

I just hope this dosent bring about new regulations from the Feds (regulations being written in blood and all)

Posted:  3 years ago

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Why did you become a trucker?

Ive had to field this questions a few times and whatI normally tell folks is " just something I wanted to do" Now, that is true, but not in depth.

So, let me start with this, I'm not a stagnant person. What I mean is I dont like being in one place going no where for very long and it explains my varied work backround.

Running pizza shops in the 90s, construction from 00-04, security from 04-05, health field from 05-13 ( had to leave because of the ACA. thanks Obama!) Lab tech from 13-14, entered trucking in sept of 14

so, back to why i did this I'd have to go to what I love about this job. In short, you get out what you put in.

I cant tell you how frustrating it is working on a per hour basis, working as hard as I can and making the same as some fool who would sleep on the job. Here, there is an incentive for me to do better, the more i run the more I make, more or less.

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