Profile For Logan M.

Logan M.'s Info

  • Location:
    lakeland, FL

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 6 months ago

Logan M.'s Bio

I'm 23 years old just getting into trucking, here to learn laugh, and get ahead :)

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Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Primes backing test

OK cool will see how it goes I get to take the wonderful new safety class in the am lol

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Primes backing test

And I think it's gonna be an adventure for sure lol I foresee some frustrations and lost sleep as well as laughs lol

All in and all I don't think it's gonna be a bad experience, I had a horrible tnt trainer when I went through it and he's still a trainer, so I feel like every one I train will be one more that didn't stuck with him

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Primes backing test

Oh wow had no idea they teach the referene points in the class. I just got here and was told I had to take the backing test didn't know they teach it.

As silly as it sounds I was actually a little concerned that I might have a hard time on the pad I can maneuver my truck where it needs to be but I in no way back in the real world the way they want you to do it on the pad

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Primes backing test

Also was told I have to memorize all the words for the pretrip again, now I know how to inspect my truck but when I was in training it had to he word for word is there a study day for this stuff? Or am just supposed to remember it? I'd be lying if I said I followed their pretrip inspection when I inspect my truck everyday thanks yall

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Primes backing test

I've been with prime a while and was asked to come take the training class, and I have a few things I'm unsure of. The main one being how do you teach the backing test? I know there are reference points but can't for the life of me remember whay they are and it's been taking me am forever to figure out without just saying put it in the hole lol. So does anyone know where to find the reference points?

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Finding dedicated routes?

I'm starting to explore some options and would be really interested in a dedicated run, and was wondering what the best way to find them was. I've searched online and not many were coming up, but when I called a couple companies that weren't advertising they had plenty of open spots.

So any advice on the best ways to search them out would be great :) thanks

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Kingpin jumps over the fifth wheel! Oh My!

Done that got too lazy to check height my first couple weeks in learned that lesson ended up sacrificing my small hand broom to hold the plate and get out from under it lol

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Hit and run mirror damage?

That's what I was trying to figure out, seems like calling the cops over a mirror is an awful lot of trouble to go through especially if you don't have the details on the truck or witnesses

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Hit and run mirror damage?

So I got woken up by the driver next to me in a rest area, someone had hit his mirror on the side and left, he was asking me if I happened to hear anything or if I knew what truck was next to him.

It got me wondering what is the procedure for that? If you wake up to a broken mirror, obviously you weren't at fault but finding the guilty party seems like an awfully big challenge there. I'm personally gonna keep my fingers crossed I don't encounter that situation myself but it never hurts to know just in case.

Thanks in advance safe driving everyone

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Floating the gears, double clutching ?

What about the driving evaluation when going to new company? I drive for prime my upgrade to solo at the end of training was done on a simulator and they told us drive you like normally would if you double clutch double clutch if you float then float

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Made a stupid mistake now what?

I've almost done the exact same thing except I was lucky those two times. I managed to figure my way out of it had to back out onto a busy road from the second and final time lmao.

Thanks guys for the responses, this was the only place I really felt like I would get good info, and I appreciate the understanding, it sounds silly bease it really didn't do a lot of damage or anything but I've never hi anything before and it shook my confidence up quite a bit gonna take a few days to get back in the groove I think.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Made a stupid mistake now what?

Also just in case it does matter about 6 months ago I had a deer strike that caused a good bit of damage to the truck but safety said I did everything right after reviewing the truck making sure I didn't swerve or slam the brakes or anything. I don't even know if that would be on my record at all but I figured I'd mention it just in case. Also I've never had any citations, violations or any other incidents

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Made a stupid mistake now what?

You should be ok when you apply for another job just put it down as a incident... sucks you got within 3 weeks of a 1 yr safety award and had it happen

Ken C.

Definitely does, I'm just thankful it was minor, Noone was hurt and I'm definitely taking it as a reminder to always be aware because one lapse and we'll this happens

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Made a stupid mistake now what?

I didn't ask them how it would affect me getting my next job. But they seemed very understanding about the whole situation when I told them I screwed up no excuses for it that's for sure

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Made a stupid mistake now what?

Ouch, really your incident is more ego bruising then anything else! The biggest thing I fear is that I become to complacent and do something similar. I think that if the situation you present is correct in the way it happened you are going to fine.

One thing you failed to mention is if safety was involved. If so they may classify it as a preventable incident ( not accident). This may or may not be added to your DAC report. Completely up to them.

Is this going to make it more difficult to land another driving job? Most likely not even if they classify it as preventable. So when your ready fire out those resumes and see how many great companies offer you a job! I think you'll be pleasantly surprised

It was definitely humbling, I did have to exchange info and contact safety since the other driver will have to get the mirror fixed, the actual reflective piece was knocked out of the housing and it scuffed the outside. It is a preventable accident according to safety when I asked them what happens next they said nothing other than I won't be getting my 1 year safety award that was due in 3 weeka

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Made a stupid mistake now what?

Well 3 weeks from my anniversary and I made a mistake, I hit a mirror on the truck next to me in a truck stop. I feel horrible about it but my company was actually very understanding.

As far as damages none to my equipment but it did knock the reflective part of the mirror out, the mirror was still attached and no othe damage. No police involvement or anything like that.

I feel really dumb and honestly in shock that I made such a stupid mistake, and now I'm wondering what's next? How is this going to affect me getting another job? How long do I need to wait before applying for another job? I'm not in trouble with my company but I was going to look at other companies with my contract with then coming to an end.

Thanks in advance for the advice, sorry to be part of the statistic

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Cb help please

5 miles is about what you'll get out of that setup and it's really all you'll need to be honest. You can get some crazy reception at times if you pick up a "skip". Atmospheric conditions funnel the radio waves and there are times where you can hear someone several hundred miles away. Just realize, the person you're hearing probably has a pretty big radio with a lot of power.

That's about all I want just so I can hear about road conditions and such before I'm right on it.

What about the knobs? I'm still not clear on the best way to set the squelch or gain or what the point of the cal/swr knob is for because they took the radio apart when they tuned it also hooked it up to a oscilloscope I believe

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Prime critical event?

Also over speed it used to just give a caution then they took the over speed alert off, now they made excessive speed a critical event. If you hit 81 mph you get a red flag not a phone call unless you maintain the high speed or do it repetively. I wouldn't advise trying to go that fast anyways but I figured I'd throw that one out there

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Signaling other truckers

When someone wants to pass me I'll hug the right line to help them see and when they pass I'll ease off the throttle if i see its another company that I know is governed close to what I am I'll call out on the radio first and tell them Ill back down a little when they go to pass. I personally don't tell anyone when to pass me, unless it's a very unusual circumstance

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Trucking Truth contributions

I also wouldn't mind donating to the upkeep of this site. I lurked on here for a long while before going to training and I occasionally join discussions or ask questions here now. I feel like this site is an amazing resource and think a donate option is a good idea

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