Profile For Scott M

Scott M's Info

  • Location:
    Bourbon, MO

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    6 years, 2 months ago

Scott M's Bio

Started out as an Industrial Education teacher, then to make decent money- worked in Aerospace as a manufacturing specialist in Defense, and then Commercial. Fly Boeing!! As a Veteran activated for Desert Storm 21Jan1991- can’t forget that day- as an Army Reservist didn’t think I’d ever get activated.

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Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Need advice for this decision

Tim. In 2016, I was trained and got my CDL from Prime. Cost of breaking contract is $4000-6000. I don’t remember exactly.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Can a drop lot be completely empty?

Gotta always keep both eyes on them Russians!

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............................ Packrat, thanks for the good laugh!! It took me a moment to figure out who you were referring to (the Russians- DB).

Posted:  1 month ago

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Chief Brody, thanks! Very sobering account, but real life, and something we all have to deal with. A 1/2 mile from my house I came across a motorcycle death, one vehicle only. It too, had just happened. 2 cars had stopped. 2 men were standing there waiting for police and emergency vehicles. They covered the man with a small blanket, with both legs exposed. Something happened to the man, maybe heart attack. He was in his 50’s. I never heard if autopsy was done. He drove into right ditch, then crossed the road, drove into left ditch. I’m sure it happened quickly. A lady, friend of deceased, stopped by my house. I told her exactly what curve where it happened.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Owner’s horse, Prime Inc, wins $1M Arkansas Derby & favorite of Kentucky Derby

Admins- this entire post can be deleted. Thanks Kearsey- this is info from 2018. My apology. Prime’s weekly Facebook video, from last week, where a driver congratulated the owner on his horse’s win. That’s how I knew about this, but posted old info.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Owner’s horse, Prime Inc, wins $1M Arkansas Derby & favorite of Kentucky Derby

Nice ROI- 263%. Paid $380,000, Won $1M at Arkansas Derby.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Owner’s horse, Prime Inc, wins $1M Arkansas Derby & favorite of Kentucky Derby

I have included link, but it is not appearing.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Owner’s horse, Prime Inc, wins $1M Arkansas Derby & favorite of Kentucky Derby

Robert Low’s horse Magnum Moon ...

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Rookie Solo Adventures of a Knuckle Draggin Primate (Rob D.)

I enjoy following also. And agree with Papa- Excellent detail!

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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List of fines or points

With my CLP, got stopped at the scale, had to slide the trailer axle to get legal, but no fines -could they have fined me? How much?

Can a student with a Permit (CLP) be ticketed by Law Enforcement?

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Greater discrepancy between dispatched and actual mileage

2 different perspectives from 2 different people. Both are worthy opinions. Bottom line for me- “I’ll make my own decision on how to handle this.”

OLDSCHOOL:

“I had a regular run that I made great money off of but I always drove about 150 miles more than they would dispatch me on that run. It was a 1,500 mile load, and I would do it about three times a month. That's 10% of the miles lost!“

PACKRAT:

I do enough unpaid, free stuff for the company without giving up 25 miles each trip.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Amazon- Company to recruit hundreds to start trucking companies and drive only for Amazon, say consultant and publication The Information

Amazon to build incubator for startup trucking companies

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/amazon-to-build-incubator-for-startup-trucking-companies?fbclid=IwAR2qa2b_6O3xzOX7tKviTw2pWo8qnM3GDR4y3uo42wiC7rKqRIbapAFL66g

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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From the front of the classroom: CDL Class From the Teacher's POV

Errol- Thanks! Good stuff. I started my life as an Industrial Education teacher. I know that you also taught school. Am looking forward to reading more of your postings!

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Off to Stevens Transport on Monday the 10th, after 20+ years off the road

Thanks. Very helpful. I’m in a similar situation as you. I’m 67, have CDL, haven’t driven for 4 years, and will need a refresher. So your writing was spot-on for me.....Where did you end up? Solo? How much was pay during 240 hours?..... If you write more, I’m looking forward to doing some reading! Good luck and God bless.

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Prime Announced New Training Miles 3/8/21

Just heard a reason, on a Prime Facebook video, that they originally went to 50k miles- because of Covid, trucking slowed down, and this stretched out the training time.

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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I really really really hate team driving

Zach- Quitting your job? I was hoping you would make it. But you’ve described many issues. Such as Codriverissues- trying to put diesel in def tank, saying that he wanted to commit suicide, and instead of driving to next shipper, doing a 360 and going back to previous shipper. Thanks for sharing all this, very, very helpful. If possible I’d like to be a trainer. Maybe a different company as a solo? I love Prime Inc, Springfield Mo.

Posted:  7 months ago

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Looks excellent: FMCSA has an Hours-of-Service (HOS) online educational tool.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. FMCSA has an Hours-of-Service (HOS) online educational tool to help drivers and carriers understand and comply with the revised rules. Visit: https://eld.fmcsa.dot.gov/HOSRuleTool

Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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I've Been Sick This Week

Old school- Get well soon! A friend of mine, an electrical lineman, had the same detached retina injury. He had the gas bubble in the left eye, was told to lay down on left side only, with left side of head touching pillow. It took him about a 1 1/2 months to get well- he’s 55. Also found your blog- Thanks, already read several articles.

Posted:  8 months, 1 week ago

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My Carter Express Adventure

Bubbles. Good luck! I’m sure you’ll do fine! I just read this entire thread. I just said a prayer for you.

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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Guess Whose Birthday It Is - HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRETT!

T Truth is helpful and educational. Thanks and Happy Birthday.

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