Profile For Scott M

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  • Location:
    Bourbon, MO

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    Rookie Solo Driver

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    7 years, 10 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:  1 month, 1 week ago

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This may be it for me

Chris W- The video is very good. He brings up the question- “What could I have done?” A friend told me, about my son’s death- Don’t beat yourself up. As I continued talking, she said- See you just did it again; and Do NOT beat yourself up….. Scott/Cfi- good job.

Chris, I can't even imagine what you're going through. I just happened to watch this video the other day. It may be helpful to you. Whatever, you do, you have my best wishes. Video of a trucker's accident story.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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This may be it for me

Talk to others- Therapy. Being alone right now is not the best. Options- 1. Tomorrow morning call to set up Therapy appt- Call your Dr- they can give you names. 2, Call 988- this is aFederal program started a few months ago to help with mental stuff. Call them RIGHT NOW, after you read this. 3. Are you involved with a church, etc- Call the leader/ pastor. Personally I hope you don’t quit trucking. But there’s nothing wrong with taking a break. 4. I believe in prayer. I still talk to Jesus about my sons death, and I do cry. 5. If you want to go to emergency room- DO IT.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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This may be it for me

Chris W. I buried my 37 year old son this past summer. Died from meth-amphetamine. He was a Superintendent. He worked his way up from journeyman carpenter to Super. Besides the management of other carpenters, he was a working Super. At the funeral there were 20-30 carpenters. That was nice. So what, now? Therapy- yes- talk to others. Again- TALK it out. I have a small handful of men I have talked to. It’s good the trooper said- you were in the right. A friend said- You never get over it, but you learn to deal with it. He also said, what he was told after his wife died- You need to move on. I’m sure I’ll always ask myself- What more should I have done to help my son? I recently got my DOT physical. I talked to the Dr about drug use, my son’s death, etc, etc. She said- You’re angry. I said- No I’m way beyond angry, I’m furious. I’m thinking- what can I do to help others? I believe a person needs to be positive about life- and that’s my view. My life view is Jesus (God) is 100% in control and 100% sovereign. My email- Scott12sc@gmail.com. I can write more if you’re interested. BTW, got 2 year Med card- Yeaa!

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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Prime or CFI?

I wrote- taking home $3900/wk… Yes, I am standing by- that this was said publicly at the Prime Inc Friday 8am weekly Facebook safety meeting. Will I provide a link to the you tube meeting were it was said in 2021? I don’t want to dig thru the you tube videos to find this statement. It was during the pandemic recovery. It was not said, at the meeting, how many months this 3900 average was achieved….. I have no desire to create or be involved in a rabbit trail that deviates from x100’s original purpose of this thread. And this is really all I want to contribute on the 3900 issue.

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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Prime or CFI?

To me, if a person wants OTR, Prime would b at the top of the list. The owner clearly is growing the company which is a tremendous opportunity. They just acquired LW Miller, Logan UT. In the past year, or so, the Lease guys were taking home $3900/ wk; and that was the avg, so many guys were making much more. Of course with the Byden Recession, things have slowed. Watch the company meeting 8am on Fridays. QUESTION- Does anyone else have the beautiful HQs/ terminals like Prime, Springfield Mo does?

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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May need help moving on from Roehl

Turtle- Glad you pointed that out for the bad advice.

Stevo- Penalty for manslaughter- A range of four years and six months to 18 years with a median sentence length of 10 years.

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I put a piece of aluminum behind the cover blocking the radar.

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Yeah, real smart.

Now THERE is evidence for a simple manslaughter conviction.... Even if the accident wasn't your fault.

Completely irresponsible of you to put out advice like that.

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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May need help moving on from Roehl

Uncle- “Just to be clear”. If you decide to buck the system.. IOW to not do what you said by not fulfilling CRST contract..THIS is great. You will now learn the hard way. You’ve gotten great advice by many people. It’ll be interesting what you write a year from now. I’ll make a prophetic statement- “The whole world will now come crashing on your entitled head”.

Posted:  5 months ago

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Looking for ideas to improve efficiency of regional carrier.

JB Here’s an idea. Do what the best does. On YouTube every Fri Prime Inc MO has a meeting. What is your companies advertised public gross revenue? In 2015 Prime had about $1.5B. The last I googled was about 2.2 in 2021. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s way above 2.5 this year. I assume this is just transport revenue. In other words I see several/many other ways the owner is bringing it in. I’ll probably get beat up over my numbers, then I’ll have to post it. Good luck!

Posted:  5 months ago

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A Surprising Observation About Maverick Transportation

Grandpa- Excellent writing. Very interesting about Maverick in Little Rock. Another example- big cities will have good areas- Maverick’s area and also dangerous areas. A coworker (not in trucking) moved to Little Rock. As he drove thru LR downtown, he stopped at a stop sign, he saw a man walking toward another man, who was sitting in a parked car. The man walking pulled a gun and killed the man. He quit his LR job and moved back to St Louis, where we both worked at McDonnell Douglas. He also had more stories about LR.

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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Is my driving career over?

Bottom line- Get a job at a second chance company like Western Express. (There are other solutions). Let us know after you’ve applied.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Poems from the road

Turtle- “sucka.. Super trucker”. Rating- 9 (out of 10). Good one!

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Accident as company driver, now being sued personally

Get a lawyer. I’ve heard those that defend themselves without a lawyer, it ends up badly. The court system is complicated. My son has legal issues, and I have attended the hearings, so I have personal experience.

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Trucking Companies 2022

Prime Inc. Prime is growing. Student training pay- $900/week. They have weekly safety meeting- Fridays 8am CT On Facebook on Prime Inc Facebook website. Excellent info.

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Took one for the team!!

Wow Kandy, really? You swear with your right hand on the Trucking truth website that this is true? Pictures? You’re the kind of guy I want around, when there’s a problem. I’m impressed! I’m guessing you’ve got other instances. Come on let’s hear about them.

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Broken down

A+ advice Rob. I’ll remember this one if I’m losing air pressure, or it’s low.

Decided to take an extra load out today, real easy 8ish hour day 1 stop to Rock Island Illinois. Well, that ain't gonna happen. Everything was going great until I heard a beep, followed by the word "CHECK" illuminate and then transmission air supply low. I look at my pressure to find primary at 90 and secondary around 75. I keep a close eye on them and plan to make it to the next ramp rather than sitting on the interstate. 1 Mile before the ramp I began slowing down by coasting to the point I was around 50 as I got off. Used ONLY my engine brake (to save my air) until i was going slow enough to get on the shoulder and safely come to a complete stop. I had a similiar issue with one of our trucks a few months ago which was an air valve not operating correctly. Apparently we're having issues with our newer Volvos having this problem. For those wondering its a 2021 truck with only 143k. I only point this out to show new drivers that just because you have a new truck doesn't mean you won't have issues.

It could be worse, truck still runs so I can stay warm and there's a small truckstop just a short 30 yard walk from where I'm at. Roadside called with an ETA of 89 minutes. What sucks is there is a wrecker and mechanics here but our roadside service is sending someone from 40 miles away

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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A slight change for me starting soon.

Big Scott. I thought you were a trainer or training to be a CFI trainer. Are you going to be a trainer on this new dedicated route?

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Federal Speeding Violation

You got a speeding ticket and you’re asking if this will affect your ability to get a job. What I would have done is immediately contact a lawyer to get the ticket reduced or dropped. My last ticket was 9 years ago. I now am doing everything I can to protect my Class A CDL. IF I were to screw up again, the hundreds of dollars I would spend to get the ticket fixed would be well worth it.

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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What is causing the backlog at the ports in Long Beach and Los Angeles?

Does anyone know what percentage of ships are from China- in LA area and other areas mentioned? My guess is 50% +/-. I’m sure a lot come from other countries- Japan, Thailand, etc. …..

Very interesting, especially Justin’s writing. It’s clear that Covid has played a big part. IMO gov policies have been detrimental in this- giving out the “free” money. This website is the only place I have read about/seen this huge Port problem. …..

Also, this is speculation- it make sense to me that China is screwing with us, along with By Den (our leader) in order to screw up our economy. Making us dependent on our gov., and so Dems can come to the rescue on their self-made problem.

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Drive Tires Sidewall Mystery

What is the spike material? Metal nails? Plastic? Flexible? When you push them- do they leak? Surely this has happened before?

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Is my wife being discriminated against?

Contact- truckin along with kearsey- She works at Prime, has clout there, and has helped others. Go to her profile here, then pick the contact link.

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