Profile For Scott M

Scott M's Info

  • Location:
    Bourbon, MO

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    6 years, 9 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:  4 days, 7 hours ago

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Poems from the road

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

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days 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:  2 weeks, 3 days 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:  3 weeks, 3 days 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 month, 1 week 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:  2 months, 1 week 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:  3 months, 1 week 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:  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:  4 months, 3 weeks 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:  4 months, 4 weeks 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.

Posted:  7 months, 3 weeks 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:  8 months, 1 week 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:  8 months, 1 week 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:  8 months, 2 weeks 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:  8 months, 3 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:  8 months, 3 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:  8 months, 3 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:  8 months, 3 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:  9 months, 2 weeks 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:  9 months, 2 weeks 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.

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