Profile For G MAN

G MAN's Info

  • Location:
    Denver, CO

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 7 months ago

G MAN's Bio

Retired. Age 54. Was O/O for 7 years in the 80's. Starting with May Trucking on May 21th.

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Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Starting Sage Technical Services School on April 22.

Wow, awesome news again! You're just rolling right along. Definitely looking forward to hearing how you like training on the road. This is when the real truckin begins. Hopefully you'll have a ton of fun.

Then comes the big time - solo!!!

Awesome news because of the prep I did from your site Brett. And stopping the meds three months ago rofl-3.gif Yes I will keep you all posted!!! I could be done in one week with my past experience but I will not choose that. More is better, slower is far better. What's one or two extra weeks? Nothing! G MAN

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Starting Sage Technical Services School on April 22.

Yeah. I'm officially hired with May! I go out with the trainer tomorrow for 2-4 weeks. It could be as little as one week, but I want to learn as much as I can. So far I'm very impressed with May. They are BIG on safety. It is built into the culture. The people seem nice. I've talked with my future DM too and he seems on the ball, friendly. Thanks all.

G MAN

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Starting Sage Technical Services School on April 22.

Hey that is awesome news!!!!

How long is the training period on the road?

Four weeks, but it is up to the trainer's discrection. I am setting a goal for myself to be done in two weeks, unless I really like, and am learning tons of stuff from the trainer, then I will work with him to make it last four weeks. The trainer gets paid .10 per mile to train. They have a row, I don't know how many, of NEW 2014 Pete 587's just WAITING to be seated!!!!!!!!!!!! Even if I get assigned a 2012 or '13, that would be AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The terminal is in a office building shared by other tenants. The May office is nice, the drivers lounge has comfy couches, a big flat screen TV, and nice bathrooms. One thing Ive noticed is everyone is very friendly to the actual drivers that pull into the yard to drop and hook trailers. The safety mgr. goes up to each truck and talks with the driver and calls them by their first name. Same goes for the driver orientation mgr. I briefly talked with a dispactcher, she seemed nice, had a smile on her face. We will be talking with them as a group on Thursday, as well as the Trainer Supervisor. I will keep you updated. Thanks. G MAN

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Starting Sage Technical Services School on April 22.

Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I made it through the road test (tough!!, twisty narrow roads with frequent RR crossings) and obstacle course( tight, very tight, GOAL many times without being emabrrassed!!) without hitting anything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And I will pass the drug test!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Out on the road with a May Trucking trainer Thursday, finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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G MAN

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Ok to run with no break lights or turn signal on trailer.

Brett, you give a great answer, thank you!!!!

G MAN

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Starting Sage Technical Services School on April 22.

Today is FINALLY here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Orientation starts with MAY Trucking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I will keep you all posted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

G MAN

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Ok to run with no break lights or turn signal on trailer.

Is it my stupidity, or shouldn't the different departments WORK TOGETHER to remedy this situation? Like in dispatch WORKS with safety and visa versa? Why did he have to go over dispatch's head to safety to get this fixed? Doesn't dispatch know the FMSCR's rules and what is allowable and what is not? Or, I know, they are just interested in getting the load delivered on time, and care about nothing else? Thoughts are appreciated.

G MAN

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Dealing With A Tornado

Pray. Seriously. I mean, there isn't a whole lot you can do. Like Crazy Rebel said, get inside somewhere if you have the time, but it's rare that you will.

It's really important to watch that weather radar screen and know what's going on around you at all times. I've been able to outrun storms, go around storms, and safely park before getting hit by a storm because I always knew what was out there. But tornados are a lot more tricky because they tend to be part of relatively small weather systems that form quickly. They suddenly pop up with very little warning. Staying aware of the weather around you is the best way to keep yourself out of trouble.

Thank you for this from someone that has NEVER ever even been seen one, except on TV. I am worried not knowing what to do, but this helps!!!

G MAN

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Starting Sage Technical Services School on April 22.

Holy crap that's a beautiful rig!!! Really nice!

Here is daytime pic, thanks to RoadKill!!!!

new gray Peterbilt truck

Orientation starts tomorrow, can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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G MAN

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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My life as a rookie driver

Scaryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

G MAN

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Starting Sage Technical Services School on April 22.

Pics of my new ride!!!! Posting credit/instructions goes to RoadKill...Thanks Guy!!!

shiny new gray peterbilt truck at night

Pic of me, with truck I drove, at school after I completed driving test to get my CDL.

truck driver standing in front of yellow truck at trucking school

G MAN

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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1st pre hire

Pre-hires mean nothing!!! I got several. I had sent the one that was number one on my list my current MVR at the beginning of the pre-hire process. At the beginning!!!!!!! They had it in their file for me from the beginning!!!! Only AFTER I was 9/10's the way through their FORMAL hire process did they mention something on my MVR that would prevent them from hiring me because of their insurance requirements. And they had my MVR from the beginning!!!!! So I had to scramble and get started the formal hire process with the number two on my list, which has different insurance requirements, and to them, my current MVR was just fine!!!!!!!! So from limited experience, ask any company during the pre-hire phase if ANYTHING on your current MVR could stop you from being hired. Just my two cents worth.

G MAN

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Starting Sage Technical Services School on April 22.

Oh that's gonna be awesome. I can't wait to hear what it's like driving that beauty!!! smile.gif

I have two pics of the rig on my computer desktop and I can't figure out how to share them here.

Any ideas?

G MAN

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Starting Sage Technical Services School on April 22.

Thanks Brett!!!!

Your HighRoad CDL Training Course had a lot to do with it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm meeting up with my trainer this weekend in DEnver, but I dont officially get on his truck until next Thursday.

He drives a 2014 Pete 587 fully loaded!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh Yeah, that means I'm gonna drive a 2014 Pete 587 fully load (no pun intended)

G MAN

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Starting Sage Technical Services School on April 22.

I passed my CDL test with flying colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am very proud of myself.

Now onto the next phase, orientation and out with the trainer for a minimum of two weeks!!!!!

Be safe all.

G MAN

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Starting orientation with May Trucking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good deal G Man! I've been considering May also. Keep us updated on how things with them turn out.

I sure will Chief!!!!

Thanks.

G MAN

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Starting orientation with May Trucking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A May recruiter came to my school and talked to me today (and brought brownies). They sound really good. I will be interested to hear how it goes with you. Are you western 11 or 48?

I am going for 48. I've been talking with a May driver that graduated from my school 8 months ago and he said to go 48, which was my interest anyway.

G MAN

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Starting orientation with May Trucking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats!!! That's awesome news!

Thanks Brett, YOU and your site have been invaluable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

G MAN

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Starting orientation with May Trucking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

G Man, I'm glad your on your way to enjoy your next adventure....make us proud, and use everything you've learned here. AND you are still gonna keep us posted on how your doing, AND your gonna ask any questions you have...so your set to go. Be sure and pack what you will need, but check out the Packing topic..it will help alot.

Yes Ma'am!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Today is final practice, backing (which is no problem) and final drive (which is no problem), Monday 8am MT is test. Which will be no problem!! I am all set on packing thanks to you and this site, so thanks. I have a week before orientation starts in Denver, so I am going to explore the state of Colorado in my car, ending in Denver next Sat or Sun. Any tips or places I should visit?

G MAN

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Starting orientation with May Trucking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Best of luck to you! Definitely let us know how it goes for you. good-luck.gifgood-luck.gifgood-luck.gif

Thanks Houkie, I will.

G MAN

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