Profile For G MAN

G MAN's Info

  • Location:
    Denver, CO

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    11 years 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:  10 years, 9 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:  10 years, 9 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:  10 years, 9 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:  10 years, 9 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:  10 years, 9 months ago

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

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

G MAN

Posted:  10 years, 9 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:  10 years, 9 months ago

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Ok to run with no brake 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:  10 years, 9 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:  10 years, 9 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:  10 years, 9 months ago

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My life as a rookie driver

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G MAN

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