Profile For John M.

John M.'s Info

  • Location:
    Springfield, MA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    8 years, 2 months ago

John M.'s Bio

Just a simple guy from a small town in Vermont, Currently live in Massachusetts been driving for 5 years now. 4 and a quarter OTR, rest local. been a dream of mine, that or heavy machinery, back hoes, bulldozers, Ect ect. all I want is to enjoy life and provide for my family.

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Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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Two Dinosaurs Walk Into a Restaurant .... (Errolv & Old School meet)

I'm.. somewhat surprised and a bit let down... Errol for some reason I expected your profile to be you rofl-3.gif I hope one day to meet someone from here.

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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Reminder to keep following distance and pay attention

I heard it on the radio right after it happened. I was just finishing at a customer in Houston. Sirus channel 146 was reporting on it. After this week in Houston then this it really makes you think twice when your driving down the road. If ya’ll didn’t hear south texas got hit hard tuesday with a awful ice storm and pretty much shut Houston down tue/wed. I was sitting in the truckstop wed morning and we watched 2 semi’s collide on the overpass out the window. One was driving way too close and fast and rearended the other on an icey road. They took out 4 cars with them. Over 400 crashes in the metro area in 30 hrs and the police chief estimated 50 were semi’s.

Folks nothing they can put in your truck is worth risking anyone’s life.

Exactly, they can replace the truck, replace the trailer and the freight but they can't replace us or those that we take with us... slow down, pay attention and please put the phones down, someone said something on here and I can't recall whom it was but they said and I quote "today could be my last, let's make sure it's not" I agree and have adopted the saying

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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How is That a Truck Route?

I can't recall the name of the road. It's a truck route though, it's in... you know i cant recall, not helpful i know but its two lane with some tight curves but its near the border right near the interstate but it has two bridges do believe it was over a major river too. that made me question who ever thought that would make a good truck route was insane, bridges were so tight that had to curb the truck at one point cause the other guy coming the other way in a semi couldn't move over or didn't want to I was too busy panicking to keep from hitting anything to notice if he didn't want to move over I was so terrified that I was gunna lose a mirror or something but after a few cheek clenching moments and cuss words later I made it off of the two bridges and was so relieved, didn't hit anything or lose a mirror I might add

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Reminder to keep following distance and pay attention

Apparently I'm an idiot and didn't see the link button. But yeah, for two hours every truck that passed me I glanced at their dot bumper and saw that second trucks steer tires lodged under it...

AL.com truck accident

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Reminder to keep following distance and pay attention

Truck driver dead after crash between two 18-wheelers on I-459

I passed this about 30 minutes after it happened, it messed with me, so much so I had to call my mother and my misses to say I love them very much, please pay attention and keep your following distance... I'm not a religious man but I'll be saying a prayer for that drivers family. May he rest in peace and enjoy the open road forever.

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Please don't do this to your fellow drivers.

Don't see it mine must not have it. Thanks though!

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Thanks G-town will do that next time, also I keep seeing lowering the airbags. How does one do that, I drive a 16 freightshaker cascadia evo

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Should be a switch that has a truck without a trailer with a Up and down arrow at the rear.

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Please don't do this to your fellow drivers.

Thanks G-town will do that next time, also I keep seeing lowering the airbags. How does one do that, I drive a 16 freightshaker cascadia evo

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Please don't do this to your fellow drivers.

Not sure if this is the right way or not but I crank it till I hear air coming out of the suspension then crank it once or twice more then call it a day, havnt heard anything bad and even had one guy, another Werner driver compliment me saying he wished he had people who knew how to drop a trailer like I did at his dedicated site

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Well Hell....

A picture says a thousand words. This one says, "My day is f****d!"

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But.... That's only four? And that sucks man, took me a minute to see it was like what's wrong? I don't see... oooohhhhhh....

Posted:  6 years, 5 months ago

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Be careful out there! Winter is here!

I got the experience of seeing 7 tractor trailers dangling from guard rails by the trailer tandems heading east across PA on I 80. Couldn't see the actual trucks, because they were hanging off bridges, overpasses, and mountain drop offs.. only the tail end of the trailers with only the tandems holding them. Each winter when I come through here I ALWAYS see one or 2, but 7?? Crazy.

I saw a few jackknifed and one hanging from the trailer tandems on I-80 and one bobtail on it's side in PA, folks if it's anything winter driving has taught me in a car is to respect it.... go slow, take your time and if it's too bad just stop or stay put... something I happily brought to semi winter driving, I'd rather stay put at a truck stop and take a hit on my wallet then lose my life

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