Profile For slow roller

slow roller's Info

  • Location:
    Hauppauge, NY

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

  • Social Link:

  • Joined Us:
    2 years, 4 months ago

slow roller's Bio

Company driver (Local) in the soda industry from 1984 - 2007 Self employed in unrelated industry from 2007 to current and getting back into driving..........

Page 1 of 1

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

View Topic:

Starting with western Express

Hi Drivers

I'm flying to Nashville 3/4/17 to start Western Express Flatbed. I have driven local and have about 23 years experience in beverage industry from 1983 to 2007.

I realize I am considered a newbie due to 10 year lapse of no driving and will be refresher.

Regardless Im excited to start and know OTR Flatbed will be a challenging start and learning curve. OTR is quite different that local home every day but am prepared or so i think lol

Any advise and words of wisdom of what to expect and do from those with experience in OTR flatbed would be greatly appreciated

Warm regards and keep it safe

Slow Roller

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

View Topic:

Western Express Flat bed

Thank You Old School

I am leaving for Nashville TN on 3/4/17

As I begin my journey with Western Express will share my experience and what I learn with all on TT.

Both you and Brett with a few other professionals here make TT the best board second to none for solid, accurate information on the trucking Industry.

Warm Regards and Best wishes to all

Ed

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

View Topic:

Western Express Flat bed

I know a few here are affiliated with Western Express Flatbed. Do they have heavy Haul or Specialized division ? Any information greatly appreciated.

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

View Topic:

Changing Status

double-quotes-start.png

I sometimes think it's a universal problem in this career that there just seems to be a lot of naysayers, but I don't think your success or failure lies in the name of the company that's on the doors of your truck, but rather it's bound up in your willingness and ability to not only cope with the difficulties of the job, but to succeed at overcoming the odds against you - and that includes overcoming the prevalent attitudes and ideas which are mostly based on false premises to begin with.

double-quotes-end.png

Very well said! I agree 100%.

Old School, every time you say something I think, "OMG we have to make sure everyone sees this. Where can I put it????"

One of these days you might login to the site and find your quotes in place of our header image at the top.

smile.gif

I just booked my flight to Nashville TN 3/4/17 to start orientation with Western Express and looking forward to getting started ... Although I have 23 years driving experience I have been self employed in a unrelated industry for last 10 years.

Like to thank all for the great advise and words of wisdom !!!

Will touch base here when I can to keep all informed on my progress and thoughts.

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

View Topic:

Tailgating on purpose: Truck Platooning

Yeah, this is one of the most dangerous ideas I've seen in a long time. We're going to have trucks start tailgating each other to save a single digit percentage on fuel? Seriously? And we're going to rely on technology to 'keep us safe'? Cuz, you know, technology never fails us, right?

To me this idea is dumb beyond words. The risk/reward ratio is ludicrous. I'm sure this idea managed to get some funding for a few college professors to continue their research on aerodynamics, but in the real world this idea is nowhere near making any sort of sense.

I agree 100 % that this tailgating or wind drafting may work well in NASCAR racing but using this to save fuel by adding 1/10 mpg with big rigs is insane.

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

View Topic:

Having trouble with pre hires and speeding tickets.

Hi Driver

I am new here and had a similar issue. Drove from 1983-2007. Have been self employed in unrelated industry and looking to get back into OTR flatbed.

I recieved 1 speeder in 20 years in my personal vehicle that was 15 plus over the posted limit in PA.

I applied to many and turned down until ticket is 1 year old or in some cases 3 years.

I am starting with and going to orientation with Western Express bases in Nashville TN. I start 3/4/2017

May be others that will give a chance for a bad decision that happened once in 20 years for me but Western is the only one I am aware of.... So it does not happen again to me I sold my sports car lol

Best Regards and good luck to you my friend

Hello everyone, Been a lurker on here for a while. I am currently attending Roadmaster in Tulsa, OK. Just started Saturday. I have been turned down by Melton and Maverick and have not heard back from several others on pre hires. TMC, Keim TS, and Paul

The problem is I have 2 speeding tickets. One in February of 2013 for 21 over and one in August 2013 for 15 over. No accidents, no criminal, only 2 employers in last 15 years.

AM I wasting my time getting my CDL since I have the speeding on my record? Any suggestions on company's that will hire me? Obviously want to flatbed from my choices above.

The High Road Training Program is AWESOME!! Helped me tremendously in passing my permit tests the first time.

Thank you, Jim M.

Page 1 of 1

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More