Profile For Joe Mc

Joe Mc's Info

  • Location:
    Las Vegas, NV

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    6 years, 10 months ago

Joe Mc's Bio

I am a 56 year old man who has made a late life career switch into trucking. This has been a good move for me. After eight months in the dry van sector I’ve become a flatbed driver. I really like flatbed. Trucking so far has been a career of many humbling moments.This job has exposed me to moments of sheer terror and absolute joy

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Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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Oh, the places you'll go...

This was taken in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco, CA. This freight elevator was mounted on rails attached to the outside of this building. They had been used to bring building materials up to the workers as construction progressed. The building was almost complete when we were brought in to pick the elevatos up. We had to load the rails on the deck too, they were a greasy mess😂

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Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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Dry Van Drivers Who Switched To Flatbed, do you regret it?

I made the switch to flatbed in April 2019. I like it much better than dry van. The reasons for my preference for open deck: quicker load/ unload times, better treatment at shippers and receivers. More out of the truck time with securement & load checks, more physical work, your work is on display- an incentive to hone your craft and do a good job with tarps and securement, a camaraderie among flatbedders- most guys will help you out if you have a question or need a hand, variety- you’ll deliver to all kinds of job sites, stores and manufacturing facilities. I’ve seen some flatbed drivers that are overweight. I haven’t seen any that are very overweight though.

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Is it normal to wait a while for a trainer?

I had to wait for two weeks. I asked for a non-smoking trainer with a manual transmission truck. I got the non-smoker but his truck had an automatic transmission.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Tips Before My First Day With A Trainer?

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Tips Before My First Day With A Trainer?

For backing skills, check out a Youtube channel called My Trucking Skills. I used to watch this channel a lot when I needed help with understanding how to back.

I like the fact that the guy that makes these videos shoots multiple angles of the back that he's performing and narrates the moves he's making as the cameras roll. He's made videos on most types of backs so you can look at and study a back you'll have to make the next day or later on, with an overhead view on Google Earth, and then have some familiarity with it when you need to do it

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Tips Before My First Day With A Trainer?

For backing skills, check out a Youtube channel called My Trucking Skills. I used to watch this channel a lot when I needed help with understanding how to back. I like the fact that the guy that makes these videos shoots multiple angles of the back that he's performing and narrates the moves he's making as the cameras roll. He's made videos on most types of backs so you can look at a back you'll have to make the next day or later on, on Google Earth and have some familiarity with it when you need to do it

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Game: Perfect Driving Song

Ramble Tamble by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Green Grass and High Tides by the Outlaws

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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I've Been Sick This Week

I just wanted to say that your many posts and articles have helped me a lot in my career. I post very rarely but read what’s written here regularly. I felt compelled to say thank you very much and I wish you a quick recovery. This website has been a big factor in my surviving the first two years of my journey as a truck driver.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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What about diabetics and hair follicle test

Beam me up Scotty...

Posted:  4 years ago

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Game: Perfect Driving Song

Highway Song by Blackfoot

Or...

Highway Star by Deep Purple

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