Profile For Mike D.

Mike D.'s Info

  • Location:
    Deep E, TX

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

  • Social Link:
    Mike D. On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 9 months ago

Mike D.'s Bio

Have done many jobs. Hoping solo driving will take me on into my golden years.

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Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Im giving trucking another chance

Also I have no idea how the hell to slide tandems, almost all the loads I got on my trainers truck were drop and hook with no tandem or 5th wheel sliding, so sliding tandems is a really confusing concept to me

Make sure the brakes are set. Go back to the rear axles and pull that lil knob out to release the pins. Go back to cab and push in yellow break knob leaving the red break out. And then slide backwards or forwards. Might have to rock it a couple of times to ensure pins are released. Might even have to hit one or two with a hammer to knock the in. 12th hole is max for most states except for California which is The 6th hole max. Just don't be over 34k lbs per axle and over 80k gross weight. The 5th wheel really only changes the front axle weight. I never mess with that one.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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New Ride

Hey Parrot. Just out of curiosity. What are your departing thoughts on McElroy? Good Bad Ugly ? TIA

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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New Ride

Good deal. Happy for ya!

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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Parking at night?

East of the Mississippi can be challenging. You have to get creative sometimes working with your clock. Weight stations of course. Also if you drive say a Freightliner...look up a dealer and they usually have parking and Wi-Fi too.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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It's Official, July 29th with Wilson

Missouri really only requires 10 logged in hours of drive time and two wks before being able to test out. That's what I did and of course time on the training pad at Prime Inc.

Posted:  5 years ago

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Trucking Companies That Hire With DUIs

Keep in mind, they run m7ch.more expensive checks once you get to orientation. Prime finds expunged DUIs and charges.

Prime has a 2 per lifetime. That is what the state of Missouri is. Fwiw.

Posted:  5 years ago

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I Have a Rollover. I’m looking for a company that will accept me.

Antoine, that's a tough one. A roll over is a preventable accident of which you'll have to be able to convince a potential employer you learned valuable lessons from. We all wish you the best, but I just don't know what direction to point you in. Start applying everywhere and be very upfront in any conversations you have with a recruiter.

I've seen Western Express hire someone after opening up the top of another company's tractor with a low bridge. You might give it a shot, but be prepared to explain what you've learned from this accident. Own it as your own mistake - don't prepare excuses, only lessons learned.

According to Safety. It has been an exceptionally bad year for roll overs.

Posted:  5 years ago

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Just smashed a deer

Take it out. That time of year. Grass getting green along the road side.

Posted:  5 years ago

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I Have a Rollover. I’m looking for a company that will accept me.

Huge bummer. It can easily happen to anyone. I hope it works out for you.

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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We Had A Major Truck Accident

Praying for you quick recovery. Team driving.

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