Profile For Michael S.

Michael S.'s Info

  • Location:
    Lorida, FL

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    2 months, 1 week ago

Michael S.'s Bio

Experienced driver, but out of it for last 10 years, working on getting back out there!

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Posted:  6 days, 16 hours ago

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Best Pre-trip video tutorial for Prime students

The best Prime specific one is on the Prime app by one of the instructors, but you cant access it till you have employee code, seems a bit silly to me not to have it available for those studying for it

Posted:  6 days, 16 hours ago

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Let the process begin!

First day of TNT went well, left icy Sprimo this morning and sitting in Denton TX for the night, only 280 miles to do to the 90 in Houston by Monday morning. Nice to have an easy run for the first one, but hope the miles rack up quick after this.

Posted:  1 week ago

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CRST Exit Oppurtunities???

CRST contacted me several times and I told them each time that I'm not interested in having to team drive. I have no problem doing it initially for TNT as it is just a means to an end, but to have to do it all the time with a stranger, no thanks

Posted:  1 week ago

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I am confused. Which one is spring hanger

Didn't realize this is the same Michael S who is writing "Let the process begins". I am following yours and Britton's Diaries. Congratulations for that awesome Trifecta.

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Thanks, you'll nail it too!

Posted:  1 week ago

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Scheduled for Prime Inc SLC

Allright! Welcome aboard primate! And a sucker for flatbeddin too. Awesome!

I do believe I got the "knuckle dragging skateboarding primate" from you Turtle, hence my profile pic, Lol

Posted:  1 week ago

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I am confused. Which one is spring hanger

The pretrip for each state can be slightly different, the sheet you get from prime is basically word for word what the state of Missouri requires, so go by that, keep it simple, you dont need to get technical at all

Posted:  1 week ago

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I am confused. Which one is spring hanger

I just tested out at prime yesterday, for the pretrip here, both front and rear are your spring hanger mounts or just spring mount and make sure to say, "my spring mounts both front and rear are properly mounted and secure, not cracked bent or broken, and no missing mounting bolts"

Posted:  1 week ago

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Scheduled for Prime Inc SLC

Alright, another knuckle dragging skateboarding Primate in the works!๐Ÿ˜ great wishes on your journey!

Posted:  1 week ago

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Let the process begin!

Had lunch with my TNT trainer today, seems like a nice gal, I'll be her first trainee, and we seem to get along good. My psd trainer said I did so well that he recommended to prime that I only do half of the 30k, but they shot that down due to my previous experience not being recent enough. It's all good, I dont care either way, as long as I'm out there working and making money! Onward and upward!!!!! Our first load is to Houston for Monday AM, plenty of time to do it so we are leaving tomorrow morning

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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What CDL training company does not use hair follicle testing?

They did a hair test on me. I didn't have enough head hair, so they shaved my chest. (even then it was hard to get enough hair since hair doesn't grow well on steel) My tests came back positive for Geritol, Preparation H, and horse liniment. (The knees) But the company still hired me under the Senior Citizen Exemption (Federal regulation BS101)

Federal regulation BS 101, that's funny right there!

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Let the process begin!

Thanks guys and gals, and heres the funny part, that verbal pti test I was so worried about, 89 out of 90, just 1 thing shy of a perfect score, forgot to do the windshield wipers on my in cab!

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Let the process begin!

Things be happening fast, met my TNT trainer last night, a new female trainer and I will be her first student, trifecta'd today, Class A CDL in hand, got all the onboarding paperwork done, and I am officially an employee of Prime! And got the free hat to prove it! My trainers truck will be in the shop for a bit tomorrow afternoon, so most likely hitting the road tomorrow evening!

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Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Argh! Need help! I Panic During Testing!

All that worry and anxiety, and then,,,,,TRIFECTA!!!!!!!!

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Let the process begin!

TRIFECTA BABY!!!!!!

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Let the process begin!

Have you tried the Mr Examiner part while doing your PTI for anyone? The only suggestion I could make that might be helpful although a bit goofy would be just to call everyone who isn't a customer, Mr Examiner. Probably get some strange looks and might even get called in for a "random" but who knows it could help.

Actually after I got past my testing anxiety by various means, and got my delivery down, I am now incorporating mr examiner as well as please and thank you๐Ÿ˜

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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We Had A Major Truck Accident

So sorry to hear this, hoping for a speedy healing process.

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Detention - A problem still in search of a solution

I do not see it as a "necessary evil" in the trucking industry, rather, it is a very definative failure of the facilities to have adequate space and employees for the volume of goods moved through their warehouse, as well as, not having an efficient streamlined system in place.

Why are they set up in such a poor manner? Because they are trying to protect their bottom line by keeping their labor costs and infrastructure investments at a minimum and unfairly passing those deficiencies onto another sector of the industry.

All that being said, yes they should definitely pay reasonable detention after a reasonable wait time, and it should be paid directly to the driver immediately prior to removing the truck from the dock, in the same manner that they demand immediate payments from the drivers for lumpers, dock fees, unloading fees, or whatever other ridiculous fees they can come up with!

All part of why I enjoy flatbedding!

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Page Turners?

Well...since you brought it up....I have a few published. The best and most recent is Zodiac Lives, which is a thriller once compared to James Patterson and David Baldacci.

In that book, a child in 2000 has nightmares of a man trying to kill her in San Francisco. It turns out that her dreams lead investigators to undiscovered evidence from the infamous and real life Zodiac killings of the 1970s. After 20 years of dormancy, Zodiac starts killing again to discover who knows his identity.

i have other historical fiction...all involve suspense murder mysteries. One book is about the USPS and people find it funny....human heads and alligators in the mail. They are on Kindle and Audible.

if anyone's interested, i can set them for free for a few days. i might still have audiobook coupons for Zodiac Lives but they can only be used once, so if you ask please use it cause no one else can.

Rhoda D'Ettore on Amazon

Wow Rainy, I will definitely check your works out when I'm done with training!

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Argh! Need help! I Panic During Testing!

Tested on pretrip by my trainer today and I did way better, i think i have testing anxiety beat๐Ÿ˜

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Let the process begin!

Yes, I implemented a lot of advice I received for my testing anxiety, and thoroughly enjoyed a massive increase in my confidence, efficiency, and delivery while being tested by my trainer on pretrip today!!!! I got this!!!

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