Profile For Michael S.

Michael S.'s Info

  • Location:
    Lorida, FL

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    1 month 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:  2 days, 7 hours ago

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Let the process begin!

Pretty close to one week from right now I will be arriving in Sprimo for training!

Posted:  3 days, 5 hours ago

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Prime Inc Automatic only

I'm getting ready to head to Prime in a week, I dont see it as an issue as I feel it will be mostly automatics across the board soon, from what I understand and with a little experience in an auto truck, they get better fuel mileage.

Posted:  3 days, 19 hours ago

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Halvor Lines said OKAY!

Congrats, I spent many years in the twin ports (Duluth Mn/Superior Wi) prior to moving to Florida. Halver is a good company and one of the two biggest in the area, Jeff Foster is the other which I drove for several years

Posted:  3 days, 19 hours ago

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Prime CDL Training - Springfield, MO

ALSO, anyone going to Prime next week? How cool would it be to have some other folks in videos? Would love that. Anyway, update y'all later.

I'm starting Prime in Sprimo January 28th

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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The Ego Becomes The Downfall Of Many CDL Students: New Article By G-Town

I love this, great article! As an incoming student with previous driving experience, I am taking this to heart and approaching my training as a new driver with humility and coach ability, as well as a desire to not bring any old bad habits of driving experience with me!

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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This... I'm completely stunned. 2nd year in a row

Well, that's just awesomeness!

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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The First Year Trap - Article By Rainy

Another fantastic article by Rainy D, I hope you know, that you and your written works, and your posting here, as well as others here have really immensely helped me! Yes I'm one of "them" that came on here complaining about having to go the route of "indentured servant" but through great advice from you and others, my attitude has changed profoundly and I am very happily on my way to a renewed career with Prime, hope to be able to meet you at some point, but just know that you are greatly appreciated by this humble "servant" Lol!

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Historic "Super Load" in Canada

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That is freaking awesome, I've done some fairly big oversize in the past, but according to that, I ain't done squat!

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Maybe in the future, Michael smile.gif

Maybe, but I'm just going to get back in the flatbed groove with Prime for a year or more, honestly, I'm not sure if their flatbed division does oversize or not,, never asked, but maybe at some point I'll seek out oversize again

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Historic "Super Load" in Canada

You know what would suck, is if you stopped for fuel and the Super Load was in line before you.

Lol, I'm pretty sure that thing will not be pulling into any fuel island in the world, usually loads like that with multiple trucks powering it have a fuel truck traveling along with them for refueling.

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Well it's officially official!

Then allow me to officially send you the official welcome to Prime! Glad to have you aboard, Michael! Officially speaking, of course.

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Well, officially I wouldnt be on board official until I officially prove that I'm officially able to be an official truck driver,,,, or something like that, officially speaking that is!

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Fired for accident and not sure what to do.

In my mind, there's not really enough info provided for me to make any kind of judgement on you or the company's share of blame, but ultimately, the driver is responsible to determine if they are too fatigued to operate safely. You as the driver, could have just refused to drive due to not feeling safe to drive,,, would they be upset? Maybe, but that would have been a better outcome. That being said, I wish you the best in figuring out what to do from here. You need to decide what your level of commitment is as far as staying in trucking, while keeping in mind that if you do, you may need to go with a company without the amount of home time you desire till you can accumulate more accident free time. Wish you the best in whatever you decide.

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Historic "Super Load" in Canada

That is freaking awesome, I've done some fairly big oversize in the past, but according to that, I ain't done squat!

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Well it's officially official!

Just officially signed the official paperwork today committing to Sprimo Prime training on January 28!!!!!!!!

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Waiting list for Maverick’s CDL Sponsorship

I'm currently enrolled in Diesel Driving School in Sun Prairie, WI. Two weeks through the three week program and I'm extremely impressed with the school. My instructor (Jim) is the same age as me (66) and has been an instructor there for over 30 years! He really knows his stuff and how to teach it. Every time I have difficulty, Jim finds a way to explain it or demonstrate it so I can understand what to do and how to do it. At this point in the course, I appreciate that the school teaches what is essential to pass the CDL pre trip and driving exam, which will be next week. Teaching us to be "truck drivers" is secondary to the CDL test skills. Being a real "truck driver" will come after I get my CDL and hire on with a company and go through their training program and then go solo. When I've completed 1 year with the same company, then and only then I might consider myself a "truck driver". All of this I have learned right here on Trucking Truth. Good luck Jason. And before you accept a job, consult with as many unbiased people as possible. I've been able to do this because I'm going to an independent school without ties to any one company. All the company recruiting presentations are interesting, but we all need objective advice before make the big decision.

Wow, that brings back memories , I went through DDS Sun Prairie about 25 years ago on my first go round, and I do remember Jim, all the instructors there were great, have nothing but good to say about that school!

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Great Career Start

Good luck! Springfield? If so, I'm one week behind you.

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Dry van or flatbed

Flatbed for me, tried Van's for a bit, but love flatbed and oversize, I love the workout I get, but as others stated the elements can be a challenge!

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Living / Home Options for OTR Drivers

I've also been a landlord and property manager in the past, would not want to deal with that while on the road. I just have my little place in Florida that is paid for, just pay reasonable lot rent about equal to what storage would cost me, I plan to take my time off wherever a good hiking trail calls me and my dog in the summers and in Florida in the winters.

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Let the process begin!

I did the smart choice and took the parents up on their offer, flight is booked for Sprimo!

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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What did you do before becoming a truck driver?

Property manager, energy auditor, construction, home inspector and commercial property insurance inspector. Previous truck driving experience

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Let the process begin!

Hmmm, nice, my parents just offered to use their air miles to fly me to Sprimo instead of doing the 30 hour bus trip, I just may take them up on that!

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