Profile For Thomas C. (aka Ghost)

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  • Location:
    Coon Rapids, MN

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    10 years, 5 months ago

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Posted:  10 years, 4 months ago

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Checking In

LA is not a part of CA. We Californians do not associate ourselves with such a crappy city.

LA is a completely different territory. They out to make a wall around it and sell it back to Mexico.

Truer words never spoken. I'm from Bako and from what I can tell the rest of Cali doesn't want LA.

Posted:  10 years, 4 months ago

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2014

Happy New Year!!

Posted:  10 years, 4 months ago

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New Years

When you get to Prime, even as a company driver you are allowed 2 hrs a day for off duty driving. You will find out the restrictions as to how you can/can not use them.

Ernie

That's good to know. I spent the New Year at my current job getting double time and a half. Woot!dancing.gif

Posted:  10 years, 4 months ago

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Made it home finally

Enjoy your home time! Thanks again for all the info. One week till I head down to Springfield!

Posted:  10 years, 4 months ago

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Thank you trucking truth!

Congratulations man! I never had to go through my wives father. Mater of fact my mother in law offered me a place to live when my relationship with my own family was not going well. Wired huh?

Posted:  10 years, 4 months ago

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First Week of car hauling, FYI

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Welcome Bill !!! You are our very FIRST parking lot !!!!! I've heard such horror stories about hauling cars...So I'm glad you came here, so we can get it from someone who knows !!!! Fell free to post about your experiences and the learning curve...

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Although this company is a solid one, they did put me solo a bit too fast. With the holidays and all I think they were short handed and sent me out with only three days training. Understand though that I'm also a heavy equipment operator and learned the hydraulic system rather fast. My issue was that I put two Toyota Vans, 2013's, too close. One facing forward on the top over my drive's and one backed on at the front top position of the trailer. (Loading cars/vans/trucks/suvs is like doing puzzles to make height, length, and weight.) These things are long and I already knew I was not going to get as many on as they wanted. Two vans were close to each other making my turn radius very tight but felt I could just be extra cautious. Well, my first drop had a detour about 1 mile from the lot and it included a jack knife turn. Long story short I put a basket ball size dent in one van, busted three tail light lens covers between the two vans, and shattered the rear window of one van. Called my boss right away to let him know so he could start damage control with the client and he just said, "Look Bill, we stuck you in the truck with only 3 days training. We told you you would get from two weeks up to two months! Don't even worry about it!" When I got back he teamed me up for a day with a guy who's been hauling cars for 15 years and was picking up full size trucks. Long and tall! This guy made loading look easy! I learned a ton of good stuff from him and expect to be dispatched out this AM with a full load. Then the boss gave me a cool, stainless steel company coffee cup. (Already got a jacket worth about $150 bucks and lined sweat shirt worth about $50) Feel very lucky to have found these guys!

Wow! If only all companies handled their business this well! Who are ya hauling for if you don't mind my asking? I always thought this would be an interesting sector of the trucking industry. I would be interested in the enclosed vehicle haulers as well.

Posted:  10 years, 4 months ago

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New job

Congratulations on the new employment. Hope to run into ya someday!

Posted:  10 years, 5 months ago

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A CLEAN AND SOBER TRUCK DRIVER!

Wow Tracey.

Very strong story. It stirs up a lot of emotions in myself as it causes me to reflect on my on life and the lives of those that are near and dear to me. Although I may not personally suffer from a drug or alcohol adiction, about 80% of my family on both sides suffer from some form of addiction. Tracy you are a blessing to this community. Not only as a member but as a steward of wisdom, precedent, and recovery.

God bless and Merry Christmas! thank-you-2.gif

Now I think it would be best if I reached out again to some of my family that is currently struggling at remind them that they are never alone. embarrassed.gif

Posted:  10 years, 5 months ago

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Bringing a bike on the road

If it was safe to mount my busa on the catwalk I would try and figure that out. But that long 700+ pound bike would definatly be a hassle. I was looking at folding bikes myself. My standard bike was stolen out of my shed a few years ago and I have never picked anouther one up since my wife hates bicycles. How much room is in this storage area?

Posted:  10 years, 5 months ago

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And I thought choosing my first company was hard!

rofl-3.gif Guess I just got my question ansered as to where you were going by reading this thread. I will be joining Prime for schooling and training officially on the 7th. I just hope my instructor and trainer are as cool and patient as Ernie and yourself. smile.gif

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