Profile For Michael M.

Michael M.'s Info

  • Location:
    Clarksville, TN

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 7 months ago

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Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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First day solo snow storm coming :(

Yessir. Warmed a little today. Around 30• and started and idled fine. I threw a bottle of 911 and the regular conditioner in the side box. Opti is set and I’m just waiting for another driver to bring me a load swap for Monday in bowling green.

I’ll throw some anti-gel in the tank when he gets here if I remember my funnel this time. 🤔I think I’ll pack the funnel now.

Thanks for all the help guys.

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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First day solo snow storm coming :(

It’s not timed out. Just starved.

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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First day solo snow storm coming :(

Sorry I meant I turned opti off to verify fuel was causing the shut down. I’ll try some product later. Thanks.

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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First day solo snow storm coming :(

Gonna try some anti gel. It’s -0 with wind chill and I have half a tank. I was going to leave opti-idle or whatever it is on to maintain the battery in the cold. Ran for maybe 2 minutes and I’ve only got maybe 15-30 seconds running per start with a little throttle. Opti turned off.

By the way I grew up in San Diego and got stationed at Ft. Campbell so cold weather in general has its own learning curve for me. I’ve been in Tennessee since 2001 but it’s not typically this cold and never had my own semi either.

So I appreciate all the tips. Keep em coming.

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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First day solo snow storm coming :(

So I went to pre-trip (mainly to check roads and battery). Still icy with more snow coming. I think I’m gelled up. Anyhow I called my FM and he said don’t worry about anything and just keep him posted on weather so he can relay to other drivers. And plan on Monday.

I’m definitely not arguing with that. (Neither is my wife 🙂) I really appreciate all the replies and for all you out there moving freight I wish you a safe trip. I’ll try to keep y’all posted on my first week out but for now I’ll just be reading through the winter driving posts and spending time with the family.

Prayers for y’all hard at it and hope to see you on the road soon.

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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First day solo snow storm coming :(

It’s going to get brushed off. I didn’t figure anybody would put a load on the 1/4 inch of solid ice I had going on. Thanks guys.

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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First day solo snow storm coming :(

So first off I just want to thank you all for the resources and support to get through training. I finally made it! Got my own truck!

Now the fun part. I brought my truck home last week and told FM I’ll be ready to go Monday. Got to spend some much needed time with the family and get the truck packed. Also yesterday dumped 60lbs of salt on the flatbed so I can be ready for my first dispatch tomorrow.

The weather here just north of Nashville unfortunately is going to be doodoo. And I’m already having anxiety about it. It’s enough pressure just driving this big ole truck on my own without a blizzard thrown in.

So I made the call to extended services and left a message saying I might not be ready to roll. I just feel like crap because I finally made it on my own truck and I have to “call out” if you want to call it that.

I had to reason with myself that it’s better to stay home than crash my truck the first day. I’m under the training FM for now so I’m sure he’ll understand. I’m going to check in with him tomorrow.

I guess I’m just trying to do the right thing and play it safe but I’m just disappointed in myself for not being ready to roll.

I would feel better if I at least left the house and had to shut down for weather. It just feels like a bum start. And yes I did drive in snow with my trainer but not 4-6”. That may not seem like much to you guys but as a new driver I think it’s a little out of my safe zone.

My pride wants to go but my common sense says that’s just stupid. The good news is my trailer is empty so nobody is waiting on me lol.

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Accident

Thanks for posting the map view. Sorry I have no advice as a new cdl holder just following to learn something.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Headed to Maverick LLC for orientation

Got here yesterday. I guess we’re having a TT meetup.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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What’s going on Maverick???

Well that only took forever. Got the call today fellas. I’ll be in Little Rock Saturday. I’m pretty excited. Wish me luck and I’ll try to give updates.

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