Saturday, April 23, 2016


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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Gary to South Carolina

Got to Gary late Thursday night, and found my truck and trailer. Took a few hours but I got it inspected and checked all my equipment as well as got my stuff put away before bed.

Hanging out in Gary blows, the town just seems dead and rundown.

Picked up a single coil at Chicago Steel and am going through run that down to Huger, SC because they could not find a Texas load for me. Hopefully, I can get some lumber or something headed back west so I can get home for next weekend, cause this one is bust.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Training to Operations

Transferred from the training division to operations today. Fleet manager seems pretty cool, and has been with Maverick for a few years. He also used to drive so that's a plus.

Unfortunately there are no available trucks in Little Rock, so I have to go to Gary, Indiana to pick mine up. Luckily for mr they are renting me a car to get there instead of subjecting me to a hideous ride on a Greyhound.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Tarp Training

Tarping day is done, meet my Fleet Manager tomorrow morning and hopefully get my truck and head out!

Been a long couple of weeks.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Hands-On Training Day 5

Day started out well reviewing and evaluating linear steel loads, then moved on to aluminum.

After lunch we tested out and I passed with a 100% test score. So securement is now finished, we do tarring tomorrow.

Should be only two days left then I will get my truck and get back in the road.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Hands-On Training Day 4

Was a busy day and most of it was spent in the training bays.

Most of the day was taken up with miscellaneous load types including lumber, marble, containers, sheet steel and slinkys.

We also took some evaluations as well as some site specific safety videos.

We start our final evaluations tomorrow.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Hands-On Training Day 3

Experienced drivers got out early because the students have things to do we already did I, or do not have to do.

Very nice to get done early for once.

Today was taken up with cargo length based securement such as, shiny and grey bar, linear steel and mixed loads.

They also roped us into setting up the orientation DOT physicals area and stuff like that for tomorrow.