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LandonWalsh

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    Corey Landon Walsh
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  1. Rephrase the first question, I don't follow... The top three skills would be: Organizational, analytical, and communication skills. People skills are not a must, but I spend 80% of my day talking to brokers, shippers, and drivers, via phonecall and email so... You don't have to be the friendliest guy around, but it very much helps... My job consists mostly of negotiation, phonecalls, emails, research, google maps, cussing, putting out fires, and cussings some more..
  2. Update on that MX project.. 1 trailer came back Tuesday. 2 of the trailers came back today. 1 trailer won't make it back till tomorrow. Tons of detention pay out of my pocket.($2400 worth) One of the trailers on the Mexico stuff came back with damaged tires
  3. You are hiring for your own interest. The bottom line is and should be: Does his skill set and behavior benefit your company? The only way his beliefs would change things is if he negotiated with those beliefs as a basis. All you would have to do is make that clear that kind of negotiation would be unacceptable and you run your business differently.. His results should be easy to indicate if he is following your interests or not.
  4. Taken off the bottom line, and go on their record. Spot on. Yeah its hard to keep up with all the many many many different ways the government screws with the Transportation industry. I've actually been trying to keep notes on all the ways and ask drivers whenever I can what's the worst things they deal with. Another thing to put things into perspective is the total Profit the government makes off fuel taxes runs around $1.25/gallon, while the gross profit for the companies responsible for pulling it out of the earth, refining it, and paying for it's transportation, is around .
  5. Zing! Yeah, this is what I realized the moment I watched Yaron's video. Vouchers sound nice. But you could not put a more destructive gun to the head of private schools and also your long term goals.
  6. I've always thought Vouchers were a good idea, because it could give parents choice and break up the government monopoly... Which it may do. However, it has been years since I've re-examined the issue under different perspective and I found that Yaron makes a good point here: Yaron is spot on with his examination... Maybe it is not the best solution. Now im not sure if there could be a more politically achievable transitional voucher that didn't come with all the problems discussed, and this could be debated till the cows come home but it is not really the point of me posting this.
  7. Well for starters, children will get indoctrinated with religion regardless of what school they go to. The big difference with public schools, is that not only are they being dumbed down but they are also indoctrinated by the state in public schools. Further, I said the promotion of: Rational Private Schooling, Homeschooling, and the Voucher Program. Unless responsible and well-meaning parents are armed with the philosophical knowledge to be able to choose a rational educational method for their children i.e., a type of educational method that will fully prepare their children for s
  8. Education. Specifically the elimination of Public schooling, and the promotion of Rational Private Schooling, Homeschooling, and the Voucher Program. Aside from the students who learn & retain little practical knowledge from public school, experience failed classrooms, bad test scores and delinquent behavior... modern education even in the best of schools and under the best of circumstances, works to usurp the student's capabilities for independent thought and destroys their ability to think, understand, and integrate knowledge that students require to function properly as
  9. Landstar is one of the safest carriers in the nation(also one of the most expensive),There is not much that I as a Broker/Agent/Dispatch can do to stop it from happening, but it does happen. This year I've had two drivers wreak. One who we believe fell asleep and ran off the road with a Hazmat shipment in Arkansas, and the other on a Oil rig move who crashed a Crew House into a Bridge in WV.. Was over by just two inches and shaved the whole roof of the building. Here's what the inside of the Trailer with hazmat looked like afterward: http://pasteboard.co/28CYprNw.png http://pasteboar
  10. Practically nothing... But its not the stops that cost money... Its the HUGE fines the DOT will slap on a driver and company for anything and everything. If your windshield wiper doesn't look brand new, one of your tires are a little light, your paperwork, logs, shippernumber, etc etc etc etc... Boom! Say goodbye to money. This is one of the reasons for the extremely high industry turnover rate. Every driver you see is most likely new and in his first year or two of driving. (Which Ironically makes the roads LESS safe.)
  11. HA, Carefully, with a lot of experience and the help of Escorts in the front and the back of the truck. Specific routes have to made to ensure safety. Most of the guys that have the experience, equipment, and capital to be able to run loads like that have all been in the industry for 25+ years. And considering truckers have a HUGE turnover rate those guys are extremely rare. That particular piece is a 292,000#(pound) Plate Girder hauled from Van Buren AR to the new World Trade Center vehicle security building. Good question. Well the Biggest projects usually consist of Oil ri
  12. A PROPER Education would resemble: Montessori education in Primary school. Cognitive education in Middleschool, and Cognitive, autodidact and specialization education for highschool. Or in other words. Primary = Basics via scientific pedagogy. Middleschool = Reason. Highschool = Purpose. Graduation = Self-Esteem

  13. I know Rand and the Objectivist community have a little love with the Transportation Industry so I'd thought I would answer any questions people might have. A little Background: I work for Landstar Transportation: I provide and manage specialized transportation solutions for clients in Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, and Construction industries in US and Canada. I work mostly with Hazardous Materials and Over-Dimensional Projects. Previous projects have encompassed everything from drill pipe to entire oil & gas drilling rigs. Project specs have encompassed width up to 16' and weight
  14. Just watched "I Love You Phillip Morris". It was very very very strange to see Jim Carry play a flaming homosexual con-artist. But he pulled it off well. Very emotional and hilarious movie.

  15. "In fact. 'atheism' is a term that should not even exist. No one ever needs to identify himself as a "non-astrologer" or a "non-alchemist." We do not have words for people who believe Elvis is alive or that aliens have traversed the galaxy only to molest ranchers and their cattle. Atheism is nothing more than the noises reasonable people make in the presence of unjustified religious beliefs." - Sam Harris

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