Category Archives: On The Job

Ohio Weather Craziness

Blue Skies in Ohio
Beautiful Blue Skies at Mike’s Trucking

Summertime Weather at Mike’s Trucking

Our drivers enjoy blue skies and warm weather in the summertime, for the most part.

After a long winter drivers look forward to:

  • Blue skies and open air!
  • Dry lots & dry clothes
  • Clean trucks & clean boots!

About the same time that we start planning for barbecue’s and fire pits, tornado warnings start to sound. Dark skies continue to roll in over our lot.

Crazy Ohio weather is a normal part of the summer for our drivers.

What Ohio Skies look like during a tornado warning.
Another view of the lot.

It can be so unpredictable.

The weather can be hot and humid, or cold and wet.

Typically it is humid in central Ohio.

This year, we’ve gotten a lot of rain, and a lot of wild weather!

Here are a few driving tips when dealing with Ohio’s crazy weather:

  • Check the forecast before you drive.
  • Check ODOT for possible road closures or flooding.
  • Check your equipment: tires, wipers, headlights, etc.
  • Pack an All Weather Bag with poncho, hat, glasses, dry towel, etc.
  • Eliminate distractions.
  • Always be safe!

Sunny days in Ohio are great for picking up Mulch!

Our stockyard truck enjoying the sun!

When the clouds part and sun shines brightly, people in central Ohio pick up their mulch, gravel and various landscaping materials at our stockyard.

Touch A Truck School Event

Touch a Truck event at JA Monroe Elementary School
This year’s Touch a Truck event was a huge success! We love partnering with local elementary schools. This year we visited JA Monroe Elementary School in London, Ohio with our trucks. Each kid received their very own ‘Mike’s Trucking” ball cap and a special bracelet that they were able to take home with them. One of the parents sent us a message that said, “Thanks for going to Monroe! My son hasn’t taken off his hat nor bracelet for days 😂❤️”

Trucking Enthusiast!

The kids were able to walk around the trucks and experience what it is like to sit behind the wheel of a dump truck.

Standing in line at the Touch a Truck event in London, Ohio.

Lining Up to Touch a Truck!

The kids lined up to climb into the cabin of one of our dump trucks. It was a beautiful day and both the kids and the team at Mike’s trucking had a blast!

See you next year!

How We Scale And Load Materials

Here’s a short video of how we scale and load materials at our Stockyard.

Posted by Mike’s Trucking on Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Scaling And Loading Materials In Our Stockyard

Here is a “Freaky Fast” video taken at our stockyard showing how we scale and load materials.

  1. Our empty dump truck circles wide in our stockyard then drives onto the truck scale to get weighed. Our driver safely avoids other trucks in our busy stockyard, paying attention to any foot traffic near the loading scales.
  2. The dump truck backs up to the material pile in the stockyard. Both the loader and the dump truck drivers carefully move into position. They make sure the loader has enough room to maneuver while loading the materials into the dump track.
  3. The loader truck scoops the material from the materials pile and loads the materials into the back of the dump truck. The loader needs enough room to safely return the scoop back to it’s original position.
  4. The dump truck returns to the truck scale for its final weighing. Once the dump truck is loaded and the weight is accurately measured and recorded, it is free to safely haul the material to its final destination.

We always follow safety standards when we scale and load materials at Mike’s Trucking. Driving or loading at the speed seen in the video is not recommended, unless you are delivering our lunch.

View our stockyard materials here.

Aggregate Transportation Company of The Year

Mike’s Trucking was awarded The Aggregate Transportation Company of the year in 2018.

Mike’s Trucking was awarded the Aggregate Transportation Company of The Year in 2018

Here stands Michael H. Culbertson, son of Michael E. Culbertson “Owner” of Mike’s Trucking at the Ohio Aggregate & Industrial Minerals Association Banquet.

It was such an Honor to revive this awarded, But this wouldn’t be possible without Our Employees here at Mike’s Trucking. We want to thank them all of their hard work and dedication. though out the years.

We truly appreciate all of you, thank you!

Unloading A Cement Tanker
Unloading Powder Cement

Today, we are unloading powder cement at Fabcon Precast job site.

We have been hauling various materials for Fabcon Precast for over 30 years.

Our driver, George Wainscott is unloading powder cement. Hauling dry cement that requires knowledge about our Bulk Trailers inside and out and also has a good knowledge of the material. 

All our drivers are experienced and use caution when dealing with pressurized materials. Unloading the trailer usually takes between 30 minutes and an hour.