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 😂❤️”
The kids were able to walk around the trucks and experience what it is like to sit behind the wheel of a dump truck.
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!
Here is a “Freaky Fast” video taken at our stockyard showing how we scale and load materials.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.