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Old 10-04-2010, 04:48 AM
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Would this be considered safe considering it drives on the highway, I assume of course.
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If you are going to grow beyond a few on a crew you have to learn to let go and trust your employees. Let them know that this equipment pays your salary and if it breaks there is no work. Andy has gotten over this hurdle and has done very well. Accidents are going to happen but what you do to try and prevent them is what counts.

I worked running loaders with a guy that would go balls to the wall and I would not go any faster than I could stay in the seat without a seat belt. That was my comfort zone. When my boss asked me why my loader never broke down I told him that I grease it every day and if I can't stay in the seat without the belt I am going to fast for the machine. In 2 years working there I never had a breakdown. I always wore the belt anyhow but if it had to hold me in the seat it was too fast.
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If you are going to grow beyond a few on a crew you have to learn to let go and trust your employees. Let them know that this equipment pays your salary and if it breaks there is no work. Andy has gotten over this hurdle and has done very well. Accidents are going to happen but what you do to try and prevent them is what counts.

I worked running loaders with a guy that would go balls to the wall and I would not go any faster than I could stay in the seat without a seat belt. That was my comfort zone. When my boss asked me why my loader never broke down I told him that I grease it every day and if I can't stay in the seat without the belt I am going to fast for the machine. In 2 years working there I never had a breakdown. I always wore the belt anyhow but if it had to hold me in the seat it was too fast.
Yes but you have experience which I respect and what you say is very true.

I have no issues putting the right client in the seat, there is always a hidden objective I guess.

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If you are going to grow beyond a few on a crew you have to learn to let go and trust your employees. Let them know that this equipment pays your salary and if it breaks there is no work. Andy has gotten over this hurdle and has done very well. Accidents are going to happen but what you do to try and prevent them is what counts.

I worked running loaders with a guy that would go balls to the wall and I would not go any faster than I could stay in the seat without a seat belt. That was my comfort zone. When my boss asked me why my loader never broke down I told him that I grease it every day and if I can't stay in the seat without the belt I am going to fast for the machine. In 2 years working there I never had a breakdown. I always wore the belt anyhow but if it had to hold me in the seat it was too fast.
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