TruckingTruth logo

Prime maybe? Mind if I pick your brain?

Topic 18220 | Page 2

Page 2 of 3 Previous Page Next Page Go To Page:
Patrick R.'s Comment
member avatar

I heard on the radio there is a contest to win a trio to Dracula's castle in Transylvania where you and a guest could spend the night in velvet lined coffins lol

Hmmm...I thought maybe I would take one of you....you could draw straws...loser gets to go with me lol

Can I just volunteer? and do we share the same coffin or separate? lol.

Rainy D.'s Comment
member avatar

Yeah yeah...says the guy who never called me back

Patrick R.'s Comment
member avatar

Yeah yeah...says the guy who never called me back

Ouch! I been kinda busy prepping to leave out next week. Ill try to give ya a call tonight when I get off work :) Then we can discuss this biting thing lol

Tony's Comment
member avatar

Hey now something going on between y'all? Ha

double-quotes-start.png

Yeah yeah...says the guy who never called me back

double-quotes-end.png

Ouch! I been kinda busy prepping to leave out next week. Ill try to give ya a call tonight when I get off work :) Then we can discuss this biting thing lol

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
member avatar

I ESCAPED FROM RAINY'S DUNGEON!!!!

BQ 's Comment
member avatar

I strongly recommend Prime as a place to start a trucking career. During my research I found them to have the best pay during training and best starting pay for new drivers. I have met several other drivers who were surprised at the cpm I started out at. In my opinion, their training was great and you get decent experience with a trainer before being let out alone. You must take accountability for your training and be willing to make sacrifices. This is not a cake walk but it is far from the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. You will continue learning and honing your skills long after being on your own but this is by far the easiest job I've ever had.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Brett Aquila's Comment
member avatar

I ESCAPED FROM RAINY'S DUNGEON!!!!

Whoa! Welcome back! How's things goin?

Brett Aquila's Comment
member avatar
but this is by far the easiest job I've ever had.

Before I say anything further I'd like you to clarify something for me. Was "easy" really the word you wanted to use to describe this job, or maybe would something like "enjoyable" or "adventurous" or "exciting" be a better fit?

Because hearing a rookie say that trucking is easy has given me visions of ambulance lights and tombstones. It's one of the top 10 deadliest jobs in America and it's obviously not easy, but it is an adventure, it's a challenge, it's exciting sometimes, and it's a lot of other cool things. But it's certainly not easy.

So did you mean 'fun' or 'exciting' or 'adventurous'? That would be totally cool and I would agree completely.

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
member avatar

double-quotes-start.png

I ESCAPED FROM RAINY'S DUNGEON!!!!

double-quotes-end.png

Whoa! Welcome back! How's things goin?

Things are super awesome!!

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
member avatar

double-quotes-start.png

but this is by far the easiest job I've ever had.

double-quotes-end.png

Before I say anything further I'd like you to clarify something for me. Was "easy" really the word you wanted to use to describe this job, or maybe would something like "enjoyable" or "adventurous" or "exciting" be a better fit?

Because hearing a rookie say that trucking is easy has given me visions of ambulance lights and tombstones. It's one of the top 10 deadliest jobs in America and it's obviously not easy, but it is an adventure, it's a challenge, it's exciting sometimes, and it's a lot of other cool things. But it's certainly not easy.

So did you mean 'fun' or 'exciting' or 'adventurous'? That would be totally cool and I would agree completely.

I think I kind of understand what he's trying to say. In some ways, this really IS the easiest job I've ever had. But that's once I've made it out to the interstate and there's not a lot of traffic. The majority of my day is pretty simple: just keep the truck inside the lines and don't hit anything in front of you. It gets much trickier when there is a lot of traffic around, and then the real challenges come when you have to back into a spot and/or negotiate a shipping/receiving area/truck stop/etc. that you're not familiar with. But if you look at percentage of working hours, those challenging times are a drop in the bucket compared to the entirety of your day.

But saying it's "easy" doesn't necessarily imply you can be lax or not attentive to what you're doing. For me, saying my job is "easy" is just saying that I don't find what I'm doing overly complicated.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Page 2 of 3 Previous Page Next Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: http://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel

Need help? We have instructions for sharing photos from photo sharing sites



example: http://www.truckingtruth.com/images/header.jpg
Submit
Cancel

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More