Prime Or Jim Palmer

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Doug W.'s Comment
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Been accepted by both Prime and Jim Palmer. Please help me decide which one and why!! Thanks guys!

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Yeah. Jim Palmer pulls Primes freight. So really a much to do about nothing. flip a coin. It doesn't much matter.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Same company pretty much, Prime bought JP out back when I used to drive for them.

OtrEscapeArtist's Comment
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Jim Palmer is a sister company of Wilson Logistics. Yes, Palmer pulls Prime freight/equipment, however, the HR and management of my work on a daily basis is all Jim Palmer.

I like this arrangement and suits my taste of working for a small company with a large scope of freight...

Fatsquatch 's Comment
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Jim Palmer is a sister company of Wilson Logistics. Yes, Palmer pulls Prime freight/equipment, however, the HR and management of my work on a daily basis is all Jim Palmer.

I like this arrangement and suits my taste of working for a small company with a large scope of freight...

Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but JPT doesn't *only* pull Prime freight. I've seen quite a few Palmer trucks pulling trailers with another name across the side...I wanna say it was JR's Logistics, but I wouldn't swear to it, and earlier this afternoon I saw one pulling a Wilson Logistics trailer, which I've never heard of before. So it almost sounds like there would maybe be a bit more variety with Palmer over Prime.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Jim Palmer and Wil Trans are owned by the same people. They have an arrangement with Prime.

OtrEscapeArtist's Comment
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Wilson Logistics HQ Springfield MO owns JPT, O&S Trucking and Wil'Trans..

They have retained each brand respectively.

JPT operates RJ as its regional dry van service, primarily the Pacific Northwest aside from the Prime arrangement.

The "old" black Palmer dry vans are not associated as they were sold off and not repainted....lololol.

Yes, the opportunities are varied...

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Firehog's Comment
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Been accepted by both Prime and Jim Palmer. Please help me decide which one and why!! Thanks guys!

Similar situation, spent months researching 15 companies to give myself best shot of finding a long term home. JP and Prime ended up #1 and #2 on my list. I called recruiter and apply at JP. Called me back 2 days later to say he received my application and without even reviewing it he was stating chances where slim 2 out of 500. Discouraged, I still waited a 14 days then contacted Prime. The recruiter very upbeat and informative. I applied to Prime. They called me back within 24 hours to IRS verify my self employment. Recruiter called me the next morning and said I was accepted to Prime school. All less than 60 hours.

You guessed it, the JP recruiter finally read my resume and called me 5 minutes after I got off the call from Prime. JP wanted to know when I could start. I kept my choice with Prime because I am a (Dance with the one that brung ya kinda person)

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SO Who did you choose?

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Doug W.'s Comment
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Decided to go with Prime and cut out the middle man!

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