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My update from the Prime Inc Tanker division

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Pete B.'s Comment
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Whoops, sorry Patrick, for some reason I thought you were a flatbedder.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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It is all good. I wanted to be, but.... my back prevents it.

Firehog's Comment
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Icecold24K,

I am attending school 09/05/17 at prime. I am interested in Tankers. I have been wondering if the Prime tanker routes are long hauls like reefer or more regional? I want to travel coast to coast as much as possible. Thanks in advance for your input,

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Old School's Comment
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I want to travel coast to coast as much as possible.

Firehog, I believe at Prime you are more likely to accomplish that goal pulling a reefer or a flat-bed. Icekold can correct me if I'm wrong.

When you first get started you can expect them to be putting you on some shorter, easier runs. They are going to try to help you get the hang of things before they start sending you all across the country. Early on is when you want to establish yourself as a dependable guy who gets it done. Once you've built a reputation for efficiency and productivity they'll start running your wheels off.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

icecold24k's Comment
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Yes what Old School said is 100% spot on... With flatbed and reefer you will run coast to coast and see a lot of states.. With tanker you will see mainly east of the Mississippi River. Also very true your first few weeks they will throw you softballs. Very easy runs with lots of time on them.. Once you show them you want to run and will pick up and deliver early when possible they will run you hard. You will run a lot of miles and be planned on loads ahead of time.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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