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dari's Comment
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Have anyone here worked for prime inc and broke the one year contract? If so did you actually payed them back or the contract was bull****🤔

G-Town's Comment
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Dari the contract is not BS. Prime trained you, invested in you and in return you agreed to work for them a set period of time by signing a legally binding contract. Of course you will owe them whatever is remaining on your financial obligation. Most companies are willing to work out a payment plan.

Why do you want to break the contract?

dari's Comment
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I think me signing that contract was out of desperation for work (more like inpatience) I had a cdl when I went to prime but they gave us the "not enough hours" bs. I broke the contract because I wasn't happy working for prime. I would like to know what other people have done when they break the contract. I heard someone saying that they take it out of your taxes at the end of the year. Just want to know what alternative I have with prime.

Dari the contract is not BS. Prime trained you, invested in you and in return you agreed to work for them a set period of time by signing a legally binding contract. Of course you will owe them whatever is remaining on your financial obligation. Most companies are willing to work out a payment plan.

Why do you want to break the contract?

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Well we never advise anyone to break a contract. We have a lot of people here who have been working for Prime for a long time. So I can pretty much guarantee no one here is going to support your position for wanting to break a contract but we'll definitely help you figure out how to work through the problems you're having there.

What problems are you having there?

Old School's Comment
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I had a cdl when I went to prime but they gave us the "not enough hours" bs. I broke the contract because I wasn't happy working for prime.

Dari, that satement indicates you already quit a previous trucking job, and also tells us you aborted that mission early. Otherwise Prime would have been more than happy to take you on as an experienced driver.

What happened prior to getting hired by Prime? The answer to that question may hold the key to why you seem to be struggling at this.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
dari's Comment
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Not at all I pay for my cdl i was fresh out of school when I went to prime

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I had a cdl when I went to prime but they gave us the "not enough hours" bs. I broke the contract because I wasn't happy working for prime.

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Dari, that satement indicates you already quit a previous trucking job, and also tells us you aborted that mission early. Otherwise Prime would have been more than happy to take you on as an experienced driver.

What happened prior to getting hired by Prime? The answer to that question may hold the key to why you seem to be struggling at this.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Old School's Comment
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Okay, I see. So what went wrong at Prime? What prompted you to leave without completing your agreement?

Tim F.'s Comment
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I see what the problems was. The original post from 5 months ago asks what Primes Pay is like. It didn't ask how they are to work for. What are expectations of the drivers. Dari just assumed since he had his CDL he'd be making top dollar right away. Obviously just another driver unwilling to put in the time and effort to advance within the company.

Of course, I could be wrong. There's plenty of drivers who would love to work for Prime, but due to Primes stringent hiring policies, can't. It's a shame you couldn't stick it out Dari. Now, you'll owe Prime AND more than likely they'll note that you broke the contract on your DAC report.

Good luck.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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It would also be great if people would consult us before making major career decisions Instead of after the damage is done.

It seems he may have gone to a CDL school that did not meet the minimum requirements for Prime, so they made him go through their training program and sign a contract.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Old School's Comment
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It would also be great if people would consult us before making major career decisions

I agree, but with as much trouble as we're having getting Dari to engage in a conversation here, it's doubtful he really appreciates our advice.

He seems more like the type that was hoping we would be high fiving him, and then advising him how to get out of his contract.

Dari, we think you should go back to Prime and finish what you started. That will depend, of course, on the terms that you left them on.

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