Prime Inc. Deadheading

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Joshua P.'s Comment
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For more than one occasion ive been deadheaded from the northeast to Toledo,OH. Has this happend to any body else?

Deadhead:

To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.

C T.'s Comment
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I'm not with prime, but as long as I'm being paid for a dh it's easy money. No worries

Turtle's Comment
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Quite often for me, there are "go to" shippers in certain parts of the country who will always have freight for us at the drop of a hat.

For example, any time I'm delivering to the WI, upper IA, or MN area, I can usually expect to dh to Shakopee, MN for a load of shingles.

The least guys don't typically like to go up that way because of the dh. But unlike lease, us company guys get paid dh miles.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Big Scott's Comment
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I'm not with Prime, but I once had a deadhead of over 1000 miles. I'm sure you get paid the same as loaded. The only concern is wind.

Deadhead:

To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.

C T.'s Comment
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1000 mile dh? That's insane lol must have been some top rate freight.

icecold24k's Comment
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Yes on a few occasions I have deadheaded from like Grand Rapids Michigan to Newark Nj and once even Kansas City to Newark. I am company so I am good with whatever since I get paid all miles loaded and empty. Also I am tanker so things are a little different in our small world.

Deadhead:

To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Yes on a few occasions I have deadheaded from like Grand Rapids Michigan to Newark Nj and once even Kansas City to Newark. I am company so I am good with whatever since I get paid all miles loaded and empty. Also I am tanker so things are a little different in our small world.

even reefer has been DHing long distances, but you will probably do it more as tanker.

Not only is it easy, but your mpg bomis will be great! youll get there faster and as tanker you are not susceptible to wind the same way reefer is, so truck along and make that money ;)

Deadhead:

To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Matt M.'s Comment
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Our record deadhead at Prime was Seattle, WA to Bakersfield, CA. That's over 1,000 miles, I believe it was a blueberry load going to Boston. Great load all around, super light for fuel bonus and big miles.

Solo I got sent up to Easton, ME from somewhere in Pennsylvania. I think it was something like a 600 mile deadhead.

Unloading in Denver can get you some pretty good deadheads too, by far the most common being Dodge City, KS. It's close to 400 miles.

Deadhead:

To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.

Joshua P.'s Comment
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Ok im not the only one then. I dont like dh from CT to OH because usually im not on a load so i drive the shift just to get around Toledo to wait for a load so its more of a waste of a day to me but at least i get paid for the miles when my assignment is recieved. I am a lease op so fuel also comes into play as well as im coming out of home time and the dh is my first run.

C T.'s Comment
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Just wondering, how long you been driving?

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