Prime, Schneider, Or Werner

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Spencer Hastings's Comment
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Hello i am back again lol i have one simple question as far as home time . I live in Massachusetts so basically say i went to warner and i was to go home their are no terminals around me so how would it work with the trailer. This is a general auestion forbalotbof companys i was looking into that arnt around me where would my trials go when i go home?

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Spencer Hastings's Comment
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I ment trailer sorry i am on my fone Damm auto correct lol

6 string rhythm's Comment
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A good start would be to contact those companies, let them know where you are located, and ask them about their policy for taking the truck home and parking. Go to the source first.

Having said that, drivers usually will make arrangements to park their rig in a secure area - it's the driver's responsibility to keep the rig safe. I've heard of drivers renting spaces if they can't park at home or don't know of any public parking lots.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Scott O.'s Comment
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I ment trailer sorry i am on my fone Damm auto correct lol

Companies have what are called drop yards through out the 48 states or you can park at a truck stop or talk to a near by Walmart or big parking lot... Drop yards could be just a fenced in lot for trailers or Ive had to drop my trailer in a repo lot for a tow company

Mike H.'s Comment
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Schneider has a yard in Shrewsbury on Rt 140 just off Rt 9

Steve L.'s Comment
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I have this issue in Florida. Company has a lot 1.5hours away. Grocery store manager gave me written permission to park there for weekend near my home.

If you're taking an empty home, sometimes your company can dispatch you to drop that empty & you only have to find a spot for the truck. I did that last time.

Good luck this my biggest worry but it'll work out.

Brian 's Comment
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I drive for Werner, and live north of Minneapolis, nearest terminal is 400 plus miles away, I can either drop my trailer at a drop yard 25 miles away, or take it home, I always drop it, much easier.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Spencer Hastings's Comment
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I drive for Werner, and live north of Minneapolis, nearest terminal is 400 plus miles away, I can either drop my trailer at a drop yard 25 miles away, or take it home, I always drop it, much easier.

How is the pay at werner?

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

IFFAT M.'s Comment
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My buddy driving for Prime for almost a year and he's happy there. He drives reefer and makes 36cpm.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Carter's Comment
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My buddy driving for Prime for almost a year and he's happy there. He drives reefer and makes 36cpm.

I started at Prime about a month ago and I believe it is .38 base for reefer, plus .05 additional for lightweight, which I'm pretty sure all new drivers start with, for a starting total of .43 cpm.

Also, I will say that everything I have seen to this point tells me that they really have their stiff together and are a good company overall.

I've been very happy.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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