Profile For John B.

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  • Location:
    New castle, DE

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 4 months ago

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Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Left prime

I will tell you what old school, you are the problem. For 20 years I worked for the same company climbing poles as a line man. Cleanliness and grooming standards were a must, men died not following the rules. I have buried 6 friends that got hit when 100k volts. To throw the fact that I will not work on filth is bull****. This company is bringing in over 100 people a week and throwing the **** against the wall to see why stick. I am not some millianial cry baby wanting a free ride. I am a 50 year old man that demands minimal osha standards. So if you got a problem with me calling out a cdl mill for there bull****...

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Left prime

I know there are a lot of happy prime drivers here this is only my experience. I flew home yesterday, after the disaster with my first tnt trainer I was given a second one. Was told he was their best. Maybe at one time but not anymore. Truck was filthy with rotting food and smells that I haven’t encountered since I left the family farm. When I brought this to their attention my fleet manager Steve Benz and the training manager Steve Tassin both berated me saying I wasn’t cut out to drive. That I needed to lower my expectations and health and sanitary conditions. Mr Low should be ashamed of what his company is becoming. Do not choose prime they have turned into cr England, they are now a cdl mill. Only let me post one picture I have more.

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

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No apnea

Got the results of last night’s study and like my family doc said, no apnea just a big neck. Got my full med card on more hurdle crossed.

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

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Switching trainer

Well it’s been a weird couple of weeks. I ended up switching trainers since mine didn’t abide by the no cell phone rule and almost drove us off the road in the Arkansas mountains playing a game. My new FM called me this morning and asked how I only have 4400 miles in 3 weeks, well he picked me up on a Wednesday we grabbed a load, 36 hour reset on sat-sun then dropped the load and went to his house in Arkansas for 10 days because he didn’t want to drive anymore. And now at the mothership getting my sleep study while my trainer is at a wedding and won’t be back until Monday or Tuesday. New FM just said wow that’s wrong on so many levels. So I am moving from being a skateboarder to a broccoli jockey but on the plus FM says my new TnT has to be yelled at to take home time he prefers the road.

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

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Am I a wimp? (UPDATED)

Thanks for all the advice. I tried something of a lost art talked man to man. So far seems resolved

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

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Am I a wimp?

46500 miles just started. Took two weeks to get picked up because there wasn’t a load to his liking in my area of the country. I just wanted to run that by others. I’m in the sleeping north holding fast so I don’t get tossed out

The lack of sleep and the stress sound perfectly normal.

The tablet, cell phone usage, and tripping over the **** bottles do not.

My trainer spends most of his driving shift on the phone, but he has a hands-free headset and never takes his eyes off the road. In my opinion it’s unacceptable for a trainer to be setting this example.

Also, while I don’t disagree with the sentiment that you should be stressed out now so you can handle it solo, there’s also this to consider:

1) you’re going to be stressed out solo too 2) he shouldn’t be yelling at you unless there’s an immediate danger of hitting something and the yell is a warning

How much time left do you have in your TNT?

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

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Am I a wimp?

Running into some issues with my tnt and would like to know if it’s normal suck it up and roll or make changes. I do no day driving I have the night shift while he sleeps which wouldn’t be a big deal except the lack of sleep. My trainer is constantly on the rumble strip because one eye is on his phone or tablet, got about 3 hours sleep today got woken up and tripped over his **** bottles getting into the passenger seat to have a smoke. This morning I had to finally pull over with 1:20 left on my drive clock because I started to nod. Was so tired had to do 2 straight backs to get into a spot. He started yelling at me, his theory is stress the trainee out while with him so we can handle it solo. If this is normal rookie whining please let me know or should I say something because I also don’t want to be a rat. Just not feeling safe or confident right now

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

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What are your personal positives and negatives regarding jockeying a rig for a living?

Lay off the 70s trucker movie lingo.

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

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Drug testing

Sitting on a 34 so I could read up. If the company reported it to the clearinghouse you do have the right to contest the result and if you are clean it will be removed which gives you a clean slate with them but not with that company. BUT there is a diminishing timeframe, example you tested for coke and try to wait for it to clear out of your system it aint gonna work. My cdl is my most prized possession my dr knows I’m gonna ask about false positives for everything . I had a tooth extracted and got a note from the dentist about the amount of codiene pills the dose and timeframe. Yes I am a little overzealous but confident on every random. And I have had 3 so far at prime. Pretty sure that’s a new record for a trainee

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

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Prime Inc: getting to n from terminal during training?

I drove my personal vehicle to Pittston so they sent me home to get my cdl. It took two weeks because of the storms a couple of weeks back ended up at home for two weeks. However that is not the norm, I am flatbed most of the reefers in my orientation went right out on the road

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