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    9 months, 2 weeks ago

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Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Would i get in trouble for this?

Thanks for the replies everyone. I just got a message from my DM saying that requested a re schedule so I'll still be able to deliver the load.

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Would i get in trouble for this?

Yesterday I stoped for the night with only 2 hours left on my 70 hour clock. I had a delivery about 100 miles away from the TA where I stopped and would be getting a little over 5 hours back at midnight, so i figured I'd do 10 hour break there and start in the morning again. I started driving at 5 in the morning and got to my delivery at around 7 (there was a lot of construction and speed restrictions along the way). I had 5 hour of driving time left on my clock and i got a load sent to me with a pickup that was 65 miles from my location and then 545 miles to the delivery. So I pick up the load and started driving. I stopped with 34 minutes left on my clock and 385 miles to the delivery location. The delivery is due at 4:20 in the morning at a Walmart Distribution Center and I won't be able to start driving until midnight when I get 11 hours back on my clock. I contacted my DM to let him know that i wouldn't be able to deliver it on time due to not having enough hours on my clock. He then asked me why i didn't reject the load if i didn't have time on my clock. I've been driving solo for less than a month after finishing training and wasn't aware that company drivers could reject a load, so that's why I didn't reject it. He told me he would try to get it repowered so i could be delivered on time. I worried if this would count against me and i could get in trouble. What do you guys think? And also does that mean I won't get paid for the miles I drove today for this load?

Posted:  5 months, 2 weeks ago

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How does per diem work at Prime INC?

I recently finished my TNT phase at Prime INC and I'm trying to make a budget for when I'm on the road. My trainer told me he would hire me to drive his truck that's in the Prime fleet. I was told that Prime has per diem for their company drivers and was wondering if I would still be getting per diem if I'm being payed by my trainer. From what I understood, I still get access to the benefits offered to Prime company drivers (I think), but would be receiving my pay from my trainer. Does that mean I don't get it since I'm technically being payed by someone else? Thanks in advance for the help.

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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Any tips on how to alley dock properly?

So i failed on Sunday. I retook it today and I passed!!

Posted:  9 months, 2 weeks ago

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Any tips on how to alley dock properly?

Thanks for the advice and encouragement. I was at the pad for about 9 hours today. Near the end manage to park almost all my alley docks. I feel more confident about tomorrow. I'll report back after the test.

Posted:  9 months, 2 weeks ago

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Any tips on how to alley dock properly?

I'm going to practice more tomorrow on the pad, alley dock is pretty much the only thing I'm struggling with. I have the cdl test on Sunday. Hopefully I'll pass.

Posted:  9 months, 2 weeks ago

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Any tips on how to alley dock properly?

I'm currently going through Primes PSD program. My trainer took me on the road for about two weeks and unfortunately i didn't get a chance to practice much. We returned to the Springfield terminal and I got a chance to practice at the pad today. I can do the straight back, offset (I usually need a pull up), and the parallel parking without too much trouble. But i haven't been able to do an alley dock. My trainer has me pull up so that the white line is between my rear tires and the mud flaps. Then I turn the wheele all the way to the right and back up until i see a gap between the mud flaps on the drivers and the landing gear on the passenger side. I maintain the gap until the end of the trailer is near the cone then i just have to push it in. Unfortunately im always either too far left or too far right. I just can't seen to find a way that will work for me. Any tips or advice?

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