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Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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Brooklyn and nerves

So,figured I would update on the trip into Brooklyn. I was freaked out about traffic so I went in around 11 pm. Good choice as far as getting in there, not so much as far as being In Brooklyn! Seeing road signs was a joke, thank goodness my GPS showed them. Managed to have to go through some kind of nightclub area ,man the foot traffic was crazy, road construction sent me on a journey. As far as the flow of traffic and narrow streets,once I got into the idea that I was just going to have to do what everyone else was, I was good. Parked at my receiver, so I thought. Was actually 2 , like half blocks away on wrong side. Across from a scrap yard! Uhhh they start up at 0500. I was blocked in,semi's double parked. People driving on wrong side of road tapping the horn. Had to go around block back into construction traffic, down a frigging one way with garbage trucks setting up to enter this transfer station. However, I made it. Got unloaded and headed off the island and into Pa to get reloaded. Crazy but awesome experience.

Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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Brooklyn and nerves

First trip to brooklyn,500 miles away and nerves are shot. Any advice,help

Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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Update on the Prime inc journey

I never wanted bad for him, just couldn't believe the training,

But I've learned prime keeps meticulous records of student complaints. They dont want to can a driver or prevent them from training without real proof. They counsel and retrain trainers on dealing with students. They give them a few chances, which to me is good. They didn't fire me when I screwed up... so how coukd I expect an immediate termination unless criminal activity occurred.

Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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Update on the Prime inc journey

That's the thing, they make you feel welcomed , whether you are in training or out here getting after it.

I love it . I used my time in sprimo to get phone numbers of experienced drivers and wrote in my phone if they drove nights or days. This gave me 24/7 resources to contact I'd I have a problem. There are awesome trainers and experienced drivers here.

Today I was waiting in the tire bay and another truck pulled in and the driver jumped in front of me to get worked on. He then a apologized and after I talked with him and his wife for a bit, they gave me their numbers and told me to call anytime I need help. I had my truck in for an electrical issue and to deal with the steer I blew the other day.... the mechanic explained everything and treated me with respect not like some crazy woman who doesnt know crap. He then gave me his name again and told me to be sure to bring it in anytime i have issues. "We need to make sure you guys are rolling safe and without problems. We appreciate your hard work gives us jobs". I even thanked him for not being condescending since I'm a woman and he said "I wouldn't want anyone treating my wife like that."

Love this compnay and it's people. The bad ones are out there.... but not for long.. they usually get found out and fired. The majority of drivers are willing to help each other. The in house employees are great too.

I love my FM and can honestly say this is the best job for ME.

Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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Update on the Prime inc journey

I spoke up at upgrade to logs, which I had to meet mandatory because of how bad my logs were, then to fm, for 6 weeks I botched about how much I did not know. He still trains , and I am generating more weekly Rev than him, so , it's all ok. Just wish he never trained again. He wen t 2 weeks without trainee and was struggling so bad he requested to come back in and grab a trainer

Congrats on the achievement, something that disturbs me lately is I've been reading to many posts about trainers that are failing to do their jobs. It is a shame you didn't speak up. That's one of the ways prime finds out about rouge trainings. Being an instructor myself it really is not what I like to hear. I'm happy you have found success and that you've made great strides on your own. Be safe!

Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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Update on the Prime inc journey

Wow, how do you like it so far?

I went solo the same week!!! ;)

I'm in sprimo now. Great to hear you're doing well and hapoy

Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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Update on the Prime inc journey

I went through psd and tne tnt program with Prime. I upgraded on Feb 17 . I will say this , I am happy with my choice. 6 months has gone by since I left their yard in my freshly leased 2016 Freightliner. Yes, I chose to go lease, and yes, it was brand new. Looking back, I would do it again. I am 46 years old and worked enough jobs in my life to understand the nuances of beginning a new job and ebb n flow. I had a horrible trainer, ok , maybe I chose to not speak up. When I upgraded, I had NEVER, backed under a trailer, nor drove to a shipper or receiver, didn't know a damn thing about running logs. Had I known all I didn't know, choices may have been deferred. Anyways, here it is 6 months later, 67k miles and a decent revenue avg later. As you all know, Prime pays lease ops 72% of Linehaul. They also have bonus money , tarp pay, yada yada, Oh yeah, I went flatbed. During this 6 months I generated 86k in revenue, avg 1.32 cpm been home 3 weeks . I am not sure if this is decent money or not, but, I love what I am doing and see no real issues with Prime. I started this journey right here in your high road program and am thankful for all you guys do here

Posted:  7 years, 4 months ago

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About to finish up Psd with Prime!

If a person is in the 30k mile tnt phase and has 9k left and backed up 2x , what exactly is the point in going another mile? I am tired of feeling like I am being taken advantage of

Posted:  7 years, 4 months ago

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Well...I rocked the boat......advice please?!

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Holy crap, I figured it was just my trainer. I am choosing to keep my mouth shut and get it done, however, i can absolutely see why 5 out of 7 trainees have quit on this guy. Quit notjust the company,trucking altogether. The pressure put on trainees in this particular cdl training program by trainers is just insane. 3 weeks on the road,no backing,said it would confuse me in regard to testing. 4 hours on practice pad backing and cdl skills test next day. Guy says that his family needs me to pass first day so they can use the bonus money for xmas. Anyways, I can certainly see your point in asking off the truck. Just figure,especially now,they are all about the same. 20K more miles until i upgradešŸ˜„

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What company are you with? It sounds like our situations are a bit different as I already have my cdl and am hired on with the company already. Is your cdl training and company training lumped together somehow?

I am with prime, did the cdl training program with them and was hired on 12/14.

Posted:  7 years, 4 months ago

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Well...I rocked the boat......advice please?!

Holy cow, I figured it was just my trainer. I am choosing to keep my mouth shut and get it done, however, i can absolutely see why 5 out of 7 trainees have quit on this guy. Quit notjust the company,trucking altogether. The pressure put on trainees in this particular cdl training program by trainers is just insane. 3 weeks on the road,no backing,said it would confuse me in regard to testing. 4 hours on practice pad backing and cdl skills test next day. Guy says that his family needs me to pass first day so they can use the bonus money for xmas. Anyways, I can certainly see your point in asking off the truck. Just figure,especially now,they are all about the same. 20K more miles until i upgradešŸ˜„

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