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Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Starting over with trucking

I heard some of your concerns about a new driver doing tanker. I also talked with my recruiter about it. I decided on reefer and it's been good so far. I was in orientation for about 3 days before hopping on the road (PSD) with my trainer. I do wish I could've spent at least a day or two in PTI class to really get the visual knowledge of the engine comportment but folks were telling me I'd have a better time with that one on one with my trainer. My 1st time driving over the road with the trailer attached will be in the morning. Excited about that.

Posted:  10 months, 1 week ago

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Starting over with trucking

Just a quick update! I took an at home test early July and unfortunately failed. Took another one about a week ago and passed. I'm taking the cdl permit test next Friday and applying to Prime as soon as I pass. I've also looked into other companies but I'm really leaning on the tanker division bc I want to get into fuel hauling after a few years of trucking. I appreciate all the feedback and laughs 😂

Posted:  12 months ago

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Starting over with trucking

Thanks for the feedback. To start, I chose Prime bc honestly that was the 1st to come up on a search and I felt the long training would better prepare me than other trucking companies. I'm hearing that some only train for a few weeks and I don't think thats enough time to know all I need to know about trucking. As far as being happy with trucking, I've always thought about it but didnt take the thought seriously until recent. I really enjoy driving because it gives me peace of mind and since I don't have a gf/wife/kids I'd be just fine with staying otr for long periods of time. I'm very much a loner and do better working on my own.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Starting over with trucking

I'm a 30yr old guy looking to start over and gain control of my life. This may be a long post. I used to smoke every single day multiple times a day and finally quit all together about 2 months ago. Moved on my own without roommates about a year ago and since then I've had trouble financially. I used to work in construction for about 3 years as an apprentice(union) but hated it and felt like I was slowly killing myself to have a career in a field I didnt even like. My lease is up come August and I've been considering trucking otr for the past few months. I've been studying for the cdl permit test and plan on taking it in about 2 weeks. My plan is to drive for Prime Inc for a year as a company driver then leasing if I can. I want to save as much money as I can so that I don't have to worry about the headaches of poverty and not knowing when my next meal will be or if I can afford my rent for the month. I know living on a truck will eliminate that problem but I'm wondering how much I'd be willing to save and if it's even possible. I don't have a backup plan, trucking is my last resort and I'm feeling anxious because August is around the corner. Has anyone had experience with the hiring process with Prime Inc as far as the timeline from applying to actually arriving at Prime? Do I have enough time? I did an at home test to see if my system was clean and unfortunately failed so I plam on testing again at the beginning of July and applying for Prime soon after. I also had a speeding ticket from 2020 that I JUST paid off and am wondering will that prevent them from hiring me? Sorry for the long post and any help is appreciated.

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