Profile For Kenny S.

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  • Location:
    Richmond, VA

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    7 years, 7 months ago

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Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Any other suggestions for choosing a trucking company...

Who did you speak with at Prime? I believe you got some false infomation. I currently drive for them.

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Maverick, Boyd Brothers or Roehl

This is funny because I was just getting ready to post about Boyd Brothers. I had a friend refer me to them. I do not know much about them but would like to speak to someone who has worked for them.

I would like advice from a seasoned driver that knows something about these companies and which one would be best to start my driving career. I'm 50 and just getting into this industry. Any help is appreciated. I would like to make my decision ASAP so I can get rolling, I'm not making any money setting at home. Maverick, Boyd Brothers or Roehl?

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Prime Vacation

Just curious. I've been with Prime less than a year, so how does vacation work? I know I don't get vacation pay until after a year but can I take more than 4 days off for a trip?

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Regional/Local in VA

I drive for Prime right now. Being gone for a month before I can go home isn't really ideal for me but I'm not opposed to being gone for a couple of weeks at a time either. Just weighing my options. If I drove hourly, I wouldn't drive for any less than $20 a hour. Where I live in Richmond,VA, CDL drivers are in high demand but most of them want a year under your belt.

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I've had my cdl for about 6 weeks now. Do you know what the pay was?

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I didn't ask and he didn't say. Sorry man. Ready Mix starts out at $14 an hour, so I'd guess SB Cox would be around the same. James River Transportation (bus company) also hires and trains new people if you'd be willing to drive charter buses and limos. But they start training every January, and January only. So you'd have to wait a year.

Then there are the school buses. Henrico and Prince George always seem to be looking for people.

I don't mean to be rude, but what has been going on for the past six weeks? Has it been hard to pass orientations for the major companies, or are you just determined to drive only local?

Also, Siewers (a lumber company) was pretty professional when they heard from me, but I didn't get a definite answer.

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Regional/Local in VA

I've had my cdl for about 6 weeks now. Do you know what the pay was?

I spoke with the fleet manager (I think) at SB Cox, a cement company, and they said they'd train new drivers to drive the cement mixers. But you'd need to wait until you finish school to apply, or so the man said. Ready Mix occasionally hires new guys for their mixers too.

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Regional/Local in VA

Anyone know of any regional/local companies in VA that would hire new drivers?

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Prime Inc. Tattoo Policy

Just go to a truck stop and look at half the population. Then you will have your answer lol

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Sleeping on upper bunk

I'm currently laying on the top grand suite as we speak lol. I actually don't mind it.

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Prime Company Drivers Please Read

I'm currently a fb tnt. Can't decide if fb is going to be good money for me or not. I don't mind putting in the work

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Prime light trucks

I haven't been inside one of these LW that Prime offers. With that being said those of you that do have them would you mind posting pictures of your setup? Trying to decide what kind of room I'll have to work with.

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Prime Company Drivers Please Read

Thanks for the input guys. I think if I would feel more comfortable knowing if I screw up my wallet isn't hurting.

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Prime Company Drivers Please Read

I'm getting ready to finish up my TNT and keep debating between going Company or Lease. I've seen the lease portion of the business and what they can make. However I am leaning more towards Company until I get established as a driver. With that being said, how much do Companu drivers take home on average? I know it verify and what not but I'm just trying to get a general idea of what to expect.

Posted:  6 years ago

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Starting Prime 11/30/15

At no time did they ask people what state they got their permit from. Then only thing was that if you are from California you have to do some special form for your DOT physical. I would absolutely get my permit before coming to Prime. If you don't all they do is say "Here is a Missouri book, go study." A few of us PSD students were all talking and some of us used the High Road class on this forum. We all had good things to say about. On student even said she might suggest it to the instructors. I might too.

Some states require you to get your medical card before you can test. If you come to prime with your medical card and permit. Good for you. However, you will still have to get a medical card here. In a sense you would be just wasting money. Just study as much as you can before coming and take your test here. Will save u some money

Posted:  6 years ago

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Starting Prime 11/30/15

There are 65 people in orientation and there are 6 or 7 females. i was kinda shocked it was that much.

Don't be fooled, there are quite a bit of Female drivers that come through Prime. Hope you guys enjoyed your first day.

Posted:  6 years ago

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Prime truly cares.

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Hey if you end up having to wait a month after all let me know. I might be free to take you as my next student. No guarantees though.

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Daniel, you will be doing TNT correct?

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Depends on how good the student is.

Well..... I am in the top of my class lol

Posted:  6 years ago

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Prime truly cares.

Man that is an awesome story! I'm really curious to read the email you sent him originally, if you wouldn't mind posting it here of course. I think that it would be a great example of the right attitude to have. He clearly saw something worthwhile in you based solely on that email.

If I knew how to I would. But I don't believe there is any way you can copy and paste

Posted:  6 years ago

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Prime truly cares.

Hey if you end up having to wait a month after all let me know. I might be free to take you as my next student. No guarantees though.

Daniel, you will be doing TNT correct?

Posted:  6 years ago

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DMV Question

Kenny, you shouldn't need it. I'm fairly certain they will have a record stored in their computer system of what you still need to do.

Are you using the High Road Training Program? It will make a truck driving genius out of you!

Yeah I have been

Posted:  6 years ago

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DMV Question

Tuesday I took my permit test in Springfield,MO. I passed all required sections except for Combination. I received a printout that showed which ones I passed and the one that I failed. It also showed the I met the qualifications for a class B cdl permit. I'm back in MO now to take my last section however I do not have the printout I was handed. Does anyone know if I have to keep that? Without it will I have to retake all sections?

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Starting Prime 11/30/15

Hey Kenny! Are you on the bus headed to Salina, Kansas right now? We might be on the same bus haha!

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Lynchburg...you? Are you on the greyhound? I just couldn't do it. I rented a car and I'm leaving around 3pm.

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Richmond. And yes unfortunally I am. Man if we would have spoke sooner I would have split the cost with you for sure.

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No, I arrived last night at 11PM

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