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Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Drug screening: Urine or hair test

Apparently you didn't want to go to prime that much if you smoked the other day :)

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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So screwed on the drug test

No way! Now that makes me worried. I have smoked pot exactly once about 20 years ago in high school so I never cared about drug tests. But I have been around friends that do it very rarely but it has happened.

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Wanting to get into the truck driving job

Sounds like you will be getting paid to tour the country, enjoy it!

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Trucktographer's dad

That is awesome, hope to hear more of your journey together!

Posted:  4 years, 12 months ago

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TMC or Maverick?

You're right, it was TMC he referenced too!

Posted:  4 years, 12 months ago

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TMC or Maverick?

They sent a guy home for walking on the grass they have brand new training facility its really nice they help u in every way they can but if u fail a test twice u get sent home u have to the a physical agility test easy so dont worry about that they do a sleep apnea test they throw a lot of info at u at one time lots an lots of test i thank its a very good starting company hometime once u become solo is every week or every other week flat bed of course

lmao someone on my facebook suggested maverick but stay off the grass. I understand now!

Posted:  4 years, 12 months ago

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Update on me!

I think after a year or so I might start trying local or oilfield driving. Unless I still love the OTR, then I will stay doing that. I really think I will enjoy the OTR but I might get homesick at times. Time will tell.

Posted:  4 years, 12 months ago

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Tornados on the road

But I saw it in "Twister"!

Posted:  4 years, 12 months ago

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I gotta say

I actually found this site first and was surprised how helpful it was. I ventured out for more opinions and found truckers report and their prime section is pretty helpful... I looked in some of their other sections and it's pretty scary. 99% negative and a lot of junk to weed through lol.

Posted:  4 years, 12 months ago

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Questions about prime leasing

Of course there will be a week at some point you blow 2 tires you have to pay for and spend a week stuck somewhere for some reason and you get a bill instead of a paycheck. That's the nature of the beast. But I hope it doesn't happen :) I am curious about the numbers I mentioned above though, what all do you have to account for as a contractor and what does prime help with. I have no interest leasing but I'm always up for learning.

Posted:  4 years, 12 months ago

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Questions about prime leasing

I think the fact is this is a gamble. Think of it like a casino, you are the guy riding a winning streak right now from seeing your payouts. But also factor in casinos don't get rich by everyone winning. And if leasing a truck was always a win companies like prime wouldn't do it. Yeah the owner gets money from the lease company but he also eats a lot of loss every time someone trashes a truck and walks away. What is your bottom line on that loaf after you pay taxes, social security(dint you have to pay in to that somehow as a contractor?) Medical insurance, and cover yourself in case you hurt yourself on the job since you are liable for workers comp as a 1099? Does the 1100 for a truck Per week cover insurance too? I'm not bashing, I'm just trying to figure out your secret because I've seen the side of owner ops and you seem to be doing well so far.

I used to work construction and I made it to a crew leader but I refused to go out on my own, my boss paid me well and I stayed. I could of made more, but it wasn't worth the headache to me for it to be my name on the line. I never screwed up but I've been on jobs where I watched the boss eat a couple thousand in material because someone or even himself did. Not too mention I knew he was eating over twice as much as I was in taxes and I was single at the time lol. As in most things in life, someone can usually make money doing what they want, someone can really like what they do, and someone else can look at it and think they are crazy. It takes all kinds of people in this world, come on we don't all want to pump septic tanks for a living but thank god some guys will lol.

Posted:  4 years, 12 months ago

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Recruiters are busy!

I guess they are pretty busy as my recruiter called back 2 hours after he was supposed to be off and answered all my questions and also let me know he has a slot open on Monday that I may be able to get into! He sent everything in to the school for approval and I call back tomorrow for final word. I'm not really looking forward to the bus ride but it is what it is :)

Posted:  4 years, 12 months ago

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Recruiters are busy!

That's good to hear Jay, I was just throwing that out there. Curious about the response Prime gave you. My recruiter told me all I had to do was give him a few days notice, and I could roll on over to Pittston, PA on any Mon or Wed (I think those were the days). Maybe that's because I wasn't heading to Springfield, and already have my CDL A.

Yeah I'm starting from scratch so I need to go to Springfield :( I will be talking to the local driving school(southwest truck driving) tomorrow and if that will be faster maybe I can go through their school. After working everyday since I was 16 I'm already freaking out after 2 days off lol!

Posted:  4 years, 12 months ago

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Recruiters are busy!

No. I've gotten replies from every company within hours of applying, but getting back to the recruiters for more answers has been the hard part. I'm hearing prime is a month and a half out now for class openings so maybe they are really busy.

I'm 34, never had more than a speeding ticket in my life and that was 12 years ago, held a class c CDL for almost 5 years, never even smoked pot or even a cigarette in my life. Been working for the state 6+ years but was low man on the totem pole when they hit our department with $100k budget cut so they laid me off last week. Before that I worked 10+ years for the same company in construction until the housing market crashed in 07/08. I'd like to find a place to call home until I can retire and actually my wife likes the idea of driving team as "retirement" to see the country. So I don't think I'm unhireable.

Posted:  4 years, 12 months ago

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Recruiters are busy!

Nobody is getting back to me really, the one i have really got answers from was CR England so far. I don't think I have applied to swift yet, I'll have to look back through my emails.

Posted:  4 years, 12 months ago

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Questions about prime leasing

It's just like Ford vs Chevy :) or here I guess it might be Kenworth vs Peterbuilt here hehe.

Posted:  4 years, 12 months ago

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Recruiters are busy!

I was on hold for 30 minutes and the phone rang again then clicked and hung up. Grrrr

Posted:  4 years, 12 months ago

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Diving in with PRIME

Still waiting on my recruiter, I really don't like him heh. I've "recruited" myself more than he has.

Posted:  4 years, 12 months ago

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Recruiters are busy!

Ugh I'm going stir crazy sitting around waiting for recruiters to call back. The prime recruiter hasn't replied to my email or voice mail since last week and I haven't heard from knight since the original reply to my application :(

Posted:  4 years, 12 months ago

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Any truck drivers from Kansas or at least midwest???

He was talking about homo-sapiens, he hates everyone :)

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