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    Lancaster, KY

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    Experienced Driver

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    9 years, 10 months ago

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Posted:  9 years, 10 months ago

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Finally...the Time has Come

Hey Ken, I'll be in Springfield around the 29th or so to get my APU looked at and hopefully to get another student. Shoot me a message on here and we can meet up at the café and grab a bite to eat. Look forward to meeting you and good luck with your next adventure.

Posted:  9 years, 10 months ago

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Prime drivers: please weigh in on the different divisions

Everyone above posted very good advice. I drive refer for Prime and I enjoy it. Stay busy all the time and never have to worry about not having a load in my area. Most of the refer freight we do haul is some sort of food. Everyone has to eat so it's just evidence that the refer division will keep you busy. Either division you choose make sure it's the one you really want to do and I'm sure you'll enjoy it regardless of our input.

Posted:  9 years, 10 months ago

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Fighting boredom while at shipper/receiver

I have an Xbox one, TV and laptop to help with the lay over time we face at shippers and receiver's. But you have to find something that will keep you entertained even if it's playing hangman. But i couldn't agree more, that's the only part of the job where I feel it could be more organized and it would maximize the profit for the driver and companies.

Posted:  9 years, 10 months ago

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Questions about prime leasing

For one person to assume that Primes lease is exactly the same as everyone else may be the problem. Just because McDonald's and Burger King both make hamburgers doesn't mean they both will taste the same. Every company separates themselves from the other. Prime doesn't have the same trucks as everyone else. Our equipment is usually the best on the road. We have the newest equipment and technology. Allot of people say we're slow, well that truck you pass that's going 58 is getting 9mpg while your truck going 75 is getting 6mpg....that results in more money for operator. Not the company. I'm done trying to explain why one should lease, until you taste the cake you don't know how good it tastes.

Posted:  9 years, 10 months ago

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Questions about prime leasing

Once again this thread is about Primes lease. Not the industry as a whole. So Brett, your "facts" need some work more geared toward Prime specifically. I don't see how anyone can critique something in which they have not done. You might have heard things from other drivers about Primes lease but you have no idea how they ran their business. You can't take one persons opinion about something and automatically assume that's the way it is. If I believed everything I heard about the trucking industry I would've never came to the business in the first place.

Posted:  9 years, 10 months ago

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Questions about prime leasing

Once again this thread is about Primes lease. Not the industry as a whole. So Brett, your "facts" need some work more geared toward Prime specifically. I don't see how anyone can critique something in which they have not done. You might have heard things from other drivers about Primes lease but you have no idea how they ran their business. You can't take one persons opinion about something and automatically assume that's the way it is. If I believed everything I heard about the trucking industry I would've never came to the business in the first place.

Posted:  9 years, 10 months ago

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Questions about prime leasing

Everything I have said I have backed up with proof of how you can be successful. I'm still waiting on yall to say something based on fact about why leasing from prime is bad because everything I have seen has been based off of opinion.

Posted:  9 years, 10 months ago

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Questions about prime leasing

I find it funny that people are making comments on this thread and have no idea what they are talking about. I believe this post is about primes leasing program. How many leases have u done Brett? Because quite frankly you have no idea how Primes lease is. You talk about the bonus money they give you for signing a lease and you constantly mention miles. I'm lease operator. Miles don't mean anything. It's the revenue that matters. And you don't get a bonus for signing a lease. So once again unless you have done a lease through prime then I doubt this thread means anything to you.

Posted:  9 years, 10 months ago

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Questions about prime leasing

Starcar, once again I have only been driving for a year, I wanted to learn more about the industry (seeing where loads went and how they paid) before I decided to make that big of a commitment like buying my own truck. But to be completely honest, I do plan on buying a truck. Prime offers to do a lease called an "ace" lease. So after the completion of the lease the truck is yours. But i got a brand new truck that is still under warranty and will be the entire time I have it. So i dont need to worry about having a 27k bill from a blown engine. It's an entire different ballgame tax wise when u become a owner operator compared to just a lease operator. But I'm tired of trying to convince yall of how one could be successful leasing a truck. You can't fix stupid.

Posted:  9 years, 10 months ago

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Questions about prime leasing

My fixed costs include truck payment, insurance, tags and accounting. If you look at the checks I posted you can also see I hold back .06 cents per mile for an emergency fund. Once again whoever mentioned the part about blowing two tires....Prime takes money out of my settlements weekly for a tire fund. So if I was to blow a tire, I at least have some sort of money there to help. And name whatever week of whatever month and I'll post my settlement. And to say I don't qualify to be an instructor is bogus. I've already been training students. There is no secret to success. Leasing a truck adds more responsibility because your telling that company when u sign that paper that you promise to run and not worry about being home 3 days every 3 weeks. Different strokes for different folks, what works for me might not work for you. But for anyone to say that you cannot make more money from leasing is unrealistic. Especially only saying after all expenses that it would only be $30 / week. Some people aren't cut out to lease, it's kinda like the Marines slogan....the few, the proud. Upon completion of the lease, Prime also pays you a check depending on the condition of the truck from anywhere to 15-20k. CASH MONEY! If it was such a uphill battle being a lease operator, why do you see and hear about drivers at prime doing 2 or 3 leases? I know 4 guys that came into Prime at the same time I did, all 4 of us signed a lease within a couple weeks of each other. Only one person has left Prime and his reason was because he wanted to be home more. If you need to go home once or twice a month then of course leasing isn't for you. But if your like me and only take 3-4 weeks off a year then you'll understand how easy it is to be successful. I have had my truck since the first week of April. I got it with only 1100 miles. Right now I have over 70k. I run hard and focus all my attention each day on being the most profitable I can. If you have a business mentality, it's impossible not to be successful.

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