Profile For Henryk M.

Henryk M.'s Info

  • Location:
    Phenix City, AL

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    9 years, 1 month ago

Henryk M.'s Bio

I'm a 42 year old recently retired Army Vet out of Ft. Benning, GA. Got my CDL 1 Aug 14 through Georgia Driving Academy. Just getting my Tanker experience.

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Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Larry, go ahead and get it started & all the endorsements. Prime is a good company.

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Any prime tankers here?

Hello Sam, as of 2 days ago I was a company tanker w/ Prime... I did 14 months now I'm home for a local job. I took home time after 3 weeks out(usually). I live in Phenix City, AL. I averaged around 2300-2600 miles/week. .47/mi plus incentives.

Posted:  8 years, 2 months ago

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Over the road fitness?

Crossfit, couple sets of DBs n exercise bands. I also started to jog depending on where I stop... Bad knees so I try not to jog on hard surface

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Prime miles

Is anyone here working the tanker side? Curious what those guys are getting in miles.

Still trying to decide between tanker and flats. Living here in west Texas there are lots of tanker jobs, I just need to get some experience. I have applications in with Melton and A&R Logistics right now. I have already done the phone interview with Melton. Melton actually pays 39 cents/mi now. Their equipment seems on par with Prime and they can run a whopping 3 miles per hour faster than Prime!dancing-dog.gif

The school I am attending prefers we send applications through them (I think it is a requirement from the Texas Workforce Commission or something). I'm considering submitting on to Prime on my own and just giving the school the paper copy they gave me.

I am just about through with the High Road program. Still have logbook left. My school spent about 15 minutes going over logging and showed us a 15 minute video. Guess I'm ready right? rofl-1.gif

Greg, I've been with Prime in the tanker division for 6 months now. I averaged about 1500-2000 mile/ week at first once I finished TNT. The last month or so I've averaged 2500-3000 or so miles/week. Last week I did a little over 4000mi. We get paid .43 cents/mi. We do go out west. I've been to TX several times to Waco and Ft. Worth. I haven't been farther west than that, yet.

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Any suggestions on how to stay healthy?

Its all about eating clean.... Get a fridge(I'm looking for one myself), microwave n don't spend much money on food at truck stops. Running shoes, elastic bands or kettle bells and\or dumbbells should be good to start a routine. Go on the cross fit website.... There's a lot of good workouts that only require some space. & stay motivated!!

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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Looking for awnsers

Prime has their own CDL program which its in Springfield, MO. If you go through them to get your CDL then you'll have to give them a year commitment. If you leave them before the year is up, you'll have to pay them whatever was the cost for training and getting your CDL. Their web site explains it in detail.

Posted:  8 years, 9 months ago

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Vet with Bad Knees, Weak Back, Should I Become a Truck Driver

I'm a recently retired Army Vet and I too have bad knees(ACL repl and meniscus) and lower back problems. I'm in the tanker division and moving a 20-30lb hose around has been the hardest thing I've done so far....and not on every load. So you might want to give the tanker division a chance. The few times my knees or lower back have gotten stiff, I just stop and stretch out. You'll be fine IMO.

Posted:  8 years, 9 months ago

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A question for the Prime Guys

Prime does hire new drivers into tanker div. I got my CDL in Aug 14 in AL. Got hired in Sep. I still have about 2 more weeks before I upgrade. My trainer used to drive reefer and says he likes tanker side better. He averages about 2000-2500 miles/ week when not with a trainee. Not all receivers have over night parking. It took me about 2-3 weeks to get used to the sludge.....stopping, shifting, etc...

Posted:  8 years, 9 months ago

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Companies with tankers

Prime will hire new drivers.

Posted:  8 years, 12 months ago

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Daniel B. Bike Rides

Great thread. I plan on bringing my mountain bike once I upgrade to solo .... I'm currently on TNT on the tanker side so I can't wait to be done.

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