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    Newport, NC

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    4 years, 10 months ago

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Posted:  2 months ago

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Bump Dock Pay

I've heard the term used to mean "bumping" a trailer from one dock door to another. This could be even from one local warehouse to another. Once I did get a request: I was at one facility to deliver a load. My DM asked me to go to another place 1/2 mile away to get a repaired trailer and bring it to the main trailer yard. I made $50 for the 1/2 mile move.

Errol you are exactly correct. Once had to unhook from my trailer, move another trailer and put my trailer in the dock. That is an example of bump dock. I currently work for averitt.

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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Marten @ .62 per mile

I keep getting these ads on my internet screen that advertise Marten paying drivers 62 CPM. Is that even realistic for seasoned drivers? What's their gimmick?

It was saying including detention time and bonuses and all the extra perks.

Posted:  10 months, 2 weeks ago

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Prime inc pros and cons

My name is Kody I have been driving for Hogan for the last 8 months. I have been looking on getting on with prime’s lease operator program for some time now and have been doing my research. I am looking for any and all recommendations about the program the in and outs and how they work. I have ran a business before so I have a business mindset and am trying to provide for my family the best I can and as a company driver have not been doing to go lately.

Thank you all

Kody

Prime is a great company. I did the lease thing for about 6 months before my father had a heart attack. Was home with him for 3 weeks, that payment never stopped and put me 3500 in the hole. I wish I would have never signed up for the lease program and stayed a company driver.

Posted:  11 months, 1 week ago

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Dry van or flatbed

What do you all recommend Dry Van or Flatbed and why

It really is what you prefer. I have pulled reefer, flatbed, and van. Loved the flatbed side as keeps you fit and you can get a good workout. I pull a van now and do miss the flatbed days but don’t miss the rain and cold. Granted I did have all the protective gear.

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Best spot to mount your GPS?

I mounted mine on a bean bag mount that is pretty heavy and worked wonders.

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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GOING BACK TO PRIME INC A REHIRE?

Has anyone gone back to Prime as a REHIRE? I drove last year March 2017 to August 2017 but left before my 1 year. My grandfather was in the hospital when I was on the road and I went home for a week but he passed away 2 days before my week was up Prime gave me another extension of a week but I'm Native American and participated in my tribes tradition for a passing family member I had to leave the night before his funeral it was either restart my TNT phase or get fired I had 500 miles left on my TNT phase and made the chose to leave and drive but only made it a week and quit. I know its a long story but I'm starting to miss the road and think about going back but worried me leaving would be used againts me further on. I have no negative comments about Prime and I understand it's part of the trucking universe you can't stay home forever but just reaching out for helpful advice. Thanks

I did the same dates as you and had to leave due to a family emergency. After 6 months gone I got he itch and came back of April of this year. I applied and talked to a recruiter and they put your app in front of a hiring board to say yes or no. As long as you left favorably you should be okay. I switched from reefer to flatbed and only had to do 15000 miles for training. Now I am having the time of my life. What is there to lose apply!

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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North

I just don’t know how everyone that drives the northeastern routes does it. I went into Long Island today and then Connecticut. Wasted all 11 hours along with higher blood pressure. Traffic was horrible

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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GPS and windows

Well I’ll sit here thinking, does any with FMCSCA Rule about the GPS is being in the window. One time I heard that it could not be attached To the window because it was in the line of sight. Does anyone know if this is true

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Switching from reefer to flatbed at Prime

Thank you very much turtle that is what I needed to know

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Switching from reefer to flatbed at Prime

I was wondering for all those that are with prime and flatbed how much is the startup cost.

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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Need some help figuring this out

I did send a message to my Fm and he said thatnthe time could be adjusted without a problem.

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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Need some help figuring this out

How far are you from the pick up location? Is the pickup a D/H or a live load? Does the RCVR have parking on site?

I am 4.8 miles from my shipper live load and no parking on site. I have ran over several scenarios.

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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Need some help figuring this out

I have a load to pick up at 1300 today and can't show up early. Ha e to be there tomorrow at 0800. It is 643 mik es and I can only do 61. How can I do this, is it even possible. Thank you for help.

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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Manassas vs and traffic

I for got to put I ha e 60miles.

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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Manassas vs and traffic

It has been years since I have been in that area, I have a delivery at 1300 on Sunday. Does anyone recall what traffic is like around that area . I was going to leave where I an 1 hr 45 min early because I can I can I onot be 20 min early. Thank you for help

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Bolt cutters and truck stops

Got lucky they Had a tool to cut the wire. Made my day a little it easier, just have to get my tools at home which include hammers and bolt cutters...

Rick I agree with you harbor freight is a toy land for me..

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Murphy came to visit me this morning.

I know how you feel. Given a load that takes 10 hours to do and only have 9:53 left on my 11 hour, then pull I to a Petro and a trailer tire blows. Gotta love murphy

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Bolt cutters and truck stops

I was goimy to use them to cut the wire braided seal. Just not sure what else to use.

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Bolt cutters and truck stops

,Off the top of anyone's head do you know if truckstops cells bolt cutters I have not had a chance to get home And get my tools yet .

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Prime drivers fueling question

Sorry, off topic, but since this thread is a Prime topic; can we payroll deduct GPS from Springfield?? Thanks!

I was told by my fleet manager it Would-be deducted all at once

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