Profile For James U.

James U.'s Info

  • Location:
    townsend, MA

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    9 years, 4 months ago

James U.'s Bio

I am From Mass I started trucking in 2011 with Prime came home went local Now in 2015 I am going back over the road. Before trucking I was a house framer and when the market crashed I had no work and no unemployment (self employed) so savings went to nothing . Now I Have a wife and 3 kids which 2 are in college.

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Posted:  8 years, 11 months ago

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NEED ADVISE!!!!! Made to drive while sick and dangerous conditions.

I dont understand why you continued to drive when you knew how sick you were. You put yourself and others in danger by being behind the wheel with a temp of 103. Most adults hullcinate over 101 and their brains and organs start to fail over 103. So your fleet manager who cant see you and isnt a doctor is to blame ??, I think not you should have gotten yourself to the nearest hospital. You need to be able to stand up for yourself and tell dispatch or your fleet manager "NO" it might be "NO" cause there is a massive blizzard, it might be "NO" cause your too sick, or it might be "NO" for anyother reason that would make it unsafe to drive, but you need to learn to say "NO" and stop looking for others to give you permission. Safety first what if you had caused an accident that left people hurt or worse.

Posted:  9 years ago

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OMG. WHEN are the mistakes going to end?

Yes city driving is hard I have done it in the past. you need to stop worring about what was happened and just think about what you are doing at that time . you putting to much thought into what you have done and what you think your going or not going to get at the shippers/receivers. you need to take your time get the big picture look ahead at the road and the things around you. Always check your mirrors and when you get to a shipper or receivers slow down pulling in take thos wide turns and look in your mirrors dont think about if someone behind you as you pull in or is going down the road slow looking for the place they can wait.

Posted:  9 years, 1 month ago

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Question for the experienced drivers

I live in mass and drive for Prime. there are enough loads going to mass to get you home. But I dont drive the North East much due to the fact I have a full size truck because Iam a trainer and the loads are short hops that will still take you longer than they should due to traffic. so to me they dont pay much. so i get loads to get home and get out. I am heading back out from mass on monday was on vaction the last 10 days ahhhh felt good dancing-banana.gif

Posted:  9 years, 1 month ago

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Big trucking companies

Welcome Ham. Like Brett said there is always 2 sides to every story, What you need to do is look at each company what they offer, what you feel is the right fit for you and go and talk with them. the jump in run hard run safe be on time and after some time like 6 months to a year if you feel its still the right fit then stay but you feel that it is not then move on but be respect full and go to some other company you think will work out better for you.

Posted:  9 years, 1 month ago

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My Student did Good

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... do it again.

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That's the best part!

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Posted:  9 years, 1 month ago

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Prime Training

You can get your hours quick and yes the dude is right you will learn everything else in the TNT phase. I am a PSD/TNT trainer I am also a company driver for Prime and I have a 2015 Freight

Posted:  9 years, 1 month ago

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Prime

Yes you will have to do the PSD/TNT but you don't tested like a PSD you get evaluelated it will take about 3 weeks to do the psd part but with you it could be sooner.. Yes you can make more than the guarantee. Hope you get a trainer that likes to run and a fleet manager who can run you .. I know after my PSD student pasted my fleet manager ran us we left prime friday afternoon and I dropped him off thursday morning in Indiana for home time and he already had 4800 miles in that short time

Posted:  9 years, 1 month ago

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My Student did Good

Sorry about reposting so late after . Awhile back I posted that Wed. was a big day for my PSD student well it was he did pretty good but sorry to say he didnt past he was so nervous that he messed up the blind side parell.. That night I put him on the pad so he could do it and he did first shot and felt good about it. So Thur. when he tested he did Really good and passed his backing went on the road test and pasted. I was so proud of him and proud of what I have done, It felt really good to see how proud he was of himself and so happy that he got his cdl. On Friday I gave him a ride to the DMV and I paid for his licence then Sat we went back out and I started TNTing him he wanted home time last weekend so I droped him off in Indiana and I headed out someone else picked him up yesterday to continue his training because I leave for vaction this friday when I come back on the 27th I head back to Prime in springfield Mo. to get another PSD student and do it again.

Posted:  9 years, 1 month ago

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You might be a trucker if......

You make wide turns while in you personal vehicle you never use the third lane on the Hwy

Posted:  9 years, 1 month ago

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Looking for Thumbs up

You should go company first and learn the ways so to speak a lot of companies will give you that nice new truck. Some will give a nice used truck at first but after awhile they will turn and give you that brand new truck. Once you learn the ways which will take awhile learn how to run when to run get good fuel mpg and never late. If you want to try the lease thing after awhile go ahead some companies have a walk away lease so if it doesn't work out you can always go back to company for them and they won't down you for it. You never know until you try right? Best of luck be safe out there

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