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    Westminster, CA

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    4 years, 6 months ago

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Posted:  1 year ago

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DOT Physical after weight loss surgery?

Hey everyone, so I have been out of trucking for about a year and a half now. I just recently (a month ago) had weight loss surgery. My DOT Physical is about to expire and I want to renew it so I do not lose my Class A CDL as I would eventually like to get back into trucking in a year or 2 and don't want to start over with getting the license again. So would I be able to pass the DOT Physical even though I just had the surgery? I know they ask about past surgeries and this is the only one I have ever had. Thanks for your help everyone.

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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Need some help making a decision about Western Express or Freymiller.

I was with Prime last year for 5 months but then had a medical problem that kept me from driving. So I had to resign there. Went to Pride in January and then had an accident in a parking lot. I started to think trucking wasn't for me so I left them in March. I regret leaving them, and want to go back to trucking. So that's why I am looking into these companies.

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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Need some help making a decision about Western Express or Freymiller.

Both have pros and cons. The biggest ones being that Western Express has western regional and Freymiller has APUs on all their trucks. I have been told by both that home time is every 2 weeks. How is the weather from the midwest and east of that? I don't remember it being too bad when I was with Prime but it was nice to drive Western 11 with Pride Transport because it was good to know I was only a day or 2 away from family and the weather was good. I haven't really found much on Freymiller, but I hear Western Express is a solid company. I just can't decide which is more important, western regional or APU. Anybody have opinions on this and could help me out a bit?

Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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How do inverters work?

Kat, I appreciate the response, however Western Express doesn't have APUs on their trucks.

Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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How do inverters work?

I need to have an inverter in my truck when I go to Western Express because I have to use a cpap. Does the truck have to be on for the 12v inverter to continually draw power? Also, if I plug in a 12v cooler, how does that stay running 24/7 when the truck is off?

Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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Confusion about what is DOT recordable.

So I received a message from a recruiter saying " Jason, I can go ahead and run your reports to see if you're qualified. If it's just those 2 accidents, you should be fine. But if they were both DOT recordable , then they are going to want to see the accident reports for both of those since they are inside 5 years old."

What makes something a DOT recordable accident? One was tagging a street light on a right hand turn (no ticket) and the other was a minor accident in a parking lot (front of my truck hit the front of another while backing...no ticket or police involved).

The backing accident isn't even on my DAC. Just trying to figure out what is DOT recordable and what isn't.

Posted:  2 years, 11 months ago

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Question about the DAC Report.

For clarification, I was employed by them and not in training. I had prior experience with Prime Inc from June 2015 to October 2015. I had to stop for medical reasons. Then I went to work for Pride in January. Thanks for the info Rick. You are certainly right that it is better to disclose the info. I hadn't thought about them calling Pride, just looking at the DAC is all I thought of.

Posted:  2 years, 11 months ago

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Question about the DAC Report.

Hey guys, so I was just wondering how the DAC Report works. I drove for Pride Transport for 2 1/2 months (mid January to end of March) and then quit because I got into an accident in a parking lot and I was a bit shaken up. Confidence was shot and I felt I shouldn't be driving. I'm over that and I miss trucking tremendously and I know accidents happen. Nobody got hurt. I was trying to park in a tight parking lot and the front of my truck hit the front of another guys truck. No police. What confuses me about my DAC is that I got my free report from HireRight end of September but it doesn't even show that I was employed by Pride Transport, let alone has the accident on it. Why is that? I am thinking about going back to trucking so I just was wondering how the DAC works in regards to me reporting my 10 year work history as well as any accidents I may have. Would I be able to leave out the accident?

Posted:  2 years, 11 months ago

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Can you help me find a company?

Hey guys, so I have been around the forum before and have worked for Prime Inc and really enjoyed it. I had to stop due to a medical condition which, unfortunately is made worse by the lifestyle of being a trucker. So, sadly I cannot be a trucker any longer for my health. However, I am starting school at a community college to become a Diesel Mechanic so I can still be around the trucks. I enjoy working on my own car so I figure trucks should be fun too. I currently live in southern California, but am looking at moving to Arizona when I am done with school to get a job. I want to work for a trucking company with a large fleet. I have considered going back to Prime but their terminals are in Salt Lake City, UT Springfield, MO and Pittston, PA. What are some companies that have actual terminals in Arizona and not just a drop yard? I found a couple but want to find out what companies I could potentially work for when I am done.

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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Questions about Western Express.

Thanks Old School. I appreciate it.

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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Questions about Western Express.

Oh and I was also wondering if they haul any hazmat loads. If so, do they offer any assistance in getting the endorsement?

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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Questions about Western Express.

Hey guys, just starting to get a little worried. I agreed to go to orientation in Fontana, CA for Western Express. Now the recruiter doesn't seem to want to answer my questions. I plan on joining their dry van division. I wanted to know how much of their freight is no touch as well as drop and hook. I have a pinched nerve that would prevent me from being able to unload a truck, otherwise I would go flatbed. Also, what kind of trucks do they use? I heard Volvo, Freightliner, and International but I am not sure as well as the models they use. I assume Cascadias and ProStars, but what about the Volvos? 670? 780? I was told I could choose my truck which is why I am wondering. And is that a lie too? Seems a bit hard to believe I can choose.

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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Is western express a good company to work for?

Reaching out to Bryon U. and Old School as I know you 2 work for Western Express. I am just curious about their home time that they offer and what it actually looks like. I am looking for a company that I can be out 2 - 3 weeks and be home for 3. I am considering Knight because of this (or that's what the recruiter said). Does Western Express have APUs on their trucks? What about the free direct tv? How does that work? I would be dry van if that matters.

Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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Passing the physical for the exams

Thanks Brett! Really appreciate the reply.

Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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Passing the physical for the exams

Hey guys. Sorry to resurrect an old question. I was just wondering if anyone knows if the DOT regs regarding medications is the same or if it has changed. I am having a hard time finding anything online. I'm on Risperdal as well.

Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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Prime Inc tanker division.

Hey all. I plan on going back to Prime as soon as I'm cleared by doctor and the DOT physician. I started as Reefer. I would like to try the tanker division. I have some questions though.

Is it true there is generally less of a wait time for loading/unloading?

What are the average number of miles one can expect? More or less than reefer?

What is their operating area?

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Question about medication changes and medical card.

Hey everyone. I will be seeing my Dr next month and he said he may adjust my medication. It would be the same medication but a different dose. Will I be able to continue driving without problems regarding my medical card? The month later I would have to renew my physical.

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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Question about being a Prime TNT Trainer.

Hey all. So I am still in my own TNT phase but I was trying to figure out how the pay works for a company driver that is a trainer. My trainer has always been lease so he isn't sure. Would the company trainer be paid by the load or miles? And then does the TNT guys pay come out of the trainers pocket (like with the lease guys)?

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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Looking to run between Phoenix and LA? Not on I-10.

Take the 40. That's a good route.

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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Question about Prime Inc payroll deduction.

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Hey all! I've been incommunicado for a while because I in the Prime training program. Got a trifecta on Tuesday, had to do a sleep study Wednesday and then a new physical Thursday. It was too late to update my medical with the DMV on Thursday so I have to wait until Monday. My instructor is helping prep someone for their test at the FM request so I can't talk to him right now. I was just wondering if the payroll deductions for the allowances and TWIC card as well as the CPAP starts during TNT or when I upgrade and go solo. Thanks for the help everyone. Stay safe out there.

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They start when you start your TNT training. I did my training through Prime. At least that was the way it was back in 2011, it may have changed since then, but I don't think so.

Ernie

Thanks Ernie, I appreciate the response. Stay safe out there.

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