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    Tullahoma, TN

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    3 years, 2 months ago

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Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Prime’d and ready to go

Sounds like you are doing an amazing job out there. Keep up the good work. I am happy to see your trainer is letting you do all the backing and dock bumping and also practicing that oh so important PTI. Looking forward to seeing that trifecta post soon.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Prime: Let's do this!

Sounds like you pretty cool trainer so that is a huge positive. It makes learning a whole lot easier and a lot less stressful. Sounds like things are going well so far and I am enjoying reading your updates. Keep up the good work and ask lots of questions and just become a sponge absorbing every little thing that you can no matter how irrelevant it may seem right now.

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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May I please have some advice?

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G-Town giving me mixed messages! lol

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We never recommend starting with a company with the intent of moving on after only 3-6 months. It's highly recommended to commit to your first company for at least one year.

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But then:

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Get 6 months of OTR experience then look at tanker.

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Just teasing, you did follow up with

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If you choose a company like Prime or Schneider, you may have the option of moving into a tanker job once you have some experience.

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so its only SORT of confusing! :)

Just wanted to give you a hard time, you do great work around here - keep it up!

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Sorry, didn't mean to confuse. To clarify; move to a tanker job available within the same company.

Yes this absolutely. I did 8 months in the flatbed division at Prime before switching to tankers here. It is a whole different world pulling tanks and even I would advise against it until you have a good winter or so under your belt in another division. I just don't think it is a good idea to jump straight to tanker. Even with the experience I had before moving over to tanker I can honestly say this winter I had a few pucker moments pulling a fully loaded 48000 lb tank. Also we do strictly food grade and to add to the danger factor Schneider does some Hazmat. Just something else to consider.

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Should I keep my personal car after beginning OTR?

I have to agree with everyone else, for sure keep the car. I live in a pretty small town and there would be absolutely nothing worse than going home and trying to find rides anywhere you need to go.

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Team Training with Prime

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A true bonding experience. This is where you really get to know each other. rofl-2.gifrofl-3.gif

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Prime’d and ready to go

Best of luck and I am sure things will be fine. You chose a great company and I will be following along also.

Posted:  3 weeks, 5 days ago

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Starting Training at CR England Tomorrow!

Good luck to you and can't wait to read your diary.

Posted:  3 weeks, 5 days ago

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My update from the Prime Inc Tanker division

Hey Icecold24K! Would you say you were still a rookie when you switched division? The misinformation here at Sprimo is very confusing. One sim trainer said to talk to Steve, another said to talk to my reefer FM. Whose the tanker FM? I’m seriously hoping to make the switch now! Just need to weigh the numbers due to present debts.

To make the switch all you have to do is talk to Jeff Bruton he is the one over the tanker bootcamp and they could set it up with your FM to have you routed into Sprimo to hook up with a tanker TNT trainer. Technically yes I was still a rookie when I switched to tanker I had only been in the flatbed division about 9 months when I made the switch and have been in tanker ever since, and I am coming up on my 2nd year here at Prime.

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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My Day By Day Experience At Eastern Freightways Flatbed Division

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I must say I am really enjoying reading this thread. I truly hope you keep the updates coming. Do you guys happen to load at the Nucor in Wallingford Ct? I could of swore when I was flatbed here at Prime I loaded there with a couple of drivers from your company. Really helpful people also it was coming a blizzard and we all helped each other tarp and get out of there.

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Thank You IceCold24K. I plan to. It helps pass some time, keeps a diary of my day for my kids, future grandkids etc. Hopefully helps some other newbies get a feel for the life and struggles out there. Yes we do a fair amount of Slinkies at Nucor. I have found that most of our drivers are pretty cool and helpful. Yea I'm not looking forward to the future blizzards.. HaHa You still with Prime?

Yes sir they were very helpful to me. I did appreciate it.. I am still with Prime however I am in the tanker division now hauling food grade liquid products.

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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Just a heads up.....

I can agree with this I have the 740 and it is less than 3 months old. It is constantly doing that, sometimes to the point where I have to mess with it for 20 minutes or more to get it to work. Usually it ends up responding after a while. Luckily I have my atlas and my Navigo on the qualcomm as well so I never really have to fly blind. If you happen to find a fix for this please do post and let us know.

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Schneider tanker training pay

Welcome back Tyrone.. Fellow tanker driver here, do keep the updates coming and glad to hear things are going well for you.

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Best methods of communication with shippers or receivers

These things will happen. You will have days where no matter how long you plan to spend at a shipper and receiver things will go wrong. Honestly sometimes all the planning in the world is no help because of Murphys Law. You did all you could do in this situation. Things happen and sometimes customers don't understand these things. As far as communication, me personally I never really talk to the customers personally. I usually keep my dispatch updated and let them handle things on their end. In my opinion you did what you could and I wouldn't sweat it.

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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My Day By Day Experience At Eastern Freightways Flatbed Division

I must say I am really enjoying reading this thread. I truly hope you keep the updates coming. Do you guys happen to load at the Nucor in Wallingford Ct? I could of swore when I was flatbed here at Prime I loaded there with a couple of drivers from your company. Really helpful people also it was coming a blizzard and we all helped each other tarp and get out of there.

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Car hauling

This is completely off topic but at one time didn't Swift actually have a car hauling division? If I remember correctly they had them cool looking enclosed carriers.

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Ran into an old friend that I've never met before.

This is really cool. I often look at people sometimes (not in a weird way lol) to see if it is maybe someone I recognize from here on the forum. It would be awesome to run into a fellow member out there by chance. Thanks for sharing.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Prime: Let's do this!

Just following along. Best of luck Prime is a great company. You won't regret your decision.

Posted:  1 month ago

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CFI at Crowder College

Just wanted to say I have been following along also since you began this diary. Sounds like things are going well and you seem to be learning quite a bit and progressing along just fine. Can't wait to hear about the test day.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Mentor is out of control. Is this stuff typical?

All I can say to this is that you will have one amazing story to tell your friends and family once your training is complete.

Posted:  1 month ago

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My update from the Prime Inc Tanker division

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Icecold...

do you pay for hoses like the tarps and load locks? How much?

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No we do buy our fittings. They are $500 I think and come out at $30 a week. Very reasonable. Actually I even snagged some extras for free at the Decatur tanker terminal.

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No, that's not reasonable. You're a company driver you shouldn't be burdened with having to buy your own equipment.

I agree as a company driver I should not have go buy these myself. When I said very reasonable I was referring to the $30 a week charge since as a company driver I am forced to buy these, I was in no way implying that it is "very reasonable" to have to pay for these.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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My update from the Prime Inc Tanker division

Icecold...

do you pay for hoses like the tarps and load locks? How much?

No we do buy our fittings. They are $500 I think and come out at $30 a week. Very reasonable. Actually I even snagged some extras for free at the Decatur tanker terminal.

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