Profile For Jonathan S.

Jonathan S.'s Info

  • Location:
    Atlanta, GA

  • Driving Status:
    In CDL School

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  • Joined Us:
    6 years, 11 months ago

Jonathan S.'s Bio

22, first-time driver beginning training with Prime, Inc. on 09/08/15. When there's more to tell, you all will be the first to hear of it.

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Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Oregon DOT Shenanigans

PS. I'm Daniel B.'s current student @ Prime.

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Oregon DOT Shenanigans

Sometime last week, I drove through Oregon. We went South to North and then North to South only a day or two later. This was my first time driving through Oregon and I took notice that Oregon had photo enforced weight station bypass; this was the first state thus far that I've seen with such. I also took notice that 3 different weight stations' electronic signs read, "CLOSED," but would nonetheless provide me with a red light for the prepass. Not willing to take any risks, I pull into the weight stations and see that all three are indeed open. Shenanigans. I can only assume that if one were to have bypassed after assuming the station was closed, despite receiving a red light, they would have gotten their picture taken and received a ticket in the mail. I think it's also safe to assume that if anyone thought to fight this ticket then they'd find themselves doing so in person in an Oregon traffic court. OTR and work won't allow for your presence in Oregon's traffic court? Haha, too bad. I'm sure they take cash or credit.

Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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Coming Soon To Prime: 9/7/15

I also got a nice large packet of paperwork. I did forget to confirm that there aren't classes tomorrow due to the holiday. I will have to go back down and check.

Glad you made it alright. Allow me to save you a trip, though. We most certainly do not have any classes today. The only thing they asked of us for Today is a quick trip to the simulator lab. You should have received a laminated, colored piece of paper that acts as a pass to the simulator lab. Take this along with the packet of forms you received to the lab. We are to fill out some medical information. Outside of this, complete all other forms on your own time (EXCEPT FOR THE PAYMENT CONTRACT) so that you'll be prepared on Tuesday.

As for anything else, I'm around today. Feel free to let me know if you'd like help getting to/from Walmart, lunch, etc. It's not a long walk, though. I made it myself, yesterday, to keep myself busy.

-Jon

Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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Coming Soon To Prime: 9/7/15

O no you'll see and pass em lol doing 56 mph lol... Sorry primers

Haha, you're not wrong. Every time I passed a Prime truck on my trip here, I passed it too quickly to get a decent glimpse at it. On the flip-side, their snail-speed reaps the rewards.

Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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Coming Soon To Prime: 9/7/15

... I've never been in a big rig or even very close to one and I'm still in awe watching people drive them.

I'm right there with you. Just wait until you get to Campus Inn! The parking lot is chock full of Prime trucks. More than I counted on my entire trip here, for sure.

Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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Coming Soon To Prime: 9/7/15

I completely forgot about the time shift. I should be hitting the Springmo bus station around 11:20 PM and I'm supposed to call Prime security to arrange pick up. I just want a cool shower and bed. I don't care if I have a roommate already even, as long as they don't block the shower.

If you have a hard time with getting Prime to pick you up when you arrive, you could always PM me and I'd be happy to provide a ride. I saw the station when driving in & its no more than 5 min from the hotel. Just let me know! Good luck

Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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Coming Soon To Prime: 9/7/15

Does Prime offer any alternatives to the "Dirty Dog" such as a plane ticket or a rental car to get to orientation?

I arrived at Campus Inn earlier today. I, too will be starting orientation on Tuesday the 8th. Personally, I packed more than I wished to attempt to bring on Greyhound and I wasn't too fond of sharing my personal space with a bus full of questionable individuals all the way from ATL. So, I drove here in my personal vehicle.

My recruiter told me that Prime would reimburse fuel costs at $0.10/mile. That'll cover ~1/2 of my overall fuel cost. I'm certainly not complaining as I'm confident I've made the right choice. :)

Posted:  6 years, 10 months ago

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How About them double 33's?

Like Brett said, they've been discussing this for a while in the industry. With increased capacity, I can only imagine that they'd need to push for higher GVCW ratings. The problem with this is, I can't imagine a LW truck would be able to manage much more than the industry standard of 80,000 lb. as is. Bloomberg just ran an article regarding the topic not long ago, although its a little bare-boned in my opinion.

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