Profile For Carl S.

Carl S.'s Info

  • Location:
    Philadelphia, PA

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    8 years, 10 months ago

Carl S.'s Bio

Hey All. My name is Carl from Philadelphia. Got my CDL from Smith & Solomon in June 2015. Currently doing my TNT 40,000 mile phase with Prime Inc

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Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Dang cpap

Prime does not send you home. If you have a certain BMI and neck measurement they will require you to have a sleep study. They do the study on site. If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea they will get you the CPAP. You pay for all this via payroll deductions.

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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Wal Mart Parking

Mark, I got the same message on my QC last night. Dispatch had to advance him $500 to get his truck out of impound. My understanding is that this just counts for the Walmart in Springfield near the terminal. From what I hear drivers have been a bit disrespectful to the look regarding "Trash".

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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Best semi trucks for tall or huskie drivers?

I am 6'4 320lbs and I fit fine in a Peterbilt. I can even completely stretch out on the top bunk with space to spare.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Questions about Prime's Lightweight tractors

To answer your questions best I can.

I am going to go ahead and say it would be impossible to run teams in a lightweight. If you choose to run team as company drivers they will assign you a full size Freightliner Cascadia. It has 2 bunks and 2 sets of identical cabinets. I do believe the bottom bunk is slight bigger than the top.

Running reefer and calculating downtime at shipper/receivers is difficult due to the fact that some loads will be drop/hook and sometimes it will be live load/unload.

The dogs won't be an issue. I know a team that ride with 2 40lb pitbull terriers and they are just fine.

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Box Load Variety

reefer trailer loaded with kegs of beer with load-locks

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Box Load Variety

My first ever and heaviest load with Prime to date. 45,2000 of Goose Island IPA. Baldwinsville NY to Jacksonville FL.

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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Hypothetical HOS situation

I think it depends on the kind of DOT Officer you pull. If you get lucky he might tip his hat and say get a move on. You get a ****** and he might say that sounds like a personal issue and continue with the inspection.

Also. I don't think its wise to let your clocked roll down to 10 hour 55 minutes.

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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Satellite TV In Your Truck?

Guys, I already work for Prime. I was just checking to see if anyone had any experience with the system is all.

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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PSD class getting smaller by day 3. . .

I'll be here until tomorrow afternoon. I don't think you'll miss me. Send me a private message so we can text and arrange a meet up.

PS... I charge for autographs

Is food a medium of exchange?

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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PSD class getting smaller by day 3. . .

I am probably going to miss you guy. Going into the sleep study at 10PM then back on the road to do the last 10,000 miles of TNT. Daniel B., can I have your autograph? Just sign a bubble sheet for me.

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