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Hi guys! I am a Prime driver of 5.5 years, and a team trainer. I love my job and company. So many drivers helped me in the beginning that I have dedicated myself to giving back.

truckingalongfun@gmail.com or check out my YouTube link!

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Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Is it still harmful to my carrer

Answer the questions asked. There is a difference between "have your been arrested...." And "have your been convicted". Also "ever " and "in the past 3 years"

Only answer what is asked. Do not lose your cool if you are confronted with questions about it. Be honest.

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Trainer Shortage?

The new law will require 2 years experience to be a CDL instructor. That is going to cause a major shortage and one reason why some.of.these companies are bringing in a ton of students now.

Unfortunately covid job loss is bringing in people who arent really wanting to truck.

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Dating a trucker boyfriend

But divisions make a difference. He could be sleeping during day and not want to call in the middle.of the night. Is he teaming/training? That makes a difference.

Does his company allow phone calls? Some will not allow calls even with a head set while driving.

He is going to miss important dates and possibly holidays. Probably wont even remember what day today as or what state he was in yesterday.

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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RVer Fueling in the truck lanes question.

It could have been a response to an earlier dealing with a RVer also. I have been parked at rest areas or truck stops and a RV driver has knocked on my door waking me up to ask.me to turn off my APU or reefer. One guy yelled "Cant you turn that damn thing off? Some people around here are trying to sleep". Uh yeah... Like me.

Often RVs will delay us at the fuel lanes or take our parking and unlike RV drivers, we are limited on time. We have specific hours we can drive per day as well as needing to get to our customers in time.

Sorry this driver was aggressive and not understanding.

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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Personal challenges that needed overcome for trucking

Also understand that different divisions have different schedules and delivery appointments. Flat bed and dry van get to drive more days than reefer. Many distributors in reefer handle products in shifts. Example...only meats delivered between midnight and 6am... dairy 6am to noon.. that sort of thing. It causes reefer to have 11pm appointments... 5am...1pm...just ant old time. My flat bed friend delivers to mostly construction sites so mostly days and off weekends. It really varies.

The longer you are with a company the better your position for special requests.

Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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Weird Question About Medical Cards

Thanks guys - that's pretty much what I expected.

Gregg

Reason being is that DOT has minimum standards and each company can add additional limits or standards. Certain meds are a hot topic. You will see their doctor at home before u even get to orientation so you will know right away. Not go and get sent home.

Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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1st company and would like to haul reefer...

I am.trying to catch up on months of posts. Sorry.

One thing that jumped out at me is "reefer has longer loads". This is false. And everyone's idea of "longer" is different.

Some months my average load is 475 miles. Others the average is 700 miles. Tractor Man is working dry van at Danny Herman and averaging 1000 to 1200 miles per load. Reefer loads are time sensitive and the long loads go to teams.

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Getting Nervous!

Hi Brie.... This is a topic we don't talk about because... 90% of viewers are men and men don't want to hear it. The trainers legally can't ask their female students about it because of "gender discrimination" lawsuits.

My own trainer told me he saw my pain as he had 3 daughters and 2 wives. 😂 he suggested more showers. One of our members here flipped out and reported her trainer for asking if she had special needs regarding this topic.

Honestly... It depends on how often you are stopping. Every 3 to 4 hours probably wont be a big deal. Every hour or refusing to drive for a day or more at a time and you will have issues.

Some companies class size doesn't matter. Prime and will trans and some others take students out one on one rather than schooling in groups.

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Beginning a new Career!?

Hi Whitney... You can absolutely do this and a commitment is required. You will most likely have to GI over the road the first year so location is not important. I just moved to MO and there are lots of companies here including CFI, Prime and Will Trans. The links provided are a great start.

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Swift In Swift out !

I just read this... Sorry I am late.

I don't think it is true that most men don't want to train women. Women are often better and safer drivers and men are the first to admit it. Women trainers are hard to find and the wait is long at most companies. Often companies wont allow you to switch your choice because later you could argue you were forced to change due to a lengthy wait.

I would stay at swift. A smaller company most likely wont train due to insurance coverage of newbies. That is why the mega carriers are the major training companies. So what if the trainer was embarrassed. Oh well, crap happens.

I am.a non smoker and had a chain smoking male trainer. He was good and I wanted this so much I dealt with it. May advice is get through training and don't give up. Work it out wither swift cause other companies could see you as a quitter or judge you more harshly for hitting the pole.

Posted:  3 weeks, 6 days ago

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The TruckingTruth Meet Up Thread

We met at the prime Highway Diamond Event

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Posted:  4 weeks ago

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Lithium, what's the big deal?

Consider this: some carriers do not allow allergy meds such as benadryl, zyrtec or Allegra. All bought over the counter. You can't take cough syrup

As per Primes safety department 8 was told I can only take machines or comtrex when ill.

Turtle is right... it's about lawsuits and not illness. If the lawyer can sway people to believe it is "possible" a driver had a reaction before slamming into a family of 4 in a Toyota and killing them... the carrier doesn't have a chance. Sorry

Ambien and Trazadone are on the banned list also

Posted:  1 month ago

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An interesting short tale about a truck driver turned real estate man.

It IS Todd... he needs to atleast use a different dog Pic.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Medical marijuana question

If I pay for the test wouldn't that be completely independent of failing a drug test at work?

I don't have to get one just thought it would be a good idea before I apply

Rick

They do not ask "have your ever failed a drug employment test" ... They ask "have your ever failed Amy drug test"

We had a woman here who failed a non employment test. Prime found it and sent her home. When they realized she lied on the application they banned her forever.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Dental work needed when OTR

Covid made that really hard. Find a good area and uber. Most dentists will take your as a work on for emergencies. Pain killers arent allowed on the truck though. Prime requires 24 hours between meds and driving.

I found an awesome doctor in springfield. ITooth dental. You could park at a nearby mall and uber. Love that place.

NJ dentists wanted me in the state for 2 weeks. Because of covid.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Kearsey / Rainy! omigosh; lady! Dang dispatch!!!!!

Yep its true. New truck attacked me. Long story... Don't know where the lights are yet got up to answer door in dark and whacked by cabinet door

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Prime rider policy- meds?

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Hello. Your passenger's medication is not an issue UNLESS they are narcotic/controlled substances types. Those cannot be on the truck at all. As for you, that is a different story. Prime can indeed be picky about that. The best people to ask would be Trinity at the Springfield terminal. They make those decisions. Even with a doctors note, they will reject some meds. Good luck

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ADHD meds are often amphetamines, which likely are on a controlled substance list.

Also, I don't know why random ignorant people working for a trucking company get to decide what prescription drugs aren't allowed. It should be up to doctors.

Well this comment shows you are "ignorant" of Prime. Trinity to which I refered is "Trinity Health Care" located at the Prime terminal. Yes, they have a head doctor, PAs, nurses and other medical personnel. So yes, it is up to the doctors.

And yes, it is also up to the company's legal department of how much of a risk they want to take on public safety and potential lawsuits.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Prime rider policy- meds?

Hello. Your passenger's medication is not an issue UNLESS they are narcotic/controlled substances types. Those cannot be on the truck at all. As for you, that is a different story. Prime can indeed be picky about that. The best people to ask would be Trinity at the Springfield terminal. They make those decisions. Even with a doctors note, they will reject some meds. Good luck

Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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Is my wife being discriminated against?

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3. As for as telling you what to eat or drink while driving... YES! I do have the right. You know why? Cause when my steering wheel is filled with grease, bbq sauce, nacho cheese and more, I dont have the time to stop and clean the entire truck. . I once had to use a tooth brush to get the french fry crumbs out of the steering wheel. When someone hits a bump too hard or a pothole without a lid on the cup the lemonade goes flying and the entire truck gets sticky. Or.. I had someone leave a drink on the top bunk and when he drove away, gatorade now poured on my head and bed.. Soaking all blankets and sheets and my $4000.... Yep $4000 mattress. With no time to stop and dod laundry cause this is a job. I also had a guy who stopped every 2 hours eating full meals from fast food places then needed to craps every 2 hours. He drove 300 miles a day and I drop 700.... I was NOT ruining my 6 year on time delivery record for him. So guess what... Yes I have rules about food on the truck now. Don't like it? Do what you want on your truck but not one mine. Stay or get a different trainer is up to you.

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Since I was the one who said it.. I'll be the one to respond to it. Yeah-- I agree with you in regards to when a person is driving. In fact, I'm not a big fan of the thought of eating ANYTHING messy while driving a vehicle, mine or otherwise. Seems like a good way to potentially end up distracted. And who in the hell brings a drink with no lid onto a vehicle? That's just bad home training. I guess in my minds eye, I just expect people in general to use common sense and "best practices". I tend to forget that some people out there probably don't have either. Thanks for the reminder, sincerely.

That's part of the problem. Many people have no common sense or compassion or any clue. One of my 50 year old female students did not know left from right. One assumed there were toilets and showers on the truck and bashed prime when she found out otherwise.

I forbid talking on the phone even with a head set. Distracting! And imagine arguing spouses while driving? But then it becomes "my trainer is mean"

No witch... Your trainer doesnt want to DIE! 😂

I had a total melt down the other day from people who arent even at prime yet DEMANDING me to train them... Despite it am dealing with my moms estate, cleaning out her residence, fighting with siblings, and dod NOT even have a truck at this time.

So yeah... Sorry... Students can be extremely demanding and assuming. One woman told prime she was going to wait for me to finish someone and expected to get paid $900 per week while sitting at home for me. For 4 weeks. Can you imagine that?

Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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Is my wife being discriminated against?

As a Prime team trainer and a 47-year-old straight woman I can tell you:

1. No one at prime cares about your gender, age, sexual orientation, religion or race. Period. They care about making money

2. Prime started the training program because men drivers wanted their wives WITH them.... So they wanted women out of the kitchen and teaming. so keep the feminist victim card out of this. You will find the men OTR will help more than the women.

3. As for as telling you what to eat or drink while driving... YES! I do have the right. You know why? Cause when my steering wheel is filled with grease, bbq sauce, nacho cheese and more, I dont have the time to stop and clean the entire truck. . I once had to use a toothbrush to get the french fry crumbs out of the steering wheel. When someone hits a bump too hard or a pothole without a lid on the cup the lemonade goes flying and the entire truck gets sticky. Or.. I had someone leave a drink on the top bunk and when he drove away, gatorade now poured on my head and bed.. Soaking all blankets and sheets and my $4000.... Yep $4000 mattress. With no time to stop and dod laundry cause this is a job. I also had a guy who stopped every 2 hours eating full meals from fast-food places then needed to craps every 2 hours. He drove 300 miles a day and I drop 700.... I was NOT ruining my 6 year on time delivery record for him. So guess what... Yes I have rules about food on the truck now. Don't like it? Do what you want on your truck but not one mine. Stay or get a different trainer is up to you.

4. "Trainers get big bucks on top of miles". Again... A comment without any merit. The schooling pay for a CDL Instructor at Prime is $300 plus the miles. If the student PASSES the exam... They get bonuses. If they never left the terminal... That instructor was better off not training. But guess what.. A student that does not absorb the information quickly will cost that trainer big bucks. Last summer I had a CDL holder in the team training that was so bad, I averaged LESS per week than I would have solo. A bad student can ruin your check, not help it.

5. Prime has a Pre trip video as well as other videos on the phone app. They are there because they are helpful and important They also want drivers to get used to using the phone app and searching it.

6. There are many instructors on the pad. She can ask any of them. We have multiple people in the training plaza building who can help. Including Chris Martin as a liaison and Brooke Mosely, the female driver liaison.

7. Prime has 1200 women .... 1200! That is more than entire fleets at other companies. So again... Not a gender thing.

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