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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:  6 hours, 20 minutes ago

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Refusing delivery

Be advises there is a difference between a yard and a terminal. And some companies may have one central location to which you return a truck. My friend lived in FL she wanted to drop the truck at a GA yard and was told not. She had to drive it to Ohio and fly home. It was a smaller carrier with fewer terminals.

Posted:  2 days, 4 hours ago

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Owner’s horse, Prime Inc, wins $1M Arkansas Derby & favorite of Kentucky Derby

I had to go back an look cause that horse was put down. That article was old.

Posted:  2 days, 10 hours ago

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Owner’s horse, Prime Inc, wins $1M Arkansas Derby & favorite of Kentucky Derby

Who would win in a horse race, a Prime horse or a Prime truck?

The horse. Lol.... That horse was in the derby a couple years ago and lost sadly.

Posted:  3 days, 8 hours ago

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How does per diem work at Prime INC?

One major difference between being a company driver and being a company driver for the Independent contractor is that you negotiate pay with the truck.owner/lease Op.

Most fleet owners/lease ops offer a rate higher but do not pay all of the bonuses or 401k contribution. So a new person thinks they are getting a good deal, but its not always the case. The lease Op pays all pay, workers comp, and employer taxes as well as Primes portion of the health benefits.

No one has ever asked me about the per diem aka "Travel Allowance" on a lease truck so that is an interesting question. The best person to ask is your payroll person. You can find their name and number on your phone app under "My Contacts". Another resource may be "Driver Personnel" that you can call by calling the main number.

Normally for a solo it is 8cpm of your normal rate that is non taxed. 5cpm for a team that is not taxed. If your normal solo rate is 50cpm, then the "rate" line will say 42cpm, and the "Travel Allowance" line will add 8cpm x the miles driven.

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Prime Flower Loads

That customer is not a driver unload That is the one I was at with the circular drive. Be sure to go.in to the left so you can site side the dock. The yard dog may have you drop the trailer and put it in himself.

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Prime Flower Loads

Been there too Donna.... This is her location...

If you come in from wrong street you have to blind side

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This is where I was.... And if you look it is and oval driveway....but 2 ways. I took a video that I need to upload cause it is pure chaos as all different trucks are coming and going in both directions and blocking each other.

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Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Prime Flower Loads

Not all floral loads are driver unload. There is a note on my file that I won't do those...

You often need more than 4 load locks and lease.ops complain to me all the time that they have to pay for the damaged freight. one driver told me "even with 7 load locks in paid $3000 on damages. I never did another one because I was paying them to work".

There are a few distributors in miami that are now touch flowers....i do them. 😂

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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A cautionary tale about Wilson Logistics...

I had no idea that the hiring practices in the trucking industry are so...unprofessional.

I could easily say the same about you. I had no idea someone from corporate couldn't understand that having a license in 2 states is a felony in some.places and therefore should fix his issues before expecting to get hired. in NJ it is a felony to have a duplicate copy! Seriously, I had one in my wallet and one on a secured location in case I lost it on the road. Same number and dates, same endorsements....but illegal. Go figure.

You need to truly consider if you know enough about trucking to even try this. Find someone for a ride along so you can see what the lifestyle is first hand.

Whenever I hear someone make a statement like that, I guess they will last six months tops. We have seen it here over and over.

Fact is.....no company is going to be able to deal with your situation until you correct the MI issue. It isn't just WL. Perhaps you conveyed to the recruiter that you would have that cleared up before attending? I don't know.

When people enter trucking with their own ideas of reality, they fall flat. They criticize everything from the trucking company to the trainers to the laws. One guy came on here horrified that companies did not provide trucks with RV like bathrooms or hotel rooms every night. Another woman assumed there were sinks and stoves in the trucks. One former professor claimed the evil company turned their back on him when he quit and they wanted the $7000 he agreed to pay if he didn't stay the 150k required miles.

If you think this is unprofessional....i cannot even imagine how you would react to waiting in a dock for a few hours to get unloaded or not having the next load assignment right away.

I suggested you read some of our blog articles to get a better feel.

Good luck

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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2021 Prime Pet Policy Change

Prime no longer has a weight limit on pets for company drivers. The pet deposit still applies and cats and dogs are welcome.

Deposit is $1000 paid $300 the first week, $50 each additional until paid. Once you have the truck inspected after the pet is removed from the truck, you get the money back less any damage costs.

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Newly assigned to Prime, INC training in PA

Thanks Anne. 😆 she is my cheerleader

I just left Pittston yesterday morning. I have been negligent here and on my channel.lately. truth is after teaming or training for over a year and a half im.just tired. I need some time off

But with that said...I came to prime at 41. I did it. You can do it.

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Any Hispanic/Latino OTR truck drivers out here?

Growing up, I was taught that white people were privileged and that I would spend my life in the slums. The hardest thing I've ever had to overcome is that thinking. It sounds like you're still suffering from it.

The truth is, the country isn't racist. Are there racist people out there? Sure, but people are allowed to believe what they want and feel how they want. As long as it doesn't infringe on my freedom, I'm fine with it.

Amen. There are some people who find racism in everything.

I took a picture of a very small sign...it was about 11 x 14. It had a name totally different from what the shipping warehouse said it would. When I told the clerk at the customer about the sign, they asked me to take the picture and text it to them because the office personnel never drive into the warehouse side. They assumed this huge sign for truckers and it was tiny and wrong...

Anyway... A black woman then chased me back to my truck yelling for me to turn around so she could take my picture. I was confused. She thought I took pictures of her and yelled "havent you ever seen a darkie before?" Her words, not mine. I never even saw her and she wasnt in my picture at all. When I showed her the pictures, she didn't even apologize.

A former student said good morning to a waitress he passed on the way to the restroom. She walked by him and said good morning to the guy at the table as she poured him coffee. My student swore up and down she ignored him and said it to me cause of racism. Not so...the guy at the table was paying her tip. Maybe she was preoccupied with thoughts and didn't hear him, I don't know. She could have had a kid dying of cancer for all we know and was not in the right frame of mind. It doesn't make things racist.

Out west in am definitely the minority and often cant understand spanish signs or people I call my spanish friend to translate. So what?

Women told me not to get into trucking or I would be raped and disrespected by all the sexist men. Really??? Wow...cause I can tell you..it is usually the men who are helping and respecting me. Including the ones on this forum.

Do your job, earn money and dont let your surroundings freak you out. Unless you are in a riot and I suggest you grab a couple hammers. Rioters definitely wont care what color you are....they will attack you and your truck anyway.

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Company CDL school tuition

the only thing that matters is a man's word.

But that is exactly what the contract is. You gave your word you would pay and you are now refusing and coming up with excuses and how it wont affect you.

The contract was your word. What is your honor worth to you?

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Can i get in trouble?

So let me get this straight....

You want to know if it is a good idea to commit insurance fraud by driving a vehicle you are not authorized to drive.... While committing insurance fraud upon the Great State of TX by stealing unemployment money..

Keep at this and you can forget seeing that baby born.

Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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Company CDL school tuition

Read your contact before you sign it is the best advice.

Prime's contract specifically says "this is not a guarantee of employment".

You got schooling and can go elsewhere. You will benefit from the schooling therefore you owe it.

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Does your license come in the mail?

Hi. Each state is now different due to covid ...after testing in MO my current TNT said he had to go back to Florida and make an appointment. it had to be within his county. He was given the CDL in person there.

In NJ they supposedly no longer have printers. I was told they had to even mail me a duplicate, so emailed me a temporary. It sucks a hate NJ.

The TNT trainer usually gets you back home for a couple days to get it done.

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Thinking about Prime Inc.

To clarify... This former lease Op in this video was involved in a sexual relationship with the trainee and in addition broke several prime policies on camera for which he wasn't fired....including brining not one but two of her dogs on the truck. Pets are not allowed in training without special permission. Plus we have a 3 heartbeat policy.

There were also videos where he was drinking in a bar getting drunk....while not under loads nor breaking prime policy, he didn't make prime drivers look good. Quite a few prime drivers took issue with that.

By watching all of his videos...and hers because she had a Youtube also...you can deduct she wanted to stay teaming with him after she upgraded. Not only was he married, but he was going to vegas with another woman after the trainees upgrade, which she apparently didn't like. Her video shows her crying saying "I cant force someone to be with me"

Do NOT assume prime fired someone just for having a woman on the truck. This case is why way more involved.

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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The TruckingTruth Meet Up Thread

Hahaha I dont know why it posted the pic 3 times lol. Stupid phone

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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The TruckingTruth Meet Up Thread

Pack rat passed me yet again and we tried but couldnt stop.

Then I found Donna at a customer in NC

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Posted:  1 month ago

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Thinking about Prime Inc.

No man at Prime EVER got fired just for taking on a female trainee. Period. That is just stupid. There are lots of men who train women and are professional. I had 2 males and 1 male to female transgender. You have to sign a paper saying you will or will not accept the opposite gender. Sorry...if it is the one I am assuming it is .there was way way more to that story and he was no victim.

But I digress..... Watch my videos on "Prime Promotes Women" parts 2 is about our female driver program... Parts 3 and 4 talk about our classes and programs..driver health and fitness with physical trainers and dieticians for free...the 2nd year they pay us quarterly to park take. There are others in my channel called "why prime"

Trust me....if ANY student has a problem they can come to me 24/7....and for women we have a female driver liaison to contact as well. Rob, Donna and others here can attest to that.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Erratic Sleep Schedule

I bite sometimes. 😂

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