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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 month 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:  1 month 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:  1 month 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:  1 month, 1 week 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:  1 month, 1 week 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:  1 month, 2 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:  1 month, 2 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.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Prime issues Mandate Vax Statement

Basically, Prime contacted Tyson who is clarifying their mandate on outside vendors. Outside drivers will not be required to be vaxxed for entry to the plants

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Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Is having the same trainer in PSD/TNT ok?

Thanks Turtle and Old School. I will stick with this trainer.

If you want a different perspective... Ask me 😂 glad all is well.

From a trainer stand point... It is awesome to no TNT with the same student because he knows what you have learned and havent and he can jump you guys right into teaming amd know your are a safe driver.

I would stick with him. Good luck

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Thinking About Leasing With Prime

Real Diehl

Didn't know about the new policy and that's awesome honestly. That's really all we wanted lol. Now that we know that, I don't think leasing will be something we do. There is a lot of responsibility that comes with it and I don't want to have worry about Fuel, Lumpers, repairs and a truck note. Honestly when a time does come where we outgrow company,I'd rather see if I could go through Freightliner or Peterbilt firsthand to lease.

Do not accept this policy as fact until you see it on the Prime app, FM or from Andrea Mueller herself.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Thinking About Leasing With Prime

Hey guys, Thanks so much for the responses and advice. Honestly the appeal of leasing isn't really appealing but Prime home time sucks and we both have elderly parents and have recently lost loved ones to Covid, so we just wanted to be home at least a week to see our family. One day per every week out with a max of 4 days kinda sucks. Now mind you, we've been out 6 weeks and only want to take home every 8 weeks. We are runners and average 4500 to 6000 miles a week. No goals in my mind yet other than just catching up on bills.

What you are asking as company is totally doable as your prove your value to your FM. When your go lease... You now have to prove yourself all over again to a different FM. At 1 year, you van negotiate with your FM because he can show his bosses "look, this truck makes money". By being new and not knowing the freight lanes, you van easily screw yourself by putting yourself on bad load places. I hear it all the time.

Again.... You never answered my question.

Team trucks right now are profiting 89cpm plus the 14cpm for the Co driver. So that is $1.03 per mile (before taxes) divided by 2 drivers.... 51.5cpm each driver. Without any benefits. And before you take home time. Home time will cost you and drop this # significantly

You want to take 12 weeks off a year? That will cost you 12 x $1300 = $15,960 per year.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Newbie Here! Best advice for a woman thinking of jumping in...

CDL School Truths to Consider

Check out that video.

1.) Local schools give minimum background, DMV, DOT physical requirements. Companies may require way way more and not hire you.

2.) Going to school while working/family distracts from your learning... You may be exhausted after a long day and struggle more.

3.) If you don't find a job early on (less than 90 days), some companies (including prime) could require you to school again.

4) if you can't pass in CDL school, Companies such as Prime may now reject you and not consider you until you get your CDL

5.) CDL schools may require additional money for extra help or testing if you fail.

6) companies like prime will pay you less and make you go through more training once if you come in with a CDL

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Thinking About Leasing With Prime

Actually... Yes too people can lease a truck. You both go into a partnership and split it evenly. I know brothers and other relatives at prime that do that

For sooooo many reasons I am against leasing, especially for newbies. I have been a company driver at prime for 6 years. Guess how much I make? The same amount as most lease ops after all expenses... But I also have health insurance, dental, disability, life, vision and 401k. They dont. I also get $ back at the end of the year in tax return... They pay.

Lets play this game... How much do you think a solo lease or team lease truck makes AFTER expenses on a cent per mile... And how much do you think operation costs are for both a solo and team lease truck are cent per mile wise? I know. I have lease settlements from friends to prove it.

Take a guess. Please.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Newbie Here! Best advice for a woman thinking of jumping in...

Primes training was raised to $900. ($800 if you come in with a CDL)

Figure 1 week orientation. 2 weeks for driving and 1 week for testing. Will you use all that? Maybe not. Could you use longer? Yes. Better to be prepared. Truck repairs, wait for a trainer or other things do happen. The $200 per week is given at any ATM on the road.... So how would you deposit it to pay a bill? Western union that would cost more $?

I learned back on a manual. So I got to Prime September 21st and failed my test a couple times. I passed Oct 30. Got my first check a week later.

Unlike some other companies, prime will give you extra help to make sure you pass. The pretrip is the one thing you need to learn yourself... We can reach you tips but if you dont do it over and over to learn and memorize we cant help. Most people who fail do so because they didnt take pretrip seriously

Posted:  2 months ago

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Trucking companies and COVID Vaccine

Primes owner and safety head has said repeatedly we will.not be required.... "that's not how we roll at prime. We encourage everyone to.get it. But it's their choice"

Love my boss

All they need do is put the BOL in the trailer or mailbox. Then we never meet the plant workers

Posted:  2 months ago

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Will this pass?

They care about last 3 years. They go back further depending on what it is. Sometimes just to see how you react

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Questions about personalizing the truck?

Prime will allow us to install things like TVs, bike racks.... They built me a shelf so my cat could climb onto the top bunk. Basically if you buy the part, you pay for them to install it. The outside of prime trucks that are decorated are lease trucks. The drivers pay thousands to a decal company and then pay to remove it when they turn the truck in. At 6 years in... I bet they would let me put my decals and design my next truck exterior. I have one more year of safe driving and as one of the rewards I get to order my truck with the options/color I want. I'm sure I could negotiate decals. Black truck with purple and pink "Kearsey" across it. 😂

I have fridge, CB, microwave, Direct TV and an incredible mattress that is now in my living room along with all my stuff until I get my next truck.

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Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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How soon is too soon to start applying?

30 days before. If any further than 30 days they make you reapply and do another background check

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Mom died tonight

Thank you all. Had too drive 1600 miles back to prime. Cit is taking 2 days to clean out my truck... Then flying home Saturday

I have arranged most of the funeral arrangements by phone. Thanks for.your support. I received a ton of messages and emails... But I am not ready to talk to anyone. Sorry The last 6 months or so have been very trying and if disconnected from so many people because I didnt have patience enough to deal with anything. Even friendships. Sorry

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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It keeps changing

I didnt read this whole thing. But one flaw in your plan.. Prime and wilson dont have a "training nearby for a campground". You do 1 weeks orientation then go OTR right away with your permit.

Prime lets you have a rider as soon as your go solo. But no way yo have him nearby in school or training.

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