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Posted:  6 years, 8 months ago

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Starting a new career

Good morning everyone, I have been reading posts on here for awhile and found a lot of good advice. Please steer me in the right direction. I am looking at Prime for getting my CDL. I live in Wisconsin so getting home and back to the terminal will take about 20 hrs travel time. Prime is about the only company that will train me with a 4 yr old owi. It will be 5 yrs old 4/15/16. Prime states that if you opt out of the contract after 6 months that you owe 1750.00 for the school. I would then have more options closer to home. Is this taking advantage of Prime? Would I be leaving a company in good standing? I don't want to burn bridges. OTR is the route I want to go and understand I can be out 4-8 weeks at a time. Any advice would be appreciated

I don't understand your questions on travel times? Leaving after 6 months will NOT be taking advantage of Prime(you will understand once on the road). Leave on good terms and find a job that suits you better. These stories you must stay for a year are just not true. So many companies are now only asking for 6 months and in some cases less. I would never stay at a job i was not happy with. That being said i have only worked for 2 trucking companies in 26 years,so i don't job hop.

Posted:  6 years, 8 months ago

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Husband Wife Team Driving Help!

Train together. Yes i have seen 3 people in a truck. Trainer and husband and,wife. One of the company's is out of Florida they run teams and deliver flowers and i believe Covenant is another. There are several that do this. Yes its legal the trainer is seat belted in passenger ,driver is seat belted and 3rd person is in bunk sleeping.

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