Profile For Mainiac73

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  • Location:
    Reno, NV

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 2 months ago

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Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Truck Stop Horror Stories

My favorite was at the ta near Portland. Guy had parked off the end of a row not in a space but left approx 3/4 of a truck width in between him and the next guy over. Truck in front of me swings around and lines up straight with the gap and proceeds to back in. I can obviously see it looks narrow and lay on my horn as he continues to back both rear corners of his trailer into both trucks on either side. What are mirrors for? Oh btw. I drove back in the lot to park figuring it must be nearly full. Nope. 40+ open spots. 6 side by side.

Or the chaos that insues when you park In a gravel lot with no lines. And you wake up to find what other drivers felt were good parking spots and straight park jobs

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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Accepted to Prime

Take your time. The training is huge. You want to take advantage of every tif bit you can soak up, both you and your wife. Plus if each of you have a different trainer you will each be taught a few different tricks and tips and those can be shared and traded with each other to improve your team. Yes the time apart will be difficult. Call everyday. Share your stories. The few months of training will be over before you can blink and you two can be back together. Moral is, take advantage of all the training you can get. You don't want to be ill prepared because you were thrown through some 2 week crash course that only gave you about a tenth of the knowledge you actually need. My training took 2.5 months and I will tell you that each and every one of those days were important. After going solo I actually found myself wishing this and that situation we're in those months. We'll figure out the rest as we go.

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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Accepted to Prime

Welcome to the club. I am a fairly new lease operator in flatbed division. There is absolutely no pressure anywhere through training to lease. I was asked a few different times about company or lease but all for sorting the paperwork. There is no sales pitch in other words. Flat bed is great! I will say this however. The only time I have seen my hometown area is when I request home time and my fm sends me that way. 99% of the time I'm 750 miles plus from home. Probably mostly depends on where you live. However my fm has been great about getting me home when I request it. Loving prime so far haven't been here long enough to form an opinion on lease. We'll just say I need some more time to figure out if it was a mistake or profitable. Definetly more complicated than just driving. It's a business. Anyways. As I started. Welcome.

Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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Prime Z building?

I guess you do have a point there. I just hate to be forced to have a day off. Lol. If my old boss heard that he'd be rolling on the floor. I have enjoyed flat bed tremendously so far. We will see how I feel in February but hey

Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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Prime Z building?

I figure that. Already did the safety class yesterday. I'm just trying to get out of here Friday morning at the latest. Being in flat bed division if it takes any longer I will be waiting till next Monday for a load.

Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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Prime Z building?

Computer lab and sim lab. And they couldn't tell me if any of the classes I needed to attend would actually be held. I figure I will just show up and find out. Worst come to worst I'm delayed a day. Nothing else I can do

Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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Prime Z building?

Anyone know where the prime z building lower level conference room is? Or if anyone is even working tomorrow Monday Labor Day. Attempting to upgrade running into closed labs and conflicting times

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Prime's PSD phase wrapping up

Good luck! Once you pass the real fun begins!

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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TNT Finally!

Almost through TNT. There will be some stressful times, tnt for me has been very different from the psd phase. The important part is to realize this is just a temporary thing. Keep pushing forward and it will be over sooner than you think. Hardest part for me was sleeping while the truck was bouncing down the road.

Posted:  4 years ago

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Orientation here I come!

I'm just going to miss you. My trainer and I are taking off at 4am tomorrow morning. Prime is great though. Good luck and have fun.

Posted:  4 years ago

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Don't get your CDL permit prior to coming to prime.

Depends on what prime school you go to. I went to the one in Utah and it was required to have a permit first. Now out on the road with psd trainer

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Prime in Utah

Hey have you heard of a driver/trainer named Tim hicks? Supposedly going to be my trainer. Haven't spoken with him yet.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Prime Inc- Passport

I'm still finishing up my orientation, but I do not nor have not applied for a passport. In fact 6 of our class of 8 do not have passports. It doesn't seem to be an issue.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Prime in Utah

Just arrived here in Salt Lake City to start my training orientation tomorrow morning. Just wanted to see if anyone else from this group happened to have gone through here or is good my to be here. Also is it just me or are the roads in Salt Lake City super confusing and in severe need of repair? And I have driven in San Francisco!

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Off to School!

Hey I getting ready to ship out too. I'm leaving tomorrow morning at 0300 heading to prime school in Salt Lake City. Laying in bed nervously anticipating what may lay ahead. Will see if I actually sleep tonight...

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