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Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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Prime September 5th

I'm currently sitting here under a load. Will be leaving sometime tomorrow, hopefully in the morning hours.

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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Another Possible Old School Sighting?

Nice try lol

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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Destination Limerick

Old School, I'm like you today. I am picking up a load from SAPA out here in Spanish Fork, UT

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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Old school sighting?

I did call for you a few times, forgot to mention that.

I was able to breeze around 285 without a hitch. Safe travels, I'll keep my eyes peeled for you when I'm on the east coast.

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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Old school sighting?

08/24/17 at 1500 est on I-85 southbound in Georgia heading toward Atlanta, I spotted a SAPA truck operated by Knight pulling one of those covered Flatbed's. Now earlier in the day I had just skimmed thru an old thread on this site that Old School had posted a bunch of pictures of himself. Old School, was this you I saw out on the road?

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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PSD starting 8/21 any Flatbed instructors/trainers

I train on the flatbed side at Prime. Looking for a student. Shoot me an email and we can exchange numbers. Jontalb@aol.com

Posted:  4 years, 12 months ago

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Trucking companies in the North East

I can tell you about Prime because that's all I know. We have northeast regional drivers who are on a guarantee of 1200 a week. Those guys don't have to worry about miles or anything. We also have a few dedicated customers that we serve up in that area who are on the same pay scale. We offer flatbed OTR. I see some TMC day cabs up in the Massachusetts area from time to time. They are exclusively a flatbed company so that may be something you want to look into more. I've logged the majority of my miles up in the northeast and I'd say you have plenty of options.

Posted:  5 years ago

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My update from the Prime Inc Tanker division

Yeah man, I've got a question for you. I ran reefer with prime and am currently doing flatbed. One of my big reasons for making the switch to flatbed was because it's all daytime work. I love that I can sleep every night. What are the operating hours of a tank driver? I wouldn't mind pulling one of our tankers down the road one day so I'd like to know what the life is like.

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Prime reward points

I like using mine in the cafe on a good Ruban sandwich. I think you can use them at the company store as well.

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Pittsburgh training can someone give me information about places.

I work for Prime and I have a friend here as well who lives in Pittsburg. He runs a dedicated account out of Chambersburg, PA and this allows him to get home about once a week or once every other week just depending on the season like if the freight is slow then they are able to get him home more often than the busy season. I know nothing of the other companies or what they offer, so all I can do is speak of Prime. But at Prime if you get tired of OTR and would like to get home maybe a little more often then our dedicated account in Chambersburg could be a good option for you.

Jonathan

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Bummed out! Arghhh.

I think I know if the one you are talking about. I passed through South Dakota yesterday and they had one open but it wasn't like the normal weigh stations off to the side. The one that was open when I passed through the state was different cause I had to get off of the interstate at a normal exit ramp like I'm going to enter the town and it was off to the north side of the interstate. I thought it was pretty strange and even asked the officer if it was necessary for me to exit the interstate for this weigh station and he said if the sign out there says open then yes I need to get off. I hope this makes you feel a little better knowing that it was an odd ball of a weigh station requiring me to exit the interstate and onto another state highway but like the other guys have said, gotta keep your eyes on those signs to know what's coming up. It's easy to get in that seat and start day dreaming so do what you need to stay alert. Another thing I like to do when I'm in unfamiliar territory is look at the atlas before I start my shift to see where the possible weigh stations are.

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Looking for a local job that gets me home each night.

Guys, I appreciate all of the responses! 6 String, I'm glad to hear my assumptions were correct and thank you for linking me to the 'local thread'

I live in the Shenandoah Valley which is the northern part of 81 in Virginia. No real big cities around with a rail yard to my knowledge.

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Looking for a local job that gets me home each night.

Hey guys, it's about that time in my career where I start looking for a local job that gets me home each night. I know most of the member on here seem to be OTR but thought y'all might have knowledge on the local side of things as well.

In my neck of the woods we seem to have a lot of dry van freight with LTL companies. I was considering a P&D position with on of those carriers because I thought it would be mostly day time operating hours. Please correct me if my assumption is wrong.

Another option I was looking at was a straight truck or something of the like. I was thinking along the lines of dump truck. I really know nothing about this type of driving job and It only caught my eye because 1) looks like it would be as close to day time operations as I could get and I thought it would be less manual labor than P&D. Again, if my assumptions are wrong please tell me haha

Obviously, working normal day light hours is a big thing for me. I'm no stranger to working third shift but my reason for wanting to go home and get a local job is to spend more time with the family. For me, working third shift or running my 14 each day would sorta defeat the purpose of going home cause then I wouldn't be left with my family time. I'm currently an OTR driver so I understand the long hours trucking requires but like I said, I would like to maximize family time with a somewhat 'normal job'.

If there is something else you thing would fit my desires feel free to share them with me.

I hope this isn't me just wishful thinking haha

Thanks guys, Jonathan

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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South carolina transfer

I don't live in South Carolina but when I lived to a different state I had to provide proof of residency. For my state, it was either a rental contract or a light/water bill.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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The itch

This is why I like big companies. We can switch around and make changes all we want! Going from OTR to dedicated or swapping devisions is no big deal

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Prime's GPS question

I haven't noticed any problems. If it's a problem for you then i would say call Road Assist but other than that I don't know what to say.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Staying near the Iowa 80 Truck Stop the night of Thursday March 09, 2017

Dang man, I stopped and got fuel at the Pilot there last night during that time

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Im a Prime Driver today!

That's cool man, where do you run? I know our intermodal guys stay in certain regions

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Having trouble making up my mind...

Forgot to mention, you can get a full size condo while running OTR with Prime. If you do Walmart then they require a lightweight truck.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Having trouble making up my mind...

Hey Bill, I'm sorta like you because it can be hard for me to make big decisions like this. I don't know anything about Wiltrans but I can say that if Walmart is on your options list then I would choose Prime. I like it over here a lot. The Walmart account would require a lightweight. Sounds like OTR is what you want so your wife can travel with you and so that you can get a full size. Going OTR with Prime is a good gig and if somewhere down the road you decide that Walmart is what you wanna do then you can switch to the Walmart dedicated. It's not that big of a deal. Now if you got OTR with Willtrans and then decide down the road that you would like to try that Walmart then you would be switching companies. I'd rather join one company and have the options to move around within as I want. Also, OTR reefer guys do Walmart runs when they get to Maine. So you could be running OTR with Prime and have the opportunity to do a few of those Walmart runs. I hear it gets busy up there so OTR guys help out. When that day come you may love it or hate it. It would really help you make up your mind I believe. So just to recap, I would choose Prime OTR just so that you still have the option to switch over to Walmart down the road if you want. It's pretty easy switching around within our company like that.

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