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Posted:  3 years ago

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Jim Palmer trucking

Any insights about this company. I've done my research and I think this is the company I'm going with

Posted:  3 years ago

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A PSA for those considering Prime Inc.

There's truck driver that are on HIV medications and still drive. So why did they send you home

First off, after two days of Orientation, I can tell you that Prime appears to be a great company. It's well run, the people are friendly and knowledgeable, and the equipment is top of the line.

But, if you plan to work for them, make sure you're not on any banned medications...

What is the list of banned medications?

I don't know. And they won't tell you. For legal reasons. They said it would be "discriminatory." Their contracted medical provider (Trinity Health), however, *can* and will disqualify for you for banned medications...

What I can tell you, is that Ritalin (methylphenidate) is banned. Probably Adderall, too, since they're very similar.

The (sort of) good news is, I can come back next month if I go off my medication and have my doctor say that I can function without it. This is what I'll probably do, since Prime is a very good company, and I liked what I saw so far at Orientation.

Still, it's frustrating. I've been ready to attend for more than a month. I obtained my permit ahead of time, with *all* endorsements. A heads-up would have saved me a lot of time and some money. And now, if I want to work there, I'll have to grapple with a reduced quality of life. I can certainly get by without Ritalin; I did for 27 years, and even obtained a Masters degree in the process. But, I will be a grumpier, less social, and more scatter-brained person without medication. Doable, but not ideal.

Anyway, I don't owe them any money, and they'll waive the next Orientation fee if I come back next month. I just hope this post helps someone avoid a wasted trip.

Though I'll likely continue with Prime, if anyone KNOWS of another company that doesn't care about prescribed Ritalin (or if you're a driver who takes it and got it cleared), I'd love to hear about it. PM me if you don't want to advertise your meds.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Relocating to Miami Florida

Yes my family is currently living in fort lauderdale florida. So as far as leasing yes it wouldn't be a problem. They never discuss anything about team.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Relocating to Miami Florida

Thanks for responding. Yes i did tell them I'm currently looking to relocate due to family issues. They said its ok. As far as leasing I know alot of people dont recommend it but its what i want to do. I've done more than enough research and I know its a major risk. They have floral loads

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Relocating to Miami Florida

We are currently living in North Carolina Charlotte but my family will relocate to Miami Florida. I just signed up for PRIME and wanted to know will it be hard for me to get loads living down south. I plan on going lease operator. I've heard freight is terrible down in florida any advice??

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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PRIME LEASE OP

In no way am I trying to buy a truck. I just wanted to know in your opinion i should stay as a company driver for at least a year to learn OTR

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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PRIME LEASE OP

IS IT GOOD TO LEASE OR BE A COMPANY DRIVER. YES I DO HAVE THE MONEY TO BUY A TRUCK BUT I DON'T HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE. I WANT TO LEARN THE ASPECT SIDE THE BUSINESS ALSO. SO I WANT TO KNOW IS IT BAD TO JUMP RIGHT INTO LEASE?? I'VE WATCHED PLENTY OF VIDEOS AND DONE MY RESEARCH. I JUST WANT TO KNOW YOU GUYS OPINION PLEASE. THINKING ABOUT FLAT BEDDING. THANKS

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Interstate distributors

Do they hire with no cdl or experience?

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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TMC TRUCKING

Thanks for replying back!! I will check it out. I'm still looking at other companies before making that decision

Mr. M, TMC runs a fine operation and if you are neat and professional you will fit right in over there. They don't mess around with their image, they like things to be spotless, and if you step on the grass at their terminal where there are signs that say "Stay Off The Grass" you might as well pack your bags, because you are going home. I'm just saying that to help you realize how they are structured over there - it is a military like structure, and it works for them - they have some of the nicest cleanest equipment around, and they do what it takes to keep it that way.

If you haven't seen it yet, we have a diary that one of our former members put together of his orientation and training experience at TMC. Steve is no longer driving for them, but not because he didn't like it there. Something changed for him at home and he needed to be there more often.

Check it out, you may gain some valuable information from his posts.

Steve's TMC Journal

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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TMC TRUCKING

I'm thinking about joining TMC Transport. I've done a complete research of several companies and still deciding which one will best fit my needs. If there's any information anyone can give me would it be great. Once again thank you!!

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Any trucking terminals in Charlotte Nc?

Well I just brought a house in Charlotte and I'm looking to get into the trucking world. I've talked to several recuiters and I just want to know if its best to live close to the terminal.

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Does anyone know any trucking terminals in Charlotte Nc or close by?

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Why do you need a terminal close to Charlotte?

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Any trucking terminals in Charlotte Nc?

Does anyone know any trucking terminals in Charlotte Nc or close by?

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