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  • Location:
    OK

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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    3 years, 11 months ago

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Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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My Prime PSD experience

In those weekly payments your truck insurance is included among other things. I believe!

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I feel I need to warn,you about Prime. This is from experience as an owner-operator leased to them. Prime staff and drivers may be nice and all, but, the corporate part of Prime literally sees you as little more than a living breathing log book. I had some wiggle room as my own boss, but, my dispatcher had a 100mph pen and my truck, by Prime's rules, was governed at 65mph. If you feel unsafe with a situation, they will try to pressure you into doing whatever it is. Some of their loads are misplanned. Example of this, at Newly Wed Foods, I have a pick on 5/19/2015. The shipper had me scheduled for the day after. Prime vehemently refused to accept responsibility for this mix-up and this lack of culpability ultimately lead to me terminating my contract with them. They charge a huge amount for their lease,program as well. From several of their lease drivers, average payment just for the tractor is $850/wk for a 2015 Cascadia Evolution. $1,050/wk for the Peterbilt 587. Also, if they EVER send you to 8118 Bunkum Rd. Caseyville, IL, DON'T go! It is illegal from a tractor-trailer to be down that road that ISN'T a Henderson truck or the rail company next door to them. $3,000+ fine for it. Those 2 have special permits,from the city to operate on that road. Don't risk it.

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Thanks for the heads up. I'm a long way from o/o ....I think most are heart less..

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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CDL Written and Skills Test

Does anyone know what the number of questions for each test section and which ones require a skills test with it? I've looked all over online and haven't found the exact breakdown for the test. I've only seen how many are in the test pools. Doesn't say anything in CDL Manual neither. Thanks in advance.

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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DAC Report Quit Under Dispatch

The Surface Transportation Assistance Act bars carriers from firing drivers or punishing them by not giving them loads for refusing to drive in violation of safety regulations, adverse weather or when they feel too sick to operate.

Take a look at this article Refusal to drive and fired

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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DAC Report Quit Under Dispatch

Take a look at this article Refusal to drive and fired

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Roehl Double Clutching ??

Take a look on YouTube. There's several videos on there explaining and showing how to DC.

I am hearing conflicting reports whether or not Roehl currently requires double clutching to pass orientation . Anybody know ??

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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I got accepted!

Congrats!!! That is going to be one long bus ride. They wont fly you out there since you live so far away?

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Great video

Ran across this video on FB and thought I'd share it. You'll have to copy and paste it. Can't get the link button to work.

https://www.facebook.com/thebikerbrotherhood/videos/952615474855244/

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Not a good day for truckers in Oklahoma

Defiantly an eye opener. Things can happen in a blink of an eye. Looks like neither accident was the drivers fault. The accident on I-35 everyone walked away. It was a Cardinal truck involved with a Uhaul truck and a car. All burned up do to the impact.

Haven't heard much on the other accident except a guy was trying to cross the highway on foot around midnight. Sadly enough he didn't make it.

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Not a good day for truckers in Oklahoma

Truck driver hits and kills man trying to cross I-44 in Oklahoma City around midnight. Just now another truck involved in a crash on I-35 SB with a Uhaul truck in Norman. Be careful out there!!!

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Interested in Prime INC

Follow this link. Very good article on what to expect at Prime. https://www.truckingtruth.com/truckers-forum/Topic-872/Page-1/prime-inc-company-training-diary

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Introduction & Starting CDL School

Toonces: I just read your post in the general forum. Thanks for taking the time to write about your experiences at Central Tech. Counting down the days until I start.

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Central Tech Drumright OK

I'll be attending there in August. I like it that you have to have your CDL permit and DOT physical before going to class. Their about half the price of another school in Oklahoma City. I wasnt impressed with them at all. They had a little gravel parking area they did their training on. It was nothing compared to Central Tech.

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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What's a good company to start out with?

Brandon- Are you aware that since you are getting out of the military you may not have to take your skills test for your CDL?

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Swift Academy Memphis!

Good luck! Let us know how it went.

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Introduction & Starting CDL School

Hello toonces. Another okie here! I plan on attending Central Tech in August. It looks like a great school. First, it's less than an hour from the house. Second, their PTDI certified and meet the 160 hour requirement. Looks like a great school and have heard a lot of good things about the course and instructors. If you get a chance can you tell us a little bit how everything works. How's the housing they offer?

Thanks Mike

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