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    Bradenton, FL

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    5 years, 10 months ago

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Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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Who's starting Prime Sept 3rd?

No, they are seperate companies. Both brothers owned swift, got into it, and one brother went and started Knight. They are pretty much run alike from what I have been told, but legally they are seperate companies.

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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Truck Driver's Personal Protection

Another item for a self defense weapon would be the 4 cell Maglite. They are extremely durable, relatively light weight and again surve a dual purpose that nobody can question and believe me, they do some damage when they hit!

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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Who's starting Prime Sept 3rd?

BTW Dewey, you said you applied to Knight, just fyi, Knight and Swift are basically the same..they are owned by brothers.

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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Who's starting Prime Sept 3rd?

Dewey, I am not sure what the deal is with Stephanie, but I had sheryl and she was right on the ball, she called me within 2 days and has replied pretty quickly to any questions i sent her via email. I know that they spend a lot of time on the phone so try emailing her, i have found with recruiters from other companies I applied with that they generally reply faster to emails than phone calls.

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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Who's starting Prime Sept 3rd?

Hey RoadKill...opps i mean Road hog, sorry you mentioned your supper so i mixed up the name!! rofl-1.gif Yap..I am a cracker down here in FL, about a hour south of Tampa, but originally from Az, just outside of Tucson so I am not a yank by any account..LOL You are correct..I took a wrong turn when i got out of the service (took a left out of VA instead of going straight...guess thats what i get for following a skirt instead of paying attention to the road atlas!!) many years ago and ended up here..dummy me stayed!! Ya I think we will have a good time up there, I actually kind of feel sorry for the instructors now...NOT!! rofl-3.gif

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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Truck Driver's Personal Protection

My dad drove for over 50 years, both otr and regional and with the exception of a time during the 70's when several drivers were hijacked, he did not carry, but found his tire thumper to be very handy and we should be checking our tires at every stop anyway! :D

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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Who's starting Prime Sept 3rd?

I dont get in until about 2230 monday night..at least you have a little time to relax and settle in before starting.

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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Who's starting Prime Sept 3rd?

Hey Turbine, dont mind Roadhog..he is from GA and we know they are all a littls slow up there!! :P

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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Career Dilemma. What should I do?

Cory, if you dont mind my 2 cents. I have always had a love of the road, probably because it is in my blood, my dad drove for 50 years and almost all of my family either drove or still drives. I am 49 and basically dealt with a desk job primarily because I did not want to be away from my kids growing up like I was. Dont get me wrong, I know my dad did the best he could, but he was never at home much so he never went to any of my football games, or wrestling matches etc. I do not know if you kids are boys or girls, but little girls growing up like having daddy going to thier little plays and recitals, I know..i have 2 girls, but now mine are old enough they dont need dad around, and I am divorced so I have nothing holding me back now, but I can tell you from experience both from growing up, and from being with my girls while they grew up, think hard before you make the final decision to go otr. I agree with Star that maybe seeing if you can find someone to give you some weekend trips, or if you know anyone that is a driver, take a couple weeks vacation and go with them..maybe ask someone on here if they are from your area if you can take a run with them. You might have to buy a plane ticket back home but it would be well worth the money to get a perspective on what it would be like on the road and away from your family. Best of luck with your decision

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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Lease or Purchase?

Thanks Oldschool, you and brett and the other commentors have answered many questions that i had, and believe me, i appreciate the sound advise. I do not plan to jump right into getting my own truck just yet, and I agree that i need more time under my belt before I do. Thanks again to all of you for sharing your incite and knowledge with me and it has been taken to heart. (even tho I am still drooling over the T700!! LOL)

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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Lease or Purchase?

Oh and btw i am completely in love..or is it lust?? with the new KW T700..I think having her on the road just might be almost better than sex!!..LMAO!!! :D

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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Lease or Purchase?

Hey Star..your way to late..my pop put that gleam in my eye before i could walk, but he did his best to keep me from driving to...it worked for 49 years...now he is too old to stop me!!...LOL :P

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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Lease or Purchase?

Thanks Daniel, that was the kind of info I was looking for. I appreciate it. Roger

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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Onto my new career

There is another one by Mason V that has a lot of pretty detailed accounts of his experience there entitled choose prime over swift..may want to look at that one to.

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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Lease or Purchase?

Daniel, I am just starting out, but I know that once i finish my training with prime, that they really push leases, i know i need to wait, but I am curious as to validity to each of them. I know that the prime drivers that i have spoke with have raved about the leasing and stated they made a lot more money than they did as company drivers, and had more control over thier home time than company drivers get. That and the price of a decent used one seems to be cheaper payments than what they are wanting for a lease. This is why i ask..food for thought so to speak.

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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Permit Before CDL School ?

Hey Roadhog, you and I will be in class together. I am in FL and I was told that if i bring my cdl permit with me, they will honor it and then let me take my driving test when i am back down here on a run with company truck. Look me up when we are in class. See you there Roger

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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Lease or Purchase?

I dont know if there are any Prime drivers on here that might be able to toss in thier 2 cents, but maybe someone can give me an idea of the differences between leasing a truck or purchasing one. I have looked at prices and see many good used trucks that are only a couple years old, that seem would be more affordable than leasing a new one. for example, prime literature says about 950 a week to lease a truck, which seems a little outrageous to me, vs purchasing my own truck, not subject to all of the company truck restrictions and lower payments from my calculations. So what would be the advantage to leasing vs owning? Thanks in advance for any input you choose to give. Roger

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Packing List

Army Navy surplus store, you can pick up a seabag (duffle bag to civilians) for cheap and they fold out flat. I think the most expensive one i saw was huge and it was only like $45, but i cannot see anybody needing one that big.

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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No BS Truth about Trucking Video

Just my 2 cents for the person on the youtube vid. I do not feel a bit sorry for you. As the son of man that drove for 50+ years, both inter and intrastate, was gone for up to 16 weeks at a time making a living for his family, yes he missed us, but he also loved the road and I am proud to say that he passed that love on to me and now I can only hope to be half the driver he was until the day he retired. I can honestly say I had the priviledge of being taught to drive by real driver (in an old 68 mack), and taught that you make your own life. you work hard, support your family and be proud of what you do. I learned from one of the best..and believe me he was the best but would never consider himself such, but anybody that knows him will tell you he is a true driver, Unlike you. Talk about making a family and his son proud (can your family say the same about you?)..he was 99 DOT driver of the year for both AZ and US, so take your candy@&& whiny bs and sell it someplace else because the real drivers, the ones that love this country and understand that without drivers moving the freight, this country would come to a standstill. Whether most people realize it or not, they depend on us to take care of them. So instead of crying, take pride in the fact that as a driver, you keep this nation functional..if you dont like driving, quit, this is a free country, nobody is forcing you to drive. You want to feel like and indentured servent, trying being stuck behind a desk 5 sometimes 6 days a week, going sometimes at sunrise and leaving after sunset, the only time you even see the sun is if you take lunch outside, if you get to take lunch, i know, i did that for 20 years. So grow a pair, and get a life and get out of ours.

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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Onto my new career

LOL Andy, I hear you. I left Tucson back in 81 when i went in the service, the moved down here in 86 when i got out, been here ever sense. Well keep it safe brother and good luck.

Hey Roadkill, look in one of the other forums, there is a post about someone that started prime yesterday so you may want to watch that to.

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