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Posted:  10 years, 9 months ago

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Prime Company Sponsored School

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these companies have discovered that you will take care of and keep up with something that's yours better than if they just handed it out. Plus you now know that if you lose it they aren't giving you another without you buying it.

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...and they've discovered it costs them less when they make someone else pay for it. It's a sound business strategy rofl-3.gif

Not to mention they are pretty high grade locks so far as I have heard which means your probably geting a decent discount on them.

Posted:  10 years, 9 months ago

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Good hygiene and trucking

There's a product that I believe is called "no-rinse" and is marketed to truckers campers and the like that makes a quick wash do-able. also gold bond medicated powder can halp keep you fresh on those no shower days.

In iraq we called it the Baby Wipe Bath rofl-1.gif

Posted:  10 years, 9 months ago

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Prime Company Sponsored School

Wow. You have to pay for their locks? 130 bucks for 3? Is that with all the companies or just Prime?

I am pretty sure that's for all companies.

Posted:  10 years, 9 months ago

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Finally I can get the RIG rolling :)

If there's more than a 30 day gap they have to go through the whole employment verification BS again. That's why she's saying that

ok Thanks for clearing that up Old School!! thank-you.gif

Posted:  10 years, 9 months ago

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Prime Company Sponsored School

So, PR if I'm reading you right, you say it's better NOT to have your permit before you go as you can get it pretty easily at Prime?? I've been looking at this before I go and if it's one less thing I have to do, then I Won't..

Holly told me I had to have my permit before I went...

Posted:  10 years, 9 months ago

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Finally I can get the RIG rolling :)

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And for those wondering, no, i do not have 1st hand experience, it's just that I know the difference between a kilt and a miniskirt!!

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hmmm no comment good-luck.gifgood-luck-2.gifrofl-2.gifrofl-3.gif

Emily was a little shocked by how quickly I would be gone so we are going to wait til the next training session for me to go. She needs her quality time with me and I am going to give it to her.

Thanks guys I hope when I get there you guys are still there but if not Good Luck and Drive safe!

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What's your start date?? Mine is Nov 5..

Sept 17th now. Holly told me once they get the ball rolling on verification they have 30 days once I am verified to get me in to the school which I am wondering if shes lying or not...

Posted:  10 years, 9 months ago

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When you go home.......

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This thread made me have a dream last night about going home with my truck. rofl-2.gif

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Careful Daniel, you don't want wifey to know your dreaming about anyone but her...rofl-2.gif

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Haha!

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Awwww so cute. You dreamed about me;-) Lol jk

Sorry red sorry.gif I feel like someone might crack a butt joke and I for one am not going to get slapped dancing-dog.gifrofl-3.gifrofl-1.gif

Posted:  10 years, 9 months ago

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The Plan... lol

Just an FYI for you guys and to swap knowledge on saving methods or good mutual funds.

average solo trucker with 1-2 yrs exp makes roughly 45k a year right?

Emily my gf makes roughly 30k a year which handles all of our home expenses our plan is fairly simple while I am on the road I am only going to have $150 per week deposited in my checking account for my expenses ($7800 per year) that leaves roughly 36-37k of my paycheck alone which in turn we decided to invest 30k of my pay into our mutual funds the extra 6-7k will go to our savings account which we capped last year at 25k then we put 20k of it into our mutual fund.

Hopefully in the next 10 years our mutual fund will hit 300k + (with interest we calculated it to be roughly 342k) but the point is in 10 years Emily won't have to work and I can just drive as a hobby that pays for itself and my other toys lol

Am I the only one with a plan like this? I don't think I am but I wanted to get everyone elses take on it.

I know there is also things you can't account for sudden job loss, injuries, accidents, etc,etc.. But DAMN IT THIS IS A FLUFFY BUNNY CONVERSATION. By that I mean hopes and dreams with a little bit of reality thrown in like "money-management" haha I know right?

Posted:  10 years, 9 months ago

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Finally I can get the RIG rolling :)

And for those wondering, no, i do not have 1st hand experience, it's just that I know the difference between a kilt and a miniskirt!!

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hmmm no comment good-luck.gifgood-luck-2.gifrofl-2.gifrofl-3.gif

Emily was a little shocked by how quickly I would be gone so we are going to wait til the next training session for me to go. She needs her quality time with me and I am going to give it to her.

Thanks guys I hope when I get there you guys are still there but if not Good Luck and Drive safe!

Posted:  10 years, 9 months ago

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Finally I can get the RIG rolling :)

Well I got a Pre-hire from Prime. Turns out they do a nation wide MVR check and my driving record came back clean :) I had already told them about my incident but they couldn't find any record of it. The Judge actually made it drop off my record after 3 years so now I am going for some more Pre-hire's.. Holly my recruiter wanted me to come Sept 10th but alas I had to order a certified copy of my birth certificate before I can go. lol Nothing but that and money is stopping me lol

Thank you for everyone who offered advice on my situation. With out you guys pointing me in the right direction I couldn't have gotten this far :)

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