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Posted:  1 year, 10 months ago

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Being a trainee at Prime is an awful experience.

Hey g town another question for you, How much do you make on average running pottsville dedicated? I have alot of Prime walmart exp and I am looking at my future options of local opportunities?

Posted:  1 year, 10 months ago

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Prime vs Knight vs Jim Palmer/Wil Trans

I work for Prime as well and I dont get to California much at all. I get turned around at wyoming, idaho, nebraska, missouri, and illinois. I zeroed in on hometime with your post. Its a lovely paradox hometime, in my limited experience in trucking and my experience with prime specifically I can say this. If you go OTR, hometime will kill your paychecks because you dont get paid for that time. If you go home every three weeks for 3 days which is primes bare minimum you will effectively work 324 days a year give or take. With that I worked somewhere around 350 days this year and I am on track to make about 58k this year as my first year in trucking with Prime. Also coming off hometime and going home for hometime are weeks notorious for lower mileage due to logistics of getting you home on your preferred day. This means they wont be high mileage weeks either, so boiling it down, that will lower your gross pay for the year. Simple terms the more hometime the less money you will make, and Prime isnt set up for plentiful hometime. I work 6 weeks take off 4 days just to give you perspective. This isnt meant for discouragement but as info for you to make a more informed choice.

shiny side up

Christian

Posted:  1 year, 10 months ago

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Being a trainee at Prime is an awful experience.

Mr. Banks wrote:

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So none of you guys are jealous that G gets to spend the day with me? confused.gifrofl-2.gif lol

I'm really excited about the opportunity and to really get to pick someone's brain is the icing on the cake. I'll definitely update you guys on everything that happens.

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I like the "moxie" there Banks.

I feel very lucky and fortunate to have the opportunity to positively influence and inspire as you progress through this process.

I also feel lucky to have the chance to learn from you as well. No doubt I will.

Looking forward to it. Peace.

I only live 70 miles from pittston and about 50 ish miles from the walmart dc, I want a ride too damn it! Just kidding G town I did enough walmart dedicated in Lewiston and Olney for awhile. I am curious thou, is swift keeping the account? We lost both of ours.

Since Rainy brought me into this lol I will say training SUCKED! At the end of the day its just circumstantial thou, I mean two people in confined a space is gonna grind some gears. In hindsight its a blink of an eye compared to everything else. I am on my 11th month with prime and its been a wild ride! Prime is a great company, but trucking is alot of different circumstances from your attitude, common sense, and ability to think on your feet. Things change out here constantly and the road grinds on you when your out on your 5th week running every day on recaps, but for the positives I get paid a respectable living with no college degree and I am left alone. That didnt come easy, I had to persevere through orientation, psd, tnt, earning my fleet managers trust and respect by running efficient and Safe. Me and Rainy have the same fm and she made me smile this morning when she told me "see Matt messaged you first thing in the morning he only messages his good drivers first thing in the morning! Welcome to the big leagues!" Lol thanks Rainy! All im saying is with anything in life you have to make your mind up and take the leap of faith. Analysis paralysis wont get you anywhere and luck is a fallacy.

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

― Seneca

Shiny side up

Christian

Posted:  1 year, 10 months ago

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2 Year On Time Delivery Award

Well I guess Prime likes it because they put a ring on it lol! Good job girl! I know you always drill in my head, 2 hours early is on time, hour early is late lol ,Except Walmart.

Posted:  1 year, 10 months ago

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LTL Trucking - My linehaul job

Just got on back on the forum, Ive been lurking lol but not active. I didnt get the job at ODFL, they encouraged me to reapply when my year was up due to lack of verification of driving school from my company I am employed with now. It stinks, I liked the managers, and everything, but o well maybe in the future my year is almost up. safe travels

Posted:  1 year, 10 months ago

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Questions about Prime

Bran009, I am the infamous Christian, Rainy refers to. I am also a driver here at Prime, and yea me and Rainy have the same Fleet manager. Needless to say we talk alot and compare notes on everything lol. Anyways to the questions, be upfront and honest with your recruiter and you should be fine with the job history. Schooling is important and shows intelligence, Prime definitely just wants to verify who they throw into these trucks and make sure they are a good fit for all the responsibility. This isnt gonna be like a interrogation with the CIA lol. Its alot of money and risk for everyone involved these trucks are expensive, the loads are expensive, and people can get hurt out here if you arent careful. Enough with the seriousness, doom and gloom. The truck vocabulary you are looking for in Primes world is Condos (full size) and Lightweights ( smaller) and I cannot speak for diver driver but I asked for a condo and I received a condo with no ifs and or buts. I am company same as Rainy just in case it wasnt obvious. Lastly its alot of information being thrown at you from the recruiter, just make sure your honest with yourself on what to expect from this company and from this lifestyle/job. Its not for everyone and there are alot of different facets to trucking that could fit your lifestyle better. One thing I learned is trucking is in huge demand, play your cards right keep your eyes and ears open and listen, you will be in high demand staring at some great pay with a clean dac, great experience, and a new lease on life. Good luck to you be safe out there and shiny side up!

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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LTL Trucking - My linehaul job

Hey 6 string just wanted to add myself to the list, I have been working for an Otr company that I won’t bad mouth and things didn’t live up to what was promised. I applied at Old dominion and now a rookie with 6 months Otr exp got a contingent offer of employment pending background and drug test. Which I have my twic and I don’t do drugs so I’ll be fine on that stuff. I’ll let you know if anything goes sideways but as of right now I’ll Be your neighbor in the east working out of the Allentown terminal. See you around hopefully.

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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Prime Inc. CDL training. Springfield, Missouri

Hey turtle maybe I didnt read this from your previous posts or maybe you didnt mention it. Did you pick condo or Lw? Im headed to prime on the 12th and have a long way to go, but Is there a huge wait for condos? Also what was the cost of the hotel room for the waiting period?

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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First year pay totals with Prime

Thanks for the great advice Rainy! I love learning new things to make me more succesful! Be safe out there and Ill let you know more details about the other ladies exact situation when she responds.

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Yea clarification would help people out more. She seems pretty open about her pay and miles. Maybe Ill shoot her a message and ask her what she exactly does for prime, just so other people can have some real world data. Alot of different information out here. I signed up for reefer ot all 48 states I just want to go be a wanderer for awhile.

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Well...have a "can do" attitude. Plan to be everywhere as early as possible. If you get a load that picks up the next day...drive there now. Ask the customer if you can pick it up early..if not park there or close by to have as much time on your clock to get a great jump on miles once.loaded.

Form a bind with your FM so he can trust you. And don't bug him by calling every ten minutes. Newbies have plenty of questions which is fine. Either ask in an email or on the QC so they can prioritize and handle emergency stuff like accidents then answer you when they have time.

The ones who don't get complain, don't make up excuses for late loads and get there early get the long hauls. Good luck

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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First year pay totals with Prime

Yea clarification would help people out more. She seems pretty open about her pay and miles. Maybe Ill shoot her a message and ask her what she exactly does for prime, just so other people can have some real world data. Alot of different information out here. I signed up for reefer ot all 48 states I just want to go be a wanderer for awhile.

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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First year pay totals with Prime

Https://www.facebook.com/primeincreview/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf

This lovely lady posts her pay stubs from prime. Any thoughts on accuracy? I dunno Im headed to prime in two weeks. Just thought this might help people out.

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