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Posted:  6 years, 5 months ago

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My Prime Journey

Well, I am finally starting my trucking journey. I have been mulling over this decision for about 8 months now and at the beginning of last month I started applying to different employers looking for someone who would hire me. You see, I have my class A CDL and have experience driving a school bus and big rigs around town for a previous employer but I have no real driving experience OTR so no one would hire me. I tried JB Hunt, Wil-Trans, McClane, and Prime. Prime said that they would hire me but I would have to go through their training program, minus the getting my license part, but still PSD (student portion) and TnT (on the job training). I was a little discouraged at first but a little practice never hurt anyone, and I already know that I am a capable driver in town so the experience should be good especially if I stay positive. I look forward to this journey, I wanted to document what my journey was and how is will be different for me verses someone fresh who does not have a license. I am in no way experienced compared to other truck drivers since I have never gone OTR and I am going in to this with an open mind with full understanding of my lack of knowledge.

Everyone have a great weekend and I will check in soon, I leave in 12.5 hours

Thank you Brett for creating this website, this has been a wonderful tool that I have used to research different companies as well as answer different questions my wife and I have had.

Posted:  6 years, 5 months ago

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What did you do before becoming a truck driver?

I have done a lot of different things in my life including school bus driver, social worker for a Head Start program (this was really rewarding but paid nil) radio communications ( installing radios into emergency vehicles i.e. Police cars and fire trucks) and most recently I was a corrections officer for Texas Dept. Of Criminal Justice. I am looking forward to this new journeym I've always wanted to drive and I am glad to finally be in a position to do so

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Prime Inc - My new career

Looks like I will miss you all to.borrow I had to push orientation back by a week. I had something come up last minute I have to take care of. Good luck and I hope to see you all around. Good luck.

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Prime Inc - My new career

I look forward to next week, I also start Prime orientation on Monday, 8-28. Seems like you will be good company, I was a Corrections Officer for a little over a year before starting my Prime journey.

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Accident reporting

Thank you both! I'll get with my recruiter today and make sure she knows. I was a little on edge yesterday after everything happened. I can't wait to get started.

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Worst week of my life.

sorry.gif Thoughts and prayers for you and your family, I am glad you made it home.

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Accident reporting

So I was re-ended in my personal vehicle this evening and the (insert explicit) took off. I am going to start Prime on the 28th. Will the accident show up on my driving record, do I need to report it. I was not issued a citation but I will probably have to claim on it as the idiot took off. Thankfully there were no injuries, I just don't want to get in trouble for not disclosing something I should have. This would be the only thing on my record for the last 3 years, and I haven't been in an accident involving a commercial vehicle in the last 10 years.

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Electronic Logs VS. Paper Logs

Think you all for shedding some light on this.

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Electronic Logs VS. Paper Logs

There seems to be a lot of hype against electronic logging, being new I am not sure why it would be such a negative thing. Can some of you with experience shed some light on the pros and cons of paper logging vs. electronic logs

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Just wanted to introduce myself

Welcome Cato!

By chance, did you try filling out our application here on our website? You can apply one time to and it goes to a bunch of different companies, and some of them do have options for getting you home on weekends. There's no obligation, of course. Their recruiters will contact you and answer any questions you may have.

You can find the application here:

Apply For Company-Sponsored Training

I would try like crazy to find a company that can get you home when you'd like to get home. You may not find one right away, but there's a good chance you will.

I'll fill out the application, thanks Brett!!

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