Profile For Michael S.

Michael S.'s Info

  • Location:
    Lorida, FL

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 5 months ago

Michael S.'s Bio

Experienced driver, but out of it for last 10 years, working on getting back out there!

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Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Let the process begin!

Technically I'm not starting my career out as a lease op, I have 15 years experience, but been out of the game for 10 years, also I did previously do a lease op with another company and actually made pretty good money back then. I have a pretty good business head on my shoulders via a lot of years of self employment, and I do know how to work a lease, run and operate smart and make good money at it. Primes lease program is actually way better than the one I was involved in previously, and I did well there. The only reason I quit leasing and got out of trucking before was that I took the money I had saved up and pursued a different business opportunity at home to make the significant other happier,,, single now, and, although I came here planning on going company, I just decided after looking at their program to go for it.

It's not a dis on advice given by people here, I received a lot of great advice that I've used here, and I did consider the advice about leasing, but self employment is just kind of ingrained in me after all these years and is my preference.

Michael, you already know how we think it's incredibly foolish to start your trucking career as a lease operator. I'm not going to keep gnawing at that bone, but I just have never understood how you guys who love all the advice we give in here seem to think we don't know what we're talking about when we advise you not to lease a truck. confused.gif

Could you address that for me? Could you explain the lure? It can't be the money - one of Prime's lease drivers gave us the number for failed leases at Prime coming in around 75%! They went broke. So, what could possibly be pulling you into this snare? I seriously want to understand it.

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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I'm going off to Roehl 'cause I need to train!

Yes, I sang the title of your post😁

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Let the process begin!

We may not agree with your decision, however it was yours to make. Please stick around and keep us updated on how things go for you.

Absolutely, I wouldnt be where I'm at without the great advise, help, and encouragement from the awesome people here!

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Prime CDL Training - Springfield, MO

Ha, just finally updated my trainng diary

And how is Michael S. doing lately? Stranger...

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Let the process begin!

Well hello all, I'm still alive and kicking, but terrible about updating this. Mostly due to running hard, 30K miles in the bag, headed back to Sprimo as I type to start upgrade process Saturday morning!!! Its definitely been an adventure.Exited to get out on my own. I know many of you will disagree with my decision, but after thoroughly considering all facets between company and lease op, I have for a variety of reasons decided to go lease op.

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Prime CDL Training - Springfield, MO

Hey Britton, sorry to see you go, but glad I got to meet you, Best to you and yours

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Prime Running Low on Trucks?

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Thanks for the Reply Rainy!

Just curious as i will start the next book (finished with the last one..:) ) of my life on Mar 11th and was wondering if this is something i should expect towards the end of my training.

I know I'm counting my chickens before they hatch , but one cant help but wonder.

Anyway, Thanks for the response

GW

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Just finished (3/3/19) 40 K mile ,90 day,4 trainer, TNT training with Prime. Took 1 week off and ready to return 3/12/19, called to see about returning to finish upgrading. Was told NO TRUCKS available now, call back this coming Thursday 3/14/19 to see if trucks will be available the following week. This will cause me to wait another week, without pay, before I can possibly get a truck. I feel like a corporation as large as Prime, should have anticipated my completion of training and have a truck ready to go. I have done everything asked of me and now I have to wait further to finally start my trucking career.

Just curious, why did you have 4 trainers?

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Let the process begin!

I've really been slacking on posting here due to running hard, that's a good thing! I should be at about the midway point of my 30k TNT miles after this weekend

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Best Pre-trip video tutorial for Prime students

The best Prime specific one is on the Prime app by one of the instructors, but you cant access it till you have employee code, seems a bit silly to me not to have it available for those studying for it

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Let the process begin!

First day of TNT went well, left icy Sprimo this morning and sitting in Denton TX for the night, only 280 miles to do to the 90 in Houston by Monday morning. Nice to have an easy run for the first one, but hope the miles rack up quick after this.

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