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Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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How to plan a trip like this - dispatch told I can do it

Thank you PJ and Turtle.

Turtle you are right. I don't know why I didnt think about that. So it is my mistake. Still have to learn proper time management. Now I know how to deal with a situation like this and I am really feeling bad about wasting this much time. Thanks again.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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How to plan a trip like this - dispatch told I can do it

Empty miles: 156 app time: 8/11 4pm ET

Loaded miles: 451 app time: 8/12 5am ET

Total miles: 607 (My GPS is showing 630 miles)

So I am thinking about leaving truck stop around 12pm today thinking it will take me 3 hours to reach loc 01 and I also have to stop for fuel and washout. I am guessing that I can leave shipper by 6pm and at that time I will have 8 hours drive time left. I hope I can cover 451 miles in 8 hours depends on traffic and road conditions.

So I can reach there by 2 am and by then there won't be anytime left on my 14 hour clock.

But this is a Walmart load. Even if I cover this distance they won't let me in before 4am. So if I wait at a truck stop I won't be able to drive there since I don't have any time left on my 14 hr clock

What should I do in a situation like this and is it possible to cover 600+ miles in one shift in east coast. I did 600 plus miles when I was with my trainer and we were in west. Or should I tell my dispatch this is not possible

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Prime Inc Issues New Pay Raise Toay

My guess would be that is the Northeast regional rate. All lightweights, less mileage and practically no fuel bonus. it makes up for lack of miles. I will try to confirm that

Thanks Rainy. I found that sheet and I can email it to you. Also I have another question which is about our company and I don't feel comfortable asking it here. If it is ok please email me your ID to kundaka7@gmail.com. thanks again

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Prime Inc Issues New Pay Raise Toay

Lightweights also make an extra 5cpm for northeast to northeast loads (so 55cpm). And they accumulate paid vacation faster.... 85k miles is 1 week paid vacation.

Condo is 125k for one week vaca

With bonuses, my last 2 trainees averaged 55cpm in lightweights. Now the fuel bonus is going up, so they will make more.

Donna here is in a lightweight and con confirm.

In a class at terminal I saw a paper which shows future NE pay rate. . According to that NE specific drivers are going to get 23% per load or 70c per mile. Not sure exactly what it is and not even sure whether it is correct. I heard 2 drivers holding that paper and discussing about it but didn't understand much.

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Truckers are now turning into Youtubers as a side hustle

Truckers are now turning into Youtubers as a side hustle because they’re not making enough money as a truck driver. And they all said the same thing

I don't think it is correct though. You can not just survive only with this YouTube channel. Probably these truckers who starts YouTube think that they can make money but you won't make that much. "A video creator can make roughly $2000 for every million views and YouTube will take 45% from that". I have not seen any trucker with that many views every week. I know Junior Honduras from Prime makes decent money but that is becuase most of his YouTube followers write his name as referral.

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Advice please - started solo and second time this is happening.

Thank you Packrat and Rick. I will call my fleet manager and let him know the situation.

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Advice please - started solo and second time this is happening.

So started solo 2 weeks ago and my fleet manager told me once you reach receiver, change your HOS to sleeper berth while waiting. So last week this happened and today again. It took them almost 6 hours to unload and I am running out of hours but on clock I am on sleeper berth for 6 hours and fleet manager wants me to wait for another 4 more hours and start my next trip. I am trying to sleep but I slept all night and not sleepy. Last time I was able to sleep for 3.5 hours. Today I am not sleepy at all and now I am worried about driving at night. What am I supposed to do in these types of situations?

Posted:  5 months ago

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Prime Simulator program

Thanks Rainy

Posted:  5 months ago

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Prime Simulator program

Thank you Brett and G- Town for your detailed responses. I appreciate it and agree with you guys

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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Prime Simulator program

Why no one is mentioning about this simulator program at Prime...When I was doing my research I learned that students have to pass simulator test before going for PSD. But recruiters, fleet manager or experienced prime drivers didn't mention anything about how Prime wants students to pass simulator backing test when students try to upgrade after their TNT. I passed that simulator test in my 1st try but the guy who went after me failed twice and he has to go back on road for another 15k miles or something. Working in gaming and designing for 20 plus years I can tell that it is not even 30% close to real life driving. Then why are they make people to do that. I can under stand the idea of practicing on a simulator before getting in a truck. But not letting to upgrade someone who already has a CDL and 30k experience because they are not good with 2d gaming is not a great thing. I just feel bad for that kid and I wonder why they are doing that. May be I am wrong, Would love to hear from experienced drivers.

Posted:  6 months ago

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European truck driver (German) Driving in the US?

Thanks for the answers.

What just bothers me is, that on my driversliecens it, states that its an International drivers licens, not only european licens, and that we are actually taught here in the EU, that out licens, can be use everywhere in the world!? Well well, anyhow, it is what it is :) And yet again, i thank for the answers.

Kind regards

I didn't know there is something called international license. You can get international permit and use it with your state issued license while traveling. But it is only for personal vehicles and rental cars. I never heard anything about international commercial license or permit.

Posted:  6 months ago

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SpriMo Bound for Prime Orientation... Anyone Else?

Best of luck and good that you are going now. From next month Prime is changing their TNT program.

Posted:  6 months ago

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Prime Inc TNT students will see increased mileage requirements in training

I read that starting in June 2019 TNT students going through Prime Inc Paid CDL Training will be "Required to obtain a minimum 50,000 team miles with a Prime Trainer AFTER obtaining CDL."

Is this true?

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Reefer Question

@RealDiehl Few weeks ago I was in Springfield terminal and saw few fleet managers sitting in front of a computer and reading your messages lol. I saw this same photo and was thinking I have seen him somewhere. Those fleet managers were reading comments and one said "oh boy that escalated pretty quick.". ..so last few weeks it was bothering me that where did I meet you and just now I realized that it was here lol.

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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My Prime Orientation PSD/TNT Journey (Extremely Detailed)

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Posted:  7 months ago

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Best Fleets to Drive for 2018 in Commercial Carrier Journal

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Edit - 2019 Best Fleets to Drive for

Posted:  7 months ago

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Why do student truckers take Greyhound to school?

It is better not to drive your own car. If you get in an accident you are done. Also there is a high chance for getting pulled over especially in long trip becuase you may drive fast on highway when you have to cover long distance and cops also love out of state vehicles. So it is better to avoid those chances and get a greyhound.

Posted:  7 months ago

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Good youtube trucking channel

My favorite YouTube truck channel is The Flatbed Chick because she is gorgeous and she reminds me of Jennifer Anniston :)

https://youtu.be/_O9oQgmrfIw

Posted:  7 months, 3 weeks ago

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Prime TNT - Money is Great

Even though they say we get a guranteed $700 or .14 cents per mile whichever is more, I thought it is just an ad and I may make only $700 a week. I don't know how to read this check lol, I am one of those guy whose wife does all the tax returns and she is the one who talks numbers at a car dealership. Anyway this is my 3rd week into TNT and I got my 1st and 2nd checks.1st week I made $800 + before taxes and second week I got $900+. I am really happy the way I am getting paid at my training time and also happy for selecting Prime. Trucking Truth is the only reason I decided to go to Prime. I have to tell one thing, that in my 2 months here at Prime I didn't experience anything negative and I bet most of the bad comments you see on YouTube and indeed and other sites are probably by some drivers who have some issues with these companines. Same like retail industry where most customers write reviews when they are upset with something but vast majority who are happy with a product usually don't write any reviews.

Also I am not interested in team driving but at the same time I don't see any problem sharing space with an instructor for 2 months while in training. Most of the time one person is sleeping and the only time we interact is when he teaches me something or when we have our breakfast. So students who are going for that TNT, it is not that horrible at all and just try to keep your personal space and keep things clean. Also please don't show attitude to your trainer and try to help him or her whenever you can and things will be easy.

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