Profile For Oz

Oz's Info

  • Location:
    Tampa, FL

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years ago

Oz's Bio

Married, 1 furball, was with same company 11 years in warehouse (5 being yard dog also). Been referred to as a "military brat". Been riding 2's since legal to do so. Nothing has helped my anxiety more than the open road. Anything else? Just ask.

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Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Prime Inc company driver full year pay

Thank you everyone. To be perfectly clear though, this is my first FULL year final. I did manage to clear 52k for my first partial year though but that involved training pay. @ Andy, I tend to average 1 week off for 2 months out.

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Prime Inc company driver full year pay

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Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Prime Inc company driver full year pay

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Posted:  3 years ago

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Happy Independence Day!

Stopped at Independence Rock, just happened to be on the way.

Posted:  3 years ago

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DUI Hit & Run

This morning in the Chicago area my trailer got rear ended. Was traveling in the far right lane @ the posted speed limit for the construction zone I was just about to exit. Checking my mirror out of habit I see a car approaching and changing lanes to get behind me. I think to myself "Why is this guy getting behind me on an open high... CRUNCH." Performed an emergency stop on the shoulder and began the critical event/incident process. The car did not stop and was pulled over later for DUI. Don't know how this will affect my license and standing within the company. Stay safe everyone, anything can happen at any time.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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Need help with starting in trucking from Tampa, FL.

I am based out of Tampa myself. Went with Prime Inc. No need to move, just had to get myself up to MO for training.

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

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Long road to Prime

Currently @ SPRIMO for a dental appointment. Otherwise, awesome. Done spending money on the truck and getting into making money from it.

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Long road to Prime

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Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Long road to Prime

Well, there seem to have been more training horror stories since my last update. This is not one of them. We'll call my trainer John for the sake of privacy. John and I happened to both be roughly the same personality type and so ended up spending a few days in almost silence. After about a week, common ground was found and discussions of the job requirements and expectations were had as I was found to be trustworthy enough of a driver. From about a month onward, joking and hard work was the way. The truck was kept as clean as expected w/2 full grown men working/living around the clock in it. Never was asked to drive outside my comfort limit and encouraged to take the initiative when opportunities arose.

As with any team driving experience, there is a money factor involved and we did chat about this occasionally. When I got close to 40k we were contacted about my upgrade process. Open mouth, insert foot. I was a bit too humble and didn't sound confident. John took it upon himself to clear up the confusion immediately. John and I had been basically running as a team for a few weeks already. John was and continues to be a great mentor in my experience as a rookie driver.

So after 4 months living and working in a space smaller than inmates share, I have my own truck. I was transferred to a new manager and ran 3600 my first solo week. This leads into my "time off" currently in BFE. I ran so hard that when I arrived close the delivery and called (no answer) then contacted dispatch, word came back M-F only. So now I reset, sit and plan hours, and wait for the customer. I have no desire to go through any TNT process ever again, even as pleasant as it was. Open for ?'s and clarifications as always.

-Oz-

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Long road to Prime

Didn't lose me, just been waiting for a "day off" to update. Probably in a few days I'll be needing to reset anyways.

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