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    LA

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    Company Driver In Training

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    3 years, 10 months ago

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Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Official solo Primate soon with questions!

As always, much appreciated Kearsey! Finish my first load but this second load is starting off bad, no blue beacon or truck wash near where i needed to go. This trailer looked like it hasn’t been touched in months, rotten corn everywhere inside. 01 is at 9 but can be opened but the 90 is 6 am tomorrow. Really wished i was trained by a company driver and not a lease op. Anyways there’s another blue beacon 11 miles down the road, if my math is right, i have to leave before 12 and arrive before 8 at least to make the 90 appointment time, really should’ve added this in my journal 🤔

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Official solo Primate soon with questions!

Also forgot to ask about fuel, with the recommended fuel stop for this first load, it said to only fill up 86 gallons here in pittston, doesn’t say anything about the refer, seeing as this is a drop and hook, it needs to be full. What about the other trailer i’m picking up? I was trained by a lease op so he always gets reefer fuel before 2 hours for the credit back. As company, is this even a thing?

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Official solo Primate soon with questions!

Got a call from my logs advisor asking if i slept any at all during training lol

My trainer trained me to only use on duty for fueling and vehicle inspection and off duty for everything else. So we talked for about 45 mins and everything she said sounded new to me (she also called my trainer bad which made me chuckle a lil bit), so i’m trying to see if this is the right way to do things.

Off duty (after sleeper berth, a new morning) go to bathroom etc.

Off duty pre-trip

Drive, do i stay off duty and drive or go on duty? I know statue changes to driving when going a certain mph.

Off duty, 30 min break

Off duty driving? Or do i got back on duty after break?

On duty paper work or whatever at a receiver/shipper when first arriving?

On duty yard movement to dock (below 20 mph and doesn’t eat clocks)

On duty loading? Or go off duty since i’m not the one loading freight?

On duty yard movement back to security shack and where ever receiving is?

Drive on duty

On duty post trip and to/until 2 hour off duty for the day has been reached.

Sleeper berth for 8 hours or 10?

From what i gathered, i only go off duty for when i’m not doing anything work related; bathroom, eating, etc. on duty for everything else.

Also how many truck washes do us company guys get per week/month?

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Prime Reopened Hiring from Florida!

Hell in my 3 months of tnt just about, i’ve only been to florida once for a tropicana load and that was it.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Prime pay raise & guarantee Team Pay

$1400+/week?!! Lets team! J/k, finally got my truck and everything situated inside. A LW was smaller than expected but got everything i needed in. Waiting for the trailer shop to assign me a trailer here in pittston for my first load, which is a drop n hook at both the 01 and 90.

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Official solo Primate soon with questions!

Don’t suppose anyone know how to get wifi on the truck? Trainer has a modem but his trainer was the one that hooked everything up. He says all he knows is you need a modem compatible with a sims card, an ipad/andriod notebook, an unlimited data sims card, and an internet provider. How does that all come together? 🤯

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Official solo Primate soon with questions!

Sweet just bought the 750, should be able to pick up everything when i go home next week, last question on fridge size, any “dorm” size fridge should work right? Any “must haves” ya’ll have that will come in handy now or in the future? 🤔

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Official solo Primate soon with questions!

So when you say you get an extra .5 cpm running NE, is that only if you choose NE to NE or is it any loads going to NE?

As for the gps question, i should’ve specified a little more, i was planning on getting a rand mcnally but was wondering which, the 540? 740? Seems most truck gps on amazon has horrible reviews so wanted to be sure i’m getting the right one.

As for the bonuses questions, i know LW gets an extra .5 cpm, this question was mainly geared towards fuel bonuses, safety, and whatever else. I read a thread by kearsey a while back but it never actually showed how much extra in bonuses, just the different types.

I’m just trying to buy all my stuff at once because i know the terminal over charges you for a mini fridge and such. $500 for the same mini fridge that is $200? No sir! I know they take out a fixed amount per check but still, save money when you can right?

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Traning w/ Prime Inc.

Congrats man, i’m nearly done with my tnt, it flew by like it was nothing. Good luck with your tnt, don’t be afraid to back, i know my first 2 weeks i was scared to back, once i started actually backing and learning where to put my rear trailer tires and how to fix it from overcompensating, it became so much easier. Learn from your mistakes and don’t be afraid to ask questions!

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Official solo Primate soon with questions!

So as some of you know, I started my journey back on April 8th, on my birthday to become a prime driver. Graduated psd April 24th and got on my tnt trainers truck on the 30th. Last week we put in 6212 miles and this week we put in 6700 miles, i only need 900 miles to finish my tnt before i have to be approved by safety for me to upgrade to solo.

My question is, i’ll be taking a LW if possible and was wondering if we have any LW drivers here that can share your setup for your truck so i can get a general idea on how i can set it up for max comfort (pictures if possible). Also can i buy my own appliances and have them install it for me? What size tv can go into a LW? What volt/wattage do i need to look for said appliances? Can anyone recommend a good gps?

I know company drivers get some bonuses, how much extra in pay is it or is it cpm? Also as a company driver, can you reject loads? I have a serious problem with the NE 🤬 really can’t stand the roads and traffic. Since i live in Louisiana, will i still be going coast to coast or certain regions?

My trainer is actually leaving prime next week, he got a job as a fuel hauler in montana with a girl he met on tinder about a month ago. He said he’s giving me his chains and detention stamp which will save me a little bit of money. He got on my nerves at times but we never really argued, he answered all my questions and showed me what and how to do something if i asked so all in all he was a good trainer. I lucked out and got good trainers for both psd and my tnt phase.

I’m taking some tips and advice for going solo, i’m pretty confident i’ll be able to manage without someone guiding me but any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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