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Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Flatbed truckers! Tarp?

To Flatbed truckers (preferably with a couple years experience), how often do you guys have to tarp/strap your load? Is it very often or rare? I heard one flatbedder say 9 times out of 10 that the shipper tarps it themselves.

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Best Health Insurance for Truckers?

Hey all, What’s the best Health insurance for OTR Truckers?

Please don’t say the ones the companies offer :)

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Prime inc. 3 questions.

To all Prime inc drivers,

I have 3 questions.

1. What’s the orientation road test like?

2. What kind of freight do you haul? Only grocery loads or something else as well?

3. How many miles do you average a week?

Thank you in advance.

Posted:  1 year, 10 months ago

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Truck Companies finding employment contract?

How do Truck Companies find out if your under an Employment Contract with another Truck company?

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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What’s needed to run my Xbox one in truck!

Hey all,

I was wondering what would be needed to run my Xbox one and Small TV in my truck? What exact equipment is needed (inverter etc). The exact names of the equipment would be awesome.

Also, won’t running an Xbox and TV on a truck battery completely murder the truck battery???

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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NYC parking for Home-time?

Does anyone know good legal spots to park my tractor trailer for Home-Time in New York City?

Thanks in advance.

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Prime Inc new CDL Grad Question

Hi all,

I am a new CDL Grad and I am going to Prime Inc in SpringField MO For training to begin my trucking career and was wondering how does the Driving Test go?

Is it that virtual driving test or a real truck driver driving test?

Lastly, Is it a complete pass or fail driving exam or a “just to see where you are driving exam”?

(So long as you don’t crash into anything of course).

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Prime Inc The Truth?

Thank you so much for the info. I always love hearing from those in the trenches living it everyday. That’s where the real intel comes from. Aside from the opinionated idiots.

I am a company driver not lease team trainer and have been there 5 years in a couple weeks. We have 4 different divisions, 2 types of trucks and different pay for teams... So yes the pay is different.... And we just got a raise I announced here last week....

Reefer is now starting at 46cpm for a full size and 51 cpm in a lightweight

Including bonuses you are looking at about 51cpm in the full and 56cpm in the lightweight to start. If you consume less fuel and don't use sick leave you can earn more.

That is for starters... We have so many additional bonuses based on performance and longevity that each persons average is going to differ

Team pay starts at 55cpm split and increases with the miles. My friends just did 5400ish miles this week which paid them $2023 each. It came.out to like 74cpm split or 37cpm something like that.

As far as being force lease.... We have separate fleet managers for company drivers. I cannot stay with my FM if I go lease, and my FM does not want to lose. Trust me when I tell you that once you decide to go company and get your truck no one will try to push you lease. Will they ask you to team or train.. Sure. But you will never be asked to leave your FM and go lease.

Btw the cpm pertains to company drivers only. So the concept of being forced to go lease is stupid. What is the point of giving a cpm if you are forced to lease at % of the freight?

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Companies that hire with recently being fire for an accident

Western Express and Swift gives chances to guys even with DUI (depending on how old it is). Pretty sure Western Express and Swift will give you a chance even with the accident and smartphone while driving. Especially with a year experience.

Also may I ask, how does Prime Inc work? I was told after training (for new grads), in order to drive for them you have to “lease” their truck. Meaning you have to pay for fuel, maintenance etc. is that true?

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Prime Inc The Truth?

For current Prime inc drivers,

I’m a new CDL Grad and want to head to Prime Inc to get started but I’m hearing conflicting info from the recruiters and drivers.

My first question is: (After I complete the training) Do they make you “lease” their truck in order to continue working solo for them? Such as you pay for everything (fuel, maintenance etc.) and end up not owning the truck in the end?

Second question: what exactly do they pay CPM? I heard 3 different pay rates.

Third question: is their any other curveballs I should know about?

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Western Express Contract?

Irregardless, the loan will have to be paid off one way or another.

And, this can result in an Article 15 if not taken care of. "Failure to properly manage debts, both business or private."

No, National Guardsman are only under UCMJ if activated by the federal government (deployments etc.). This is a state activation. Your thinking active duty probably.

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Western Express Contract?

Adam, I wanted to address something else you said earlier, but didn't have the time to deal with it. My day is over now, so here it is.


I worked with the company up until mid July 2019 (one and a half months total) and left because I had military duties (National Guard training for a month long). They then emailed me stating I have to redo the training because I been away “too long“. I was a little angry so I didn’t go back.


That was a perfectly normal response from Western Express. I'm quite sure any company would send you back out with a trainer under those circumstances. You're a brand new driver. You have one and a half months experience and then you take off for a month. You simply don't understand this career if that angered you. It's a very normal reaction. You are considered a high risk. They've got to cover their tail.

What do you think would happen to them if you had a serious accident? The lawyers would tear them to pieces in court. All because they didn't make sure you knew what you were doing.

Your biggest issue here is that you simply don't seem to understand this career. You don't understand the commitment it takes and you don't understand the liability involved.

Hey Old School, I just wanna start by saying thank you for all the advice you gave. I know I screwed up by thinking I would be able to take on two commitments at once - the military and trucking. I know it was a stupid thing to do and yes I admit that I am a stupid kid that still has alot to learn. The reason I posted what I did was to get real experience of the damage that will brought on myself for the mistake I made. My plan is to return to trucking in September because that is when I get out of the military for good and then I can finally fully commit to trucking. As of right now I cannot. As of right now I’m part of the National Guard task force helping the hospitals deal with Covid-19. I do plan to be a trucker. And I know I can commit to trucking because I’ve been committed to the Army for 9 years.

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Western Express Contract?

Hey all,

(Before I begin with this I matter, I wanted to say I already had my CDL prior to going to Western Express).

So I joined up with Western Express and signed that 12-month contract/agreement last year May 2019. I worked with the company up until mid July 2019 (one and a half months total) and left because I had military duties (National Guard training for a month long). They then emailed me stating I have to redo the training because I been away “too long“. I was a little angry so I didn’t go back. I haven’t returned to any trucking jobs since then (been working with the NG). But now (April 2020), I get an email stating I have until April 23rd to call them and let them know if I will come back to work for them or pay the contract $2500.

So my question is:

Does anyone know how far Western Express takes these matters? Such as, will they flag me from getting hired at any other carrier or pursue this in court or give the debt off to a collections agency etc?

I also find it weird that they waited almost a year to dump this on me.

Any advice or real info would help.

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