Making The Sleeper Cozy Like Your Home

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Miss Red's Comment
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I'm going to say it.. I plan on leasing. I know the truck I'll be getting. No one start in on me :P The worst part about Prime was the hotel they make you stay in. It was incredibly hot and you can't open a window.

I don't plan on bringing a computer during training. I don't want to worry about material crap while I train.

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Miss Red- After you've been on the road and lease purchased for a year, you would do us a favor by stopping in here and letting us know how it went? Pros/cons of LP?, Did you make more money? Are you going to do it a second year? And anything else.

I trained at Prime June 2015- the hotel was fine, clean, nice-no negatives whatsoever. I had a roommate- no problems. I'm not going to go with Prime because I want more home time.

Yeah, I was there in October and they were having problems with their heating. One night there was no heat, the next day it was 80+ degrees in the rooms. I figured it wasn't a standard :] Would have been nice if you could open your window though.

I'll check back in. Like I mentioned, I know one man personally that is leasing. I met another that has had 5 leases and now owns his truck. I would have been scared to lease had I based my decision off of the information on these forums. Obviously I haven't signed anything yet, but I'm heavily leaning toward leasing because of how well the two of them are doing.

If you'd like to read a thread that covers how my friend runs and the other man ran during their leases it went something like this:

http://www.thetruckersreport.com/truckingindustryforum/threads/leasing-at-prime.182163/

Hopefully, it's ok for me to link to another board. This thread answers a lot of great questions and shows that it really is like running a business and you need to be smart about it.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I would have been scared to lease had I based my decision off of the information on these forums

Good, because we think you should be. That isn't by accident.

Miss Red's Comment
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Hahaha. I still am :D

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hahaha. I still am :D

Go for it! We hope you make a hundred million bucks and make the cover of Time magazine in 2025 as The Richest, Happiest Woman In The History Of Trucking. You can even smile big and give us the finger for doubting you. We'd graciously accept that and we'd be happy to be wrong about it.

Daniel N.'s Comment
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Well, with what I have now, it isn't much, but it does make any break tolerable, especially when being at a dock that you've waited over an hour before finally being unloaded. Internet is a big issue too because with it being 2016, everything is online. Even if you're an old-fashioned trucker, Internet is inevitable. So far, it's just a laptop and the mobile hotspot for me, electronic-wise. I do have a phone also, but I don't really have anyone to talk to during my free time, so it barely needs to be charged. all that unlimited texting going to waste rofl-1.gif

I'd say portable devices would be a better investment due to better energy saving and more mobility. Having a gaming system or a desktop computer hooked up, you'd have to really make sure they're unplugged when not in use.

Miss Red's Comment
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Hahaha. I still am :D

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Go for it! We hope you make a hundred million bucks and make the cover of Time magazine in 2025 as The Richest, Happiest Woman In The History Of Trucking. You can even smile big and give us the finger for doubting you. We'd graciously accept that and we'd be happy to be wrong about it.

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No no. I meant I'm still scared! :P

Brett Aquila's Comment
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No no. I meant I'm still scared! :P

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That's great you're scared though. That means you've been listening to all sides and you're considering everything. We just want to make sure you've gathered as much information as you can so you can make the right decision for yourself.

Miss Red's Comment
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No no. I meant I'm still scared! :P

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ooooooooh!! rofl-3.gif

That's great you're scared though. That means you've been listening to all sides and you're considering everything. We just want to make sure you've gathered as much information as you can so you can make the right decision for yourself.

I think I've read every damn forum on the interwebs on Prime leasing :D I'll figure it out. Worst case scenario I'll be company, and it's not a shabby gig at Prime at all. Though..I don't think I want one of those little trucks. Still need to learn the pros and cons of having one of those.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Adam F.'s Comment
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Be sure to lease the truck you want to keep. Also make sure you have a business mind. Leasing is a business venture.

Phox's Comment
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This topic has gone sooo off topic haha

making the sleeper cozy to scary weapons to guns to mace back to decorating back to weapons now we are onto lease...

I don't even know what to chime in on haha...think i'll just walk away now *slowly turns around and walks away*

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