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Bucket's Comment
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Well I've read, studied, and came to the conclusion that no school, or company can offer everything I want! Since I can't get everything, maybe I can find something close. Prime offers directv, Stevens has condo and Apu , Schneider has dedicated, home weekends, Swift with dry van , and acceptable school, Star transport pays .42 per mile. Who has all that? What should I expect in the real world?

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Josh S.'s Comment
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Not sure where you saw that prime has direct TV. You can buy the dish and have it installed but they aren't including that on the trucks. They do have apus and inverters. You can drive condos for 38cpm or a light weight for 43cpm. Also their own in house training program and $700 per week guarantee once you acquire your license for the remainder of your training.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

APUs:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Bucket's Comment
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Not sure where you saw that prime has direct TV. You can buy the dish and have it installed but they aren't including that on the trucks. They do have apus and inverters. You can drive condos for 38cpm or a light weight for 43cpm. Also their own in house training program and $700 per week guarantee once you acquire your license for the remainder of your training.

this is what I read!

Pride Transport offers solo drivers:

Up to $0.385 cpm starting base pay 6 Paid Holidays Affordable health insurance for you & your family Retirement Plan with a weekly 10% match Newer Freightliners, Kenworths and Peterbilts Generous bonus opportunities for MPG and mileage Paid vacation after one year employment 100% No Touch Freight Pets OK Rider Program 100% company drivers In cab DirecTV – free TV and equipment included

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

APUs:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

J Johns's Comment
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Pride vs Prime -- is that the discrepancy?

Bucket's Comment
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Pride vs Prime -- is that the discrepancy?

I'm bad!! I typed prime and must have got that redirected monster. I'm always going the wrong redirected direction. Might be why I can't find that perfect school, company. Thanks for the correct direction!

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