Going To Train Second Student, My Son.

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Randall H's Comment
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Last year I trained my first student who trifecta'd and is now in his own truck making good money. That was to raise money to buy my Thermo King apu. Mission accomplished. Wasn't gonna do it again but it's my son. He's preparing for orientation the first of February. It's more than the license and miles. I teach managing time, trip planning, HOS , hustling, and professionalism.

I've done quite well with Prime and look forward to my son coming onboard.

GO PACKEYES TRUCKING!!!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

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.

G-Town's Comment
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Last year I trained my first student who trifecta'd and is now in his own truck making good money. That was to raise money to buy my Thermo King apu. Mission accomplished. Wasn't gonna do it again but it's my son. He's preparing for orientation the first of February. It's more than the license and miles. I teach managing time, trip planning, HOS , hustling, and professionalism.

I've done quite well with Prime and look forward to my son coming onboard.

GO PACKEYES TRUCKING!!!

Really cool...I've had my youngest son out with me, but he is too young to drive just yet. Older one has no interest. Again, really cool.

Good luck and safe travels.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

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.

Old School's Comment
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That was to raise money to buy my Thermo King apu. Mission accomplished.

Congratulations! Those things don't come easy. Hopefully Prime was able to help you realize some sort of a discount.

It's really good to hear from you, and I'm so glad you are doing well.

It's more than the license and miles. I teach managing time, trip planning, HOS , hustling, and professionalism.

I loved that statement Randall, and I know you are doing all those things or you would not be realizing the success that you are. It makes no difference to me whether a driver is a company driver, a lease operator, or an owner operator - he has got to be willing to hustle, and be professional about this job. It is unlike any other job I know of. I tell people all the time how it is just like being self-employed. You have got to make quick decisions on your feet, and you have got to have a plan each day and you'd better execute it or your next day will be completely unproductive. If anybody thinks this job is going to pay well just because you showed up to work and did what you were told, they will be among the thousands who throw in the towel from frustration in this business every week. The demand for drivers is arguable, but it is obvious that trucking companies are hiring a lot of people all the time. When I was at Western it was approximately 150 new drivers that came in for orientation each week, and that goes on all over the country at these larger trucking companies.

It is really nice to hear from you and see that you are doing well! You have my respect.

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

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.

Randall H's Comment
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Thanks guys. He's doing well in his first week on the road. He's driven all of it since we left Prime last Saturday except 1 hour because he ran out his 11 on his first day! Lol. He knew his pretrip 100% before leaving. We still need to do the parallel and alley dock but we're right on target for his trifecta.

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