Needing Advice/thoughts

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Shantanic (Shannon F.)'s Comment
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7 months into my rookie year and I'm loving it. However, the o/o I'm driving for (I'm still considered a Prime employee) is seemingly dead seat on me starting to train and team come april. Thing is, I really love my solo gig. I don't want to train yet. In my thoughts a year is not enough experience to train. Plus I was really looking forward to the much needed time with my son riding with me this summer. If I have to drop back to company driver I lose my dispatcher , which sucks because we get along great. The o/o is a good guy, and I know he just wants to grow his business, but I just don't know how to tell him in my heart I'm a solo guy. Thoughts?


Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
murderspolywog's Comment
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I would say it depends on what is most important to you. Is it the fact you want to run solo or the fact you want your son with you on the road? Ether way you need to have a talk with the boss and let him know what's going on. If it's just you want your son with you over the summer. You might be able to work something out and train in the fall, you will have more them a year at that time and be more confident. It its the fact that you want to run solo you might need to find new truck to run on. Just don't get up and leave, put in a 2 week notice if you guys decide to part ways.

Brian M.'s Comment
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I have a prime company driver such as yourself. I am a L/O and have an open door policy. If he doesn't want to team with me anymore I'll just kick him out, truck in 10 the at the time. Seriously I find it refreshing that you care enough about him that your even thinking about him and his business. Have a chat, don't be afraid only you can decide your faith.

Personnally if I were him I would make you take that time with your son. I will find you and hunt you down at the terminal if you don't do what's right for your family. If he doesn't understand then he wasn't as good of a boss as you thought.


A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Old School's Comment
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I have a prime company driver such as yourself. I am a L/O and have an open door policy. If he doesn't want to team with me anymore I'll just kick him out, truck in 10 the at the time.


Shantanic (Shannon F.)'s Comment
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Thanks y'all. Never left a job without at least two weeks notice, although I've had jobs leave me without one! I just really enjoy my privacy. Just me, the truck, and the road. Been averaging between 2500 to 3000 a week milage, amd I've finally found a job where I'm content amd happy. This has just been worrying me the past few weeks. But that's me, just trying to keep everyone happy including me.

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