Starting At Prime March 14!!!

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VivaciousVal's Comment
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I applied at 3 companies last week (Prime, Swift, and Roehl) and heard from all three. After an in depth look into all 3, I have decided to go to Prime! I'm super excited and even begged my friend (an owner operator) to let me drive his truck down the road (Private Dr) when he comes home next week... We'll see, neither of us wants to risk any tickets.

One of the reasons I chose Prime is because they pay $200/week for training then $700/week when you go on the road with a trainer, the highest I found. Also, you are with a trainer for approx. 3 months. My biggest fear is mountains, being from MI they are not my standard; so I hope to get lots of time driving through mountains.

Anyone else have a start date for Prime?!

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.
Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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I'll be there March 7!

Nomad Novelist's Comment
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I'll be there on the 7th as well.

Steve_HBG's Comment
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Congratulations and Good Luck to Everyone!

Robert A.'s Comment
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I'll be reporting on March 7th as well. Good luck!

VivaciousVal's Comment
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Looks like March 7 is the day to go! Congrats to you all!

Code Red NV's Comment
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I'm in CDL school and I'm seriously looking at Prime, thanks for this, and good luck! Keep us posted.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Rick S.'s Comment
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Wow - 3 of our members starting orientation the same day.

Start a diary, let's see what differences we get from each of your perspectives.

Rick

Daoust's Comment
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Also Starting March 7th!! This should be a fun time!!!

Robert A.'s Comment
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See you there Daoust. Are you riding the grey dog or flying into Springfield?

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