Anyone Working At Prime (LT Trucks )

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Diver Driver's Comment
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I'm wondering if anyone has been through the whole light weight truck scenerio. While in orientation they said the didn't want to make anyone do what the didn't want to.

I'm thinking I don't want to go the light weight route. I will eventually bring my girlfriend on the road with me.

My thought process is that I don't want to take a light truck just to request a full size later, when the gf come with me. (To be honest, I'm not stoked on the whole LT truck to begin with. )

I heard them say that "you can stay at the campus on your own nickel while we look for a full size truck for you. "

So is it a matter of "sure, we'll get you a full size, but we're gonna starve ya until you take the LT truck. "

Or are they pretty cool about it ?

I understand I'm new, and I'm not trying to be a premadonna. Just exploring options

Daniel B.'s Comment
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They're always cool about it. They'll put you "in line" for a truck and you'll get one when it's your turn. Can be the same day, could be just a few days, but they never milk you for weeks. It all depends how long the wait list is but they're cranking out trucks from their detail shop everyday so it shouldn't be bad.

It would be wise of you to talk to the lady who gives out trucks at Success and ask her how long the average wait time is currently for a fullsize truck and see what she says.

Rick S.'s Comment
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They're always cool about it. They'll put you "in line" for a truck and you'll get one when it's your turn. Can be the same day, could be just a few days, but they never milk you for weeks. It all depends how long the wait list is but they're cranking out trucks from their detail shop everyday so it shouldn't be bad.

It would be wise of you to talk to the lady who gives out trucks at Success and ask her how long the average wait time is currently for a fullsize truck and see what she says.

Success handles both company AND lease?

Thought they were the leasing arm of Prime?

Rick

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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They're always cool about it. They'll put you "in line" for a truck and you'll get one when it's your turn. Can be the same day, could be just a few days, but they never milk you for weeks. It all depends how long the wait list is but they're cranking out trucks from their detail shop everyday so it shouldn't be bad.

It would be wise of you to talk to the lady who gives out trucks at Success and ask her how long the average wait time is currently for a fullsize truck and see what she says.

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Success handles both company AND lease?

Thought they were the leasing arm of Prime?

Rick

Rick,

Yes Success handles both company and lease for Prime.

Ernie

Diver Driver's Comment
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Thanks for the help guys.

Now do you think it would be a bit much to request a long nose Pete with custom flame graphics, dual whip antennas, and a trailer like Smokey and The Bandit ?

😆😆😆

VivaciousVal's Comment
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I'm leaving for Prime on March 14 for training and have decided that I don't want to do a lightweight. The extra $.05/mile @ 500 miles/day (high, I know) is only an extra $25/day. I feel like with a full size, I'll be able to save at least some of that money by preparing some of my own meals, and much more important to me... eat healthier.

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Thanks for the help guys.

Now do you think it would be a bit much to request a long nose Pete with custom flame graphics, dual whip antennas, and a trailer like Smokey and The Bandit ?

😆😆😆

Not going to happen in this life time at Prime.

Ernie

Josh S.'s Comment
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When I had my lightweight I always ate on the truck. The passenger seat was removed so I had a dorm fridge and plastic dresser and microwave. Taking a full-size is several thousand dollars per year less on pay. If your girlfriend is coming out permanently then it would make sense to go ahead with the full-size though.

AfireTrucking's Comment
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If they ever answer me I won't be far behind! Lol I will hopefully be going out soon.

Daniel B--- How oftern do classes start? Is there a time frame?

I'm leaving for Prime on March 14 for training and have decided that I don't want to do a lightweight. The extra $.05/mile @ 500 miles/day (high, I know) is only an extra $25/day. I feel like with a full size, I'll be able to save at least some of that money by preparing some of my own meals, and much more important to me... eat healthier.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I just upgraded to solo last month. I was told about the condo wait... they had some the next day and didn't charge me rhe room. If it is the wait that is bothering you... don't let that hold u back.... plus.. u wouldn't pay the room up frobt.. they would just take it from your pay.

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