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Sambo's Comment
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Been noticing that this forum is primarily made up of prime and Swift drivers. I see very few knight, crst, Crete, or others. Just wondering why that is?

Susan D. 's Comment
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Not true.. I drive for West Side Transport, there are Averitt, Xpo, Maverick, McElroy, and many others here.

But i think the biggest reason is they run their own schools and. prime pays well for brand new drivers and both prime and swifts training and contract are (in my opinion) more favorable than some of the others who have their own school.

Susan D. 's Comment
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I'd like to add, they're all good ways to get started but obviously there was something they offered that these driver's really felt met their personal needs.. Maybe it was the pet or rider policy? Their contract requirements.. Whatever it was.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Sambo, There are a limited number of memberships on TT for Knight Drivers, you must have made it in under the wire!

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Sambo's Comment
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Oh now...don't be hatin" rofl-1.gif

Tractor Man's Comment
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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Some of it is just a numbers game also. Prime and Swift combined are larger than almost all of the other companies put together. But we do indeed have a good mix of drivers from all different companies.

ChickieMonster's Comment
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Hey join the minority Sambo! There are only two TransAm drivers on here, me and FairyTales. But I'm the only one around with any frequency!

Rick S.'s Comment
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As Brett elaborated, it is as much a sheer size/number game.

Due to their size and reach, their hiring area is larger than most companies. They bring in more drivers, due to their size (and because of their size, they have a larger failure/turnover rate - again, a numbers game). Conversely - because of the large numbers of drivers they bring in, they have a higher success rate (again, the numbers game - the more you bring in, the more that succeed).

Similarly - with a number of prolific posters here on the board, that have gone through their training and gave detailed accounts of both their training, and ongoing adventures - they "attract" more newbies that come here, to apply there. And a number of our long-time posters, have stayed on with Swift/Prime well beyond their training obligations (proving the "grass is not always greener").

So I don't think it's a matter of "site preference" (or giving preferential treatment). They just seem to be the easiest to get into, take on the most new applicants (numbers game), and have the most board members that ACTUALLY STICK AROUND to relate their experiences.

Which is a big factor, especially when you consider how many long-time lurkers and members we have here, that NEVER POST. TT is way larger than many of us think - when you consider that there's maybe a 12 to 20 "active posters" (folks that read and post on pretty much a daily basis), plus the newbies that post a few times and you never hear from them again, plus the (literally) thousands that just lurk, read and learn - without ever saying a word to let us know they're out there.

Rick

miracleofmagick's Comment
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I'm one of the few from Werner.So while a majority of the drivers here do go to either swift or prime, the other companies are all represented too some extent or another.

For a while it seemed every soon to be driver on here wanted to go to prime, now it seems to be swift. Who knows shock one will be next lol.

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