Any Teams At Prime Running Over 5000 Miles? How About Others?

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Susan D. 's Comment
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You have to buy load locks or obtain them?? We only use straps and West Side will give us as many as we can stuff in our sidebox.

Diver Driver's Comment
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Sorry to diverge from teaming....but when you upgrade be sure to look through the empty trailers at prime for load locks. No need to pay $80 or so when you can get them for free. If you can pay cash....ask on FB if any drivers are selling used ones. Also be sure to tell the store clerk you are a company driver. I think they charged me for my detention stamp...but someone else told me company drivers don't have to pay for them.

That, and at the shipper(s)/ receiver (s) as well. U.S. Cold storage in Wilmington, IL. is a drop and hook yard, and they will not break your seal so you can get your loaf locks out. I'm sure that's not the only stop out there that does that. I carry 2 extra. (Total 6)

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

Rainy 's Comment
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You have to buy load locks or obtain them?? We only use straps and West Side will give us as many as we can stuff in our sidebox.

We buy a set of load locks. We acquire them over time due to drop and hooks... And lose them as well.

We buy our chains too... Another used item that can be gotten used from other drivers

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

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