Company Driver's Perspective For Prime Inc.

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BillTheSlink's Comment
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I am glad to here this.

Tastebuds's Comment
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I drive a lightweight for Prime. They do make financial incentives for you to choose a l/w. It's 5 cents a mile and you get raises faster and your vacation comes earlier. Plus, if you get a good truck your fuel mileage will be better. So, even though they do encourage you to get into a lightweight, they don't actually pressure you. This is oneeded of the rumors pushed by haters to try to keep ppl from choosing to go to prime.



I'm not a hater! I'm just stating the impression I got during orientation based on the financial incentives and attitude. Like I said, I still have 25k miles to go to find out for myself. Honestly, I REALLY don't want one. If I get a condo with no questions or problems, I'll happily shout praises for Prime!


Oh no, I didn't mean to imply you were. They do encourage it, but people sometimes say they.force it down your throat. You didn't say anything like that.

When you go for upgrade they lay out what the incentives and leave the choice up to you. That's it. I'm happy with my decision, for the most part. Others are happy to have chosen a condo. It's a personal decision, just like which company you drive for.

Thanks for the clarification! I was hoping it wouldn't be a huge problem for me to get a condo. I'd take a feather weight if I have to, but I wouldn't be happy about it.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.


When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Rick S.'s Comment
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From what users here have reported - if you prefer "either/or" and there isn't one on the yard - they will gladly let you WAIT FOR ONE - ON YOUR DIME.

It's not a matter of "pressure" - if there are no condo's and you want to wait for one to come available - please do pay for your room and expenses while you wait a day, or maybe a week. Same thing with LW's - if there's only condo's on the yard.

All depends on how little space you can deal with living in. I've seen some LW's with so much stuff crammed in, you're lucky you could get between the seats back to the sleeper. Full timers (ie: the homeless) are probably going to opt for the more spacious accomodations.


Kat's Comment
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I had absolutely no issue getting a condo truck. No pressure at all to take the lightweight, and it was only a day before they had my full sized ride available.

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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Yeah, they definitely don't push it. They ask you at the time of your upgrade if you want a lightweight or a condo and they do try to accommodate your request. It's all about what's available in the yard and how long you're willing to wait for a truck. I had to wait for a week, but that's because no trucks were available no matter the type. I requested a LW, was told I would likely get a condo, and after 6 days of waiting they called and asked if I would be ok with a LW. So I ended up getting what I wanted in the end. I posted a video on here a while ago when I got my truck and how I set it up. I drive an International, 2016, and they are a little bit bigger on the inside than the Freightliner LW, and I think their storage makes more sense too. So I really, really lucked out with my truck. I love her to death!

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