Worst Week Of My Life.

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Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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I'm sorry to hear this. My prayers are for you and your family.

Most carriers will do what it takes to get a driver home in this situation. It's bad enough that you may be across the country when there's an unexpected tragedy at home. A year ago my wife passed away (in the hospital for a stroke). I was was waiting to pick up a load in Ft. Smith,, AR, when I got the news. My DM told me to immediately bobtail straight back to Memphis - under dispatch. Then I was off duty as long as I needed to be home.

My heart goes out to you, Big Scott.

Thank you. Sorry you had to go through that with your wife. I think this is the worst thing we have to deal with while over thw road.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Sorry for your loss. Sudden deaths are hard to deal with and long illness can be rationalized that the loved one is out of pain. Either way it is no help to the living.

My sister died before I came to Prime but she was only 47. I took it really hard. My mom had a stroke and surgery while I was in TnT and they let me fly home for as long as I wanted. Luckily she recouped.

It speaks volumes about a company that HELPS you in a time of need rather than harassing you. Seriously, when my sister died a boss told me "at least you are back to work now and won't be thinking of her" really???? Not even an I'm sorry.

As weird as it might sound, I have a necklace with my sisters ashes OTR with me. She gets to travel and see all the places she never saw. She was a biker who loved classic and southern rock of the 70s. When I drive past Harley shops or towns in her favorite songs it makes me laugh. It helps.me.

You will find your own way to deal with it. Again I'm sorry.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Sorry for your loss. Sudden deaths are hard to deal with and long illness can be rationalized that the loved one is out of pain. Either way it is no help to the living.

My sister died before I came to Prime but she was only 47. I took it really hard. My mom had a stroke and surgery while I was in TnT and they let me fly home for as long as I wanted. Luckily she recouped.

It speaks volumes about a company that HELPS you in a time of need rather than harassing you. Seriously, when my sister died a boss told me "at least you are back to work now and won't be thinking of her" really???? Not even an I'm sorry.

As weird as it might sound, I have a necklace with my sisters ashes OTR with me. She gets to travel and see all the places she never saw. She was a biker who loved classic and southern rock of the 70s. When I drive past Harley shops or towns in her favorite songs it makes me laugh. It helps.me.

You will find your own way to deal with it. Again I'm sorry.

Wow. Thank you soo much.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Cornelius A.'s Comment
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Sorry for your loss big Scott .... Got got a similar news at 0300 am about my aunt this morning ....she was 62

millionmiler24's Comment
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Big Scott and Cornelius, yall are both in my prayers for your loss. If there is ANYTHING at all I can do, please dont hesitate to ask me. We are all here for yall through this difficult time.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Sorry for your loss big Scott .... Got got a similar news at 0300 am about my aunt this morning ....she was 62

So sorry to hear that.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Big Scott and Cornelius, yall are both in my prayers for your loss. If there is ANYTHING at all I can do, please dont hesitate to ask me. We are all here for yall through this difficult time.

Thanks.

Tim H.'s Comment
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My thoughts and prayers with you.

Susan D. 's Comment
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So sorry for your lost. Sending prayers for you and your family.

It's an awesome Company that gets you where you need to be in times like this.

My other half had a trainee who was terminated when he wasn't ready to go back to work 3 days after his wife had died. It took him 6 months to be ready to return to work and he came to West Side. I won't mention the name of his former employer.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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So sorry for your lost. Sending prayers for you and your family.

It's an awesome Company that gets you where you need to be in times like this.

My other half had a trainee who was terminated when he wasn't ready to go back to work 3 days after his wife had died. It took him 6 months to be ready to return to work and he came to West Side. I won't mention the name of his former employer.

Thanks Susan. It's terrible how some companies treat there employees.

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