Prime Tanker

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icecold24k's Comment
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Prime tanker drivers start at $0.49 per mile?

Correct! New drivers are now staring at .49 per mile.

Kyle M.'s Comment
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My recruiter told me they average between 1800-2200 a week that seems pretty low

Kyle P.'s Comment
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Might be why they make .49 cpm to make up for it

My recruiter told me they average between 1800-2200 a week that seems pretty low

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

icecold24k's Comment
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My recruiter told me they average between 1800-2200 a week that seems pretty low

The recruiter is not quite accurate. Maybe they are shooting low in the numbers so no one will be disappointed but I can assure you I average more like 2600 per week but I go home a bit so it hurts my average. This week that is ending tomorrow I will be at 3246.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Kyle M.'s Comment
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I kinda figured they were saying a little low. My last job they said the average was like 2000 and in the 6 weeks I ran I don't think we ever had below 2700 miles

Craig J.'s Comment
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I've been considering going with Prime and specifically tanker for my TNT. My question is, can you be a company driver in tanker or is it lease only?

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.

Splitter's Comment
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You can be company as a tanker driver. One other thing that must be considered cause it affected me, your home! I was told I couldn’t go tanker cause I live in Orlando, Fl. They mostly run a triangle from Savanna, GA to Newark, NJ to Decatur, IL if I remember correctly. But you will get longer runs too. If I remember correctly IC24k ran some loads out west too. But yeah, make sure you’re clear about your home not being a disqualifier.

Also, if you run in a lightweight, it’s an extra .05 cents per mile. So that .49 cent now becomes .54 cents. Huge motivation in my decision to go that route. Too bad it didn’t work out for me. Good luck!

G-Town's Comment
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Craig we do NOT recommend driving a tanker straight from school. The surge of liquid in a smooth-bore, unbaffled tanks requires a great deal of finesse’, care and space management during cornering, entering/exiting interstates, control during a descent and slowing/stopping the truck.

Gain experience with dry van/reefer first, for at least 3 months or more before committing to tanker operation.

With Prime, you can start with reefer and transfer to tanker once you have that experience and intuitively manage your truck while driving it.

Take a look at this links if you haven’t already:

Good luck!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Baffle:

A partition or separator within a liquid tank, used to inhibit the flow of fluids within the tank. During acceleration, turning, and braking, a large liquid-filled tank may produce unexpected forces on the vehicle due to the inertia of liquids.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Craig J.'s Comment
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Thanks so much for the advice and well wishes guys. I'm excited to begin this next chapter.

PlanB's Comment
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I'm fairly certain that the extra 5cpm for lightweights is only in the reefer division.

Flatbed trucks are all condos.

Tanker trucks are all condos with the exception of some lease driver's on dedicated accounts.

Reefer trucks are condo or lightweight. You get an extra 5cpm in a lightweight. You also get another extra 5cpm if you run East coast regional I believe.

You can be company as a tanker driver. One other thing that must be considered cause it affected me, your home! I was told I couldn’t go tanker cause I live in Orlando, Fl. They mostly run a triangle from Savanna, GA to Newark, NJ to Decatur, IL if I remember correctly. But you will get longer runs too. If I remember correctly IC24k ran some loads out west too. But yeah, make sure you’re clear about your home not being a disqualifier.

Also, if you run in a lightweight, it’s an extra .05 cents per mile. So that .49 cent now becomes .54 cents. Huge motivation in my decision to go that route. Too bad it didn’t work out for me. Good luck!

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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