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G-Town's Comment
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Jeff most companies will allow a driver to take their assigned truck home with them. However, most require the trailer stay coupled to the tractor so you'll need to have ample space to park both as a single unit.

Jeff W.'s Comment
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Jeff most companies will allow a driver to take their assigned truck home with them. However, most require the trailer stay coupled to the tractor so you'll need to have ample space to park both as a single unit.

That's not a problem. What would be a bigger problem is having to drive from Columbus or further, and then back every time home time came around.

G-Town's Comment
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Jeff...there is no need to drive back to the closest terminal. You'll drive where the freight is going.

This is SOP

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Jeff W.'s Comment
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Jeff...there is no need to drive back to the closest terminal. You'll drive where the freight is going.

This is SOP

Just wanting to make sure that I didn't get myself in a situation similar to the first time I tried this whole truck driving thing. CDS didn't let most of their drivers take their trucks home. I had to meet my co-driver at the drop lot we had in Dallas Pike, WV when we went out. That was a 2 and a half hour drive each time.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

G-Town's Comment
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Should not be a problem with Prime.

Tracy H.'s Comment
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I agree with G-Town - every company has a mile amount away from the terminal that you take the truck home. At Roehl that is 50 miles from a terminal you can take it home (with the trailer)

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Gladhand's Comment
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I live in a place that is 199 miles from my home terminal and they usually get me a load to go home. If bobtail I park at the house and if I got a trailer I park at the truckstop. Worked at the truckstop for 3 years so they don't mind me parking all that time and they keep an eye on my rig. My thing is if they are willing to hire me, then they should be able to get me home no problem.

Bobtail:

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

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Im.reefer for prime and live in NJ but my home terminal is MO. I take the truck home after dropping the trailer at a customer. Prime wants the trailers available to load freight for drop n hooks.

not sure how tanker n FB do it here.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Turtle's Comment
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I'm flatbed at Prime, and live 250 miles away from our nearest terminal in PA. I take my truck and trailer home with me each time. Actually, since I live on a dirt road at the top of a steep little mountain, I drop my trailer at my cousins house down in town, then bobtail the rest of the way home. Prime has no problem with me doing this since I'm leaving the trailer in a safe secure location.

Bobtail:

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

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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