Prime Inc. Flatbed Division. A Year In Review.

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Turtle's Comment
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I still remember that story you told on yourself about the time you got locked inside some yard you were sleeping at.

Haha! I literally laughed out loud at your reminder of this story. That was truly an experience I'll never forget!

I can already taste that steak you're going to buy me!

I'll see your free steak and raise you a home-cooked steak meal cooked in the open air on the deck of my flatbed in my little portable bbq grill.

I'm currently at the Savannah TA. Stop in and see me!

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Old School's Comment
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I'll see your free steak and raise you a home-cooked steak meal cooked in the open air on the deck of my flatbed in my little portable bbq grill.

Oh yeah, we definitely need to do that one day! The iconic American Truck Driver meal. Old friends getting together, cooking fresh beef on an outdoor grill, mounted on a flat-bed trailer. It doesn't get any better than that. I really do hope to take you up on that offer. I'll bring the paper plates and plastic flat-ware.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I wouldn't be disappointed by those numbers at all. That is an absolutely stellar year all the way around. Great miles, great pay, and all while you were learning flatbed no less. That's very impressive.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Paul H.'s Comment
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Hey congrats, glad to know about your success. Stay calm and keep going, my best wishes to you.

JoAnne EC's Comment
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"My wife has been with me on the truck since I went solo back in early March. So this has truly been like a 10 month working vacation for us. To get paid to travel the country with my best friend has been the best experience I could ask for.

It seems a little more than coincidental that Lady Luck has continued to shine on me at every turn. Orientation went smooth, I received a great trainer, my two months of training was trouble free."

I think your wife would be proud to read what you wrote and I'm sure she's just as proud of you as you are! I, personally, believe that people who have greater success than others can attribute a huge portion of that to attitude and outlook more than "luck." Regardless of how everything ended up going so smoothly - Congrats on your huge accomplishment and all the best on many more successful years to come! =)

Turtle's Comment
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Very kind words to hear. Thank you! Coming up on two years now and still loving it.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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That's some awesome numbers Turtle! I will read your diary soon. And having a co-pilot (your wife), with you like that has managed to keep you rollin' along which is very awesome. You've kept nose to the grindstone and haven't looked back. I've liked your inputs on here as well. Tell me of Rainy's dungeon??? LOL

Turtle's Comment
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Tell me of Rainy's dungeon???

* In my best medieval voice...

I'm one of the few who has thus far managed to escape the evil clutches of Madame Rainy, avoiding the exquisite horror one may experience in her Dungeon. Perhaps someday through a chance encounter I will be charmed under her spell. Until then I shall endeavor to keep her soul a-yearning and my wheels a-turning.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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OMG!!! Youz guyz are nuts and hysterical! lol

Raptor, over the years forum members come and go. Many unfortunately never make it that first year, while others go on to become successful drivers. When people feel they do not need us anymore they often move on. Many use the forum to find a company or get through training, and once serious training starts they dont have the time to post. Some of us crazies...like Turtle stick around lol.

I love meeting drivers and often have dinner with them.....however soon they disaappear. A guy named Tractor man started a joke that I locked them in the dungeon. It played on the fact that I drive nights like a vampire. Apparently, Tractor Man has been MIA for a year but his joke still persists. and no i never met him.

Heres a list of those i have met:

Rick S, Miss Myoshi, Robbie, Taste Buds, William H, The Transporter, Penny, Patrick H, Reaper, Splitter, Donna, Kim, Kanelin (still great friends although he doesnt come around), Christian R, Doug, and Im sure there's a few more.

The only two who "escaped my lair" and lived to tell about are Diver Driver and Big Scott...they have also become very good friends. Adam and Pianoman became great phone friends but also escaped my dungeon.

so there you have it. Im a forum member-eating vampire who only creeps out of her dungeon to post comments and drive at night lol.

I once told my FM "Omg, what is with all these sun worshipping creatures? They scurry around my truck like ****roaches!" he said "what????" Daytime lovers. like you.

Fm:

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.
PackRat's Comment
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OMG!!! Youz guyz are nuts and hysterical! lol

Raptor, over the years forum members come and go. Many unfortunately never make it that first year, while others go on to become successful drivers. When people feel they do not need us anymore they often move on. Many use the forum to find a company or get through training, and once serious training starts they dont have the time to post. Some of us crazies...like Turtle stick around lol.

I love meeting drivers and often have dinner with them.....however soon they disaappear. A guy named Tractor man started a joke that I locked them in the dungeon. It played on the fact that I drive nights like a vampire. Apparently, Tractor Man has been MIA for a year but his joke still persists. and no i never met him.

Heres a list of those i have met:

Rick S, Miss Myoshi, Robbie, Taste Buds, William H, The Transporter, Penny, Patrick H, Reaper, Splitter, Donna, Kim, Kanelin (still great friends although he doesnt come around), Christian R, Doug, and Im sure there's a few more.

The only two who "escaped my lair" and lived to tell about are Diver Driver and Big Scott...they have also become very good friends. Adam and Pianoman became great phone friends but also escaped my dungeon.

so there you have it. Im a forum member-eating vampire who only creeps out of her dungeon to post comments and drive at night lol.

I once told my FM "Omg, what is with all these sun worshipping creatures? They scurry around my truck like ****roaches!" he said "what????" Daytime lovers. like you.

*LIKE*

Fm:

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.
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