Prime’d And Ready To Go

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G-Town's Comment
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Stay safe everyone, and it’s okay, you can walk on the sidewalks when I’m around😏😏

...unless of course you are around and required to navigate the traffic circle on Rt 322 (a heavily used truck route) through Rowan University in Glassboro NJ. I am on this stretch of road frequently in order to deliver to several Walmarts in extreme South Jersey. As many times as I've been through it, no one has ever been on the sidewalk...otherwise I'd need to wait for all of the pedestrian traffic to clear before proceeding.

Rt. 322 traffic circle through Rowan University

Army 's Comment
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G-Town

Those are tight corners...wouldn't be so bad if they did have a center median in each lane....I imagine, I would have to use the sidewalk too lol.....

But until I get started, I will live vicariously through you all.

Chris

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Squirrellyguns's Comment
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Ahh yes, those nasty center circles.....

So today dropped at a Kroger in Indiana, picked up from Miami Fl. Naturally they took their sweet time unloading a half trailer load. Now at new 01 waiting to be loaded another hival for Ohio, then hopefully, next load will point us Southbound for some much needed home time. So far it has been a great experience, some days better than others which is to be expected. Now, it’s all about staying alert and safe and count those miles until I upgrade to my own truck. Stay safe !!!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Squirrellyguns's Comment
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Well, here we are at our 90, some such place in the general area of Virginia close to Washington D.C. All I can say thus far is, “Are we there yet??”. So once this is unloaded, we had about 90 miles back North, and that load drops almost exactly in between our homes, which gives us our much needed home time. First time home in over a month, so some home time will be great. HOPEFULLY then, once back from home time, 3-4 more weeks and I’ll upgrade to an “A” seat and into my own truck! That said, everyone stay safe, and remember to wave a finger at the greyhounds!! shocked.png

Squirrellyguns's Comment
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Well, after a week hometime I am more than ready to get back on the road and get the last of my miles complete and get some money flowing again. Been great seeing my family again though after 7 weeks away, but being home isn’t paying the bills. See you all on the road shortly!!

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Army 's Comment
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I love that attitude!!

Squirrellyguns's Comment
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So first load went down into Fl. Second load went from Pierson, Fl to Spokane Valley, Wa with a total of 4 stops we manually unloaded and trailer is continuing its journey into Canada on someone else’s back (floral load). Wasn’t terrible but was extremely tight schedule with good miles though, just over 3k. Now we’re picking up onions and going all the way over to Ma., another 3k run. If we can keep this up, may very well knock out my remaining 13k of tnt miles in couple weeks and get in my own truck. That said, this last load definitely took a toll on me a bit, even though tired after driving each shift, still hard to get a solid sleep time. Big thing here is to remember it’s not worth your life, someone elses life, or damage to property by sleeping at the wheel or poppin caffeine. A quick nap is much healthier all around. Stay safe

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.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Whooooo hoooo!!! keep on rollin!!!

and great advice about naps.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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I walk around the truck and stretch if I'm parked in a beautiful heart of the country I take it in along with some pictures kind of rejuvenate you. I hear some people take cat naps in their seats. I can't do that. I lay in the bun for maybe 15-20 minutes I usually don't sleep or at least I don't think I do but I do feel refreshed.

Squirrellyguns's Comment
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Well, here I sit in Cali again, waiting to leave with a Walmart load to Minnesota. That said this one should put me close enough to our Company requirement of 30k team miles that a short hop then to Springfield will make it complete. It has been a long journey so far, just to be able to start a new one. That said, I did learn a few new things I didn’t know before, I had a great trainer who was always close by and ready to help when I needed it, but alas, I’m itching for my own meal ticket already!!! So, all goes well, then by the end of the week I’ll be posting from my graduating to an ‘A’ solo seat position and waiting for a truck! Be safe everyone and take a cat nap!

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