So Many PRIME-ary Colors...

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Jeremy C.'s Comment
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Hey PRIME-al instinct drivers, got a question for ya...

Why are there so many different colored Prime rigs? I'm sitting here in North Carolina staring at one of the coolest Prime rigs so far. But I swear I've seen ten different colors on the road so far. Are these all lease trucks or what?

This one looks pretty great with Betty Boop on there!
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Rainy D.'s Comment
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Prime used to be 100% lease. Now its 75%. The ones you see with the decorative decals are usually lease ops. My last truck was a pretty teal green/blue but this one is an ugly kelly green. there is no one color for company drivers. Many people assume that all full size are lease and all lightweights are company drivers...not true.

Look at the drive tires. All company drivers have disc wheel covers with slits for better fuel milage. Thats pretty much the way we can tell who is who. If i took the ugly covers off, the terminal will.put them back on when i go for repairs.

smart lease ops would want them since they pay for fuel. many just care about the coolness of their new toy rather than the money it can make. lol

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.

Jeremy C.'s Comment
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smart lease ops would want them since they pay for fuel. many just care about the coolness of their new toy rather than the money it can make. lol

I've seen those disc things on wheels and assumed they probably had something to do with aerodynamics or mileage or something. Now I get it.

But I do have to admit to it being a toss up for me... Some of those Prime rigs are awfully pretty!
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Thanks for clearing that up, Rainy!

One more road mystery solved. Only about 10,000 more to go...
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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.
Turtle's Comment
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Look at the drive tires. All company drivers have disc wheel covers with slits for better fuel milage.

I've had my company truck for a year and a half now, since it was brand new. No wheel discs on mine, and nobody has ever said a word.

Big Scott's Comment
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Rainy, your green truck isn't ugly from the outside.

Splitter's Comment
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So I just got my cerilium blue lightweight & it too doesn’t have wheel covers. A mechanic explained that Prime paid close to a million dollars to see if those things really worked! NOT!!

Because of the angle of the fairings over the fuel tanks, the wind never touches the drives. They have a pile of them by the shop. Now they’re just scrap metal.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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I remember they just introduced those at Prime many years ago when I drove for them. They were very strict about all trucks having them on when they first bought them. No idea what it is now, but they urged L/O to purchase them.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bran009's Comment
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Some of the colors are ugly, some are awesome. Tho I have to admit the lease ops have some great looking trucks. We had a bumblebee one here at campus inn the other day. Then last night they had one with flow lights on it.

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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.
Jeremy C.'s Comment
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Wow, that's pretty cool...

Great timing on the picture!

Then last night they had one with flow lights on it.

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