GOING BACK TO PRIME INC A REHIRE?

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IgorH's Comment
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Has anyone gone back to Prime as a REHIRE? I drove last year March 2017 to August 2017 but left before my 1 year. My grandfather was in the hospital when I was on the road and I went home for a week but he passed away 2 days before my week was up Prime gave me another extension of a week but I'm Native American and participated in my tribes tradition for a passing family member I had to leave the night before his funeral it was either restart my TNT phase or get fired I had 500 miles left on my TNT phase and made the chose to leave and drive but only made it a week and quit. I know its a long story but I'm starting to miss the road and think about going back but worried me leaving would be used againts me further on. I have no negative comments about Prime and I understand it's part of the trucking universe you can't stay home forever but just reaching out for helpful advice. Thanks

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

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.

Shaun C.'s Comment
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Has anyone gone back to Prime as a REHIRE? I drove last year March 2017 to August 2017 but left before my 1 year. My grandfather was in the hospital when I was on the road and I went home for a week but he passed away 2 days before my week was up Prime gave me another extension of a week but I'm Native American and participated in my tribes tradition for a passing family member I had to leave the night before his funeral it was either restart my TNT phase or get fired I had 500 miles left on my TNT phase and made the chose to leave and drive but only made it a week and quit. I know its a long story but I'm starting to miss the road and think about going back but worried me leaving would be used againts me further on. I have no negative comments about Prime and I understand it's part of the trucking universe you can't stay home forever but just reaching out for helpful advice. Thanks

I did the same dates as you and had to leave due to a family emergency. After 6 months gone I got he itch and came back of April of this year. I applied and talked to a recruiter and they put your app in front of a hiring board to say yes or no. As long as you left favorably you should be okay. I switched from reefer to flatbed and only had to do 15000 miles for training. Now I am having the time of my life. What is there to lose apply!

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

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.

Turtle's Comment
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Your best bet is simply to call them up, explain your case, and see what they say. I'd say that with some humility and groveling you may have a good chance of them taking you back. The worst that'll happen is they'll say no, and you'll have to try another company. Someone will take you on.

Be absolutely sure this is something you want to do though. Quitting a 2nd time would certainly put the kibosh on any future chances with Prime.

IgorH's Comment
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Thanks guys! Yeah true I dont wanna jump the gun and get hired again just to leave again I really want to make sure I want it. I would say I left on good terms never argued with a FM or had any trouble through any of my training picked everything up pretty quick just got hit hard with home sickness and losing my grandpa but just wanted to reach out and get some good advice thanks again guys!

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.
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