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G-Town's Comment
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Oh, I'm definitely taking full advantage of the information, and I'm glad to have it. Working my way through the HRTP as we speak and am also reading everything I can on this wonderful website. The manual transmission isn't a big deal, I just didn't want the restriction on my license. It does make sense to take a trainer when I can get one, so I probably won't mention it unless they ask. I'm also leaning towards flatbed because of the physical activity associated with it. Wouldn't want to get fatter than I am now.

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Glad to read that is what you are doing, the smart thing to do. We're all here to help! Good luck!

Jamie's Comment
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This website has a lot of useful information on it, and a lot of helpful and friendly members. I hope you keep everyone posted about your experiences and progress as you go through your training. I look forward for future updates! good-luck.gif

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Jacob, as a Prime trainer i can tell you that students are now testing in their trainers trucks and even though most of the fleet will be converting, due to the high volume of owner ops and lease ops who can choose a manual over an auto, prime will not be 100% auto any time soon. For example, my boyfriend is a trainer with an auto, but i have a manual. if you came on my truck you would test on my manual. if you train with him you would test in the auto. however, his next truck is already order as a manual, so go on his truck in a couple months and you would be tested on a manual.

As a company driver when training is finished you will be placed in an auto. Splitter trained in my manual and when placed in an auto, he needed to sorta learn on his own. so it will be an adjustment.

As far as Prime, i love it. G Town loves Swift, and every other driver on this forum loves his company and would argue to defend or promote theirs. Otherwise, we would be at a different company. Understand that G Towns enthusiasm for Swift in this thread was in no way meant as lack of support for your already made decision. I know this because he recently mentioned this exact scenario on another thread.

GTown wrote:

Making a decision on where to start a trucking career is a difficult one. Bolt made his decision, lets all support him in that triumph, help him to carry through on his commitment and save the commercial for the folks actually soliciting our input.

So you see, he did not mean that as a push away from.Prime, just a confirmation to future readers that all companies have good and bad and appeal for various reasons.

If you have any questions just ask

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G-Town's Comment
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Rainy wrote this about my reply in this thread...

So you see, he (G-town) did not mean that as a push away from.Prime, just a confirmation to future readers that all companies have good and bad and appeal for various reasons.

Absolutely 100% correct Rainy. I must have missed something here...perhaps someone’s feathers were ruffled.

My point to the OP had way more to do with all the negative BS found on the interweb about Swift, et’ al...and contrary to what many believe, that it’s actually a far more level playing field.

Not at all intended to sway the decision he already made, especially a “Prime” decision. I apologize if it was misunderstood as such.

Jacob 's Comment
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No feathers ruffled on my end. I considered many companies before making my final decision to go with Prime Inc. and am certain I made the right decision for me. What is a fit for me might not be a fit for someone else, and I accept this.

To update everyone, I just closed out my trade here at Job Corps (Transportation) and am all set for orientation. I did, however, have to change my start date to the 6th of August so I can spend a little time with my family in Florida before catching that 37 hour Greyhound to Springfield, MO. I am beside myself with excitement about starting this new chapter in my life and am, as always, indebted to all of you for helping me thus far.

G-Town's Comment
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Jacob wrote:

No feathers ruffled on my end

Thanks, I already knew that.

Best of luck.

Splitter's Comment
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No feathers ruffled on my end. I considered many companies before making my final decision to go with Prime Inc. and am certain I made the right decision for me. What is a fit for me might not be a fit for someone else, and I accept this.

To update everyone, I just closed out my trade here at Job Corps (Transportation) and am all set for orientation. I did, however, have to change my start date to the 6th of August so I can spend a little time with my family in Florida before catching that 37 hour Greyhound to Springfield, MO. I am beside myself with excitement about starting this new chapter in my life and am, as always, indebted to all of you for helping me thus far.

Let me try & save you the ordeal of 37 hours on the “Dirty Dog”! If you’re anywhere near Sanford Airport just north of Orlando, look at flying Allegiant Air! A few hours & poof!, your in Sprimo. My email is reynrod at Hotmail if you need further details. Once you upgrade to A seat Prime will reimburse you for the flight.

Jacob 's Comment
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Sounds great, but the closest airport to where I would be in Florida is Panama City Beach, and I don't really have a ride there. I did work it out to where I can visit my dad in Gadsden, Alabama for a few days before I head out, which will cut my trip via the "Dirty Dog" to just over 20 hours. Appreciate the information, though.

Splitter's Comment
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Sounds great, but the closest airport to where I would be in Florida is Panama City Beach, and I don't really have a ride there. I did work it out to where I can visit my dad in Gadsden, Alabama for a few days before I head out, which will cut my trip via the "Dirty Dog" to just over 20 hours. Appreciate the information, though.

You got it! Enjoy your time with your dad! Good luck 👍

Turtle's Comment
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Welcome Jacob. I am a Prime flatbedder myself, and will be following your journey as well. Good luck and don't hesitate to ask questions.

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