From Delivering Pizza To Trucker.

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Rainy D.'s Comment
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I know.i have seen them...and you have been at prime a couple weeks and know if it happens...and it does, im not gonna lie...but if it does, that driver is fired. and as hard as they try, even prime has had lawsuits here and there. one feminist blog bashed prime. what makes me laugh about that is that many of the women prime drivers team with their husbands. if there were men in the terminals constantly grabbing women, you bet we would be on the news for husbands being thrown in jail for beating on guys grabbing their wives lol

But i think people need to really look at some of those allegations. a few at CRST made no sense to me whatsoever. one woman said the trainer smacked her butt and thighs to the point of leaving welts and not only did she not tell female drivers on the road at truck stops or anyone when they went through the terminal..... but after home time she still got back on that truck. what????? she didnt tell CRST but expects them to do something about it. one at CRE was a woman who insisted on a female trainer, got a lesbian then bashed the company saying the lesbian assaulted her.

there are real cases and there are bogus ones where people want money and attention. those cases do harm.to the real.ones. and people forget the woman has a personal responsibility to protect herself but also to report the issues. if a woman is being hurt, a trucking company wont know if she doesnt speak up. its not like an office where there could be witnesses or cameras.

as far as reviews go.... Prime has some terrible reviews as well. If you read them, they are almost all lease ops who did not have any business sense whatsoever. i love the "i lost my savings, car, house and wife due to prime. i didnt get paid for six months"

its a walk away lease. if you suck that badly at business, you should have realized the first month you werent making.money and turned the truck in. 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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rainy D.'s Comment
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It should also be stated that some companies are more strict regarding DMV , criminal and work history. prime is tough.

if a company is a "second chance" type.... who accepts felons, DUIs and poor work history, perhaps that means a higher number of problems could occur with other drivers. i dont know.

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Falyssa M.'s Comment
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I was promised a female trainer. I looked into Prime, but the app says you have to have a tanker endorsement on your CDL and I would rather not immediately haha. I dealt with sexual harassment all the time with PH.

Rainy I know where u are coming from and prime isn’t gonna put up with no junk however I was trying to suggest she check more about cr England’s prospects on this because their some serious allegations against that company and it’s not just one unhappy camper but many.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Rainy D.'s Comment
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Many companies require tanker not to drive tanker, but because we have liquid in totes which can cause a surge. technically, but i haul coca cola syrups and beer all the time and never feel an issue.

tanker is a different division and the pay is different, has different dispatchers etc. you wouldnt be required to switch on command.

Dispatcher:

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.
Falyssa M.'s Comment
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Took my permit tests. Need to retake the combination test in the AM.

Falyssa M.'s Comment
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As of 2:15, I now have my Oklahoma CDL A learner's permit! I also got my car back and am scheduled for 4 more days at PH.

Rainy D,

With PH, I reported the sexual harassment via Twitter after it seemed that all attempts to report were quashed and my hours impacted. This time, corporate took action and forced my district manager to do something about the manager ignoring blatant sexual harassment in front of his face literally. Manager got yelled at. The person harassing me got yelled at and called in about some issue with his fan.

So, I do have some inclination on what happens with sexual harassment. Here's to hoping my customer service skills sorta come in handy with dispatch and with the shippers. Ha.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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