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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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The test is $500 which is taken in $50 increments, IF you need a machine its $600 or more depending on the type of machine you need. That is taken in another increment, i think $25 per week. This is actually a reasonable amount where i come from.because my sister paid $1500 AFTER her insurance paid $2000. but...new jersey..what can i say.

They charge like $1 a week for the modem monitoring.

This is a Prime requirement. All companies can create their own requirements or exclusions such as psychotropic medications.

The students are told on day one during the physical if Prime requires the apnea test. The student can walk away without penalty because they have not yet signed the contract or started training.

They are also told they can use the convenient lab at the Prime motel or they can find and use their own doctors, and pay them directly without the wage deduction.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Rob T.'s Comment
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The test is $500 which is taken in $50 increments, IF you need a machine its $600 or more depending on the type of machine you need. That is taken in another increment, i think $25 per week. This is actually a reasonable amount where i come from.because my sister paid $1500 AFTER her insurance paid $2000. but...new jersey..what can i say

Prime definitely is giving these at a discount. I went out on my own to undergo a sleep study and for the at home test it was 380, i only paid $34 due to already hitting my deductible for the year. My insurance company is requiring me to rent the machine for 10 months before purchasing to ensure i actually will use it and the money isnt wasted. The initial cost for first months rent plus all the equipment came to $270 before insurance and i was responsible for $115. For the remaining 9 months i will be charged $138 per month which goes towards my deductible then i will need to pay to buy the cpap.

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

Kim T.'s Comment
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Awwww Rainy, you know I will cook fo you too when you come through Charleston!!

I met Splitter last night!!!!! smile.gif

Kim T.'s Comment
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Well here goes...

For reasons that are my own, I am now home and will no longer be driving. No, I didn’t mess up, I didn’t hit anything, I wasn’t late, etc. Trucking is not a good fit for everyone. I’m one of those people. I succeeded in what I set out to do. I went through the training, got my CDL , drove 30,000 miles with a trainer, upgraded to my own truck. I did not fail. I met amazing people that will be lifelong friends and I went places that I would not have gotten to go to without trucking. Like I said, the reasons are my own and I do not feel I need to elaborate. A few of you know why.

I am going back into the legal field where the devil is the one I know (a very smart lady told me that).

I admire all of you that are doing this day in and day out. My hat is off to you.

Thank you to all of you for your advice, encouragement, reality checks, and laughter.

Be safe!

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.

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.
Old School's Comment
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Kim, we completely understand and you're correct in that we don't need to know your reasons. This career has a lot of issues that just come with the territory. I want you to know that you're always welcome in here - you certainly have helpful experiences that can help you contribute to some of our conversations.

Trucking has many challenges to it, some of which we can't even conceive until we get started in it. My hat is off to you! You've always been a first class act in your pursuit of this. Congratulations on settling on your decision. Nobody but a driver understands just how difficult it is to make the choice you've made. We respect it completely.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Kim, sorry to see you go. I have followed your journey and it seemed to be a good fit for you. But I understand whole heartily that you didn't just do this as a whim. Best of luck to you and Godspeed!

Raptor

Dave S (formerly known as's Comment
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Don't be a stranger, stop by and say HI once in a while.

Turtle's Comment
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I'm very sorry that it didn't work out for you Kim. It was certainly a pleasure following along on your journey. Best of luck in all of your future endeavors.

I applaud you for having the courage to let us know your decision. All too often a new driver comes in here with all sorts of hopes and dreams and plans. Then one day......poof...they vanish without a word. So thank you for the closure I guess lol

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Don't be a stranger, stop by and say HI once in a while.

Sorry it didn’t work out, and yes, please do stop by every now and then and say hi.

Bird-one's Comment
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I made a similar decision in 2015 but life brought me back now will never look back. Truck driving and Prime will always be here for you if the same were to ever happen. You may be leaving Kim, but this theard will always be here and will be great information for newbies. If anything take comfort in that.

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