Which Is Better Prime Or Wil Trans? As Far As Driving Coast To Coast.

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Matt E.'s Comment
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I’m wanting to go with either company but I also don’t want a company that gets a lot of short trip jobs. I’m looking for the longer hauls. Anything helps, thanks!

Patrick C.'s Comment
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You do realize Wil Trans hauls Prime trailers. Wil Trans and Jim Palmer are the same company. So when you are talking the difference between WT/JP and Prime, freight wise, their is little difference. As far as equipment WT/JP uses black Freightliner Cascadias and black Peterbilt 579s.

Old School's Comment
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They are both the same in that regard. Team drivers are going to be doing that coast to coast stuff. Solo drivers will get a mixed bag of length of hauls.

To be honest with you, the type of driver you prove to be will be the largest factor in determining what type of loads you end up doing. It's not necessarily the length of haul that helps you make good money at this, but much rather how efficiently you can manage your time and get things accomplished. Check out this article where I share some insights into the Secrets Of Success That Only A Small Number Of Drivers Know.

We were just discussing this idea about how the length of the load doesn't give you an advantage, and how sometimes the really long loads might even work against you. Check It Out, and read through the whole conversation, paying close attention to both mine and Gladhand's response.

Look, if you're just getting started you've got to focus on developing yourself into a Top Tier Driver. That is the most important factor to your success. Once you've done that you'll find you're able to get more of the kind of loads you like. Don't get the cart before the horse, it never works well like that.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Old School Thanks for the article. This gives me a chance to see that, I will keep the advice of all who post. The good and the bad. This has given more points of going on the road vs. local. I started out of truck school back in '98, I thought I knew everything. WRONG! I worked local because of the family. A big mistake as far as learning this life I want to return to after 8 years of being away. So anyway I start back at school again September 17th. Your side post was very informative and insightful. I'm going to tell the school that I want to go out on the road instead of local. I know that I have a lot to learn all over again, but hopefully some will come back to me. Hope none are offended if I don't mention all who have been a big help in me returning to the job I did love before my motorcycle accident 8 years ago.

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