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Dan S.'s Comment
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Still it's nice to be able to vent to others who have gone before!

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Dan S.'s Comment
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Trainers come in many shapes, sizes and forms.

The one i drew out of the stack is a likeable guy with other redeeming qualities and characteristics. I'm sure his Mama, wife and children like him.

And when he goes full auto spastic on me, I just go into full auto Marine Recruit mode, (Made him even madder, when I told him, "No Excuse, Sir!" to which he responded "NO EXCUSE IS NO EXCUSE!!!!" ~ SERIOUSLY I'M NOT MAKING THIS UP!!!!!

Old School's Comment
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You've got a bad case of the "Lease Operator" blues.

Don't you dare believe he's "making" five or six thousand dollars a week. Those checks are not "paychecks." He is as big a fool as he is a liar if he equates those checks as his pay.

Hang in there. Focus on the light at the end of the tunnel. It will all be a distant memory once you are running your own truck.

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Dan S.'s Comment
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You've got a bad case of the "Lease Operator" blues.

Don't you dare believe he's "making" five or six thousand dollars a week. Those checks are not "paychecks." He is as big a fool as he is a liar if he equates those checks as his pay.

Hang in there. Focus on the light at the end of the tunnel. It will all be a distant memory once you are running your own truck.

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Thanks O.S.

I was a Finance Major on college I'm not to well versed yet on being a lease ~ operator trucker, and all of the ends and puts of such. But o do know a thing or two about finance and all that goes with it on the financial side of leasing, financing, taxes yada ~ yada.

My primary finance professor was Old School and we weren't allowed to use calculators to figure compound interest, amortization tables, discounts on bonds etc.

So when he's telling me all of this, the math isn't jiving and clicking in my head.

Plus all the other things coming out of his mouth?

Questions popped up

Why are you even driving a truck?

Why ain't you rich already?

How come no ones not writing a book about you and making a movie about your Life.

It doesnt help that I've close family that owns their own 60 or so trucking company nearby. But I think their insurance requires you to have three years under your belt.

Plus working for family is a lot like marrying for money,

You'll EARN EVERY DAMN PENNY OF IT AND THEN SOME

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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Exactly!

Does he seem like he's living the lifestyle of a person earning Three Hundred thousand dollars a year? Of course not - he's a truck driver! Yet that's what he's claiming when he tells you he's making 6,000 dollars a week. I'm glad you're familiar with business and finance. These lease operators can really blow some smoke!

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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He may be grossing $3K/week, but what is his net? I show some really high grosses some weeks, but I don't get to keep much of it.

Dan S.'s Comment
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He may be grossing $3K/week, but what is his net? I show some really high grosses some weeks, but I don't get to keep much of it.

Finance 101

"It's NOT how much you make. It's how much you take HOME!"

Turtle's Comment
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You're almost there Dan. Suck it up and you'll make it through. Imagine that feeling of relief once you get handed the keys to your own truck. It makes it all worth it.

One thing though: you should still be receiving your guaranteed $700 paycheck whether or not you're on the truck. Unless of course you chose to take the time off. That would be a different story.

Getting you home to switch your license over shouldn't be a two-week ordeal. I did it in a couple hours while we were passing through my state. If he dropped you off and said see you in two weeks, that's on him.

During my TNT , my trainer went away for just over a week once and another time for 4 days. I got paid for every second of it.

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 14ยข 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.

Old School's Comment
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See what I mean about your trainer being a liar! I guarantee he told someone at Prime that you chose to be off his truck. That 700 bucks comes out of his settlement check. I'd be on the phone with Stan at Prime right away about this situation.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Turtle's Comment
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For sure. The way it was put to me was as long as I was "available for load", I got paid. And I did.

Shoot man, when my trainer went to Vegas for a week I stayed at his house and watched his dogs for him. I ate the groceries he bought for me, I had his personal car at my disposal, I hung out with his dogs, played his PlayStation, and Istill got my $700

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