Looking For A Team Driver With Prime

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Turtle's Comment
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For me I can't be a passenger doing paperwork or looking at maps...so it's either I'm a normal passenger in the seat or asleep in the back.

You do realize that logs and/or paperwork are only a teeny weeny tiny fraction of the time spent in training. These trips take hours upon hours upon hours, with the vast majority of your "passenger" time spent sleeping. It's not like you'll be sitting there staring at logs or maps the whole time.

You're creating a problem where there needn't be one.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Back to Nancy....

If you tell your fleet manager you want to team, they will hook you up with someone.

if you want to find a team mate, you can try the Prime Facebook groups or ask around at the terminal when you upgrade. sometimes lease ops eant a team mate but do t want to constantly get woken up by a trainee. sleep is important and montha after months of training can get exhausting.

anyone you decide to team with, i would ask the FM or safety to pull their record. i would never want to be with someone with lots of critical events meaning they are not safe or who is late for loads.

in 3 years i have never been late. someone else is not going to do it for me. and they better make sure they kill me or they will suffer my wrath

good luck

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.

Fm:

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.

Fleet Manager:

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.
Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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I can't see the JOY in team driving. Look a miss Miyashi's video of her truck. See her tiny place. Then think of TWO People in that tiny space with all the stuff you would carry. It will be bad enough in the truck with a trainer. But this is only 6-8 weeks, not YEARS. Yes I know that going out with a trainer is important and rewarding. But not to do this Year after Year. She had a pretty cool looking rig. But thinking of two people in there not appetizing for me anyway.

Splitter's Comment
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I can't see the JOY in team driving. Look a miss Miyashi's video of her truck. See her tiny place. Then think of TWO People in that tiny space with all the stuff you would carry. It will be bad enough in the truck with a trainer. But this is only 6-8 weeks, not YEARS. Yes I know that going out with a trainer is important and rewarding. But not to do this Year after Year. She had a pretty cool looking rig. But thinking of two people in there not appetizing for me anyway.

All trainers at Prime must have a condo. Only situation which would be reasonable to have a lightweight with more than 1 person is a couple. Like the thread about the husband & wife team in a lightweight by Cantankerous Amicus.

Even when you upgrade, to your solo truck, you can get a condo. If one isn’t available, you’ll have to pay for your hotel room & you won’t be earning either.

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