Anyone Around Drive For Pride Transport

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Newtothis's Comment
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Looking for some answered on pride

Rob T.'s Comment
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We have a member, Dave Reid, that works for pride. He posted about his orientation over a year ago you can read Here. He still comes around quite a bit although he doesnt post daily. I'm sure he'll chime in once he sees this.

Dave Reid's Comment
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I drove for Pride for over a year and trained for them the last few months I was there. Fabulous company....no negatives apart from those associated with reefer work which is all that they do. (They used to have a small flatbed program also, but no longer do).

They have 500+ trucks operating out of a single terminal in SLC plus a dozen or so drop yards.

Pride will give you all the miles you can run, consistently. Excellent benefits program. Fairness in all dealings. No lies, no BS. Excellent, well-maintained new equipment. Air ride trailers, replaced at 5 years. Mostly Freightliners, some Peterbilts and Western Stars, replaced at 4 years. No APUs last I knew but were considering them. They don't regulate idling (apart from a park smart system) but have a mpg incentive program that requires minimal idling to qualify. They pay daily upon completion of each trip assuming that you Transflo it. Long average length of haul....lots of coast to coast runs.

I highly recommend Pride Transport, if their freight, service areas, and home time programs work for you.

If you have any specific questions that I didn't answer, post 'em.

Looking for some answered on pride

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

APUs:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Terry K.'s Comment
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....no negatives apart from those associated with reefer work which is all that they do.

Curious what the negatives are of reefer work?

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
LDRSHIP's Comment
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....no negatives apart from those associated with reefer work which is all that they do.

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Curious what the negatives are of reefer work?

Shippers & Receivers! ‘Nuff said, lol

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rob T.'s Comment
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Curious what the negatives are of reefer work?

Reefer drivers tend to have more appointment times in the middle of the night, compared to dry van or flatbed, that require you to flip flop your clock a bit. Reefer has extra work by ensuring it's running correctly and fueled. Many food distribution centers take forever to load or unload. I've heard of drivers sitting in a door despite them being there on time and got a 34 hour reset waiting to be loaded.

The upside of reefer work though is that you get more coast to coast runs as everyone needs food. You also dont need to worry about lack of freight as you can keep reefer off and haul dry van loads.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Brian's Comment
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Yeah reefer can definitly be a pita. The reefer unit itself is usually bipolar so you have to become familiar with certain codes. Also need to know what temp the product needs to stay at or you could possibly lose the loaf. Have to keep an eye on the reefer fuel. I've picked a load that was almost bone dry because the weekend fuel guy missed it. So it can be pain but like mentioned its always consistent.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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