Prime CDL Training Salt Lake City - January 2019

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CK's Comment
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I should mention... what you've heard about the dungeon... well...

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Rainy has truly been a huge help and always makes herself available to answer questions, and to listen to me bounce ideas. We're very fortunate to have her at Prime and here on TT.

As for my experience at Prime, it's been a wonderful year and I'm looking forward to many more. I've made several very good friends here and it's fun to find out where we all are to try to meet up and run (at least part way) together. I recently met up with a friend in Albuquerque, he had extra time on his load so he was just hanging out for a bit. I was there and got my next load with a pickup in west TX, heading up to SLC. He was also delivering in SLC the same day I was supposed to. On my way back to ABQ from my 01, we found out another friend of ours was in Tucumcari heading toward ABQ, so we called him and arranged it sothat we'd all meet in ABQ, have lunch and then "convoy" to Gallup, before he had to head to CA and the two of us could continue north up to SLC. We played Cards Against Humanity in the lounge at the Jamestown FJ, broke off the next morning and the two of us went for a hike around Wilson's Arch south of Moab, UT. We maintained a conference call throughout the trip and had a blast. Upon reaching SLC, we found two of our other good friends there and were able to get to see them for a few minutes too.

Anyway, back to Prime... The facilities are great and getting better all the time, my equipment is always maintained very well and when there is a concern it gets resolved immediately - I've never had to argue over a repair or concern. My Fleet Manager is a great guy and I've never been talked down to, he works with me and keeps me rolling. I've taken several weeks of home time, a week at a time, and never have issues getting home - however I occasionally end up making a delivery during my HT, but I take along my wife or kids (with rider permit) to enjoy the local run. I've taken my wife and kids on the road for multiple weeks, and most recently had my teenage daughter with me after Christmas. She got to see 28 states over 15 days. I usually run Western 11 Regional now, but occasionally make trips outside that area too.

This job is an adventure, and I love it!

How's that, PackRat? :-P

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

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.
icecold24k's Comment
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That is a pretty truck. I know I’m a guy lol but I have always liked the purple trucks.

CK's Comment
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That is a pretty truck. I know I’m a guy lol but I have always liked the purple trucks.

I guess it may come as a surprise to some, but I'm a guy. My purple truck is badass! lol

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