Another Long Overdue Update

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icecold24k's Comment
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Hello everyone! It has been a long time and I have truly missed this forum and all of the great people here. I wanted to drop in and see how everyone is doing and give an update on what is going on with me.

I completed 2 years with Prime Inc and do not have any regrets whatsoever. I did however leave and start a local job about 6 months ago. I loved my time at Prime and even worked out a 2 week notice and left on very good terms in case I have to return someday. I didn't want to burn any bridges. My fleet manager was sad to see me leave but he understood that I just wanted to be home more and return to a more normal lifestyle. Prime taught me a lot and I will forever be thankful for the opportunity they gave me and would highly recommend them to anyone in a heartbeat. If it ever happens that I need to ever return to being OTR I would not hesitate to go right back there.

Now about the new job. I had a friend help me get on here about 20 minutes from my home doing the livehaul for Tyson Foods. Basically we go out to the poultry farm and pick up loads of chicken and bring them to the plant for processing. I enjoy the job a lot and the group of people I work with. Everyone here has been amazing in teaching me and leading me on the correct safe way to do things. This job can be dangerous as we always run over gross weight usually between 84-90000 lbs and the loads are obviously very top heavy. There was a huge learning curve coming here but they have been amazing and super helpful to me. The pay is decent I did take a pay cut coming here but I knew that I would and I am okay with that as I am home everyday. The hours also aren't too bad some days we only work 6 hours some days we run out our 14 hour clock, but even on the short days the money is still good so I can't complain. We are paid by the load so obviously you want to hustle and run as many as you can. All in all it has been a great experience so far.

Anyway it feels great to be back here and I cannot thank this site enough for all the help and advice along the way. You guys are truly the best.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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.
Turtle's Comment
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He lives!!

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Hey man glad to see ya! I was just talking about you the other day to another member. I linked them to your tanker thread, as they were interested.

So it sounds like the new gig is working out for you. Leaving a solid company like Prime can of course be daunting. I'm glad to hear you did it the right way.

Once again, it's great to hear from you Ice. Stay in touch!

Rainy 's Comment
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Long overdue indeed!!!!

im so hapoy things are working out for you. It shows hard work and determination pay off. Great to hear about Tyson also. We had a member here who went there and disappeared.

welcome back

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

PackRat's Comment
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Great to hear about Tyson also. We had a member here who went there and disappeared.

Good to see your return and read that things are going well. Probably disappeared in her dungeon.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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Hello everyone! It has been a long time and I have truly missed this forum and all of the great people here. I wanted to drop in and see how everyone is doing and give an update on what is going on with me.

I completed 2 years with Prime Inc and do not have any regrets whatsoever. I did however leave and start a local job about 6 months ago. I loved my time at Prime and even worked out a 2 week notice and left on very good terms in case I have to return someday. I didn't want to burn any bridges. My fleet manager was sad to see me leave but he understood that I just wanted to be home more and return to a more normal lifestyle. Prime taught me a lot and I will forever be thankful for the opportunity they gave me and would highly recommend them to anyone in a heartbeat. If it ever happens that I need to ever return to being OTR I would not hesitate to go right back there.

Now about the new job. I had a friend help me get on here about 20 minutes from my home doing the livehaul for Tyson Foods. Basically we go out to the poultry farm and pick up loads of chicken and bring them to the plant for processing. I enjoy the job a lot and the group of people I work with. Everyone here has been amazing in teaching me and leading me on the correct safe way to do things. This job can be dangerous as we always run over gross weight usually between 84-90000 lbs and the loads are obviously very top heavy. There was a huge learning curve coming here but they have been amazing and super helpful to me. The pay is decent I did take a pay cut coming here but I knew that I would and I am okay with that as I am home everyday. The hours also aren't too bad some days we only work 6 hours some days we run out our 14 hour clock, but even on the short days the money is still good so I can't complain. We are paid by the load so obviously you want to hustle and run as many as you can. All in all it has been a great experience so far.

Anyway it feels great to be back here and I cannot thank this site enough for all the help and advice along the way. You guys are truly the best.

Ya started out as flatbed at Prime and then went to tanker, right? Did you ever do any reefer with Prime?

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Don's Comment
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Congrats on the new gig.

icecold24k's Comment
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Hello everyone! It has been a long time and I have truly missed this forum and all of the great people here. I wanted to drop in and see how everyone is doing and give an update on what is going on with me.

I completed 2 years with Prime Inc and do not have any regrets whatsoever. I did however leave and start a local job about 6 months ago. I loved my time at Prime and even worked out a 2 week notice and left on very good terms in case I have to return someday. I didn't want to burn any bridges. My fleet manager was sad to see me leave but he understood that I just wanted to be home more and return to a more normal lifestyle. Prime taught me a lot and I will forever be thankful for the opportunity they gave me and would highly recommend them to anyone in a heartbeat. If it ever happens that I need to ever return to being OTR I would not hesitate to go right back there.

Now about the new job. I had a friend help me get on here about 20 minutes from my home doing the livehaul for Tyson Foods. Basically we go out to the poultry farm and pick up loads of chicken and bring them to the plant for processing. I enjoy the job a lot and the group of people I work with. Everyone here has been amazing in teaching me and leading me on the correct safe way to do things. This job can be dangerous as we always run over gross weight usually between 84-90000 lbs and the loads are obviously very top heavy. There was a huge learning curve coming here but they have been amazing and super helpful to me. The pay is decent I did take a pay cut coming here but I knew that I would and I am okay with that as I am home everyday. The hours also aren't too bad some days we only work 6 hours some days we run out our 14 hour clock, but even on the short days the money is still good so I can't complain. We are paid by the load so obviously you want to hustle and run as many as you can. All in all it has been a great experience so far.

Anyway it feels great to be back here and I cannot thank this site enough for all the help and advice along the way. You guys are truly the best.

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Ya started out as flatbed at Prime and then went to tanker, right? Did you ever do any reefer with Prime?

No i never did reefer while I was at Prime. I only did flatbed and tanker. Now I am doing live haul which is basically carrying live chickens on a flatbed trailer.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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