Question About Prime's Application Process

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Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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Well mid March. Focused on setting up the company I am leaving so the branch will be successful as well as file taxes, put gutters on house, change front door, get passport set up and some other things.

Tuesday I passed my test with haz tanker d/t and air brakes. Yesterday started my TWIC and haz background and passport process. I have Andrea from Prime as my contact. I believe being from san diego ill be slated for Salt Lake but she also informed me that I would be a regional flatbedder if that cargo is what I still request then. Seems out of the norm for everyone else's posts here but maybe I missed something.

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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Doug C.'s Comment
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I wish you the best of luck and hope everything goes just right for you. Maybe we'll meet out there someday.

Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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Thanks, me too!

As it is culture here to help each other, I'll be planning to keep a detailed journal of activities for everyone to read.

You are in Midwest area correct?

Doug C.'s Comment
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I'm in Minnesota, and it's -30 this morning. Feels too cold for this Arizona native!

Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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I'm guessing today is an "inside" day?

Turtle's Comment
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Hmm maybe that's all they have available out there right now. I'm an OTR flatbedder, but they keep me east of the Rockies 95% of the time.

I'm sure even as a regional driver you can probably request a load East once in awhile just for a change of pace.

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.

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.

Turtle's Comment
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Forgot the quote

she also informed me that I would be a regional flatbedder if that cargo is what I still request then.

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.

Will H.'s Comment
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Doug. The Recruiter had told me to get my permit while I am waiting. This also includes tanker endorsement and that hazmat would be a good idea too.

Like you I have some things to do first, so I am aiming for April.

I am still shopping around but really at this point everyone else is probably going to be my safety companys. Prime is telling me that for my area they have liquid and regional reefers.

Getting stuck in one region in some ways would suck, but other ways it would be nice to know all the good stopping points in my region, which would be PA to Main. Also since I live dead center of the region (Connecticut) and right off of a major highway I should be able to sneak in an occasional 34 hour reset or even a 10 hr at home.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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Hmm maybe that's all they have available out there right now. I'm an OTR flatbedder, but they keep me east of the Rockies 95% of the time.

I'm sure even as a regional driver you can probably request a load East once in awhile just for a change of pace.

Hopefully this doesn't mean miniscule miles. I don't mind going east, most of my family is in midwest and southwestern VA off 81. I intended to be OTR as that's just how I thought it was.

But I won't complain, will do what they need when they need it. Stoked to even be this close to applying and beginning in the industry (hopefully).

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.

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.

Turtle's Comment
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No, I wouldn't worry about miniscule miles. The miles will be there for sure. Western regional is a BIG area.

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.

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