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Matthew N.'s Comment
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Lol! Yes, I Iove moving at 68mph. But to be honest I usually cruise at 66. I thought I was the only us xpress driver on this site. Are you OTR or dedicated?

I'm on the walmart tour. I'm not sure what to consider it. It's not the dedicated walmart, I did that and really despised it. I pickup 3rd party and drop at walmart dc across the country. I consider it otr.

I was otr and took off a few months to move from MI to TN. Wasn't planning on coming back to usx but they offered me this walmart tour. 52 cpm , minimum pay of 2400 miles and 75% drop n hook. Now I'm loving working here because of the account.

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.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

RealDiehl's Comment
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I had never heard of the Walmart Tour gig until the second person who called me Friday mentioned it. Unfortunately, when I asked the placement rep. about it later that day, she said there was a waiting list to get on it. She didn't give me the details about the tour. No wonder there is a waiting list...it sounds like a sweet deal. I wasn't interested in doing the Walmart dedicated, the Proctor and Gamble dedicated, or the Michael's dedicated that I was offered. I was already doing a dedicated for Taylor Farms, delivering to 4 Walmart DC's. It's funny because each of the Walmarts had a different company doing their dedicated. Pottsville, PA (where G-Town works) had Swift. Bedford, Pa had Smith Transport, and Gordonsville, VA had US Xpress. I think Johnstown, NY had Swift also.

That Walmart Tour sounds great. I wish it was available for me.

I'm on the walmart tour. I'm not sure what to consider it. It's not the dedicated walmart, I did that and really despised it. I pickup 3rd party and drop at walmart dc across the country. I consider it otr.

I was otr and took off a few months to move from MI to TN. Wasn't planning on coming back to usx but they offered me this walmart tour. 52 cpm , minimum pay of 2400 miles and 75% drop n hook. Now I'm loving working here because of the account.

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.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Good luck with Prime! I love Prime because as a Schneider driver I get to pass a Prime truck once in a while. But mostly I just get passed, especially by the Peterbilts Just curious, how long did you drive for USX?

RealDiehl's Comment
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Good luck with Prime! I love Prime because as a Schneider driver I get to pass a Prime truck once in a while. But mostly I just get passed, especially by the Peterbilts Just curious, how long did you drive for USX?

Thanks, Bruce! LOL, I guess Prime trucks are pretty slow. When I talked with my trainer (we still keep in touch) and told him I was going to Prime the first thing he said was, "their trucks are slow". I was with US Xpress for 13 months.

Rainy 's Comment
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Good for you and welcome to Prime. I saw you are home, so am i now. We will have to meet up sometime! Im from West Deptford...so very close

Bruce K.'s Comment
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RealDiehl, 13 months is good. Perhaps you need to change to experienced driver on your profile. I thought 1 year was the benchmark as you are not a rookie anymore.

RealDiehl's Comment
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Good for you and welcome to Prime. I saw you are home, so am i now. We will have to meet up sometime! Im from West Deptford...so very close

How cool is that, Rainy! I've only been in Woodstown for a few years. I'm from Swedesboro originally (closer yet). I've been curious about your previous employment with the USPS. My brother has been working for them for 18 years. He started at a PMPC in Swedesboro (I worked there seasonally a couple years). When that facility closed he transferred to the facility in Northeast Philly and he's been there ever since. Just wondering if you ever worked at either of those facilities or at the Bellmawr facility. Also - and I hate to put you on the spot here - but I remember you mentioning a training guide you developed for your trainees at Prime. If there is any way I can get my hands on that guide I would be forever grateful! Hopefully the coming snow doesn't affect you too much.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
RealDiehl's Comment
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RealDiehl, 13 months is good. Perhaps you need to change to experienced driver on your profile. I thought 1 year was the benchmark as you are not a rookie anymore.

True, Bruce. I have left it that way on purpose. Once I get a few more months OTR I will truly feel like I'm not a rookie anymore. Until then, I'm not going to change my status. Thanks for the reminder though.

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.

Michael S.'s Comment
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RealDiehl, I can relate to your feelings about it, when I decided to move from Minnesota to Florida, I left a job managing 100 rental properties for my boss of 4 years, with whom we developed a fantastic working relationship built on trust, dedication, and mutual respect of eachother. It was a real difficult decision on both of us.

Rainy 's Comment
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I worked at bellmawr.

rainydal74@gmail.com

ill send the packet ;)

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