Prime Running Low On Trucks?

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Rainy 's Comment
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Also keep in mind that "i waited a week for a truck after upgrade" may include the 2 to 3 days of computer training and classes before upgrade. Then you get on the truck list.

Im at the leasing department now that gives out the trucks for both company and lease drivers. She told.me tge list for lease ops is 50 for brand new trucks.

Everytime i have been here they pulled the "we have a truck shortage" line with me. My first two trucks were condos and i was told a week wait, and i got both the next day.

Army 's Comment
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Rainy

Maybe they have heard about your dungeon too...... rofl-3.gifrofl-3.gif They are like get her outta here....

Have a great Saturday.

Rainy 's Comment
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Well.. maybe.

0642814001551558327.jpgHeres my brand new 2020 international. So my wait was Wed afternoon to Sat morning.

Not bad of a wait. I LOVE the truck. It needs a chain rack and a couple other things. gotta move my fridge and install my satellite TV. All of the buttons and switches arw different so more change :(

Then ill be on my way. ;) ill be able to keep this a few years ;)

Marc Lee's Comment
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Rainy...How many trucks is this for you now?

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Hahha.... well....

In Feb 2016 I got a 2015 cascadia. they made me turn it in Mar 2017 so they could sell it cause it hit 400k miles.

That gave me a 2016 Cascadia Mar 2017, but in Aug 2018 I turned it in when I went out for surgery and it also hit 400k so they were selling it anyway.

Then they gave me a 2017 International which I hated the backing, but after a month I loved everything else. If it had been a manual and wasn't possessed by the devil it would be the perfect truck.

So now I'm waiting for a new truck cause the exorcism failed. This truck is just guano crazy!

Therefore, Im waiting for my 4th. Hopefully i can bat my blue eyes into a brand new one and be in it for a couple years. 😘💋

Rainy... sorry to veer the topic but gotta ask... what was (were) the issue(s) with backing the International?

I had a ton of problems with the day cab with a rear window. Much worse for me than the Pete's, KW''s, Volvo's and FL's (all sleepers) in class. Just couldn't get that "sight picture" right for straight inline backing maneuvers.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

Rainy 's Comment
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Internationals dont ah e creep.mode so backing on a slant was horrible. The truck rolls forward and when you increase the fuel it slams back. after 5 mos.i still nevee figured a way to even it out.

my recent TnT just upgraded and said backing with the auto cascadia is so easy compared to my old truck, its a breeze for him lol. we will see how this new one is.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

RealDiehl's Comment
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Internationals dont ah e creep.mode so backing on a slant was horrible. The truck rolls forward and when you increase the fuel it slams back. after 5 mos.i still nevee figured a way to even it out.

my recent TnT just upgraded and said backing with the auto cascadia is so easy compared to my old truck, its a breeze for him lol. we will see how this new one is.

Same with a Pete I had. A real pain in the ___! Nothing....nothing...then VROOM! Sweet new ride, Rainy!

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Internationals dont ah e creep.mode so backing on a slant was horrible. The truck rolls forward and when you increase the fuel it slams back. after 5 mos.i still nevee figured a way to even it out.

my recent TnT just upgraded and said backing with the auto cascadia is so easy compared to my old truck, its a breeze for him lol. we will see how this new one is.

Ah... thanks Rainy. Ours was a manual so that was not my issue.

Happy New Truck!

SWEET!

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Rainy 's Comment
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Exactly. going from a manual to an auto was not easy for me at all. i hate change. my 2017 had push buttons and now this has the wand like the others. :(

PackRat's Comment
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Where do put the CB antennas? I notice the mirrors are different than previous models.

Rainy 's Comment
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Where do put the CB antennas? I notice the mirrors are different than previous models.

OMG they are on the back by the load lock racks so the wind doesnt rip them off!!! great idea since mine went flying away in WY.

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