Prime TNT - Money Is Great

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JJlearner's Comment
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Even though they say we get a guranteed $700 or .14 cents per mile whichever is more, I thought it is just an ad and I may make only $700 a week. I don't know how to read this check lol, I am one of those guy whose wife does all the tax returns and she is the one who talks numbers at a car dealership. Anyway this is my 3rd week into TNT and I got my 1st and 2nd checks.1st week I made $800 + before taxes and second week I got $900+. I am really happy the way I am getting paid at my training time and also happy for selecting Prime. Trucking Truth is the only reason I decided to go to Prime. I have to tell one thing, that in my 2 months here at Prime I didn't experience anything negative and I bet most of the bad comments you see on YouTube and indeed and other sites are probably by some drivers who have some issues with these companines. Same like retail industry where most customers write reviews when they are upset with something but vast majority who are happy with a product usually don't write any reviews.

Also I am not interested in team driving but at the same time I don't see any problem sharing space with an instructor for 2 months while in training. Most of the time one person is sleeping and the only time we interact is when he teaches me something or when we have our breakfast. So students who are going for that TNT, it is not that horrible at all and just try to keep your personal space and keep things clean. Also please don't show attitude to your trainer and try to help him or her whenever you can and things will be easy.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

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 14ยข 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 D.'s Comment
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This was awesome!!! Yes, in the grand scheme of things two months is not that bad. It can be frustrating at times because leaening itself is frustrating. Add personality conflicts and it can be difficult.....but some people really go overboard.

Keep asking questions and keep listening and learning. Welcome to Prime, and make that money honey.

You guys are running hard too to make that, so going solo is approaching quickly.

If you really dont know how to read the check, be sure to ask your trainer or payroll person when you go solo. everyone is always willing to help.

Rob D.'s Comment
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JJLearner,

I too am leaning toward Prime, flatbed division, because of the positive feedback on this forum. Specifically, Rainy and Turtle, have been very helpful.

My strategy at looking at reviews of a company, is to look at all the negative ones first. If the negative reviews articulate their complaints well and their a common problem, then I might believe the company is bad. However, most of the time, when I read negative reviews I can tell the company is actually a good company. The reason why is because most negative reviewers give me enough information to realize that it was the reviewer, not the company that was in the wrong.

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