Hoping To See Some Of You/learn More From You On The Road In The Near Future!

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Jay G.'s Comment
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Howdy all!

I definitely lurk a lot more than I post around here, and I really appreciate the community that has been built up here as well as people sharing little tidbits about their lives.

After 12-13 years of customer service and related call center jobs, I am finally about to hit that good ol' reset button. I have decided to apply for Prime. I have family in non-driving positions for Swift and Knight here in Phoenix (body shop and shop, respectively), so time to add a new company to that family fray, lol. I had applied a little over a month ago, but didn't realize that I had to reapply after 30 days since I wasn't looking to get started until early October.

I am pretty sure I've perused a lot of the basics threads and all that fancy fun jazz as this site comes up a lot in Google searches, but I wanted to become more active here and in conversations as I begin my journey.

After all, pre-tripping (pun intended) seems to be pretty important. When I learn something new, I tend to throw myself all the way in, lol.

Why I chose Prime: from what everyone says, it sounds like you really couldn't go wrong with any company (there are always exceptions, though, lol). But from what I've read, it sounds like getting my CDL through them and beginning fits the bill for me. Also, I think the logo looks really cool. A purple truck would be slightly cooler, but not having one is not a deal-breaker, lol.

Anyways after this long winded train of thought, thanking you for sticking through. I am excited to work with all of you (regardless of company) both on and off the road to learn and grow myself. Thank you.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Errol V.'s Comment
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Jay, you have learned quite a bit from lurking the posts. You will learn more as you start to contribute.

Have you seen this:

Truck Driver's Career Guide

Jay G.'s Comment
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Honestly at this point, the only thing I know is that I don't know anything, lol. Also, thank you for sharing that resource! It's like each page leads down its own rabbit hole of information.

Joel D.'s Comment
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I hear ya there jay!

Honestly at this point, the only thing I know is that I don't know anything, lol
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