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PackRat's Comment
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Hoping everything is okay for you at home, Liz.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Hoping everything is okay for you at home, Liz.

Totally agree! Was it difficult getting routed home to deal with this emergency? I'm sure most OTR drivers fear about this exact situation.

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.

Liz D.'s Comment
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Actually We were in route to Denver, I arranged to fly out from there. We stopped at the closest truck stop and I had an Uber waiting to get me to the airport. I missed the flight that I had paid for but they got me on the next one.

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Hoping everything is okay for you at home, Liz.

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Totally agree! Was it difficult getting routed home to deal with this emergency? I'm sure most OTR drivers fear about this exact situation.

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.

Liz D.'s Comment
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So the family emergency was that my ex had past away and our son an only child needs me. They were doing hospice and my son who is 23, grew up quite a bit in the past few weeks. My ex wanted to be home and with him. All I can say is my ex and I raise him as a team and I have much respect for them. He is a great young man, I couldn’t be any more proud of him. To see what he had done, I have been truly amazed. He needs help with arrangements, cleaning out the apartment, and moving into our home. I can only hope that if I ever have to go through this that he is there for me as well. Oh and cancer sucks!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Something similar happened when i was in TNT. Prime was very accomodating. Just be sure to be back before 29 days... that is the point at which you are no longer an employee and have to go through the whole hiring process all over. that is true for anyone who doesnt qualify for FMLA.

sorry for your loss

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

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.

Liz D.'s Comment
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Thanks,

I reached out to my dispatcher about returning but he didn’t get back to me. It is hard to wrap up affairs here. I figured a few days week tops. Which makes tight to get finished up.

Something similar happened when i was in TNT. Prime was very accomodating. Just be sure to be back before 29 days... that is the point at which you are no longer an employee and have to go through the whole hiring process all over. that is true for anyone who doesnt qualify for FMLA.

sorry for your loss

Something similar happened when i was in TNT. Prime was very accomodating. Just be sure to be back before 29 days... that is the point at which you are no longer an employee and have to go through the whole hiring process all over. that is true for anyone who doesnt qualify for FMLA.

sorry for your loss

Dispatcher:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

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.

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