Saying Goodbye To Prime.

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C T.'s Comment
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Whoa didn't see MR Prime time leaving ever. Switching from flatbed to van should be an easy adjustment for you. You may miss flatbed for a little while but when its raining cats and dogs or freezing outside you'll be glad you made the switch. Seems all us flatbedders are coming over to the dark side. The day old school comes in and announces hes pulling vans will be the last straw lol. Glad to hear you get in with one of the best carriers around. Be safe brother

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Congratulations on joining the best of the best!

Tim F.'s Comment
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Congrats Turtle!!

This makes us neighbors...sort of. I run for Ruan Transportation at the Target DC in Amsterdam.

That Johnstown DC was my home load when I ran for Roehl Transportation on their Kraft Dedicated fleet.

Good luck in your new adventure!

Cantankerous Amicus's Comment
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Looking forward with interest to you upcoming diary. Congratulations on the new position!

40 Days's Comment
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Wow Good Show!! Happy you landed that one. I wish I had seen this sooner been on hometime for 3 days literally 10 mins from their home offices. Would have hit you up and driven you to some of the exquisite places the Walton family has built for us here. I wish I could have hit you up. Congratulations and safe travels.

Rob D.'s Comment
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Well crap!. There goes my hope that you would be my TNT trainer at Prime. I guess I can stop kissing your a** too.

Just kidding.

I have the utmost respect and admiration for you as a driver and your positive perspective on trucking. I neither surprises me that you would be selected for an elite position or that you would make that choice for personal family reasons. In fact, it only increases my respect and admiration for you. And confirms what is said so often on TT. That top tier drivers have lots of options and will make good money.

I hope to see you out on the road when I'm driving flatbed at Prime.

Watch out for those van doors:

Driver hit by van Door

Dm:

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.

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.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Congratulations Turtle. That is one of the most difficult driving position to earn. Unless things changed, one of their requirements is three years of accident free driving. You really are a top tier driver. Looking forward to your continued success.

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Rick S.'s Comment
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Congrats buddy.

Walmart Private Fleet is like one of THE.HARDEST gigs to land. Truly a feather in your cap to get in there.

Obviously, you will keep us posted with DETAILS of the job...

Happy for you!

Rick

Don's Comment
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Congratulations Turtle! I am sure you are excited about being able to spend more time with your family.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Wtg Turtle !!! Good deal

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