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Old School's Comment
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Very Nice Jeremy!

I like it when people share their pay in here. It gives proof to the newbies that this stuff is attainable. We hear so many sob stories about people who go broke while trying to get into trucking. It's nice to provide some irrefutable evidence that people who understand what it takes to make it out here can do just that. Mostly the people who can't seem to make any money at this are the same people who slander the trucking companies all the time. It's kind of ironic that they don't seem to make the connection between their poor performance and the results on their paycheck.

For any newbies who are getting excited about Jeremy's results, you need to temper your excitement with the realization that he takes care of his business out here. That is no small endeavor. This job is very challenging. Jeremy just happens to know how to handle it. Don't expect to be raking in that kind of dough while you are in your first couple of years. You will have to prove your worth before you start getting paid that kind of money.

Jeremy's Comment
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Ty old school yes i worked very hard to get to this point with ups and downs but running regional for 3 yrs i officially broke half a million miles got to see the whole east coast from the very top to the very bottom got to see the midwest as far as chicago area had some great adventures and experiences and learned so much its mind boggling yet still now being a flatbedder having so much to learn still I feel very lucky to be in this carreer and have all these opportunities especially this one cause i can manage being a family man and still enjoy my carreer So i guess the moral of the story is work hard be safe and stick it out with one company for at least 1 yr (i have learned how important it is to companies to not see a job hopper) and you can be very succesful in this adventure

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

PackRat's Comment
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Congratulations to you, Jeremy

Marc Lee's Comment
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Come on guys... I want to hear some awesome things that happened to you this week!!!

1.) Two months in a row I was named "Top Performer of My Fleet". We have 93 drivers on my fleet, so not shabby. Plus I get $50 in Prime rewards to use in the company store, cafe, and salon/spa..... (take a guess where that money gets spent? lol) This is my 4th month this year and it is an awesome feeling.

2.) I met a very special guy six months ago... and we just solidified our relationship.... so I got a new boyfriend... a former Marine, Truckin boyfriend in a turtle slow Prime truck lol

Okay..... Your turns!!

You go girl!

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Marc Lee's Comment
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Way to go Jeremy!

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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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2.) I met a very special guy six months ago... and we just solidified our relationship.... so I got a new boyfriend... a former Marine, Truckin boyfriend in a turtle slow Prime truck lol

Well, geez... I'm a former Marine. K/3/6. AND starting Prime 11/18. Wish I'da known I might have had a shot :( (LOL Kudos. Mazel Tov!)

Hey...mine is that I landed a sweet gig at Prime, Inc. Right now, that's a lot.

awwww thank u

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PJ's Comment
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Congrats Rainy!!! and of course Jeremy. You landed the dream job for sure.

Thursday was interesting for me. I have been working toward this for about 6 months and it has all come together.

My girlfriend is now also an employee. She has passed everything and goes to orientation on the 18th. Once that is done I will be her trainer as well. I’ve worked out a deal with the company we can run regional or OTR together and make it all work out financially. She gets a good size pay raise from her last company and we get to spend alot more time together. Also if either of us need to be at the house we just do it and the other keeps the truck moving.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

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.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Congratulations PJ.

Glad that all came together for you!

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Michael W.'s Comment
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I'll play... My experience, brag, and some History...

I just started with a new carrier, leased on, I'm an owner operator , truck is paid for, been doing this for quite a few years, and I am not a super trucker... Just turned my authority OFF, not worth it out here right now as a one truck operator... Back story, but I will not bore you...

My new company... I am hauling containers, something I swore I would never do, but it is so bad out here with the roaring economy that I had to lower myself to find steady work, LOL! And I am being tongue in cheek with that last comment, containers, but there is some truth in it once you have been around.

And let me clarify something right now, a roaring economy, which we have, equals a KILLER for wages and rates in this industry, especially since deregulation.

Some proven history in regards to a great economy... Everyone and his brother jumps into trucking, and rates crash, they buy a truck, or trucks, and figure they will retire early... That is exactly what we have today. And then throw in the 1099 outfits, Driver Inc. in Canada, that is what the Canadian government has named them due to all of the lost revenue... Outfits mainly based overseas in Europe, with trucks and drivers here, who have no skin in the game and can haul for .90 a mile, they are having an incredibly bad affect on trucking across the board...

So, just started at this outfit... They are a very well established company out of Indiana. Very happy so far, everything pays the same, so what it there to complain about? It is a buck sixty a mile, to the truck plus a few extras. Dead head and or bobtail is less than 100 miles a week, freight out the rear end, and a dispatch with more than a few that have actually driven a truck, like it used to be...

I talk to dispatch, they tell me they have never worked with an owner operator like myself? Seriously? Everyone in the office is talking about me, in a good way. Even the guy that everyone hates on nights is gushing... All I do is my job, I do not get excited, and roll with it. I will not say that I have never been complimented on my work ethic, but what I am hearing these first two weeks has me wondering, is it really as bad out here as I suspect?

I believe it is.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

PJ's Comment
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Thanks Marc, we are both excited it has all come together.

Congrats Michael. I know what you speak of though. I get customers thanking me all the time for being on time, and not hitting anything. There are so many steering wheel holders out here today it isn’t funny.

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