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Kj B.'s Comment
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Does companies supply gps when you go solo? I'm going to prime. Just wondering.

Turtle's Comment
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Yes, the GPS will be integrated into the Qualcomm system, free for company drivers. Lease ops have to pay for the gps service. You can also purchase your own GPS as well, as I did. I liked having two systems.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
PJ's Comment
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Most probably no. That is up to the driver at most companies. Prime will provide you routing on the ELD device. The Prime drivers will know exactly how they do it.

Kj B.'s Comment
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Ok awsome. I got offerd reefer ir flatbed. I wouldn't mind flatbed but is there work out there since the pandemic? I figured reefer hauls food people always eat. Not to informed on how frieght works. I like the flatbed part alittle because I get to get out and tarp.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

PackRat's Comment
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Freight right now is increasing more than 20% weekly, compared to the sudden halt we had around March.

Since late April, the freight market overall has been stronger in 2020 than it was in 2019.

For your question, there is more freight than trucks to haul it in most major areas of the country.

Old School's Comment
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I pull flatbed freight. I actually made more money the first six months of 2020 than I've ever made before during a six month stretch. There's plenty of flatbed freight during this Pandemic delirium.

Andy Dufresne (a.k.a. Rob's Comment
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Prime uses Navigo.

The good is that your dispatch locations including fuel stops will be programmed once you accept the load.

The bad is when the Qualcomm crashes, which is does frequently, you lose GPS also.

Plus Navigo generally takes you a longer route.

I like Garmin for some of its features like " up ahead." It will find truck stops on your route rather than Google that searches a raduis.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Kj B.'s Comment
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I been thinking of joining the tanker fleet at prime i have a prime tanker terminal about 25 miles from me. Be easy to park truck there to have cleaned while I am at home. If it works that way.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

PackRat's Comment
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I been thinking of joining the tanker fleet at prime i have a prime tanker terminal about 25 miles from me. Be easy to park truck there to have cleaned while I am at home. If it works that way.

We never, ever recommend a brand new driver learn to drive AND learn all the traits of pulling a tanker, too.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Kj B.'s Comment
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So the betterment of my career run reefer (which is my real first choice) Learn and get experience, then if I am personally comfortable go tanker? I'm open for advise not meaning to ask dumb questions, just want to pick your guys brain alittle. It's just i read there is lots of good tanker frieght in my area. But I know tanker is a whole diffrent monster than other divisions, having to do with dealing with the shift in weight while maneuvering.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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