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Mitchell C.'s Comment
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$1400+/week?!! Lets team! J/k, finally got my truck and everything situated inside. A LW was smaller than expected but got everything i needed in. Waiting for the trailer shop to assign me a trailer here in pittston for my first load, which is a drop n hook at both the 01 and 90.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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$1400+/week?!! Lets team! J/k, finally got my truck and everything situated inside. A LW was smaller than expected but got everything i needed in. Waiting for the trailer shop to assign me a trailer here in pittston for my first load, which is a drop n hook at both the 01 and 90.

Honestly... Me and Donna average that per week solo. With the increase we would make more now. While I was a full team i was making $2000 to $2800 per week.

My highest pay as a TNT trainer was $3500. My average was more like $2400. This really makes me want to just team rather than train.

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.

Rob D.'s Comment
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Reefer smeefer.

What about flatbed?

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All company drivers get the 1cpm increase and team bonus. I just don't stay on top of FB pay and didn't want to get it wrong. What is the starting pay for FB?

Starting pay for Prime flatbed was 47 cpm , now it will be 48 cpm.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Old School's Comment
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This really makes me want to just team rather than train.

Girl, I cannot keep up with you. I thought you were teaming. Then I saw something indicating you were training. The benefit of training is that you at least get to dump the other driver when you're sick of them. smile.gif

Wild-Bill's Comment
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Keeping up with Rob D. Is almost as hard. First Rob D then Andy Dufresne now Randal McMurphy flying over the coco’s nest. He has almost as many names as Todd

Rick C.'s Comment
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A couple of weeks ago I resigned from my construction driving job (too hard on the body) after eight months. I just hired on with a new company on Friday. It's a team driving role, and I'm told to expect my first load assignment later today or tonight. I came here just now to look for a team driving checklist of some kind, and advice if any posted.

We're going to be on a repeating triangle run, Surrey BC to Calgary AB to Houston TX back to Surrey. I don't really want to do this, team, I'd be satisfied with solo pay, and setting my own schedule as you mention, Kearsey, but this will get me over the one year milestone and all the added options that adds.

I have a few of the concerns I've seen mentioned before... does the guy bathe regularly? Is he raising three kids and want to hammer, hammer, hammer with as little downtime as necessary? (The company says they don't want us to drive like that, because of the burnout and employee turnover; we'll see.) What bunk does the guy want and will I have access to the table and seats when I want them? (Brand new Freightliner Cascadia I'm told, sweet.) Will he take offense if I turn down his offering of food? (Lol, yes, many East Indians take offense at that, according to the owner!)

At any rate, I am stoked for a new adventure in team driving, being out of one's comfort zone periodically is a good thing I've found, after the short-term pain that is.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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This really makes me want to just team rather than train.

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Girl, I cannot keep up with you. I thought you were teaming. Then I saw something indicating you were training. The benefit of training is that you at least get to dump the other driver when you're sick of them. smile.gif

Lol. I dumped my ex boyfriend at the terminal after 3 months. I picked up a student who took pictures in a construction zone and drove without her needed contact lenses. NOT staying on my truck. Lol. Now im out for surgery and will pick up a student for 2 months before teaming with Stephanie from here. We have been friends for years. Hopefully we can live together lol

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.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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A couple of weeks ago I resigned from my construction driving job (too hard on the body) after eight months. I just hired on with a new company on Friday. It's a team driving role, and I'm told to expect my first load assignment later today or tonight. I came here just now to look for a team driving checklist of some kind, and advice if any posted.

We're going to be on a repeating triangle run, Surrey BC to Calgary AB to Houston TX back to Surrey. I don't really want to do this, team, I'd be satisfied with solo pay, and setting my own schedule as you mention, Kearsey, but this will get me over the one year milestone and all the added options that adds.

I have a few of the concerns I've seen mentioned before... does the guy bathe regularly? Is he raising three kids and want to hammer, hammer, hammer with as little downtime as necessary? (The company says they don't want us to drive like that, because of the burnout and employee turnover; we'll see.) What bunk does the guy want and will I have access to the table and seats when I want them? (Brand new Freightliner Cascadia I'm told, sweet.) Will he take offense if I turn down his offering of food? (Lol, yes, many East Indians take offense at that, according to the owner!)

At any rate, I am stoked for a new adventure in team driving, being out of one's comfort zone periodically is a good thing I've found, after the short-term pain that is.

I wrote an article about getting past your fears. The food thing...you just tell him you have allergies and need a strict diet. Or religious reasons you have a strict diet.

Im more concerned about them not killing me than being offended. Lol

Rob D.'s Comment
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Keeping up with Rob D. Is almost as hard. First Rob D then Andy Dufresne now Randal McMurphy flying over the coco’s nest. He has almost as many names as Todd

I was actually going to change my name to "Mac," but figured I just go with the picture.

I take pride in being edgy, even among the nutty flatbedders.

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