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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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^^^ KJ, the truth is in the pudding of your last sentence.

You've made it 'thus far ..' kinda like that song, to me: "Ain't No Stopping Us Now!" (Old, like me, haha!) Just keep at it.

Wish you well, man! Be great to get a regional/yard position, as opposed to an OTR lease, for sure!

Still amazed my hubby made it 'thus far' since 2003 (legal!) All rites of passage.

~ Anne ~

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.

Kj Bryant's Comment
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I apologize didnt mean to act like that. I decided to just go company. I don't know why I wanted to rush things learn the buisness before anything. But my dream is to own my own truck one day, but cannot do that with no financial capital or little experience. My kids are almost of age. Im 43 now as long as this economy dont crash to dystopia measures I can drive as long as my health would allow.

I'm just excited and anxious. Most my life due to my choices I made, I been down and out,just happy somthings working out.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Didn't leave in a huff bud, just was wondering l. Im still tnt. For every horror story there's a good one. Thanks pj since you were lease its easier to understand.

I'm just anxious thats all, I'm ready to go solo, driving and dealing with shippers and relievers not that bad. ( only thing I got to get used to is the waiting which I am) wish they were all drop and hooks lol.

I decided to go company for awhile. I need to take advantage if primes dental and insurance, even though the cost is crazy for a single person. Prolly just do my year or alittle more,then get a yard jocky job or somthing local. Unless I can get lucky and gran a regional from prime,but till then just going to learn and keep enjoying it.

I should just be proud, not many people make it this far.

Truth about Leasing

I see you watched one of my videos. This one discusses $10k negligence fees that most lease ops dont know. And how they are responsible for the freight.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

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.

Kj Bryant's Comment
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Didn't leave in a huff bud, just was wondering l. Im still tnt. For every horror story there's a good one. Thanks pj since you were lease its easier to understand.

I'm just anxious thats all, I'm ready to go solo, driving and dealing with shippers and relievers not that bad. ( only thing I got to get used to is the waiting which I am) wish they were all drop and hooks lol.

I decided to go company for awhile. I need to take advantage if primes dental and insurance, even though the cost is crazy for a single person. Prolly just do my year or alittle more,then get a yard jocky job or somthing local. Unless I can get lucky and gran a regional from prime,but till then just going to learn and keep enjoying it.

I should just be proud, not many people make it this far.

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Truth about Leasing

I see you watched one of my videos. This one discusses $10k negligence fees that most lease ops dont know. And how they are responsible for the freight.

Yeah I did i knew it already, one of the things that us making me go company, why rush. Someone said make your mistakes ( non serious) on company dime

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

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.

Kj Bryant's Comment
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Well I got 1700 miles left in tnt. I been sitting in springfield since wendsday in trainers truck,he had somthing come up I guess. He never told me when he is coming back. If im still here Saturday im going to see if someone could finish my miles up.

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.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Well I got 1700 miles left in tnt. I been sitting in springfield since wendsday in trainers truck,he had somthing come up I guess. He never told me when he is coming back. If im still here Saturday im going to see if someone could finish my miles up.

Holy WOW.. he just left you in Sprimo in the rig???? Have you called anyone??? Perhaps he walked away from his lease?!?!? Wow.. .where's Kearsey now?? Turtle?? RD?? Hmm..

I'm always following y'ALL, KJ. Don't always post .. couldn't NOT today, tho!confused.gif sorry.gif confused.gif

~ Anne ~

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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.

Kj Bryant's Comment
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At least im getting paid for it. No he did have somthing important I heard the phone call, but wish he would tell me when he is coming back. He is going to try to get a load to California that's a tad over 1700. Im just ready to fly solo thats all.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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At least im getting paid for it. No he did have somthing important I heard the phone call, but wish he would tell me when he is coming back. He is going to try to get a load to California that's a tad over 1700. Im just ready to fly solo thats all.

Finally solo yet, KJ ????

Don't leave US hanging; that feeling SUX, as you know, haha!!

Just me;

~ Anne ~

Kj Bryant's Comment
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Well upgraded got my truck a international so prolly be in the shop more than banging docks. Going to be a loooong 7 months.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Well upgraded got my truck a international so prolly be in the shop more than banging docks. Going to be a loooong 7 months.

KUDOS, and YAY, KJ~!!

Funny thing is.. the 'spare' my guy gets is the Int'l ... yeah it's a 10 sp ... yet when the MACK quits.. that's how he rolls.. Don't undermine'em!

Wish you well, of course & always!

~ Anne ~

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