Light Weight Trucks

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Buck C.'s Comment
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I see at least Prime is running some of the light weight trucks. Any info on them? Pro's and con's

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I did a video showing the differences. LW get paid 5cpm more and accumulate vacation at 85k miles while condos are 125k miles for a vacation

Prime will take the passenger seat out to put a fridge or storage area. You dont have a top bunk but do have some holdouts around the bunk walls.

Lightweight vs condo

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Buck C.'s Comment
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Thanks Kearsey, I appreciate your reply and enjoy your video's. Another quick question. I watched a weekly prime update and they were talking about in phase two of driver training at 40K miles. A student can team with another student to complete the additional training miles. What are your thoughts on this?

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Thanks Kearsey, I appreciate your reply and enjoy your video's. Another quick question. I watched a weekly prime update and they were talking about in phase two of driver training at 40K miles. A student can team with another student to complete the additional training miles. What are your thoughts on this?

At 30k miles you can upgrade as an option, you dont have to, to a company team truck. It doesnt necessarily mean 2 students. Someone can upgrade to my truck and team drive with full team pay. They need to agree to team for 120 days.

In the past, Prime drivers went solo at 30k miles.... Including me. They added miles because students wanted more time not realizing that you could be in training a whole year and still not feel 100% comfortable going solo. You arent actually "finishing the training miles". It is just another possible phase if you want to. I did a video about this recently.

Some people like it because they have spouses or relatives coming at the same time and doing it. Others thought it was good to get away from the trainer but see how another driver may do things

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