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Joseph L.'s Comment
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So after 5 days home I got a call. My new TNT driver Wayne. Got picked up at home, Pittsburgh causing lots of fun for a loaded flatbed and we are off for Ohio.

A short run for me that definitely helped get back into the swing of things.

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 14ยข 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.

PackRat's Comment
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Pittsburgh to OH10? Man, that ain't even a bunt! You won't need a 30 minute break with that one. Hopefully your days off went well, and very hopeful you are with an excellent trainer.

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Joseph L.'s Comment
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Considering I was up at 530 and didn't get picked up until late. I was ok with a short one. Next trip is out to Nebraska

Pittsburgh to OH10? Man, that ain't even a bunt! You won't need a 30 minute break with that one. Hopefully your days off went well, and very hopeful you are with an excellent trainer.

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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Considering I was up at 530 and didn't get picked up until late. I was ok with a short one. Next trip is out to Nebraska

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Pittsburgh to OH10? Man, that ain't even a bunt! You won't need a 30 minute break with that one. Hopefully your days off went well, and very hopeful you are with an excellent trainer.

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Wow, THAT sounds fun!!! How's the weather doing for ya ?!

~ Anne ~

Joseph L.'s Comment
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Had some light snow in Nebraska.. Next pick up was in des mones is then off to Tennessee..

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Considering I was up at 530 and didn't get picked up until late. I was ok with a short one. Next trip is out to Nebraska

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Pittsburgh to OH10? Man, that ain't even a bunt! You won't need a 30 minute break with that one. Hopefully your days off went well, and very hopeful you are with an excellent trainer.

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Wow, THAT sounds fun!!! How's the weather doing for ya ?!

~ Anne ~

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Hope all is still going well, Joseph.

That sounded like a pretty decent run for ya! How'd it go ?

~ Anne ~

Joseph L.'s Comment
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Good for the most part.. I pushed it to far last night though was having a few to many lane depatures. I should have stopped at a loves about 60 miles back but I had wanted to get us as close to Memphis as I could.

Turns out to have been more of a waste. As we sat for 4 hours on site waiting to unload.

from Memphis to shipper in Russellville Kentucky. Then off to good year Arizona with load of coils. I'm waiting out the rest of my 34 before I start the next leg of the trip. The hold up this morning kind of screwed up our planned reset though.

Only bad part so far my son has been saying all week that Daddy is coming home on Friday.. Had a video chat with him today trying to straighten that our.

Hope all is still going well, Joseph.

That sounded like a pretty decent run for ya! How'd it go ?

~ Anne ~

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.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Good for the most part.. I pushed it to far last night though was having a few to many lane depatures. I should have stopped at a loves about 60 miles back but I had wanted to get us as close to Memphis as I could.

Turns out to have been more of a waste. As we sat for 4 hours on site waiting to unload.

from Memphis to shipper in Russellville Kentucky. Then off to good year Arizona with load of coils. I'm waiting out the rest of my 34 before I start the next leg of the trip. The hold up this morning kind of screwed up our planned reset though.

Only bad part so far my son has been saying all week that Daddy is coming home on Friday.. Had a video chat with him today trying to straighten that our.

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Hope all is still going well, Joseph.

That sounded like a pretty decent run for ya! How'd it go ?

~ Anne ~

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Did you get 'home' for a bit? JSYK...kids that young, it's easier to 'dupe' them... regarding 'which' Friday. My husband was OTR when my son was born in 2004; but he DID make it home for the birth. T/G !! I was at the other end of the stick; for MANY years!

I sure hope things are all going well for you, Joseph. We didn't HAVE Facetime, Snapchat, Zoom, nada .. when I was home with our 5 year old daughter and 1 year old son. That lasted a good few years, but daddy/hubby finally got a run where he could take his 34's at the homefront..and that helped tons.. (also, 10's at the truck plaza about 10 minutes away!) Those days are precious memories. You'll get there!

Hope to hear some good news, soon!

~ Anne ~

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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.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Joseph L.'s Comment
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My son seemed to accept what I told him. home time should be end of Feb first week of march.

This week has been rough.. Starting with a massive wait for our first load. A trailer tire going flat. Getting stuck on I80 because of the to vehicle pile up in Iowa. Now stuck waiting on another shipper.. Was expecting to start driving hours ago.

Off to Texas then Vegas apparently

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Good for the most part.. I pushed it to far last night though was having a few to many lane depatures. I should have stopped at a loves about 60 miles back but I had wanted to get us as close to Memphis as I could.

Turns out to have been more of a waste. As we sat for 4 hours on site waiting to unload.

from Memphis to shipper in Russellville Kentucky. Then off to good year Arizona with load of coils. I'm waiting out the rest of my 34 before I start the next leg of the trip. The hold up this morning kind of screwed up our planned reset though.

Only bad part so far my son has been saying all week that Daddy is coming home on Friday.. Had a video chat with him today trying to straighten that our.

double-quotes-start.png

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Hope all is still going well, Joseph.

That sounded like a pretty decent run for ya! How'd it go ?

~ Anne ~

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Did you get 'home' for a bit? JSYK...kids that young, it's easier to 'dupe' them... regarding 'which' Friday. My husband was OTR when my son was born in 2004; but he DID make it home for the birth. T/G !! I was at the other end of the stick; for MANY years!

I sure hope things are all going well for you, Joseph. We didn't HAVE Facetime, Snapchat, Zoom, nada .. when I was home with our 5 year old daughter and 1 year old son. That lasted a good few years, but daddy/hubby finally got a run where he could take his 34's at the homefront..and that helped tons.. (also, 10's at the truck plaza about 10 minutes away!) Those days are precious memories. You'll get there!

Hope to hear some good news, soon!

~ Anne ~

good-luck.gif good-luck-2.gif good-luck.gif

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.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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My son seemed to accept what I told him. home time should be end of Feb first week of march.

This week has been rough.. Starting with a massive wait for our first load. A trailer tire going flat. Getting stuck on I80 because of the to vehicle pile up in Iowa. Now stuck waiting on another shipper.. Was expecting to start driving hours ago.

Off to Texas then Vegas apparently

double-quotes-start.png

double-quotes-start.png

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Good for the most part.. I pushed it to far last night though was having a few to many lane depatures. I should have stopped at a loves about 60 miles back but I had wanted to get us as close to Memphis as I could.

Turns out to have been more of a waste. As we sat for 4 hours on site waiting to unload.

from Memphis to shipper in Russellville Kentucky. Then off to good year Arizona with load of coils. I'm waiting out the rest of my 34 before I start the next leg of the trip. The hold up this morning kind of screwed up our planned reset though.

Only bad part so far my son has been saying all week that Daddy is coming home on Friday.. Had a video chat with him today trying to straighten that our.

double-quotes-start.png

double-quotes-start.png

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Hope all is still going well, Joseph.

That sounded like a pretty decent run for ya! How'd it go ?

~ Anne ~

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Did you get 'home' for a bit? JSYK...kids that young, it's easier to 'dupe' them... regarding 'which' Friday. My husband was OTR when my son was born in 2004; but he DID make it home for the birth. T/G !! I was at the other end of the stick; for MANY years!

I sure hope things are all going well for you, Joseph. We didn't HAVE Facetime, Snapchat, Zoom, nada .. when I was home with our 5 year old daughter and 1 year old son. That lasted a good few years, but daddy/hubby finally got a run where he could take his 34's at the homefront..and that helped tons.. (also, 10's at the truck plaza about 10 minutes away!) Those days are precious memories. You'll get there!

Hope to hear some good news, soon!

~ Anne ~

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Might as well get the 'HURRY UP & WAIT' learning part out of the way early, LoL!!!

Hang in there, Joseph. Wishing you success!

~ Anne ~

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.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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