Trucking With A Partner- Prime

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Anthony R.'s Comment
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Hello all,

I was hoping to seek some advice from a specific demographic. I’m almost finished with TNT at Prime, going lease, and once I’m on the road, my girlfriend and our cat will be with me. She’s not a driver so we’ll still be a solo truck operation but I’m trying to decide between the Pete 579 and the Cascadia, both 2020. For others in this situation, has the freightshaker rep been livable for your significant others when you see the money or is it worth the trade off for a smoother ride for everybody?

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.

PackRat's Comment
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Any Company Fleece truck will ride rough due to the consistent hemorrhaging of your wallet.

G-Town's Comment
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Any Company Fleece truck will ride rough due to the consistent hemorrhaging of your wallet.

He is serious Anthony!

Anthony R.'s Comment
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Any Company Fleece truck will ride rough due to the consistent hemorrhaging of your wallet.

So which would you recommend? Bite the bullet and go Pete so that I can at least hemorrhage comfortably?

G-Town's Comment
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Please read this article (click the link) Anthony!

When To Become A Lease Operator

Anthony R.'s Comment
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Please read this article (click the link) Anthony!

When To Become A Lease Operator

My questing is not should I lease. That decision has been made. My question strictly relates to equipment. Thanks

G-Town's Comment
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Please read this article (click the link) Anthony!

When To Become A Lease Operator

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My questing is not should I lease. That decision has been made. My question strictly relates to equipment. Thanks

I understood your question Anthony. We all did...

It’s a real shame you are not understanding our answer. You have no experience and do not realize how difficult the first year of truck driving is. Even as a company driver the failure rate the first 90 days is 70%.

Pick your poison... outcome will be the same.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Hi, Anthony.

Since you're going to go this route anyway; I'd get the Pete. That's just IMHO. Kinda like when I buy a vehicle...or a swimsuit. If I'm diving in, I'm doing it in style. Personally, I'm a fan of the older, long hood Petercars, but .. I'd still go with the 2020 if the choice were mine.

Just IMHO.

~ Anne ~

Jamie's Comment
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Trucks can be a hit or miss, I’ve only driven a Freightliner but I’ve had pretty good luck. My current truck I’ve had for a year and a few months with no real breakdowns, just one time I had to get my steer tire replaced at a loves but other then that, I have only been in the shop for my A and B services.

But I have just gotten lucky, some people have worse luck and break down constantly for one reason or another. They refer to my truck as a Wednesday truck.

G-Town's Comment
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Anne...

Hi, Anthony.

Since you're going to go this route anyway; I'd get the Pete. That's just IMHO. Kinda like when I buy a vehicle...or a swimsuit. If I'm diving in, I'm doing it in style. Personally, I'm a fan of the older, long hood Petercars, but .. I'd still go with the 2020 if the choice were mine.

Just IMHO.

~ Anne ~

Trucks and swimsuits... there is a first. Go figure.

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