Prime Flatbed - Pay For Securement Equipment?

Topic 30919 | Page 2

Page 2 of 2 Previous Page Go To Page:
Mountain Matt's Comment
member avatar

Good questions and really helpful info here. Thanks too for sharing your first-year pay, Chief Brody, and how that offset your equipment startup costs. The SLC page on Prime's website mentions 13-week rolling average driver pay, and it shows it being less for flatbed drivers. But you clearly put in the work and got a solid income out of it, even your first year. I wondered if flatbed drivers got fewer miles at Prime than reefer , but you've made it work. I've been contemplating whether I start with flatbed or make that move later on.


A refrigerated trailer.

Gregg M.'s Comment
member avatar

Thanks guys - your help and information is valuable and appreciated. I am especially thankful for the thoroughness of your answers.

Silly question for you both - did you get to pick the color of your assigned truck? Were you given a choice of say two or three, or does Prime just assign you the next available unit? I ask because I'm very jealous of the bright red truck you had Turtle . . .

At this point it looks like I'll be waiting til the new year so that we can go on my wife's health insurance - she's eligible January first. With any luck I'll be headed to orientation by the second or third week of January (fingers crossed).

BTW Chief Brody, I was also an EMT for a while, and am currently a volunteer firefighter. With any luck I'll also be another Prime flatbedder . . .


Chief Brody's Comment
member avatar

You dont get to pick your truck. It's whatever is available.

Page 2 of 2 Previous Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Links On TruckingTruth

example: TruckingTruth Homepage

Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview



Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More