Prime Flatbed - Pay For Securement Equipment?

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Mountain Matt's Comment
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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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Gregg M.'s Comment
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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 . . .

Gregg

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

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