Prime Not Hiring Florida

Topic 31974 | Page 2

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

double-quotes-start.png

You were living in the wrong part of Virginia, Steve. I have two homes there.

double-quotes-end.png

Ok, PackRat. But do you have an in ground swimming pool? Lol

I don't need one. I own 500 feet of the river in the mountains and there's the Atlatic Ocean at the other place.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
member avatar

Because most carriers don't hire from Florida and we do. Prime has more drivers from Florida than any other states which indeed cause freight issues and getting people home. Also due to low freight rates in FL and having 80% lease ops who don't want to run those loads and complain about how prime is screwing them... I guess they limited it.

They usually do this for a year at a time

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Steve L.'s Comment
member avatar

You were living in the wrong part of Virginia, Steve. I have two homes there.

😆😂 I didn’t say I couldn’t have a house. I said I couldn’t have this house.

As much as I love Virginia, I’m very happy with my current home state. I just think it’s a little funny when people say Florida sucks; yeah, it’s so bad we’re sucking the population out of other states. 🤔

Guy B.'s Comment
member avatar

You're supposed to say "Everyone's right, Florida DOES suck!"

(Keep your secret) *same goes for Virginia*

Stevo Reno's Comment
member avatar

California could stand to lose a few more million people !! Traffic sucks, like don't anyone work anymore? Or too many just suckin' off the teet of the state.....Can't wait to get outta here July 9th hahahaha 1 extra week stuck here, since original flight got cancelled, and had to book new 1 dang nabbit

Dennis L's Comment
member avatar

Echoing what Kearsey said. I was surprised how many people were from Florida in my Prime Orientation and PSD class. They were freezing their bums off too during February in Springfield, MO.

My Lease/Op trainer commented about not going to Florida for the reasons stated earlier of low paying freight out. He also won’t do floral because drivers often have to unload the freight.

PSD:

Prime Student Driver

Prime Inc has a CDL training program and the first phase is referred to as PSD. You'll get your permit and then 10,000 miles of on the road instruction.

The following is from Prime's website:

Prime’s PSD begins with you obtaining your CDL permit. Then you’ll go on the road with a certified CDL instructor for no less than 75 hours of one-on-one behind the wheel training. After training, you’ll return to Prime’s corporate headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, for final CDL state testing and your CDL license.

Obtain CDL Permit / 4 Days

  • Enter program, study and test for Missouri CDL permit.
  • Start driving/training at Prime Training Center in Springfield, Missouri.
  • Work toward 40,000 training dispatched miles (minimum) with food allowance while without CDL (Food allowance is paid back with future earnings).

On-the-Road Instruction / 10,000 Miles

  • Train with experienced certified CDL instructor for 3-4 weeks in a real world environment.
  • Get 75 hours of behind-the-wheel time with one-on-one student/instructor ratio.
  • Earn 10,000 miles toward total 40,000 miles needed.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
member avatar

He also won’t do floral because drivers often have to unload the freight.

This used to be true. Last year our contract changed and we no longer unload our floral loads ourselves.

How are you?

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

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
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
Done
Done

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

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

This topic has the following tags:

Prime Inc Becoming A Truck Driver CDL Qualifications Choosing A Trucking Company The Economy And Politics Trucking News
Click on any of the buttons above to view topics with that tag, or you can view a list of all forum tags here.

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