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Badger's Comment
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Hello all. Brand new to the forums. Well, to be more accurate this is my first post. Been lurking for a couple of weeks trying to absorb as much knowledge as I can. I'm preparing for my first steps into the trucking world. Heading up to Springfield in a couple of weeks to do orientation for Prime Inc. I'm both excited to get started and truthfully a little nervous at being dropped into a big rig. Anyway, I don't have any questions currently, just wanted to say hello to everyone and if all things go according to plan, I look forward to sticking around for the long haul and getting to know many of you in the future.

Old School's Comment
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Welcome aboard Knut!

If you've been lurking, then I'm sure you realize that there are a lot of "Primers" in here. It's a great place to start and they have some of the highest rookie pay in the industry. Glad you came out of the shadows, joined up and introduced yourself!

Badger's Comment
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Thanks Old School! I appreciate it. I have noticed a lot of Primers. I tried doing as much research as I could and I liked their extended training program. I want to get as much knowledge as I can from an experienced driver, so I considered the "long" training time to be a bonus. Not too keen about being in a lightweight tractor, but I understand the fiscal reasons. Plus they are training me and giving me my own truck, so how can I complain? Lol.

Brian M.'s Comment
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Welcome to the forum. I myself am one of those Primers and can't begin to to tell you how much I am enjoying my decision. Good luck with your training, if you have any questions please don't hesitate.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Badger's Comment
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Thank you Brian. I'm sure I will have plenty of questions as the time for me to head to orientation grows nearer. For now, I've just been taking advantage of the high road training program and watching some YouTube vids from other drivers to just get a feel of the day to day life of OTR. I'm getting restless!


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.

Chris L.'s Comment
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Welcome to the Prime family! I been with Prime a year now and still very happy with the company.

Badger's Comment
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Thanks, Chris! I saw you completed your year mark! Congrats!!!

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