1st Year Anniversary At Prime... Accident Free

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Ken C.'s Comment
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Only had a couple of small mishaps and a few non moving violations so all in all not a bad 1st year...

Ken C.

The Dude's Comment
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Congrats to you!

Sadly, I still suck at backing and was gracious enough to put the corner of my trailer into a JB Hunt truck while trying to back into a tight spot at a truck stop with minutes left on my 11 a few weeks ago. So I got myself a preventable I assume, and won't survive year one without an accident.

Wondering, what were your mishaps and moving violations?

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey congrats Ken!

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Jessica A-M's Comment
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Good job on the first year! Are you still happy to be with Prime after a year?

Chris the stick slinger's Comment
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Definitely an awesome achievement. With all the variables that go on outside of a truck. Congratulations.

Ken C.'s Comment
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Congrats to you!

Sadly, I still suck at backing and was gracious enough to put the corner of my trailer into a JB Hunt truck while trying to back into a tight spot at a truck stop with minutes left on my 11 a few weeks ago. So I got myself a preventable I assume, and won't survive year one without an accident.

Wondering, what were your mishaps and moving violations?

I got cited for failure to use my seat belt and 2 for failing to observe traffic control signs for bypassing an active/open scale house..:( I know what you mean about backing but it gets better the more you do it. Having your Truck set up correctly for the Spot your wanting to put it into is the hardest thing to deal with in a dark busy crowded truck stop with the clock ticking down...I hate it...

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Ken C.'s Comment
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Hey congrats Ken!

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Thanks Brett..it's because of Trucking Truth and the People who have become my Friends from this website that I have made it this far.. I love the Lifestyle of a OTR Driver

Ken C.

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Ken C.'s Comment
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Good job on the first year! Are you still happy to be with Prime after a year?

Yes and No...but for the most part (yes) I know I made the right decision going with Prime Inc. because I think the more training you get before going SOLO is what will help keep you out of harms way once you are a Solo Driver. I like the options we have at Prime, it's not perfect everyday and won't be a perfect fit for everyone but right now for me it's still working...I didn't find any other company that could come close to matching the money they will pay a rookie driver in a light weight truck.. Their Lease Program is Really Expensive but if you stay out and run hard & smart you can make some good money but you have HUGE risks and will sometimes be driving for less pay than a Company Driver but in the end it's all about the options.

All in All I like Prime and will give them a few more months so I can try out Tanker...:)

Ken C.

Ken C.'s Comment
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Definitely an awesome achievement. With all the variables that go on outside of a truck. Congratulations.

Hi Chris, Thanks...Seems we have a lot of Carolina People around Trucking Truth and at Prime..thank-you-2.gif

Ken C.

Jessica A-M's Comment
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Thanks for the answer! I'm checking Prime out the most right now. I definitely have no interest in going lease. Food grade tanker sounded fun too so, definitely another reason I'm considering them.

Stay safe and rubber side down out there!

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