Getting in to trucking. Prime orientation

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by n-p-a, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. meechyaboy

    meechyaboy Heavy Load Member

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    Good luck best of wishes.. remember to take your time. That goes for parking in these lots don’t rush yourself or panic over what you feel others think. Until you got it in there it takes as long as it takes. And also on these roads, the only way to make time is to leave early. If youre gonna be late let dispatch know ASAP and enjoy your ride. Do not be out here stressed and not enjoying it. (Unless in Chicago traffic hehe) Also do your best to eat healthy out here
     
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  3. Driver Eight

    Driver Eight Light Load Member

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    Just make wide turns my friend. Watch your trailer swing and GOAL. Don’t hit anything and it’s all good. That’s literally all there is to a good job other than, don’t be late. And, don’t kill your trainer.
     
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  4. Mid-May Trucker

    Mid-May Trucker Road Train Member

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    Make sure the truck you lease is the right color.
     
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  5. n-p-a

    n-p-a Bobtail Member

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    If it’s not, will they be okay if I wanna exchange it? What’s your experience on that?
     
  6. n-p-a

    n-p-a Bobtail Member

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    Will they give me the truck I want? As you know their trucks are mostly freight liner and I’d like the Peterbilt better.
     
  7. Mid-May Trucker

    Mid-May Trucker Road Train Member

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    I don't I know that much about primr
     
  8. Driver Eight

    Driver Eight Light Load Member

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    Probably if a Pete is avail. If not, might depend if you want to wait for one to become avail or not.
     
  9. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    They will let you do almost anything you are willing to pay for. Prime is a business, not a hobby.
     
  10. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    Be a company driver until you do know enough to assume ALL FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for operating a truck. Prime as very good training, but IMO nobody should be leasing a truck until after they have 1-3 years working as a company driver. As a company driver all of the costs of the truck are paid by the company.
     
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  11. Theprimadonna

    Theprimadonna Bobtail Member

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    I'm in PSD on truck now with prime trainer. Everything is great. I think living in the truck is great on the job experience. Going on the 15th for cdl test. It's been one week and 1 day..learned sooo much about the job! Its rough but I like it so far.
     
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