Is prime still a good training/ starter company

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  1. Surftaco1919

    Surftaco1919 Light Load Member

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    Lol
    No lease for me. Thanks
     
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  3. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    To the original post, in my years as a trucker, I've seen a lot of Schneider, Prime, and JB Hunt drivers go on to have good careers, so take that how you will.

    -former Schneider driver
     
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    Yes
     
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    nofreetime Road Train Member

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    Per the Leasing department;

    They don't allow new drivers to do a lease purchase
     
  7. Bumper

    Bumper Road Train Member

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    If their recruiters are as slow as their trucks, it may be awhile before you hear back from them.....
     
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    Imsprwmn Bobtail Member

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    MY RECRUITER SAID I HAVE TO LEASE AS A NEW DRIVER ITS MY ONLY OPTION
     
  9. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    There's other companies you can go to, that is if you're not interested in leasing.
     
  10. Mrtechit

    Mrtechit Bobtail Member

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    Don't be scared to lease or lease purchase. But also understand the risks you take leasing. Prime pays 72% of the gross. That's pretty good. You make a pretty penny.

    I am leased with ATS. And make 65% of the gross and still make a pretty penny. (Got the app in for Prime now, 72% and pulling a reefer are more down my ally)

    Many people will say to steer clear of the lease. And for many people, it is good advice. I am not here to tell you what you should or shouldn't do. I will tell you I ran 2700 miles last week, pulling 3 loads and grossed $5015.16 After expenses and ATS cut, net settlement deposited into my account was $2090.99. That is after ALL expenses including fuel. Now out of that I have to set aside some for quarterly taxes. So figure 1700-1800 to me. This is NOT an every week paycheck though. Some weeks are worse. Some are better. And this is at 65% linehaul. For me it works. For others it doesn't.
    You can make $1000 to $1300 as a company driver, have less headache and less worry. Or make $1500 to $2000 as a lease or purchase driver, but always be worrying about a breakdown or delay. Either way you go, there is money to be made. So be safe out there and get some miles!
     
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