New to Prime INC - What to expect (Springfield edition)

Discussion in 'Prime' started by silenteagle, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. n3ss

    n3ss Heavy Load Member

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    Don't sweat the duck walk. I was worried about it , thinking they wanted you to go ATG and take a few steps. If you can bend your knees, bend at the waist, and take a step or two you'll be fine.
     
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  3. hollywoodmd

    hollywoodmd Light Load Member

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    i am looking for info for flatbeds do they give you traps/chains/ straps on so on or do you pay for them if you are a company driver. if you have to buy them how much. can get your stuff on your own if you have to pay for it. thanks for any info you can give me looking at prime and roehl for flatbeds
     
  4. rsist34

    rsist34 Bobtail Member

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    Well arrived in springfield on Sunday got my drugscreen, physical and interview done Monday, completed CBT's waiting for introduction to simulator later today.
     
  5. gatorbaiter

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    I am reefer so I don't know the exact cost. They have a list of tarps binders staps and other equipment that you will need. You can bring it or buy through prime. Check with recruiter but I am pretty sure they charge it in installments. When u leave prime they buy it back from you. The intent is that most humans will take better care of things they have a vested interest in. Btw roehl is a good company too.
     
  6. hollywoodmd

    hollywoodmd Light Load Member

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    I am still not sure if I want flatbeds how is reefer div I here you get smaller truck at .05 More per mile
     
  7. hollywoodmd

    hollywoodmd Light Load Member

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    How are the miles in reefer looking too go otr can stay out 4 or 5 weeks no kids good wife can handle stuff at home leavesme time on rroad to make money
     
  8. ironpony

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    It's around $2,000+ and the reason is so that it doesn't end up being sold at the truckstop... and then having the driver ask for more company equipment to sell. They take it out in weekly payments... and that is for both company and lease drivers. BTW... it becomes your property that you can either sell back at the used rate to the company, or take with you as you see fit.

    Yep, that's the case...

    Depends a lot on you and how you drive, as well as your FM. I averaged over 2800 per week on the company side, solo 48-state reefer.
     
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  9. hollywoodmd

    hollywoodmd Light Load Member

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    Thanks for info I'm that close to going with prime hopefully I don't see anything that change my mind
     
  10. hollywoodmd

    hollywoodmd Light Load Member

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    How many weeks are you out before home time
     
  11. sw6416

    sw6416 Bobtail Member

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    Read the first couple of pages of this thread from back into 2012 but didnt have time to go through every page. Is the process still basically the same as far as the out of pocket money needed and obtaining a CDL permit in Springfield. Also what time frame can you expect from when you apply to when you actually get to Springfield? Thanks
     
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