Prime Inc driver thread

Discussion in 'Discuss Your Favorite Trucking Company Here' started by true122, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. Gunner0812

    Gunner0812 Bobtail Member

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    I want to thank the Prime Drivers for the good info about the company. Ive looked at other companies and Prime is the my best choice for me. Ive talked to Grace and the process has started. I went to a driving school and had to settle for a cdl b. I had a problem with backing and when I asked for help from the instructors I was told that they cant help me cause their not in my head so they cant see what I doing! Which is BS! Grace told dont worry about that since it will be 1 on 1 training! I have a good feeling about Prime!
     
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  3. venne

    venne Light Load Member

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    I am going to orientation in Pennsylvania on Monday 23th looking forward to my new adventure.
     
  4. OpenRoadDreamer

    OpenRoadDreamer Road Train Member

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  5. BigCheese

    BigCheese Medium Load Member

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    I will be back in there on Tues the 24th. Maybe I will run into you.
     
  6. Vegas Reaper

    Vegas Reaper Light Load Member

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    well after running into some prime lease ops on the road i finally got the real skinny on leasing reefer and taking trainees with me, heading to prime feb 13th, gonna jump in for the beginning of produce season and try to turn and burn, had a few lease ops tell me theyre making 2 to 3k a week net when they have a trainee in the truck, and alot of happy drivers I talked with, been at prime for 3 up to 12 years and goin strong, just wanted to pass the good word along to any veteran drivers looking for some good info.
     
  7. OpenRoadDreamer

    OpenRoadDreamer Road Train Member

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    You goin back to the terminal again BC? Tell um hey for me, Im avoiding every terminal I can lol
     
  8. venne

    venne Light Load Member

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    They do allow pets even if you are company driver
     
  9. BigCheese

    BigCheese Medium Load Member

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    Yea, I had to have a new fifth wheel put on my truck. They are having problems with them on the new light weights. They are not locking onto the king pins properly and sometimes not locking at all. In my case it wouldn't release from the trailer and had to be torched off.
    I'm close enough to Pittston so I came home while the truck was fixed.
     
  10. OpenRoadDreamer

    OpenRoadDreamer Road Train Member

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    Yes they do. I got my pet on the truck now. Pay the pet fee and you can have one up to I believe 30 pounds, but dont quote me on that.
     
  11. FilthyMcNasty

    FilthyMcNasty Light Load Member

    I have a few questions about Prime. I have had the chance to talk to numerous drivers out there and all of them have had good things to say about Prime.

    First off let me start by saying I am still a relatively new driver. 9 months OTR experience with 0 reefer though I do know quite a bit about it. According to Prime's website I do meet the minimum qualifications to eligibility. During the last year I do have a ticket (failure to pay a toll on I44 OK) a DOT recordable non injury accident (dumb woman in a 4 wheeler talking on the phone drifted into my right steer. She denied it, her word against mine, no witnesses, I lost - listed as preventable me at fault LEO issued no citations and passed lvl 2 inspection) and a minor accident at customer ( brushed a low retaining wall with my bumper - don't feel like explaining again so read here) http://www.thetruckersreport.com/tr...-advice/168149-how-do-i-fix-series-goofs.html

    Anyways what do you guys think? I plan on calling a recruiter tomorrow and just putting everything on the table and say 'this is the deal my record isn't spotless but I'm putting everything out there up front. Can you work with me on this?' Something of that nature. What do you guys think? Can I get in or do I have a snowball's chance in hell?
     
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