Prime Lease-Operator: Questions

Discussion in 'Prime' started by csmith1281, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. albert l

    albert l Road Train Member

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    Can't answer for him, had the pleasure of buying him a meal one day to pick his brain for a few minutes.
    Real nice guy, he his on the forums a bit.
     
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  2. csmith1281

    csmith1281 Medium Load Member

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    Do you have his username?
     
  3. redoctober83

    redoctober83 Road Train Member

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    Well yes @albert l does and he's called out for me earlier, I've just been so busy the past coupe of weeks between recovering my personal trailer and bringing in 2 owner operators and 3 trucks. Plus I'm getting ready to speak at a conference in October and preparing for that has taken a lot of time as well. At some point I'm driving my truck in there I swear!

    So yes, @albert l is talking about me and I do mean to get around to responding to this thread, it's just I've been swamped with running a business and really haven't had the time like I usually do help drivers out on here. Pm me your number and we can talk more.
     
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  4. csmith1281

    csmith1281 Medium Load Member

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    Is prime going to an all automatic transmission fleet?
     
  5. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    Yes. There are still some used trucks with manual but they won't order any for thier fleet anymore. Might need to wait longer for one to become available.

    They will let you speck a truck after a lease completion.
     
  6. windsmith

    windsmith Road Train Member

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    That's a lot of responsibility for $1100-2000 before taxes.

    To compare and contrast, I work a local job, 5 days / week, start time 0300-0600, log 50ish hours per week, lay over one night (company paid hotel and $150 per diem), no weekends, holidays off (paid), 2 weeks paid vacation. A slow pay week for me is $1300. My best pay week this year was $2200.

    Do the math.
     
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  7. csmith1281

    csmith1281 Medium Load Member

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    How much experience did you have before you landed a job like that?
     
  8. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    That sounds a bit low to me, as a company driver. You still know L/O at Prime, and that's thier average?
     
  9. FullMetalJacket

    FullMetalJacket Road Train Member

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    Yes. Started this past October.

    Full conversion cycle will take about 3yrs.
     
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  10. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

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    Your accounting background will definitely help you
     
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