Prime lease trainers forced to pay their trainees & are given $1.50 a mile loads

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  1. Kenworth6969

    Kenworth6969 Road Train Member

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    All that and more wickedness at Prime

     
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    Dramatic background music... Hmmm...
     
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  5. Short Fuse EOD

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    I could only make it through maybe one minute of this. You don’t become an owner operator if you’re broke and you’re going paycheck to paycheck, stay company driver. What are you gonna do when you blow an engine and your down for a month or two? What are you gonna do after an accident? You’re gonna have to wait for repairs and parts. Many would disagree, but I think you should at least have somewhere around 100 grand in the checking account before you think about becoming a O/O. It’s a business like any other, give it and yourself respect. Oh yeah and don’t do a lease purchase…ever. If you can’t afford a truck, You can’t afford the truck! Just save your money, build a plan, and pull the trigger when you are ready.
     
  6. Kenworth6969

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    Just imagine training a student and they are making more money than you.
    To top it off it's coming out of your paycheck, you are paying to train your student all for the privilege to haul cheap freight! :biggrin_25523:

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  7. wifi_guru

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    slavery at it's finest. pay for a truck that you will never see now pay for the employees also. while they just kick back while the noobs fall for there kool aid and fund there lifestyle. i don't get why so many fall for ito_O i just don't. maybe if there falling for stuff like this they don't need to be an O/O:rolleyes: just saying
     
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  8. Kenworth6969

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    Many fall for the "you can have your own truck and run your own business".
    Those words alone sound to many like a path to success and freedom when in reality it's the complete opposite often.

    It's all a trap to the pits of hell.
    Now at Prime they are gonna put driver facing cameras in "your" truck too.
    Guess they want to watch you suffer too because you know obviously it brings them pleasure.
     
  9. wifi_guru

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    There ain't no way in hell I'm making payments on a truck, paying for the fuel, maintenance and everything else, knowing that I wouldn't be getting that truck note at the end. Hell no. I guess that's how prime and these mega carriers survives you pay for there trucks so they have little overhead. Then they profit off the loads. They also enjoy having trainer trucks be team trucks while only paying one driver. some of the carriers have mastered the ability to push every expense onto the drivers keeping em broke and poor.
     
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  10. Long FLD

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    I made it a couple minutes in. Some thoughts….these guys want to play owner op but not have responsibilities. He’s crying about his truck being down for a month. I lost a month back in 2021 during the def sensor apocalypse and guess what? I still had to pay my bills. Why is he surprised that his bills kept piling up when the truck wasn’t moving?

    And the time off thing, I bet if he was willing to cut Prime a check to cover all his payments to them they would’ve let him stay home as long as he wanted.

    I made it the part where he said he was sleeping and the trainee hit something. So he wasn’t really training, he wanted a cheap teammate to try and increase his own revenue. He made it clear he didn’t have any issue with the first trainee because he made the most money of his life. I guess one way to do it would be to lower his rate of pay while Prime pays the student. Why does he think he should see all the benefits of running team while Prime pays the student?
     
  11. Kenworth6969

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    The students pay comes out of the trainers paycheck.
    He is paying the student, NOT Prime.

    That's why if you don't team all your paycheck is going to the student pretty much.

    It forces lease trainers to push students into hard teaming because the trainer is paying to student, not Prime.



    What kind of good training are you getting when they trainer is in the hook for all the bills including the truck and paying you the student. In this case does the trainer have your best interest in mind?

    Just for that alone Prime has to take the award for biggest POS company.
     
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