And since when is anyone in "this forum" the IRS? I don't have to prove anything to anyone - especially someone with, what, a weeks' experience as a trainee - who then quits?
You want answers... here's one. You should quit whining, grow up, and get tough about your life. Because that's what trucking is about.
Prime, never been insulted by employer before.
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Funny this should come up... Today I hit $20k combined between my 401k, IRA and savings accounts.
I was eyeball deep in debt when i started this little adventure... I'm currently debt free... Carry no balances on my credit cards. Car is payed off, and I pay my car insurance the full balance at every renewal.
Monthly bills consist of my iPad data plan, cell phone, and air card for my laptop (which I'm thinking od dropping as my iPad does almost everything that i usually do online)
401k is the easiest as it automatically comes out of my check... The other two take discipline...
Oh yeah, and all of it from my Prime Company Driver paycheck.
Step 1: go to Prime's CDL school
Step 2: for whatever reason things dont work out with instructor.
Step 3: weigh options as you have been told that it will be 4 months to get another instructor
STEP 4: DO RESEARCH ON WHETHER PRIME IS THE RIGHT DECISION
STEP 5: COME TO CONCLUSION. "nobody who leases with Prime has given anything but blurry responses"
I think a couple of your later steps should have been done first.
You go ahead and keep thinking you're the bigger guy because you have been doing this longer, I could care less about your ego.
And I didn't quit. I TRIED TO SWITCH INSTRUCTORS. It was explained in the other thread, which you have conveniently ignored.Last edited: Oct 10, 2010
If they make it that easy for anyone and I mean anyone to lease then u have to look at the ..
1 cost of operation fixed costs
2. Success ratio
3. Truck value . Vs what you are paying
You can put bells and whistles on trucks
1 side boxes
2. Apu units
But it still don't make it worth
800- 1000 a week
Kind of off topic, but since this is a Prime thread I thought I'd ask...
Doesn't Prime own part of the old Howard Johnson's resort motel in Springfield? The part that has the atrium and indoor pool?
We used to vacation there back in the 70's and 80's when I was a kid and always had a room around the atrium. Stopped by there a year or so ago to walk through it to bring back memories, but all outer doors were locked. Prime tractors were sitting everywhere.
That motel was really showing its age by the late 80's. Just wonder what it looks like now?
If a L/O with Prime makes such good money, why is home time such a big deal? I understand you need to keep moving to make money but when I hear that an L/O lost money for being home three days out of 4-5 weeks, I start to wonder how profitable it is.
A company will do whatever makes THEM the most money. If their profit was greater in hiring you to drive their equipment, that is what they would do. These outfits push a lease program so THEY can make more $$, not to make you rich. Most drivers will not do well on a lease/ purchase plan through a carrier. Pure and simple.
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