Prime says I must lease right out of school

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  1. Imsprwmn

    Imsprwmn Bobtail Member

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    I'm from NV and my recruiter said the only option she has for me is lease refer or flat bed. We'll as a 5'2 female I know I can not lift 90lbs or do flatbed. That leaves me no option BUT lease refer. My question is, why would they want to push a lease on a new driver? Do you know if I changed my zip code to say CA.or.AZ or.WA would I get offered a dry van option?
     
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  3. tallguy66

    tallguy66 Light Load Member

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    Prime does not do dry van
     
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  4. Western flyer

    Western flyer Road Train Member

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    Don't lease.
    Find another company.

    What part of Nevada.
    Big difference between Reno and Vegas
    When it comes to jobs.
     
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  5. OldeSkool

    OldeSkool Road Train Member

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    I think you better keep looking. You don’t want to do a lease with a new company that’s not even doing what you really want to do. You’ll be stuck.
     
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  6. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    First with thousands of companies out there, why prime?

    second and most important, do not become a slave.

    pushing you into a lease will make you one.

    learn how to say no right from the start.
     
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  7. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    There’s another carrier next door to prime that hauls their freight, but don’t have the noncompete contract.
    I’d say Wilson.
    But @Chinatown know a lot of good companies.
    Most women are weary of new prime and here’s why
    Female trainee sues trucking company, alleging driver held her hostage, sexually harassed and abused her
     
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    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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  9. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    They push a lease as the company makes more money off you and have next to zero risk. All expenses become your problem.
    It becomes a form of indentured servitude. Even if you were to magically figure out how to make money at it, they can screw up your dispatches to ensure you fail.
     
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  10. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    I would not recommend lease right off especially if your going to do OTR. I did that with another company right out of school and almost went broke. On the other hand a lease along with a good dedicated account you can make money as long as you know what your doing.
     
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  11. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    TransAm, CR England, and Prime have been known to push lease on drivers, particularly the green drivers. The other members gave you some good advice....have you looked at other companies?
     
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