Prime says I must lease right out of school

Discussion in 'Lease Purchase Trucking Forum' started by Imsprwmn, Jan 1, 2021.

  1. TheLoadOut

    TheLoadOut Road Train Member

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    Simply do not do it, tell them to pound sand.
     
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  3. TheLoadOut

    TheLoadOut Road Train Member

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    Looks like King Kong puked or sneezed on that Pete, that is one ugly ride.
     
  4. Banker

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    Don’t do it! You may not understand why now, but you will understand if you do it. There are way better options if you do proper research and have patience.
     
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  5. AModelCat

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    Lol talk about bully tactics
     
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  6. Moon_beam

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  7. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    at the moment, you have no experience.

    DO NOT get into ANY lease deals with ANY company.

    get your experience first, like 1 year at least, learn the job. heck, you may not even like trucking and might get out, then you' still have that contract to pay off and get out of.
     
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  8. JoeTruck

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    It will take a year to get comfortable driving a big truck. Second it will take a year to get used to and be sure this company is a good fit for you and if you can trust them.
    Wilson is a good company and they haul Prime freight.
    Chinatown will be by shortly and give you some options.
     
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  9. Moon_beam

    Moon_beam Medium Load Member

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    Here is a portion of the NPR story. Please read or better yet listen to the entire podcast. You can download the podcast from WIFI..............

    SIKORSKI: They say if you're not stupid and you're not lazy, then you'd make a lot more money being a lease operator, and you're kind of dumb if you pass that up.

    ROMER: So Sikorski chose option two. She picked out her truck, financed through Prime - a brand-new blue Freightliner that she named Sapphire. Then she hit the road. But when she started receiving her weekly checks, something didn't seem right.

    SIKORSKI: A lot of times, when I'm expecting to see a check for a couple of thousand dollars, I'm getting a bill for, like, $200 or $500 or $1,500.

    ROMER: A bill - before Sikorski got her cut, Prime deducted her truck payments, insurance, equipment cost and Prime's percentage as a broker. Also, for an independent contractor, it sure felt like she worked for Prime.

    SIKORSKI: So they say that you're not their employee, but you're completely bound to them. You're not allowed to take loads from anyone else. You're not allowed to ask for different loads than what they're giving you.

    ROMER: Sikorski worked 70-hour weeks for six months. At the end of it, she had earned just $9,000.
     
  10. Moon_beam

    Moon_beam Medium Load Member

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    ABF Freight Systems is hiring out of Reno, NV. You can be a city or road driver. If City you will be home every day.
     
  11. Chinatown

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    Yeah, then later the lease driver is told they can make more money and get out of that financial bind if they become a trainer.
     
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