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

    Nov 6, 2019
    She hasn't even been back, must've been one heck of a New Years Eve!
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  3. ibcalm19

    ibcalm19 Road Train Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    You should. When I feel like it & I have time I do it on certain subjects I hear being talked about in my presence. Certain people are not misinformed they are straight lying and trying to con people. Expose them. Happy New Year
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  4. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

    Jan 27, 2020
    GOAT watching
    I won't ever do a lease purchase. My last 2 trainers are contract. They have both been doing it over 2 years. Settlements show netting around 70k. But that is with a trainee part of the time.
  5. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

    Sep 18, 2009
    1918 Anywhere, USA 90210
    Right, and 2 students in the truck later......
  6. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

    Apr 8, 2012
    Orion's Belt
    i give it a month and then you will give in to the brainwashing..........
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  7. NYStarcar

    NYStarcar Light Load Member

    Oct 6, 2020

    Probably already starting her Youtube channel to tell people how awesome being a lease operator is.
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  8. sventvkg

    sventvkg Light Load Member

    Mar 5, 2017
    BS...I’m sorry. I never saw Prime push a lease on anyone. That’s crap. YOU decide and tell them. Zero pressure.this sounds recruiter specific to me and I’m at Prime now and know a bunch of current drivers. I know quite a few happy with the lease. I’ve calculated it and running solo you just can’t make enough after all the payments to make it worthwhile for the amount of time you have to stay out. I was going to do it after my training but I realized I want to do something like FEDEX, Line Haul/LTL where I’m only out like 5 days at a time. OTR it boring and just not for me...but the kicker is I can’t get any of those jobs without OTR experience. Found a couple companies that will take on people with 6 months and even recent school graduates that I’m going to apply to.I’m at one month TNT training with prime bored out of my mind. Already know the job..can back fairly well and drive well...this isn’t rocket science. But I did not have the experience to get the jobs I want yet so here I sit.::
  9. McCauley

    McCauley Medium Load Member

    Jun 23, 2013
    I used to work in house at Prime and some people in this thread have the wrong idea about what is going on here. Prime isn't trying to force or coerce or bully a lease on anyone. She simply lives in an area that Prime is not willing to hire a company driver from due to difficulties getting them in and out of the house. I'm guessing she lives somewhere in the middle of nowhere, not close to Reno or LV. They are simply offering her a lease as an alternative to flat out telling her "no" so she can be the one to make the home time decisions.

    With that being said, these lease programs at these starter companies, or even any company, are not something you want to get yourself into. They are poor business decisions. They are very difficult to be successful with, they are risky, and they are set up overwhelmingly favorably to the leasor rather than the leasee. Even the people who are happy and successful in their lease at Prime like the poster directly above me referred to are leaving 10s of thousands of dollars on the table every year. If they would have worked as a company driver for a little bit to learn the industry, saved money for a down payment on their own truck and an emergency fund, and then start operating their own truck while applying the same work ethic they used to be successful in their Prime lease, they would find themselves in a much better situation in the long run.

    If you can get Prime to bring you on as a company driver though, you could do a whole lot worse for a first company. If I had to start from square one again, I would choose Prime again.
  10. TokyoJoe

    TokyoJoe Road Train Member

    Feb 10, 2015
    Prime settled a class action and still acts like they did nothing wrong but:

  11. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

    Apr 8, 2012
    Orion's Belt
    I would second the location of her home as the reason . They can’t get her profitability in or out of the house. So if she wants a job it’s on her..........
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