Prime says I must lease right out of school

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

  1. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Which, if that's the case, it screams even louder to stay away.
     
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  3. The Crossword Trucker

    The Crossword Trucker Medium Load Member

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    I think you are 100% correct with this assessment.
    I also think thats 100% a sleezebag move and they should not be doing that.
    If they know they cant make money with a driver because of location, why are they willing to set someone up to fail instead?
    This is highly immoral and speaks volumes about Prime and the industry in general.
     
  4. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

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    They like to force leases because many rookie drivers fail in leases, the company then pockets a good portion of the money you paid into the lease. Then the company turns around and leases that same truck to someone else and the whole process begins again. Many times companies make more money off leaseing a truck than it does from the frieght that truck pulls.

    DON'T DO A LEASE!!!!!
     
  5. NYStarcar

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    If a company has a majority of ex company trucks in their owner operator fleet verses guys that brought on their own trucks, take that as a sign that it doesn't pay off.
     
  6. Tall Mike

    Tall Mike Road Train Member

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    Tell prime to get bent and find something better, which shouldn't be hard... :thumbup:
     
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  7. McCauley

    McCauley Medium Load Member

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    Well, if you're a new CDL holder with no experience it certainly can be...
     
  8. Tall Mike

    Tall Mike Road Train Member

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    There are plenty of starter companies out there.
    The industry has been dumbed down to a point where anyone can drive a truck.
     
  9. NYStarcar

    NYStarcar Bobtail Member

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    Sadly this is very true. Experience doesn't really pay off like it used to. Most local ltl companies now have training programs. Used to be 5 years at most, some would let you on with 3 if you got lucky.
     
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  10. TB John

    TB John Company Shill of BYOB & CBD

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    Ahh, the company lease/purchase, the bain of my existence. Please do NOT sign a lease before you have at least a years experience. After you have your years experience, and have trucking completely figured out then come to me, your little ray of sunshine in this cold cloudy confusing world of leasing. Let me, TB John and my world renowned company BYOB&CBD put you on the road to financial success
     
  11. Bludragon

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    I don’t believe cr england does that with new drivers any more and are more cautious about doing it at all, I could be mistaken, of course, but it’s what I’ve been told by other drivers in cr england.
     
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