Would you leave Prime for Melton!?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by CaliTrucker82, May 5, 2019.

  1. Guitar Man

    Guitar Man Medium Load Member

    Sep 29, 2006
    State Of Confusion
    Yes. Herpes,explosive diarrhea, and athletes foot are also better than Prime.
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  3. mover man

    mover man Road Train Member

    Feb 21, 2010
    Dude you should have thought about that long time, BEFORE you signed the bottom line. That said for now and the next 6mon5hs minimum of stock with prime. Are you getting paid correctly, and at what rate? Running team 40k should only take 2 months if you count all miles and 4 month if only half. Either way i suspect after the first month you will be comfortable. Unless your trainer is a ########. Anyhoo if your not gonna stick around for your whole contract. At least stick around 6-8 months, so you dont have to start all over at next company.
  4. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

    Sep 18, 2009
    1918 Anywhere, USA 90210
    I cant say if I would leave either company because I have never worked for them. That being said, if you're under contract, you should honor it. I won't tell you what to do, but it's a good thing that the training is long as it is especia5since you're pulling flatbed. Load securement is something that shouldn't be rushed. Also, you have to hone your driving skills. You may not get to secure every type of load in a month. During my training, I secured mostly lumber loads in the month with my trainer. After going out on my own, I learned quickly that there was still a lot to learn. Looking back, I wasn't ready. I thought I was, but no where close. I get that you think you're ready, but there is no such thing as too much training. I advise you to be patient and learn as much as possible. Impatience is the worst habit to develop in this industry.
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  5. Lepton1

    Lepton1 Road Train Member

    Nov 23, 2012
    Yukon, OK
    @CaliTrucker82 this post is full of wisdom. Take full advantage of your training. Ask a lot of questions. Study the way your trainer organizes straps, chains, binders, etc. Study the way other drivers do theirs. You need to learn to work smarter, not harder. Every driver does things a little differently, sometimes a LOT differently. Pick and choose the best and most efficient organization and procedures.

    Stick with Prime at least for half a year after going solo, better yet make it a year. Doors to better companies start opening after a year, six months and you are moving sideways. After two years most good companies will hire you. After three years almost all doors are open.

    Whatever you do, don't be a job hopper, with a resume that shows you are a quitter. Developed the habit of making commitments.

    To answer your OP, Melton and Prime are both training companies. I don't see much difference between them.
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  6. WesternPlains

    WesternPlains Road Train Member

    Sep 1, 2017
  7. Intothesunset

    Intothesunset Road Train Member

    Apr 15, 2019
    I thought Prime Inc, was just given some award for being a good large carrier?
  8. sevenmph

    sevenmph Road Train Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    Pinellas county Florida
    I thought this ^^ was the best answer...... until I read this>>>>!

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  9. WesternPlains

    WesternPlains Road Train Member

    Sep 1, 2017
    Like the awards Swift has received? :biggrin_25526:

    Seriously... you made the commitment. See it through.
  10. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

    HillbillyDeluxeTruck Road Train Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    San Antone
    This post is full of wisdom as well.

    Especially the job hopping part.
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  11. CaliTrucker82

    CaliTrucker82 Bobtail Member

    Mar 3, 2019
    Still have the whole year.
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