They will use, abuse, and spit you out.
Pros: they will front all expenses and help you get your cdl.nice trucks that are well maintained.
Cons: the trainers are disgusting, you will pay back all expenses once you are up and running. no home time, no respect. you will go broke if you lease and take. any time off.
I came from an office position looking for some freedom. What I got was my cdl (the only good thing), and a lot of bad memories. The experience with their trainers was horrible. These guys just use you to double their driving clock. They are selfish, unclean, and overall are horrible to deal with. Once I was in my own truck, as a company driver, they abused me daily. They only want you to lease so you take on the risk and they get all the money. I have heard tons of stories of no time off at all and still Going broke. Prime loves it's office workers at the terminal, but drivers (who make the money for everyone) are 2 nd class citizens at best. ( in one of the safety meetings the drivers were actually referred to as grunts of the company if you can believe it.....) As for me, I got some experience and got out. I am driving local now home nights and weekends, working for a `real` company. I am making MORE money and am much happier having a normal life. Prime just wants all thAt government grant money. If you are destitute, they will get you into a truck, but this company does not care about you. If you work hard and get your cdl and some experience, you can move on quickly to a reputable company. Would I do it over? Not on your life. It was a horrible experience. I wanted to quit every day I had to spend with the horrible trainers. On my own the experience was better, but living on the road for weeks sucks, especially when there is no appreciation for your efforts.