Anyone Starting At Prime On 3/6/17?

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Kori M.'s Comment
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Hey everyone! I got the call today and I will be starting CDL training at prime on Springfield on the 6th of march. Very excited, but I will be coming all the way from California so that bus ride will be fantastic I'm sure lol. Just wondering if anyone else on here will be starting at that time.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Tim H.'s Comment
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Hi Kori. I'm not starting there but I do start school 3/13 in CO. Just wanted to wish you luck.

Turtle's Comment
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Hi Kori, I just wanted to wish you luck as well. I'm almost done with my Prime TNT training phase.

TNT:

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Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Kori M.'s Comment
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Thank you time! Good luck to you as well!

Turtle I've seen a few of your posts on here. So exciting that you are almost done! How are you liking the TNT part?

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Turtle's Comment
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TNT has been great for me. A bit long, but I'm fortunate in that I get along very well with my trainer. I'm certainly ready for my own truck however. Lol

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Kori M.'s Comment
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Oh I bet you are. That's awesome you get along with your trainer, it would definitely make it even longer if you didn't. I think that the phase I'm most nervous about. That's a long time I'm such a little space with someone you don't really know. But it's also such a great way to get to know the industry.

The Transporter's Comment
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I'm still waiting on my background check to be complete but we discussed starting March 6, 2017 at Prime. I have my CDL Permit and am ready to go. Nothing is ever easy with me though. Always complications somewhere, but I have my fingers crossed hoping I'll hear back tomorrow. The High Road info on here has been most helpful and the trucker's experiences I read daily. Pretty positive atmosphere so far. Its why I left the USPS after 20 years. Most toxic and unhappy place I never wanted to be in. I went Coastal instead of going Postal. Good luck to you and I'm sure I'll see you there.

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CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
BQ 's Comment
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Transporter, if going to Prime in MO, you will have to take the MO permit tests. They are rather easy, should be a breeze for you as you have already done them in your home state.

Overall the training is not nearly as hard as some make it out to be. Take everything seriously, don't lie on your app and there really is no reason to stress yourself out. Good luck.

Kori M.'s Comment
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Cool transporter, hopefully I will see you around! Toxic work places are never good to be in. Hopefully you hear back soon for your official start date. It made me feel much better once I knew for sure when I was leaving. Then the nerves kick in haha.

BQ 's Comment
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Nothing to be nervous about Lori. Just take it seriously and be open to making sacrifices. A year from now you'll wonder what you were so nervous about.

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