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Prime inc Springfield CDL training 3/6/2017 female student

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Kori M.'s Comment
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That's so cool Lynn!! I'm glad you are reading this and I started one. I know when I was starting to research I was looking for California, female, prime people. Just to get their perspectives. So I'm glad I can help at least a little bit. If you have any questions feel free to ask I will do my best to answer for you.

Your story is much appreciated. I plan to head there from California sometime this spring so will be following intently. Good luck!

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Operating While Intoxicated

Kori M.'s Comment
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3/12/17

Ok so yesterday the 11th my trainer hooked up to a trailer and we did the whole pre trip a few times. Then she drove the CDL test route for me to see it. Then took me to an industrial park so I could practice turning with a trailer. It was so different! We did that for a while and then she had me drive it back to prime and back it up next to two different trailer. It was pretty cool. We wanted to be gone today but during our pre trip we found out that the air horn wasn't working. In the international the air horn is a button on the steering wheel, so there were a few other buttons that weren't working either. So she took it into the shop today and they weren't able to find out what was wrong. They might have to take it to the international shop tomorrow. So hopefully it gets fixed soon so we can head out. I want back behind that wheel!

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.
Tastebuds's Comment
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Good catch! I hear you about wanting to get back behind the wheel. I want my own wheel!

I should be at Sprimeo some time today, 13 Mar.

Kori M.'s Comment
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Oh cool! Well it looks like I'll still be here today. The truck is at international l. We are going to head out to prime east and hopefully get some kind of truck and trailer to do pre trip and some backing. So maybe I will run into you.

Good catch! I hear you about wanting to get back behind the wheel. I want my own wheel!

I should be at Sprimeo some time today, 13 Mar.

Kori M.'s Comment
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3/14/2017

Me and my trainer got our first load assignment and it was going to Illinois! Jumped in the drivers seat and headed out. Got about 100 miles down the road and the wind started blowing like crazy! We stopped at a truck stop and my trainer said she wasn't going to pick me through all this wind driving the first day so she took over. We got the the location early about 0100 and our appointment time wasn't until 0615 so we slept at the location until it was time to get unloaded. Then we headed right across the street to pilot and went back to bed.

3/15/2016

Got a load headed to New Jersey! Jumped in the drivers seat. Headed to the pick location and switched out trailers. Then hit the road again. Hit some crazy traffic. Then... CHICAGO!! I got to drive in Chicago! So crazy. Later down the road it was terrible road construction every 4 miles. Beat up roads with cement barriers on each side. Scary stuff! But my trainer said I did great and held great lane control. Something I was having problems with on the first load. I was hugging that right side. But she sad I did much better. Now my turning. Gotta keep that trailer moving and get it out of the way. But I'm starting to feel a lot more comfortable behind this beautiful rig. We are stopped somewhere in Ohio for the night. I'm exhausted! I drove almost 300 miles today and she said I will get even more tomorrow. Woooo I'm doing it guys!

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Operating While Intoxicated

G-Town's Comment
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Good for you Kori. Stay focused, keep up the good work and be safe.

Best wishes for continued success.

Danielle's Comment
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You give me so much inspiration. I will also be a female driver on the road pretty soon and just reading your diary gives me confidence that I can do amazing out on the road I look forward to your updates and hope that I can maybe email or chat with you sometime soon regarding training and the experiences of being out on the road.. Goodluck and keep showing those drivers who run the world GIRLS!!! LOL jk Keep up the good work I look forward to hearing more about this lovely journey!!!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Kori M.'s Comment
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Thank you everyone! Danielle G I'm glad I can be somewhat of a help. I know my post haven't been too long I've been busy and tired. But my email is korilee21@gmail.com of you would like to contact me with any questions or anything like that. I hope you all have a wonderful and safe day! I'm headed back on the road soon to get to New Jersey.

Kori M.'s Comment
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Ok 3/15/2017

We are still in Ohio at the travel plaza. We found two huge bulges and a nasty cut in one of outbtrailer tires so we are waiting for road assist to come on over and fix us up. Nearest truck stop is over 50 miles away so we couldn't risk it. Pre trip, pre trip, pre trip ladies and gents! This tire is bad. Would not have been good. You can see the bluges in the mirrors they are sticking out pretty far. And the cut is super deep. So we will be here for a couple more hours. Gonna catch some sleep. It will be another late night shift to make it in time for drop off. 600 miles to go!

Patrick R.'s Comment
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Boooo sitting i know the struggle! I tested out yesterday gpt trifecta now im sitting here till Monday watching Ironfist on netflix lol!

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