Prime Inc Springfield CDL Training 3/6/2017 Female Student

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Kori M.'s Comment
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Yay!!!! Congrats, that's so cool Patrick. Yes we've done a lot of waiting. But it's all part of the game. Are you sticking with the same trainer for TNT?

Boooo sitting i know the struggle! I tested out yesterday gpt trifecta now im sitting here till Monday watching Ironfist on netflix 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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Ok so 3/17/2017

We got to the New Jersey location at 0715 out appointment was 0800 we drove straight through the night. It was rough lol. So we check in and they told us that they wouldn't get to us until 1000 and that they didn't go by appointment. There was one prime guy that was there before us so they loaded him first at about 0800. Another prime driver shows up about 45 minutes after us. The first guy is still getting loaded and they come out and tell the driver that came after us to dock next to the first guy and then they will unload him. My trainer was not very happy! It was on a tiny road so we were already blocking one lane of traffic waiting there and then to dock we would have to pull out in T intersection and block four lanes of traffic in both directions. She kept apologizing to me and saying this is usually not how drop offs go. And hopefully it didn't scare me away. She was mad they sent her there with a brand new student. I was fine though. A little scared with all the crazy traffic, drivers and tiny streets, but I was ok. Let me tell you driving in Jersey is anything but boring. But I did get to see the skyline of NYC for the first time so that was pretty awesome!

3-18-2017

Still in Jersey but we are headed to Maryland. We got a load from the docks in Jersey. Looooooong line of truck waiting to just check in. At least 60 drivers in the line. We can say that was quite the wait as well. We finally got out of there and now we are at a truck stop somewhere in Delaware we stopped to get some showers. Our load isn't due until 1800 tonight and we only have about 60 miles to go. I'm getting some good driving experience out here. Hopefully we had back soon so I can test out and get back on the road.

Kori M.'s Comment
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3/19/2017

Got a load from Maryland to Florida! We should be stopping in savannah Georgia tonight I'm very excited! I've been in so many different states already. After this load we are going to start getting routed back to Springfield so I can test out! We have to get a manual for a day or two before I'm able to go gest out since my trainer just upgraded to an automatic. I'm getting very excited to get back and get my license.

Kori M.'s Comment
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3/22/2017

So I am at a loves in South Carolina. We were supposed to be headed back to Springfield after we dropped off the last load to Florida, but dispatch ended up giving us a 3 drop load going to South Carolina. We will be done on friday morning. My fleet manager called me today to assure me that after this load we will be going back to Springfield. My trainer wasn't very happy about the delay she says I've been ready we just had to wait the 15 days since my permit date. Sooooo hopefully in a few days I will be back in Springfield and I can tell you all I have my CDL!! So so excited and I'm sure the nerves will come once we actually get back. I do have to get a manual for at least a day to get the shifting down around town since my trainer has an automatic but I'm not too concerned about that. It will come back to me. My trainer said the fleet manager asked her if she was going to take me on TNT with her and she told him "oh I'm not letting her off my truck and you can't make me" hahaha so I think it's safe to say she likes me a little bit. I gig very lucky with her, she is very patient and very knowledgeable. She makes sure I get what she is saying and she hasn't gotten annoyed with all my questions yet haha. Ok well it's bed time soon have to be up early for the first drop off!

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.

Fleet Manager:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

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.

Lynn H.'s Comment
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That's awesome. I'm glad it's going so well for you!

Kori M.'s Comment
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Thank you! I feel like I've definitely made the correct decision with my life by starting this. It feels good. Still lots to learn that's for sure, but I see myself doing this for a long time.

That's awesome. I'm glad it's going so well for you!

The Transporter's Comment
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Good job Kori!! Good luck with the shifting. I'll be here at SPRIMO all weekend.

Patrick R.'s Comment
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Good goin hun! Sorry for the late reply but yes stayin with the same guy we are headed out of sprimo tonight towards cali lol gonna be interesting now in TnT basically driving by myself gonna have to make friends to talk to on the phone while he sleeping haha!

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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We are waiting to get loaded here in South Carolina we will probably start to head out about midnight or so depending on when it gets finished and head back to Springfield with it. So we will be back late Sunday/ early Monday! And I'll test Wednesday or Thursday. How long will you be there?

Good job Kori!! Good luck with the shifting. I'll be here at SPRIMO all weekend.

Kori M.'s Comment
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Cali!! Home sweet home! I know TNT will be much different! What shift will you be driving?

Good goin hun! Sorry for the late reply but yes stayin with the same guy we are headed out of sprimo tonight towards cali lol gonna be interesting now in TnT basically driving by myself gonna have to make friends to talk to on the phone while he sleeping haha!

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.

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