Prime Physical Can Anyone Elaborate?

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Mr. M.'s Comment
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Prime physical can anyone elborate?

Kristin B.'s Comment
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Urine test is the big one. They will kick you out and put you back in the bus in a heartbeat. Other than that they check your sight and hearing. Making sure you can lift up to 50 lbs. and for they guys you have to do the dreaded turn your head and cough

Mr. M.'s Comment
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Thanks very much for the information

Urine test is the big one. They will kick you out and put you back in the bus in a heartbeat. Other than that they check your sight and hearing. Making sure you can lift up to 50 lbs. and for they guys you have to do the dreaded turn your head and cough

Adam B.'s Comment
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Where are you taking the physical? When I was at orientation at the Pittston terminal they did the drug test on site and shuttled everyone to Concentra for the physical. Physical was super quick, maybe 10 min and certainly not as thorough as DOT requires.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Mr. M.'s Comment
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Where are you taking the physical? When I was at orientation at the Pittston terminal they did the drug test on site and shuttled everyone to Concentra for the physical. Physical was super quick, maybe 10 min and certainly not as thorough as DOT requires.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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In sprimo they also have you do an agility test. Bend to your toes...reach the sky...climb a few rungs of a ladder six times. If you go for flatbed they make you lift a tarp and put it on a six foot shelf.

Is there something in particular you are worried about?

If you have a certain BMI and neck size....they will wait til you pass the CDL test then hire you and give you a sleep apnea test.

salt lake city terminal uses concerts like Pittston... But sprimo has Trinity health care right in the terminal...as well as the sleep study lab

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.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Sleep Apnea:

A physical disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing, or take shallow breaths, during sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Normal breathing will usually resume, sometimes with a loud choking sound or snort.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become blocked or collapse during sleep, causing the pauses and shallow breathing.

It is a chronic condition that will require ongoing management. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Eric G.'s Comment
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Salt lake terminal requires you to go to a doctor to get your Med Card before orientation. Utah won't issue you a permit unless you have that card. On the Utah DMV site there is a link to docs who can give this physical. Cost is about $70-$100. Unless you come with a permit from your home state. If that is the case then the state of Utah makes you wait 14 days before you can take the skills test. What I was told Prime at Salt Kake does not do the physical and they don't have a preferred doctor.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Dm:

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Mr. M.'s Comment
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Thanks for the information Rainy

In sprimo they also have you do an agility test. Bend to your toes...reach the sky...climb a few rungs of a ladder six times. If you go for flatbed they make you lift a tarp and put it on a six foot shelf.

Is there something in particular you are worried about?

If you have a certain BMI and neck size....they will wait til you pass the CDL test then hire you and give you a sleep apnea test.

salt lake city terminal uses concerts like Pittston... But sprimo has Trinity health care right in the terminal...as well as the sleep study lab

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.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Sleep Apnea:

A physical disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing, or take shallow breaths, during sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Normal breathing will usually resume, sometimes with a loud choking sound or snort.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become blocked or collapse during sleep, causing the pauses and shallow breathing.

It is a chronic condition that will require ongoing management. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Salt lake terminal requires you to go to a doctor to get your Med Card before orientation. Utah won't issue you a permit unless you have that card. On the Utah DMV site there is a link to docs who can give this physical. Cost is about $70-$100. Unless you come with a permit from your home state. If that is the case then the state of Utah makes you wait 14 days before you can take the skills test. What I was told Prime at Salt Kake does not do the physical and they don't have a preferred doctor.

Interesting. I was just broken down in SLC and they were using Concerta. But perhaps that for the drug test only? However...other drivers feom western states go there...besides just UT drivers so maybe they treat it differently based on home state.

BTW...u also need to crouch down and "duck walk"

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Dm:

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Paul's Comment
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BTW...u also need to crouch down and "duck walk"

Hey Rainy, I'm curious about this duck walk. I live with an injury from '89 when I was a kid that put me in a body cast. I can do anything, including squatting and "walking"-shuffle forward, but a traditional duck walk is beyond me. No way to put my legs together due to badly set bones in my hip. I'm three days out from Orientation, probably just stressed, but you think that would disqualify me?

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