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Eric G.'s Comment
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Prime as a company has been awesome to me. The things that make me scratch my head are things all companies do.

So far, how is the prime trucking training experience? I am looking at going to prime once I get my family stuff situated.

Eric G.'s Comment
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So as many others are I am stuck st a truckstop in Nebraska waiting on I-80 to open back up. So why not update everyone.

So when I left off I believe we were heading to Miami. If not we went to Miami. All I have been doing really is driving all of my shifts have been day and have aligned when the shipper and receiver stuff is done. Well most of them. So for the most part it's been a good week lots of miles turned. I'm almost to 20k , hold on I'm letting that sink in a bit. 4 weeks in plus a day or two and about 20k miles driven across this great land. It has been wonderful to see the country.

Anyways we got to Miami and this was the tightest dock I have seen. I had to get up to help block traffic off we docked at a place on the street in a neighborhood. Well it didn't take long kncevwe got in and we were off to our next load. The next morning I got up and we were at the shippers. I took over and took us out if the shippers, and we were off to michigan.

Since my driving has been Day mostly during my 30 minute breaks I have had lots of time to practice my backing maneuvers. I can say I'm getting better but I'm not anywhere near good yet. I do think if I had to go solo tomorrow though I could do it, it would just take a bit longer than a vet takes. My trainer I don't think agrees. But when he is not there to watch over my shoulder and judge me I do alright fir myself. To me it's less pressure.

Well we dropped in Michigan and picked up another out if there headed to California. And here we are now stuck on the east side if the storm. Only 10k more to go, and I'm able to upgrade.

Until next time. Stay safe out there, the weathers getting warmer and more drivers are hitting the open road.

The Griz,

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

The Transporter's Comment
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OMG. Miami. I was at Prime Floral and there were like 50 trucks waiting to park and lots of traffic preventing that in a very tight spot. I hope I never run in to that situation again. I'm on my last cross country trip to NJ / NYC and it's time for me to upgrade. Been a crazy TNT run. Taking some much needed time off in Cali. Goin back to Cali. Cali Cali.

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 14ยข 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.

Eric G.'s Comment
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Transporter easily congrats to you. I'm at 19k now, about 2 more weeks for me.

Eric W.'s Comment
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Thanks for all the updates. I'm getting on the bus Sunday Headed to SLC to start my training.

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