TruckingTruth logo

Prime Bound

Topic 18811 | Page 1

Page 1 of 2 Next Page Go To Page:
Dan R's Comment
member avatar

Prime Bound!

I'll be starting at Prime April 3'rd. Holy crap i have a ton to do between now and then! I want to thank everyone for being so honest and putting yourselves and experience out there for me to review and ponder as I thought threw this transition. I plan on keeping an open mind and learning as much as I can with a way positive attitude through training. I don't even plan on looking up until July. So many great articles to help me on my way here: What Causes People To Fail CDL School?

To add to my todo list: Preparing for Truck Driver Company Training - Things to Pack!

To Rainy D.

You really helped concrete my decision to go with Prime and I gave you referral credit although in hindsight I believe I gave a pen name /facepalm My heart was in the right place but i'm an idiot at times.

I’m scared to death but also excited! Thank you all and to Brett of course.

Dan R

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.
Turtle's Comment
member avatar

Welcome aboard the Prime Brigade!

Best of luck to ya, Dan!

Rainy D.'s Comment
member avatar

Hahah its fine and thanks. So cool you'll be here!

I'm at the terminal taking a class and getting a new truck. I heard "don't I know you, aren't you Rainy" And turns out Christian is here on PSD. I feel like a celebrity since I was randomly recognized. Lol

I did add Patrick and Reaper to my dungeon as well lol. I'll post if I'm still here next week

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.

PSD:

Prime Student Driver

Prime Inc has a CDL training program and the first phase is referred to as PSD. You'll get your permit and then 10,000 miles of on the road instruction.

The following is from Prime's website:

Prime’s PSD begins with you obtaining your CDL permit. Then you’ll go on the road with a certified CDL instructor for no less than 75 hours of one-on-one behind the wheel training. After training, you’ll return to Prime’s corporate headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, for final CDL state testing and your CDL license.

Obtain CDL Permit / 4 Days

  • Enter program, study and test for Missouri CDL permit.
  • Start driving/training at Prime Training Center in Springfield, Missouri.
  • Work toward 40,000 training dispatched miles (minimum) with food allowance while without CDL (Food allowance is paid back with future earnings).

On-the-Road Instruction / 10,000 Miles

  • Train with experienced certified CDL instructor for 3-4 weeks in a real world environment.
  • Get 75 hours of behind-the-wheel time with one-on-one student/instructor ratio.
  • Earn 10,000 miles toward total 40,000 miles needed.
's Comment
member avatar

Congrats and welcome to Prime!!!

dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif

Brandon H.'s Comment
member avatar

Me Dan!

I'll be there too! Maybe we'll see each other!

Dan R's Comment
member avatar

Me Dan!

I'll be there too! Maybe we'll see each other!

Sweet! I live outside of Melvin. It's about 30 minutes from Champaign. Looking forward to training with you.

Dan

Dan R's Comment
member avatar

Hahah its fine and thanks. So cool you'll be here!

I heard "don't I know you, aren't you Rainy" And turns out Christian is here on PSD. I feel like a celebrity since I was randomly recognized. Lol

I envision a semi with groupies around it. Is it a band touring? Nope, they're here for the driver... Rainy! lol

PSD:

Prime Student Driver

Prime Inc has a CDL training program and the first phase is referred to as PSD. You'll get your permit and then 10,000 miles of on the road instruction.

The following is from Prime's website:

Prime’s PSD begins with you obtaining your CDL permit. Then you’ll go on the road with a certified CDL instructor for no less than 75 hours of one-on-one behind the wheel training. After training, you’ll return to Prime’s corporate headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, for final CDL state testing and your CDL license.

Obtain CDL Permit / 4 Days

  • Enter program, study and test for Missouri CDL permit.
  • Start driving/training at Prime Training Center in Springfield, Missouri.
  • Work toward 40,000 training dispatched miles (minimum) with food allowance while without CDL (Food allowance is paid back with future earnings).

On-the-Road Instruction / 10,000 Miles

  • Train with experienced certified CDL instructor for 3-4 weeks in a real world environment.
  • Get 75 hours of behind-the-wheel time with one-on-one student/instructor ratio.
  • Earn 10,000 miles toward total 40,000 miles needed.
Ray F. (aka. Mongo)'s Comment
member avatar

Prime is a great place to learn. I know. I started there 3 yrs. Ago. Became an instructor/ trainer there.

Left there in September to another company and make more money.

I was dispatched out of SLC. I can't say anything bad about prime as a whole.

Best of luck to you.

John B.'s Comment
member avatar

I'll be at prime Monday the 27th

Patrick C.'s Comment
member avatar

Rainy thinks she is getting a new tractor. In reality she is getting a pickup truck and prime recruiter badge.

Page 1 of 2 Next Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: http://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel

Need help? We have instructions for sharing photos from photo sharing sites



example: http://www.truckingtruth.com/images/header.jpg
Submit
Cancel

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More