Headed To Prime CDL Training!

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Ok sleep test completed. Finally got my permit today. Officially got changed to Flat Bed. Learning to be patient and how to wait. Great life lesson. Just waiting for psd road trainer. Amen. Thanks TT community. Me and iwii are ready hit the road on new adventure.

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.
Firehog's Comment
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Yesterday was my 12th day at prime training. Most of my class picked up trainers and were gone about 4 days ago.. I finally got trainer yesterday I am logged into the truck and should be headed out monday morning. sleep study only cost me about 5 day delay. But at same time some on my class are still here amd have not got trainer yet. if you get delayed like i did or for paper work or anything else you kind of get left to your own a little bit so dont panic just relax and ask a lot of question where your suposed to go evey day. You really have to be patient. i used the time to get all my pretrip done and do my own company tour since i missed the one the class did when i had to do the sleep study.

I heard they were training new trainers so I went to the Practice pad my self and spent all day just watching them and asking questions, learned a lot and one of them picked me up as my trainer.

Headed out Monday on the road for my 10K, Very excited, Trainer seems real great and down to earth contry boy like me. dancing.gif

Firehog's Comment
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First pick up yesterday and deliver today. already hooked up again heading out morning. Really like Flat bed. Got good trainer teaching me ropes. It's dirty sweaty job tarping but great exercise. Gets blood pumping.

Driving by going good. Still few shifting problems. Seventh gear hates me. Got bad habits trying break resting hand on stick shift and not going back stearing wheel and turning dam blinker off. Had good two days.

Firehog's Comment
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Man we were busy. Love the Flatbed. Got behind on diary. Was out for 10 days but 3 were hotel while trainer had a 34.

great trainer, new trainer but very patient. Didn't get any backing on road so worked with me two days when got back on the pad. Passed everything first go around.

Picked up TT trainer and leaving tonight for 30k OTR. Great to finally have that license. Prime is a very good school.

I was lucky and did my PSD permit training in standard so got a lot practice in for test unlike those that go out in automatic and have to come back learn standard in two days.

Going out now in 2018 Peter

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

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.
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