Update On BMI Requirements, In Regards To Prime Inc.

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I just went through the sleep study test with prime I had to get the machine....it only cost a total of $1200...$500 for the test and $700 for the machine....they will deduct payments from your check to pay for it just so you know how it goes

Awesome! Fantastic news, thank you for the update. I thought the recruiter sounded a little too unsure of the price. $1200 is far more manageable, and for somebody such as myself with no insurance and no way of taking a sleep study normally, I'm okay with it.

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I just went through the sleep study test with prime I had to get the machine....it only cost a total of $1200...$500 for the test and $700 for the machine....they will deduct payments from your check to pay for it just so you know how it goes

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Awesome! Fantastic news, thank you for the update. I thought the recruiter sounded a little too unsure of the price. $1200 is far more manageable, and for somebody such as myself with no insurance and no way of taking a sleep study normally, I'm okay with it.

No problem...don't stress about things it ain't as bad as you think I was stressing about my blood pressure before I went and hit it first try on the physical so you'll be alright..they try to work with you on everything to get you going...there are some snags you will run into but nothing you can't get over..they have a few snags but what company doesn't..I'm in tnt phase right now and my experience has been good so far...good luck to you future fellow prime driver.

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.

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So I spoke with a recruiter and, after he put me on hold for a lengthy moment and spoke with somebody, he put some of my fears to rest. If you're a big guy, or gal, looking to get going with Prime, the official story is that you will go through the four days of orientation and then will be subject to a sleep study. YOU WILL SIGN A PROMISSORY NOTE saying you will pay them back for the sleep study -- between 2,500 and 3,000 bucks. If you pass, you get to get on with it. If you fail, you have to get a CPAP...and then you get on with it.

So there it is for all who may wonder, as I did. I may still go for it. I am 99% sure I do not have sleep apnea , but Prime has the highest pay for newbies, and it seems as if they have a very thorough program. If I went with a truck driving school I'd have to pay between 4,000 and 6,000, then find company that wouldn't take my BMI or neck size into account, all the while earning nothing. Prime still works for me.

Whew, that was a long post. Wonder how many people stayed for the end?

It is $500 for the sleep study and an additional $600 if you need a machine. The cost is deducted in small amounts from each check until paid off. Was something like $25 or $30 a week.

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.

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

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