Prime Inc. Agility Test

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Paul's Comment
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I know I researched this topic on depth and had trouble finding adequate answers, so I thought I'd post my experience today with Prime's agility test here for all who are curious. I'll post more about my first day orientation experience later in my Training diary.

The agility test consisted of basic review of past injuries to identify restrictions. Then a movement test--touch your toes, lean back and forward, move head side to side, move body side to side, stand on one foot and then the other for five seconds.

Next you have to climb a ladder two rungs, then lift a 65lb dumbbell to your neck. Then you pick up a thirty pound crate of weights and walk ten feet and back twice.

After that you pick up a sixty-five pound crate and lift to waist. Then you lift a sixty-five pound tarp and place it on a shelf approximately six feet off the ground, then lower it--those who weren't doing flatbed were exempt from that.

Finally, get on one knee without holding on to anything, then both knees, then place both hands on the ground in front of you, then assume push up pose and hold it for five seconds.

I heard one tester tell the other to look for signs of shortness of breath, panting. Having been in a body cast and feeling the pain of that when on my knees, I can tell you I panted! But I passed. Well, at least they haven't said otherwise. 😃

Anyway, some info for those who may want to know more in depth about what is involved.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Firehog's Comment
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I know I researched this topic on depth and had trouble finding adequate answers, so I thought I'd post my experience today with Prime's agility test

Paul Thanks for the information, I am headed there for training Tuesday.

Paul's Comment
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I know I researched this topic on depth and had trouble finding adequate answers, so I thought I'd post my experience today with Prime's agility test

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Paul Thanks for the information, I am headed there for training Tuesday.

Awesome! I hope to see you here. I'm the humongous guy with the beard. :-)

Eric G.'s Comment
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Wow none of that was done at their Salt Lake terminal. They got a guy from Springfield their now, not sure if they have added that in yet.

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.

Paul's Comment
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Wow none of that was done at their Salt Lake terminal. They got a guy from Springfield their now, not sure if they have added that in yet.

It really wasn't too bad. The lady in front of me was five foot nothing and nearly elderly. She couldn't lift the dumb bell or much else, and I thought for sure she had been sent home only to find her later on in the line for the physical. So if she passed I'd say most people could.

I was wrong about the duck walking, by the way--had to do that in the DOT Physical! Still, piece of cake. I do make for a sad duck, though. :-)

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.

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