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Lynn H.'s Comment
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At long last I'm in for September 26th at Prime SLC! Gotta pay an extra $100 for the DOT exam to get my permit at home, but that's okay because less time on the bus. I'm terrified and excited as hell. My concerns are the usual ones- training with a stranger, backing, missing home, but I'll be all right. I've been lurking here almost every day for months on end.

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.

Phillyfan13's Comment
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Lynn,

I wish you the best! I am sure you will do well.

I look forward to following your progress.

Scot

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

918Girl's Comment
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Lynn, we are all cheering/rooting for you! Looking forward to reading your diary!

Nicole

Kenny M.'s Comment
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Hi Lynn, I'm heading to Prime SLC this monday for my training. I too am worried about the backing up, and shifting up and down. From what I read here on this website, Prime wants us to succeed, and I'm sure they will work with us with anything we need help with. It is nerve-wrecking and exciting at the same time.

Good luck Lynn!

Does anyone know if Prime SLC has the simulators?

Lynn H.'s Comment
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Hi, the recruiter I spoke to mentioned we would be doing the simulator, too. Good luck to you as well!

Hi Lynn, I'm heading to Prime SLC this monday for my training. I too am worried about the backing up, and shifting up and down. From what I read here on this website, Prime wants us to succeed, and I'm sure they will work with us with anything we need help with. It is nerve-wrecking and exciting at the same time.

Good luck Lynn!

Does anyone know if Prime SLC has the simulators?

Cato's Comment
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Good luck at Prime SLC! I just finished the PSD portion in Sprimo. Good luck and stay positive the instructors there want you to be successful. Backing and shifting isnt as hard as it seems...its just a little intimidating at first. I look forward to following you on uour journey. Welcome to Prime :)

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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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