Another Prime Candidate

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Joe V.'s Comment
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Well, the journey has officially begun. My wife and doggies dropped me off here at the Campus Inn for PSD orientation starting tomorrow around an hour ago to begin this new chapter in our lives.

This is something I have always wanted to do, but the being away from home for weeks at a time has always made me shy away. I'm 42 years old and we have been married 16 years and have never spent more than a week apart. She is my life and my doggies are my children, so this step has been a hard one. I know if everything works out this will be a positive step for our future, but it's going to be hard for awhile.

I've been lurking here, and reading and researching about Prime and others experiences and think I've made the right choice for us.

Thanks for this awesome site and all the great people who post here for the wealth of information. I'll try to keep this updated as time allows as I'm going to get sucked into the whirlwind pretty soon.

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.
Peter M.'s Comment
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Best of luck to you. Looking forward to your updates.

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