I Don't Want To Look Like A Slob, But...

Topic 22291 | Page 1

Page 1 of 2 Next Page Go To Page:
Robsteeler's Comment
member avatar

I'm scheduled for PSD on the 23rd. I'm wondering if I'm going to look like a slob if I wear sweats. Not regular sweats, the straight legged kind that look like pants. I've also got jeans and a pair of work pants, but I'd like to take a couple pairs of my sweats. Really, just because they're comfortable and even though I've lost 120+ pounds, I'm still a pretty fat guy. I'm exercising every day, but I'm not going to suddenly be 100 pounds lighter by the time I'm there! Any advice, maybe Prime specific, would be greatly appreciated.

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.
Turtle's Comment
member avatar

I'm not going to say one way or another whether it'll make a difference or not. After all, I saw some pretty funky looking creatures when I was in PSD. Heck, I still see some every time I go to the terminal.

But I'm a little old fashioned when it comes to work attire. You are after all going to a job interview, and a long one at that. Will wearing sweats make a difference? Probably not.

Should you be willing to let sweats possibly make a difference during this job interview? Probably not.

I'm talking strictly while at Prime HQ. Once you're on your trainers truck, that's between you & him/her. But remember that every time you step out of that truck, you're representing Prime or any company you happen to be working for.

This is just my opinion of course. But I've been extremely blessed throughout my entire experience at Prime. Is it because I tried to dress for success? Who knows.

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.

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.
Rainy D.'s Comment
member avatar

They really do not like profanity and some.idiots wore T shirts with F--- Off slogans and such. they didnt last.

be clean. be sure to wear actual shoes not sandals. they made someone go buy sneakers cause he was from florida and claimed he didnt have any.

Turtle is right, some people are scary.

good-luck.gif

Big T's Comment
member avatar

I'm not a Prime driver so take what I say for what it's worth.

I am a big guy. 6 foot 315 pounds. I was at 350 when I started back in the career. I have one pair of sweats on the truck. They are for lounging in the truck or the middle of the night restroom run. The rest of the time I wear jeans and work boots.

One thing to keep in mind is the number of hazards we deal with. There are trailers that have metal parts that may stick out and catch on your clothes. Jeans don't prevent wounds, but hold up better than sweats do. Also it just looks better.

If you are wanting to keep losing weight out here sweats can be detrimental because we don't always realize the pounds getting put on when wearing elastic waist bands.

Keep up the work on the weight loss. It can be hard out here, but it's possible.

Robsteeler's Comment
member avatar

Thanks folks. I think I'll wear sweats for the agility test/physical, but stick with my work pants and jeans the rest of the time.

PJ's Comment
member avatar

I’m old school when it comes to this. No matter where you go you never get a second chance to make a first impression.... You always want to make a great first impression with your employer and customers..

Jrod's Comment
member avatar

I’m old school when it comes to this. No matter where you go you never get a second chance to make a first impression.... You always want to make a great first impression with your employer and customers..

Yep. Jeans and shoes is not really asking too much.

If you can't manage to pull yourself together (in general) in the office, why would your company want to send you out in public?

Dave Reid's Comment
member avatar

I would leave the sweats for off-duty wear. Will some guys wear them? Yes, and worse. But, don't be one of those guys. Just my opinion...but you asked :-)

I'm scheduled for PSD on the 23rd. I'm wondering if I'm going to look like a slob if I wear sweats. Not regular sweats, the straight legged kind that look like pants. I've also got jeans and a pair of work pants, but I'd like to take a couple pairs of my sweats. Really, just because they're comfortable and even though I've lost 120+ pounds, I'm still a pretty fat guy. I'm exercising every day, but I'm not going to suddenly be 100 pounds lighter by the time I'm there! Any advice, maybe Prime specific, would be greatly appreciated.

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.
PackRat's Comment
member avatar

Long sleeved, snap closure shirt, pressed blue jeans, polished cowboy boots, leather vest (if temp is 80 or below), trucker hat (with mesh back) or a cowboy hat, and a chain wallet. Dress for success!!!

Turtle's Comment
member avatar

Long sleeved, snap closure shirt, pressed blue jeans, polished cowboy boots, leather vest (if temp is 80 or below), trucker hat (with mesh back) or a cowboy hat, and a chain wallet. Dress for success!!!

Impressive!

Add a 70's porn mustache and a Marlboro and he can skip PSD and go straight to SuperTrucker status

rofl-3.gif

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.
Page 1 of 2 Next Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: http://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More