Profile For Robert T.

Robert T.'s Info

  • Location:
    Fair Play, MO

  • Driving Status:
    In CDL School

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  • Joined Us:
    6 months ago

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Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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My prime experience (PSD & TNT)

Oh forgot to mention he wants me to do most of the driving tomorrow.

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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My prime experience (PSD & TNT)

Correct dates this time lol.

10may2022 After driving and backing around the parking lot in Joplin, I drove to Bentonville. Had to switch drivers because I missed a turn and my trainer had to bail me out. He told me not to worry about it. I have always been pretty hard on myself and was very frustrated at myself. Trainer got us to a Love's just south of Memphis. Where we stayed for the night.

We stayed there all day and then got a call that a driver down the road was out of hours, loaded and her reefer shutdown. Dispatch wanted us to switch loads and get hers to the shop in Birmingham. When she got her hours back she would meet us there and switch loads again. We got some rest and she got to us at around 0700. Now that we have our original load back, we take it to get unloaded. Got our next dispatched load, we pick up Friday morning at 0530 in Birmingham and go to Georgia to unload at 2300 Friday night.

I have learned so much thes last few days. He is still hoping I can test out next week. Then I can start TNT training.

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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My prime experience (PSD & TNT)

Sounds great.

Check your dates.

Oops!!!

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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My prime experience (PSD & TNT)

10May2022 Unloaded in Carthage, then got to go to the caves to pick up our next load. Finally stopped for the night at the Big Apple truck stop in Joplin.

11May2022 Worked on some backing in the parking lot of the truck stop and did some driving today. Our load is going to Birmingham, AL. But our Appointment isn't until Thursday at 0600. It's only 577 miles, we have plenty of time to get there.

Posted:  4 months, 4 weeks ago

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My prime experience (PSD & TNT)

Trainer came and picked me up tonight. We are going on the road for a week or two. Then come back to Springfield to test out for my CDL. Then get right into TNT with the same trainer.

Night didn't start very well. Did a pretrip and found a huge gash in the RF steer tire. Had to get it replaced.

Luckily they were quick and our first drop off is close (Carthage,MO).

Posted:  5 months ago

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My prime experience (PSD & TNT)

Sorry that it's been a few days. I have been really busy. Wednesday went to the pad at 1300. A storm came through and they canceled our pad time. So, some of us got together and studied pre trip. Thursday reported to the pad at 0800. Did a pre trip on a truck and then another storm (we have had some pretty nasty storms the last couple of days. We took a class on trip planning and how to use a motor carriers road atlas. In the middle of class a trainer called and wanted to meet up that afternoon. Met my trainer, he is pretty laid back and we seem to get along. Said he was trying to get a load for Monday and wants to do my training on the road. He is hoping to have me test out in about a week. Friday I came over to millennium for safety briefing and free breakfast. Spent the rest of the day doing laundry and studying.

Posted:  5 months ago

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My prime experience (PSD & TNT)

Ok, back to my daily update. I was cleared amd got my badge today at 1100. Told to be at the plaza building at 1300. After an hour classroom time, sent out on the pad. Got to drive a lap without a trailer and then went did a straight line back and an offset left. Done for the day, went and a good meal at the millennium building. The food there is sooooo much better than at the Campus Inn. Back on the pad tomorrow and waiting for a trainer to call me.

Posted:  5 months ago

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My prime experience (PSD & TNT)

Hey Robert T. - making any progress today?

No updates as of yet. Really hoping I get cleared today. My roommate got his trainer yesterday and he is getting ready to hit he road for a couple of days. Meanwhile I am stuck here bored and tired of studying.

Posted:  5 months ago

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My prime experience (PSD & TNT)

Just a quick update. Drug is still not back. Hopefully Monday. My roommate has spent the last couple of days at the plaza doing pre-trip and I have been studying endlessly on pretrial in my room. A few from my group have gotten trainers. My hope is when I get my ID on Monday, that my trainer will be here and call.

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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My prime experience (PSD & TNT)

Had a meeting with Ms. V this morning. She said if I don't get cleared by Friday then I won't get cleared until Monday. Been studying pre-trip and have it down pretty good. Otherwise still waiting. Was hanging out talking to some drivers about lease vs company. Don't know which to do yet, leaning toward company for at least a year. To get my feet wet and learn the business.

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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My prime experience (PSD & TNT)

Hey Dennis,

No, just waiting for drug test results. They said maybe by Friday. Meanwhile, I can't go to the pad until I get a badge and I can't get a badge until my drug test comes back. I've been studying pretrial like crazy. Otherwise I'm at a standstill until my test comes back.

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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My prime experience (PSD & TNT)

So woke up this morning with a message saying my drug screen results couldn't be found. On my way to millennium to do another one.

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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My prime experience (PSD & TNT)

Just quick update...

I passed the Sim analysis 93 out of 100. So, back to the waiting game. No classes until 1400 tomorrow. Taking the night off, going to relax and hang out.

God bless

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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My prime experience (PSD & TNT)

Well think let's give this a try. I will try to update when I can, no promises though.

04/24 1500: Checked in at Campus Inn. I live locally (40 miles), so I could have driven every day. Decided for ease, I would just stay here. Spent the rest of the day getting acquainted with my roommate. He is pretty good guy, from Tennessee.

04/25 0900: Orientation with Ms. V, she seems nice but won't put up with BS. I have had no issues with her. She got us setup to start CBT's, have until midnight Tuesday to get them done.

1100: Sent to Orientation office to hand in paperwork. Got their blessing to move on. Didn't expect any different as my driving history, criminal record and work history and crystal clean.Spent the afternoon working on CBT's. Got all but 6 done before had to go to the Sim lab.

2115: Sim lab. Instructor is funny, took a little drive on the simulator. Done at 2345. Back to my room by 0000, had to stop and have a cigarette.

04/26

0800: Roll call amd survey to find a trainer. Have to go millennium building to download CPAP before next class at 1100.

0900: Millennium building... WOW!!! I am really impressed with this building. Once I got done at Cardinal sleep, went to look around and went into the company store. I can tell this place is going to be a problem for me. I have seen a few things that I "need".

1100: Health class. Waiting for my Sim class to start at 1300. Also waiting to get cleared to get my badge. Otherwise I will have all afternoon to do a little laundry and study for pre-trip inspection. Very anxious to get in a truck.

Overall I am really impressed so far. Everyone has been really nice and they don't hesitate to answer questions. Will try to update when I can as I go through this process.

Keep the rubber side down and be safe out there.

God Bless

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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My Prime TNT Progress Updates

Congrats on finishing your miles. Still at Campus Inn, waiting to get my badge and have Sim training this afternoon.

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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Future primate??? Need help

Hey thanks guys for all the suggestions and your insight.

Just an update: My recruiter called last Tuesday and had someone cancel. So, I got to start on Monday. I am currently checked in at the Campus Inn in Springfield, MO. Orientation starts tomorrow.

I am excited and nervous to start a new career, as this is all very new to me. I have never even been in a truck of this size. But can't wait to start.

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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My Prime TNT Progress Updates

Thank you for your diary. I have really enjoyed it. I just checked in at the Campus Inn to start my journey with prime.

Posted:  6 months ago

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Future primate??? Need help

Just got off the phone with a prime recruiter, they can't get me in orientation until the middle of may... unless I go tanker, then he can get me in to orientation in 2 weeks. Don't know what to do!!! I have made up my mind that I am going to drive company, and want to be able to run as many miles as possible (to make money). I was leaning toward the refer division. PLEASE HELP!!! Any advice or insight is greatly appreciated

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