Profile For Cynthia L.

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    FL

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    Considering A Career

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    8 years, 8 months ago

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Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Truck Leasing at Prime

No sour grapes guys but the way it was for me. My recruiter talked to me about leasing more than once. I kept saying I wanted to be a company driver and go team but there was only one person on my team. I came off the road 35 years ago after my second husband was killed because I did not want to be a solo driver. As far as advise I've always asked for and took it to heart. I strive to do my best but sometimes your best just isn't good enough. How many of you got double clutching and down sifting in three days driving a total of 15 hours? How many of you had someone hollering at you if you asked a question? Or had your question ignored? I'm thankful that I'm not with Prime because I have an oppertunity to go to work for the USPS making 16.25 an hour. Wishing you all the best.

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Can anyone loan their truck for CDL test? In NC?

My son paid 150.00 to use a college truck to take his CDL test and did not go to school but already had a job that wanted him to get his CDL. Check into that, might be doable.

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Prime Inc

I went to Prime with my class A permit, studied the pre-trip on the pad for days, went out with a trainer, and was let go after 5 days. I did not want to lease and my recruiter kept telling me I had to lease. My trainer told his manager with Prime I was untrainable and would not listen. What a bunch of crap. I drove a school bus for 19 years and I was never wrote up for not doing the job correctly. I had 4 cameras and a GPS on my bus. If I was such an idiot I'm sure it would have been recorded. My trainer was an unhappily married man looking to change jobs. He told me and I heard him talking on the phone while he was driving. Prime Inc. does not want company drivers. They want to lease you a truck. Guess who owns the company where the trucks come from. The owner of Prime Inc.

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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Hello

Vicki if I listened to all the negative crap I'd never would have learned to drive a stick sift truck, pull a trailer, pull baby calves, drive a 4020 John Deere tractor and put up my own hay. Woman aren't as strong as some men but we can do whatever we put our minds to just like our male counterparts. I get the job done which is all that's required. Yes turning a corner in the city will be a challenge but when first starting out it is that way for everyone.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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I have CDL Class B and a permit to get my Class A, where do I go from here to get the experience?

What you see on the Prime website is true, the drivers have all the perks. I'm on the pad doing pre-trips on a truck and trailer while waiting on a trainer. I'm so burnt from being in the sun for 2.5 days, 8 am to 5 pm. I've got to straight line back 5 times now. I've drove a Volvo and a Freightliner. Another day on the pad tomorrow.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Applied with PRIME this morning.....

Randy J is here at Prime. He went to get his permit from Missouri today, all ready had the tests done. I met Mongo Sunday night after I arrived.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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I have CDL Class B and a permit to get my Class A, where do I go from here to get the experience?

I'm here at Prime and they do have a school! Day one complete. Don't have much time to go over what my day was like right now but will try to night. All I can say is my first day was long, very long. Got to the room at 10 pm straight from SIM LAB. I drove and backed a semi, instructor said I did good. Yeah me! Patting myself on the back, not bragging, ok.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Coming to an end

Mongo, I have questions that I hope you can answer. Does Prime have a school and if you have your CDL permit with tanker do you still go to school or go out with a trainer instead? Need answers please and thank you.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Bad idea for a 18 year old?

I believe you have to be 21 to get your CDL. Good luck and welcome.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Central, Prime, or Stevens? ??

I was hoping that was true because I do want the school time. It has been a long time sinse I've drove a semi. I'm not trying to cut corners, I'm just going by what I'm being told. Thank you Starcar for giving me some information I'll keep reading others posts and see what they are saying. I did PM Daniel to get his input but haven't heard back yet.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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The time is nearing

I had an appointment set up to get my TWIC started but the recruiter at Prime told me to wait til I got to Missouri and get it there. She also said I'd be doing all the testing for the Missouri CDL Class A permit because of the road test to turn the permit into a license.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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What will a good driving instructor tell you?

Sorry n dropped in window not widow

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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What will a good driving instructor tell you?

Look everywhere, ahead, mirrors, and even over your left shoulder out your widow. I've been run off the road and almost hit because drivers look in the mirror but fail to look over their left should. Good luck.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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CDL when out of State???? What about all the Federal crap?

You will actually sign a form stating that you are a nonresident, going to school. Your home address will still be used on the form but the school MAY use their address to get your permit. The person giving the CDL tests came to the school Driver's Solution and when you pass you then go to the DMV and have your eyes examined and photo took to get your permit. Your physical exam has already been done and passed when you get this far.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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CDL when out of State???? What about all the Federal crap?

If you go with Pam in Indiana at Drivers Solution you will get an Indiana license. It's because of the road test to get your CDL Class A license. You will then go home and get your home state license back.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Virginia Permit

I would call to be sure, like you said you don't want to waste your day. You can also go online, make an appointment, will save you hours sitting and waiting. I downloaded the trucking CDL study program to my Android and studied while waiting. Helped me pass with a very good score. : )

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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CDL when out of State???? What about all the Federal crap?

I have my FL CDL Class A Permit but have been told I'll have to get whatever state the school is in's license to get the actual CDL Class A license because of the driving test. In July I was told that was going to change. May help you in the long run to have the knowledge but money wise will be cheaper to wait to get the license in the school's state.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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I have CDL Class B and a permit to get my Class A, where do I go from here to get the experience?

Cole, Prime is out of Missouri. Google Prime Inc., they have a website. Love the purple truck, lol. Only draw back for me is I won't be coming close to home very often. I was almost told that they don't hire out of my area. I want to work so getting home won't be a problem unless my parents get sick, Dad's 87 and Mom's 82. Study for your CDL here, you won't go wrong. I made a 100 on my tanker test because I was studing with TT while waiting for my number to be called. I downloaded it onto my Android tablet. Good luck. Have fun with this because it will get tough ounce you get behind the wheel. Study hard and pay attention to detail.

Cynthia

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Central, Prime, or Stevens? ??

No I have not been through truck driving school but I have my CDL Class A permit with tanker endorsement because I took the tests here. I've been talking with a recruiter for Prime and have been told there is no school. I'll have to get a Missouri license, pass another DOT physical, get their CDL Class A permit, and then hit the road with a trainer. True or False, anyone know, that's been there done that?

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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I have CDL Class B and a permit to get my Class A, where do I go from here to get the experience?

Looks like Prime Trucking will be the company that I'm going with, no school, just hands on experience with a trainer for however many months. I now have a tanker endorsement on my CDL Class A permit.

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