Profile For John M.

John M.'s Info

  • Location:
    Los angeles, CA

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years ago

John M.'s Bio

Started with Prime Inc. Sept. 22nd 2014 got my CDL Nov 2nd TNT student Nov. 2 to Dec. 19 Solo driver Dec. 26

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Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Question on Prime

You can always train with company or lease to get an idea of what you like. I worked there, just talk to them there good about not pressuring you or anything wait a year go company and you can switch over at any time.

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Some advice and maybe need some

I don't want to give you my life story but maybe it'll help someone get an idea of whats at stake driving a truck and maybe I can get some good advice on how to move forward. I started at prime last September got my permt and CDL. everything was going perfect then I became a solo driver my first day I scratched a trailer leaving home base and it was all downhill from that point forward. in 4 months I got 3 tickets and 3 pervetable accidents just a lot of little stuff very minor but it was enough to get me terminated in 4 short months. just take warning that little mistakes can cost you a lot and you have to be very careful out there. So is my career all over or will somebody hire me with the record like that. here is my record Ticket for driving without headlights ticket for driving in the wrong lane ticket for not obeying traffic signs accident above-mentioned scratch trailer accident scraped trailer against a traffic signal accident backing bumped into a car cmyself like 20 dollars worth of damage to a headlight cover.

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Power inverters

My truck comes with a 1000w power inverter but when I turn on the mother the power shuts off. I want to get a refrigerator but not sure if the car will stay on as it use it. Any advise as to how to keep the power constant. Thanks

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Need some help guys

Since somebody else is paying for your training I would pick a local school at at least in your home state. Then join prime as a TNT student they will send you out for 6 weeks to teach you the ins and outs of driving . but if you get your cdl at prime your on the hook for a year commitment. Prime pays the best but also charges you for stuff and takes it out in weekly payments so not sure if it you really make that much more in the end. Not sure if other companies do the same thing

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Garmin GPS 760lmt for trucks

I set the settings for fastest route disabled a just for traffic seems to be helping.

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Garmin GPS 760lmt for trucks

Well I got a deal on the garmin GPS for trucks. So far its been giving me some really bogus directions like having take side streets 3 miles from my 90 when there's a freeway right next to it. I know I'm the captain of my ship and don't trust tech to do your job for me and I agree but just wondering if anybody had advice as to the settings to make it more useful to me.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Be careful in Wyoming!

Went through there yesterday with 10' of instillation from on my flatbed wight in at 9k lbs. I was like a giant wind sale. the black Ice did not help - what fun!

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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Advice for a long bus ride to CDL school

Well I've been studding the The High Road Online CDL Training Program on here for the last two weeks and feel pretty comfortable with my knowledge at least for those questions.

I'm In Los Angeles, I board a greyhound bus tomorrow for a two day trip to Prime in Missouri. I'm just trying to think of a strategy for studying on the bus ride without internet. I have a copy of the CDL Missouri handbook. and my phone with a VERY short battery life (yes I have the TT CDL test app on my phone). How can I take advantage of my time with effective studying without the internet any ideas?

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Seprate over the road mentor progrmas?

I found a school in downtown LA I like but they only take you as far as getting your license. I need the experience of a being mentored with a trainer on the road.

My question is this: can I get my CDL license from a school then get into a training program with a carrier after I have my licenses. Can you break it up like that or do you have to school and train with a company from start to end? thanks

Posted:  5 years ago

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Best CDL school in Los Angeles

I'm researching the best CDL school in the LA area. I read a lot about what to look for but seems like nobody wants to name names.

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