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    8 years, 7 months ago

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Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Prime "quick start" training program

Thanks for the feedback on Prime and training in general. Sounds like a real good company. There's not much I haven't driven in my 62 years. Including 2 cross country MC trips. Really looking forward to my biggest challenge yet and to getting on the road full time.

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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License suspension

Prime's position is "No license suspension for points in the last three years" I had a suspension a year ago, that I had no idea about, until I requested my abstract from the DMV. My son forgot to turn in plates for a vehicle he took off the road to restore and cancelled the insurance. It was not a issue

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Prime "quick start" training program

After 4 years of research I’ve finally decided to take the big step and apply to company driving schools. I may not have done it if it hadn’t been for the “Truth” about the industry found on this site. And for the fine truck driving professionals who share their experience, knowledge and insight. I started at the top of the TT company driving school page and worked my way down. It was pretty discouraging.

It seems most companies are not taking students from New Jersey. (could all of them have a blackout of this state?) I was beginning to take it personally until a recruiter told me it’s due to the very slow response from the NJ DMV in transferring licenses over from the training state once you’ve passed your CDL test.

Just one more way the Great Garden State is making this a great place to live and pay taxes. One of many reasons there is such an exodus.

But I have been approved by Prime! Seems from what I’ve seen they are the easiest. I’m sure their classes each week are huge. I asked them about the wait in NJ and of course they’ll help me through the process (but can’t imagine they have much sway). Should start 8/4.

Gotta say I am a little concerned about the pace of training program at Prime. I know that Brett speaks highly of the “real world” training process that starts right off the bat, but do you really get enough time to practice backing technics and other skills requiring repetitive practice. I like the fact that they get you out making money as quickly as possible. It just appears they’re throwing you out there without an opportunity to get a feel for driving a big rig for the first time.

I’d love to get some feedback from any of you ‘Prime-ates” who’ve gone through the training. From reading the excellent training diaries is seems like folks are happy with the program overall.

And yes, I will be hitting the High Road training program HARD starting this weekend!

Thanks to all for the good work you do and your constant encouragement. Maybe we can change the public's perception of this industry one TT member at a time.

And Brett, thanks for dropping the social media sidebar. This website is stellar and always evolving.

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