Profile For Will H.

Will H.'s Info

  • Location:
    Wilmington, NC

  • Driving Status:
    In CDL School

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years ago

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Posted:  4 years, 12 months ago

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Whoot! I passed the CDL test!

Many Congrats! I passed my written today as well! Ready to start learning some more!

Posted:  4 years, 12 months ago

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Passed the written!

Good to hear it Will!

Be sure to study my thread on the pretrip inspection. It is taken word from word from Prime's worksheets. Plus easy to understand tips that I wrote!

You memorize this, and you memorize exactly what you'll be working on soon!

Daniel B.'s Prime Pretrip Inspection

It has already had a dedicated tab in my browser for the last week almost LoL!

I had gone over it superficially, but was more focused on the written exam at the time, but im sure to get some work out of that tab now! :D

Posted:  4 years, 12 months ago

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Passed the written!

Went down to local DMV today and decided to throw caution to and attempt my written exam to get my learners before I leave for Prime at the end of the week. (And also before all this info swimming in my head starts to leak out)

I curse those weird and oddly phrased / asked questions, especially getting a few right out of the gate! A few deep breaths and a couple skull thumps later presented me with 3 passed sections!

Definitely would not have done so well with out the info from the site! Saw so many questions that I was able to point to and say "Hey, I remember what section that was from." Great Job!

Really kind of a load off my mind and one less thing I have to worry about once I arrive at prime, Now time to start drilling in that Pre-trip!!

Thanks everyone!

Posted:  4 years, 12 months ago

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Question about High Road Training

Hey Will...here's a breakdown of ourĀ High Road Training Program:

To Get Your CDL Permit:

~ Rules & Regulations

~ Driving Safely

~ Transporting Cargo Safely

~ Air Brakes

~ Combination Vehicles

~ Pre-Trip Inspection

~ Driving Exam

To get your CDL endorsements which are optional but we highly recommend you get:

~ Tankers

~ Transporting Passengers

~ Doubles And Triples

~ Hazardous Materials

And two sections we've built ourselves with info you'll need for everyday life on the road but the manual doesn't really cover it:

~ Logbook

~ Weight & Balance

Exactly what I was wanting to know! Thanks a lot Anchorman!

Posted:  4 years, 12 months ago

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Question about High Road Training

So im down to about six days left before I head off fro Prime training and ive got a quick question.

Ive been using the high road for my studying (i feel as if my skull is gonna pop lol) and of course its broken down into a lot more detailed sections, but i was wondering, what sections relate to the sections most needed to study to pass the written exam?

For example, its my understanding i need to know General Knowledge, Combination, Air brakes, and Tanker for testing at Prime.

On High Road i have currently completed: Rules and Regs, Driving Safely, Transporting Cargo Safely, Air Brakes, Combination, and Tankers.

What other sections would I "most surely" see on the permit exam, and what others would learn more once im there and "doing" (such as pre-trip, though i have been going over it anyway)

I just want to be sure ive at least covered what i will see in my early exam and cover the rest as i go.

Thanks!

Posted:  5 years ago

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Prime flatbed

Seems several of us will be there for the 27ths class. See ya both there .

Posted:  5 years ago

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Passing the physical for the exams

Will, if you've been off of it that long there is no way it is going to show up in a drug test. But, any current medications that one is taking will have to be documented with a form that you fill out when taking the physical. This is something that snags people up. As long as you have documented the medications you are taking and not tried to conceal anything, when it shows up in your drug test you are still cleared, but when people foolishly try to hide something and then it shows up they have got a big problem. There are a some medications that just simply aren't allowed, but most of the time your physician can change your prescription to something that will allow you to still operate a commercial vehicle if necessary.

Ok thats cool, I didnt know if they would want past medical details or just current. Likely just another point to keep my mouth shut on LoL!

Posted:  5 years ago

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Passing the physical for the exams

Hmm, I have a question thats up this alley...

I was taking topamax and depakote for migraines, but have been off the medications for over a year now. Should I be ok withe the fact that ive been off that long?

Posted:  5 years ago

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Quick question in regard to sleep study / cpap

From my understanding, Prime's rigs have apu's installed on them. Since they would be issuing the cpap (through the medical office they use for the study) im sure that they get you the ability to power it lol.

Posted:  5 years ago

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Quick question in regard to sleep study / cpap

Thanks everyone! I think im just gonna do as suggested and keep me mouth shut lol! Ill just let what happens happen and roll with it as it comes.

Ive only known one or two peeps who used a cpap and they never had good things to say on it so *shrug*

Thanks for the insight!

Posted:  5 years ago

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Quick question in regard to sleep study / cpap

So ive been reading a few different post about getting a sleep study done at your physical if they deem it necessary. Im 6'0 and about 300, so im sure my BMI is shot to hell (Ive been working on it i swear :D )

So point is, I actually had a sleep study done a few years ago, was diagnosed with mild sleep apnea and suggested a cpap. At the time I chose to not go that route and instead changed my sleeping habits (different bed type, position etc) which helped my sleep a lot.

So should I give them this info straight up or let them diagnose me themselves or what?

Thanks all ^_^

Posted:  5 years ago

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My story

What a story of inspiration Daniel!

I wished I had had your smarts and drive when I had been your age. I used to work for a manufacturing company for about 8 years, making 50-60k a year. However all the OT and seeing the same 4 walls day after day drove me to seek another job in a different state. That unfortunately crumbled and I wound up dragging myself back to my home state with the proverbial tail between my legs.

After spending several months in a depressive funk due to bills piling up and no money, I happened to look back into the idea of training to be a driver. I came across this site (and many others that almost drove me away, wont say names, you know who they are im sure) and it put a breath of positive hope in me that I COULD do this and be successful. So here I am now, studying my ass off and reading tons of posts here on TT and headed to prime at the end of the month.

Hope to one day meet some of ya on the road!

Posted:  5 years ago

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Headed to Prime at the end of the month!

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Feel free to contact me for any questions or concerns. I can walk you through the entire program. Good luck!

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Not to hi-jack this thread but I sure would appreciate any recommendation on a Springfield trainer from you or OldSchool...if even they would agree. smile.gif

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OS wouldn't know he doesn't drive for Prime. Just be proactive really. There's a million students and only a 100 instructors, make yourself stand out from the crowd. Engage in conversations, be polite and when it's Pretrip inspection time you better be having your head under that hood. They're looking for students who want to learn and not stand all day and chat.

Thanks for the heads up! I have a mechanical interest / tendency anyway so head under the hood shouldnt be a problem LoL! Im hoping to be as outgoing and intuitive as i can (im normally pretty reserved), If I have to be an ass kiss, So be it LoL! ^_^b

Posted:  5 years ago

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Headed to Prime at the end of the month!

Thanks everyone for the welcome! Ive been trying to absorb all the info from the High Road training program, Im finding it a lot easier to follow that the straight up state CDL book, so its kept me busy. :D

@Old School: Yea sadly my lil friend wont be going with (at least at first anyway) She's going to stay with some friends who raise / breed pythons til I can make my own accommodations

@Gary E.: Indeed, i'll be starting on the 27th unless something comes up to cause me to have to delay a lil bit.

@Daniel B: Thanks for the heads up! I'll be sure to keep that in mind if I have questions!

@Midnight Cowboy: Grats on the TNT phase! Be glad to say hi if we bump into each other! :)

Posted:  5 years ago

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Headed to Prime at the end of the month!

Heya all,

Just wanted to jump in and say hello! As the title says, Im headed to Prime at the end of the month for company sponsored training. Currently going through the training program / information here as i'd like to try to get my NC CDL permit before I leave, for one less thing to worry about.

Both excited and nervous to be making a change to the trucking field. Its always been in the back of my mind, like an itch that wont go away. So im taking advantage of a changing point in my life to go forward with it!

Love the site so far, tons of info here and lots of answers to questions I already have. Hope to get a chance to interact with peeps here and hope to contribute to the site in the future!

Till Later, Will H.

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