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Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Leave Prime on Tuesday

Awesome Brian glad to see you got an instructor. It's cool they are letting you get out on the pad while you have "down time". Keep the updates coming if you have time.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Life has changed and so has my CDL school

Hey man, good luck at Georgia Northwestern Technical College! Sounds like it's a much better fit for you and your family. Thanks for sharing the information you found about Prime with me in other threads, much obliged.

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Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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The schedule of a trucker in a nutshell.

Brett! What time do you go to bed?! Waking up at 4am, okay, people do that, but 2am! That's crazy! Only person I know who does that is my grandma and that's only because she's deaf and has trouble sleeping!

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Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Am I wrong?

I googled "gelled fuel blue smoke" and there does seem to be a correlation. That doesn't fix the fact driving on I95 at 35 mph is a bad idea.

First link that popped up for me was a school bus forum from 2005.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Am I wrong?

I can't say about the truck Heavy, but from what I've read of your posts you don't strike me as a person that would shut down unless there was something seriously wrong.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Getting ready for school forCDL's-what is really necessary?

I have everything I need in a 30" duffle bag and backpack.

Brian, thanks for mentioning how many bags you brought. I was planning on bringing a backpack for the stuff I'm not letting out of my sight, but was on the fence about bringing 1 duffle bag or 2.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Getting a CDL permit before going to Prime

Guys I am at Prime right now. Went to the DMV today and transferred my permit to Missouri for only $7.50. It's not that hard. But strongly recommend getting that permit before you arrive. It makes life a whole lot easier when you get here.

Wow that's pretty cheap. How are you liking it so far? I know it's only been a few days..

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Getting a CDL permit before going to Prime

Thanks Brian! I'll look into whether or not PA, DE and NC take part in the database service and factor that into the equation. Sounds like I may need to take PA off my list of potentials. Not the end of the world, I still have a couple of options in DE if I can't make things work here in NC.

Keep us posted on how you and the rest of your class is doing (if you have the time). I like seeing posts and threads from people who are going through Prime's program.

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you too. I hope an instructor picks you soon!

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Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Getting a CDL permit before going to Prime

Thanks Brian.

Jopa you are hilarious man. Check is in the mail lol.

Brett thank you for your reply. Good info and it was a confidence booster.

Sandman, thanks for getting back to me with the info you found out. If I think of anything else I'll post it and be glad to read what you say.

Trying to get everything lined up to get this ball rolling is difficult enough without having to worry about certain distractions.

I'm going to take what everyone had to say to heart and research all of the possible scenario's regarding how DE, PA and NC handle obtaining and transferring a CDL before I make up my mind about what state I call home. From what you all had to say it's clear to me now why it's better to have the permit beforehand. I was not planning on getting one before I showed up but now I try to make it happen if at all possible (without letting it stress me out).

Thanks again everyone!

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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List of things to pack if you are going to Prime

High road iis an awesome program all I used and passed first go around... and about the bus think of it as a right of passage. :)

Awesome Matthew! It's a confidence booster for me when I hear people say that about The High Road Training Program.

Congratulations and good luck out there!

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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A month of trucking with Daniel B.

Me? Lol jk. I've some knowledge in my mind rattling around, lol those 4 are the ones that make the most of this forum up for experienced drivers.

Hahaha, sorry David I've only been on this site for a couple months so there are probably a few others that I'm snubbing! 6 String Rhythm, Anchorman (he's a Moderator!) you! That's why I'm asking! I NEED THREADS! Daniel will start a new thread since the month is over so I don't feel bad hijacking this one LOL.

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Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Getting a CDL permit before going to Prime

Lane told me bare minimum would be at least $100.00 application fee $50.00 for permit and to at least aim for $150.00 for other expenses. I don't know but maybe some numbers may be off somewhere. I will be showing up with $500.00 cash and a couple thousand in the bank. I will ask again tomorrow morning at let you know on the money to bring.

Yeah please let me know what you hear. Part of the reason I'm stalling with Don is because I'm trying to raise some extra dough to show up with. Thanks Sandman!

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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A month of trucking with Daniel B.

Every post I've made since I became a member of TT has been on my phone and it's hard to not lose track of what I'm trying to say or make grammer mistakes.

Brett, Daniel B. belongs on the Mount Rushmore of the TT forum, in my opinion. If not him then who? If he's not on it then I'm missing some threads/info/knowledge.

Set me straight but it's you (Brett Aquila), Old School, Guy Ajax and Daniel. Who am I missing?

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Getting a CDL permit before going to Prime

Well its $35.00 application fee in Georgia plus $10.00 test fee which would pay for the permit if you pass. I have the money for it so I will just do it and hope for the best when I get to Missouri. Heard it was $32.50 in Missouri not sure though.

My recruiter (Don) just told me I need to show up with $150 for some administration fee and Prime would take care of everything else. At that time (2 months ago) I had only just realized I was interested in trucking. Thank God I found this site otherwise he would have had me at Prime on Dec 1st 2014 not knowing a damn thing about a damn thing. Don's probably a good dude but without TT I would be looking like a sucker right now and might have been sent home already. My funds are real tight right now and I'm trying to plan accordingly and not alienate particular individuals in the family by giving them the finger and telling them to pound sand. LOL. For every reason not listed on this thread I know I will love this career, I'm just trying not to fall on my face in my haste. I like to be as Stuart Scott once said, "cooler than the other side of the pillow". That guy Thinks Too Much took my forum name! JK. Booya!

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Getting a CDL permit before going to Prime

Make sure to take note of these and ask your recruiter. I will be getting my permit before I go. So I was hoping I wouldn't have to pay twice. Already know my bp and everything else is in order. My recruiter is lane Williams. Great guy and I really make him work with the question I ask. I will be getting a call tomorrow morning from him. So you bet I have even more.

That's part of my thinking as well. Why shell out the money up front if Prime will pay for the permit initially then I'll only have to pay out of pocket one time to have the actual license transferred to the state of residence when it's all said and done.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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2 Weeks OTR with David

Just wanted to chime in real quick to let you know I'm following the thread. Keep up the good work! I wish I had more questions to ask in these kinds of threads, but I don't know what I don't know (what to ask that is).

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Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Getting a CDL permit before going to Prime

Sandman-Part of my situation is that I still have a DE license and I am now living in NC. There's drama in my life that I'm trying to eliminate; I hate drama. I wish I had a set date. It would be awesome to have a like minded, TT, thinker to talk to once I get to Springfield. Once I get a set date I will pass it along to everyone 'cause it would be cool to know that someone's got your back (so to speak) when you're in the trenches. I wonder what people do or how they think when they show up and realize that a bunch of people from all over the country already know each other and had a rapport before they showed up.

Jopa-That is the answer I was hoping for. My questions even seemed vague to me, but you got it. One last thing to worry about while focusing on pre-trip right out of the gates makes sense. I've been through The High Road Training Program almost 2 full times and have also looked at Daniel B's Pre-Trip Inspection - My Way! A must see! a couple of times. I am going to keep studying both until I get there or I get my permit/endorsements. Also, you answered another question I had, which was if I get my permit outside of MO then Prime/I have to have it transferred to MO. I never thought of that, which is exactly why I posted this thread. It still might be easier for me to wait until I get to Springfield before I get my permit, but that would be because of my own crazy life.

Timothy-I see you're new to the forum, I just joined a couple months ago myself. Welcome :D If I were you I would try posting your question in a new thread to get better responses. I'm not sure what the best route is for you in your situation because I'm a new guy as well, but you might get more attention if you start a new thread.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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A month of trucking with Daniel B.

That's why blondes are more fun! Just a personal observation/preference.. Nobody likes a know it all hahaha!

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Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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A month of trucking with Daniel B.

Congratulations Daniel! Happy for you man!

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Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Getting a CDL permit before going to Prime

I'm a bit unsure of the advantages and disadvantages of getting my CDL permit before I head Prime in Springfield, MO.

I'm not sure what state I'm going to be calling home yet. I'm currently in NC, but I may need to move to DE or PA to find a suitable "residence". I don't own a home and will not be renting while I'm out on the road. I just need to figure out which friend or family member's address to use.

So because of this I'm hesitant to get my permit now just to find out I need to move to another state later. I could just wait until I make my final decision, but my recruiter (Don) made it seem like the easiest thing to do is to get my permit and license in MO and then transfer it to my home state once I complete all the training.

I never doubted this would be the best move for me given my personal situation, however, it seems that a lot of people on TT who choose Prime recommend getting the permit prior to arrival.

Can anyone clarify the following for me?

1) If you obtain the permit from your home state (outside of MO) where do you take the final written and driving tests to get the license? Do you and your trainer drive back to your home state to take care of it?

2) What exactly are the advantages of having the permit prior to arriving as it relates to Prime? In what ways are you ahead of the game? I've heard that it does not create any major delays during orientation.

3) Basically the same question as above, but what are the disadvantages of waiting until I get to Springfield to get my permit? It's the same question really, but maybe it's easier to answer if you explain what the disadvantages would be.

I don't have a date from Prime as of yet, so I have plenty of time to figure it all out on my own. I'm just curious to hear how y'all see things in case I'm missing something.

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