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Posted:  9 years, 6 months ago

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Got My Start Date For Prime's PSD Today!

That's about what I expected. Fingers crossed anyways. I'll give the DMV a call first thing in the morning and set up a doctor's appointment if I need it. Thanks!

Posted:  9 years, 6 months ago

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Got My Start Date For Prime's PSD Today!

I will be starting my PSD program in Springfield, MO February 2nd! It's been a dream of mine to take one of these big rigs all across this country for a long time now. I started looking now as my financial situation dictates that I need to change things drastically. After poking around here I decided that this is the best time in my life to give it a shot. Big thanks to all of you guys here! The information on this site has been invaluable in seeing the whole picture of a career in otr trucking (without actually doing it) as well as solidified my decision to go with Prime!

I won't get my bus ticket info for a couple more weeks according to Holly at Prime, but she says I'm all set up for this stage. She gave me some homework as far as making sure I have all the required documents for orientation, and told me it would be a really good idea to go ahead and get the cdl permit with tanker endorsement while I wait to speed things up in Springfield. I've been reading here and going through the High Road training program (Thanks Brett!) for a couple weeks, and will go this week to get the permit.

I couldn't find clear info on my own. (Or maybe I just missed it) Do I need a DOT physical on my own just to test for the permit? I know Prime will do their own either way. Also, I understand the deal with recruiters, but Holly seemed to be a pretty straight shooter. She gave me answers I liked and didn't like, but they lined up with what I already knew from here. I explained that while my wife still has pretty good vision, she has secondary glaucoma, and her vision will decrease eventually. I explained that I really want her with me as a rider after we had been discussing the lightweight trucks. A big motivator for otr is seeing the country together. According to Holly, adding the passenger seat back to their new lightweights is not an option, but in my circumstance, they would get me in a full-size truck. It won't be a deal breaker for me if it doesn't happen, but it will suck. Does anyone on here with Prime have any experience with seeing this happen?

The waiting to get started and on the road is driving me crazy. I'll probably have everything ready on my end in a few days, that way I can go crazy waiting again, lol. At least we get some time at home together before that long training period out. I guess if I get lucky with a trainer I might get decent home time. But if not, we'll make it work until I get on the road.

Thanks to everyone here again!

-Adam

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