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Posted:  8 years, 10 months ago

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Bipolar

I have bipolar and under medication. It is under control. Will that keep me from obtaining a CDL and driving for a company?

Posted:  8 years, 12 months ago

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New Mattress

I drive for Prime and had a brand new mattress still in plastic when I got my truck. There was no mattress on my top bunk so I went to the detail shop and was given a new one for my top bunk as well.

Thanks Chris I was hoping it would be a new one.

Posted:  8 years, 12 months ago

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New Mattress

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After training and the great day you are assigned your truck, will you receive a new mattress? I will be going to Prime.

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In the spiffy KW I just got at Swift, there was a new mattress. I think it's a legal thing. BTW the mattress is longer than a twin: 42 x 80.

Thanks that what I was hoping for.

Posted:  8 years, 12 months ago

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New Mattress

After training and the great day you are assigned your truck, will you receive a new mattress? I will be going to Prime.

Posted:  8 years, 12 months ago

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Campus Inn at Prime Trucking

Thank you for responding. Everyone here is great .

Posted:  8 years, 12 months ago

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Campus Inn at Prime Trucking

May I ask one more question. Travel to school is by bus. Can I fly in and if so will they pick me up at the airport?

Brain thanks a lot. That answered my question well.

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Have a question for any Prime student or someone with knowledge. Is the Campus Inn where I will be staying and if so I believe I read that Prime only puts two people to a room. Is it possible to ask for a single room and pay the difference in cost?

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Yes you will be put up at the campus inn during orientation and the time you get your instructor. Prime has been extremely busy since the 1st with new students. The single rooms are given to instructors and drivers upgrading there status first. You can ask for a single but New students are last on the list. Upgrading to a single is 26.00 a night

Posted:  8 years, 12 months ago

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Campus Inn at Prime Trucking

Brain thanks a lot. That answered my question well.

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Have a question for any Prime student or someone with knowledge. Is the Campus Inn where I will be staying and if so I believe I read that Prime only puts two people to a room. Is it possible to ask for a single room and pay the difference in cost?

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Yes you will be put up at the campus inn during orientation and the time you get your instructor. Prime has been extremely busy since the 1st with new students. The single rooms are given to instructors and drivers upgrading there status first. You can ask for a single but New students are last on the list. Upgrading to a single is 26.00 a night

Posted:  8 years, 12 months ago

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Campus Inn at Prime Trucking

Have a question for any Prime student or someone with knowledge. Is the Campus Inn where I will be staying and if so I believe I read that Prime only puts two people to a room. Is it possible to ask for a single room and pay the difference in cost?

Posted:  8 years, 12 months ago

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When can I get my CDL endorsements?

Do not worry about pretrip, hours of service, cargo handling, and such, cause private or co sponsored CDL training covers all that stuff.

wtf.gif What do you mean don't worry about those? Of course you worry about those. You want to learn that stuff now while you're sitting in the comfort of your own home and you have time. You don't want to wait until you show up for training and then have to cram it in all at once. Now is the perfect time to learn all of the materials.

The reason I built the High Road Training Program is because the training at these truck driving schools is all about cramming as much stuff in your head as fast as they can and rushing you through the exams before you forget. But that's obviously not the best way to learn a large volume of materials in a way that's going to stick with you and be useful on the road when you need them.

The training you're doing isn't for just passing a test. The training is so you know how to do your job when the time comes. And you're going to need all of the materials in the High Road Training Program or they wouldn't be there. Get the entire course completed before you begin Truck Driving Schools or Company-Sponsored Training if at all possible. That's going to give you the best possible chance at a successful start to your career and prevent a whole lot of stress.

As far as getting the endorsements, you can get them as soon as you get your permit. You can even take them all at the same time. The Hazma is the only one that will cost more and take more time because of the fingerprinting and background checks. But the others are just a short written exam that costs very little (how much will vary from state to state) and take about 20 minutes each to complete.

Thank you so much for the training site. I am 61 years old and just getting started. You have really made training excited and everyone responding is so nice and know they were in my position went through the training when getting started. I am sure you have this somewhere but please help me understand the CDL permit. In the next few months I will start my driving and training with Prime. They are in Springfield MO and I live in North Carolina. Should I get my permit here in NC before going and then study and train in MO for my CDL. I am confused which state my CDL should be listed or does it matter if you live in one state and your CDL license is through another state. Hope you understand my question. I can wait and get the permit and CDL in Springfield MO.

Posted:  9 years ago

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Medical Question

Thanks for the information. This is the best website. Thanks for all you do. Steve

Hey Steven. The only thing I know of that would stop you is the medication itself. As long as the medications you're taking are approved for commercial driving you should be good to go. You should be able to speak with your doctors to get an idea of whether or not your medications might pose a problem. Ultimately whoever gives you the actual DOT physical will have to sign off that you medication is suitable for commercial driving.

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