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Posted:  7 years ago

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PERMIT.. Redo? Huh?

I don't think you will have to retest, but you will be having a physical done for the company that is doing the training. There are a few states with some funny rules about the permit, but I don't know where you are training. Just an FYI, any time you start a new driving job you will be required to get a new physical.

Old school I'm training with prime

Posted:  7 years ago

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PERMIT.. Redo? Huh?

So I got my Ga cdl permit and I'm about to start orientation tomorrow and do my Dot physical for the company. Ga did not require me to get a physical before they issued my permit... So is my permit any good? Or will I have to retest for it all over again for the state my trainings in?

Posted:  7 years ago

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PASSED PERMIT TEST!!!

Thank you Trucking Truth sooooo much for helping me with my studies!!! I used this website along with my book to guide me. I jump on the bus (23hr ride) to prime inc tonight and I will keep you posted on how things are going!!

Posted:  7 years ago

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Municipal court?

My fiance has been solo out of school since march. He just recieved this from colorado, it says he must appear in municipal court on certain date or warrant for arrest, fines, suspend dl, etc?). I am assuming this would be connected to an accident he had there? He made a sharp turn and hit a yellow cement pole thing. But no one else was involved...or am I missing something and this has nothing to do with trucking? Just got it in mail today and have no idea what's going on. The paper says nothing on why he has to go.

Call the clerks office and they will explain what needs to happen or what will happen.

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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Cdl permit test HELP!!

Another thing to add, you'll be extremely busy when you get to Prime. You'll have a million things on your mind and the stress really builds up. They don't give you many chances to get your permit and if you don't get it in the time allowed then you'll be sent back home.

Get your permit right now. Before you leave to Prime. Study in the comfort of your own home instead of a shared motel room. The folks who arrive with their permit at hand are days ahead of anyone else. Study the High Road Training Program and you'll have the knowledge to pass your tests.

Brett I work at a prison so I don't have a lot of time to get on the computer as much (16hr shifts) my goal is to complete the whole program before I leave. I love the program tho.. No bs and str8 to the point.

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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Cdl permit test HELP!!

So I leave for prime orientation in 2wks and while I have been studying and using the practice guide on this website I still wanted know any helpful tips or where to focus my studies. Also a ball park of how many questions there are and how many I can miss.

Thanks

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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PRIME ORIENTATION MAY 4TH

Wish you all good luck and be safe on the road.. I be watching from the side line waiting for my chance very soon..😊

My recruiter just call and said she's had a spot in nxt weeks class.. Tempting but I gotta get my last check from my current job first plus I don't feel like retyping my letter resignation lol

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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PRIME ORIENTATION MAY 4TH

How did you all get on the board with Prime Inc.? I had been looking thru all these trucking company.. My only downfall is no money out of pocket for schooling.. Heard lot of complaint about these starter company as cant making a living,get rip off by the companies,sitting no miles to clear etc... What's everybody input on this TT page bout it.. Thanks everybody for the times.. (I am still learning here)

Thomas I picked prime over swift because of the starting pay plus it's 1 on 1 training vs 6 people to 1 instructor plus you get paid really good while your in training and the recruiters really work with you step by step. Just call around and see which one fits you.

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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PRIME ORIENTATION MAY 4TH

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Is anyone going to Prime psd training in Missouri May 4th?

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Hey there I am schedule to start my PSD training in Missouri on May 4 too....

Where are you coming in from??? Will you be coming with any experience under your belt? Will you have your permit in hand when you arrive?

I am heading in from Dayton, OH planning to arrive on Sunday.......decided to skip the Greyhound ride and having a friend bring me in on

a little "road trip"! I am starting a whole new chapter in my life and leaving a career that I have been secure with for over 22 years......so had lots of OTR exposure with my mother being a trucker and ex-husband but never been the "driver"! I am still trying to decide if I should secure my permit before heading out or just study my A$$ off and be ready to bust it out once I get there.....any input is opening appreciated!!

Hope to see ya on May 4 Antonia!!!

Nope I'm going up there with no Experience. I've been studying for my permit as well.. I kinda wanted to get it before I go but I think I'd do better If I'm actually in the truckers type of setting. I'm coming from augusta Ga I looked on line for what time greyhound leaves and it's gonna take awhile to get up there 😪 but I think around 1pm Sunday. I'm doing flatbed what about you?

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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PRIME ORIENTATION MAY 4TH

Is anyone going to Prime psd training in Missouri May 4th?

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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Is anyone currently in prime psd training?

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I didn't go through the PSD program. Prime was my second company so I came in with experience.

I was however an Instructor at Prime. I taught at the PSD level.

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Daniel I signed up for flatbed with prime. Will I be with a one on one instructor that drives flatbed before I take my skills test and also will my skills test be done in a flatbed. Kind worried about the skills test😪 I've never driving a manual before so i don't know what to aspect. HELP!!!

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I'm a flatbedder and went through Prime's program. I would recommend doing PSD with a flatbedder since you learn to drive and back with a split axle trailer, and you start learning securement from the start. There are more instructors that pull reefers than flatbeds, though, so you may end up waiting longer to go out for PSD if you hold out for a flatbed PSD trainer.

You will test with whatever kind of trailer you were pulling during PSD, so yes, if you do flatbed during PSD, you will test with a 48' flatbed.

Compared to a dry van/reefer is the skills test backing a lil easier?

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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Is anyone currently in prime psd training?

I didn't go through the PSD program. Prime was my second company so I came in with experience.

I was however an Instructor at Prime. I taught at the PSD level.

Daniel I signed up for flatbed with prime. Will I be with a one on one instructor that drives flatbed before I take my skills test and also will my skills test be done in a flatbed. Kind worried about the skills test😪 I've never driving a manual before so i don't know what to aspect. HELP!!!

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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Flatbed physical

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Oh ok. So the cdl skills test is that done with a flatbed if that's what you've been training in?(Training at prime)

Now the CDL skills test will vary from company to company. At Melton (when I went through), the skills test was a guy from Safety taking the candidates out in a truck for a test drive. To me it wasn't much of a drive. It *did* have a load on the trailer which was something new to me. In my school, all the trailers that we pulled were empty. Now don't get me wrong. The driving test wan't just a rubber stamp or a check mark. There were some that failed and were sent home. The way I see it, if you do what you were taught, you should be just fine.

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Thanks Wilson for the advice. I can't wait to start training!! Even tho I was told by some that to start driving flatbed as a new drive is crazy? But I love a challenge as well as learning new things. I also heard driving flatbed will keep me in shape.

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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Flatbed physical

The Melton agility test (when I took it) was standing on the right foot for a minute and the left foot for a minute. Then we went to the rear of a nearby trailer where three tarps were on the ground. We were to pick them up and place them on the back of the trailer. I believe they were checking for two things. Strength and technique. Keep your back straight and use your legs. Putting them back on the ground was easy. I just dropped mine! The tarps were three different weights. I think they ranged from 60-100 pounds.

Oh ok. So the cdl skills test is that done with a flatbed if that's what you've been training in?(Training at prime)

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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Flatbed physical

If it's like most, it's an agility test. They want to make sure that in addition to being relatively healthy, you can safely move around the trailer and the load, manipulating the tarps and securement devices properly without hurting yourself.

Ive hear that standing on one leg for 1min and picking up the trap (I was told can weigh up to 150lbs) and placing it on the trailer.

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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Flatbed physical

So my recruiter said I have to do the standard DOT physical and I have to get another one done in order to drive flatbed. What is it? What does in involve?

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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Is anyone currently in prime psd training?

What's your question?

If you arrive on Sunday afternoon the day before training what do you do? Where do check in at?

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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Looking for a company that allows big dogs and has apus

Hi I am about to go to school and researching what company I should start with. I have a clean record. I also have a 70lb lab that I want to take with me. I have someone that can watch him for training but will take him after that. I also want a company that has apus on the trucks. Thanks for any response I am really excited to start my new career and look forward to hearing some good advice.

Prime allows you to have a pet. I don't about how big they can be. You have to $1000 tho but I think they take it out in payment form from your checks when you start solo.

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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Is anyone currently in prime psd training?

Hey I got a few question about prime psd training from someone who is there now in Missouri.

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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Prime flatbed gross pay

Starting soon with prime transportation and wanted to get a good idea about the training physical as well as starting pay (gross pay) for new drivers.

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