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Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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SWIFT TRAINING NOT SO SWIFT

Like Greenhorn said. The YouTube videos are just one side of the story.

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Coming to Prime? some advice for you

Thanks y'all! I just don't want anyone caught unaware.

On a side note, GOT MY TRAINER TODAY! Headed out tomorrow! Flatbedders here I come!

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Coming to Prime? some advice for you

I was planning on doing a training diary, but time has been short! There is so much to do! Amd such a short time to do it.

My one big piece of advice for anyone coming to Springfield is to have all your medical stuff buttoned down. What I mean by this is if you take any kind of medicine that may be questionable as to whether or not you can drive GET A DOCTORS RELEASE!

For example, I take a medicine for anxiety. I've had to have my family doctor fax a release up here before I can get my medical card. It's now here, but I'm still having to wait before I can shuttle to the DMV and grab my permit. So save yourself the time and get that before you get here.

Take some of your limited free time and knock out all your CBT'S (computer based training). Don't wait until the last minute or you'll go cross eyed staring at the monitor.

Take the simulator seriously! It's not a video game, don't call it that. For me, it was a great way to learn the shift pattern.

Finally, get and study the Missouri manual for the tests. I went through the high road training here and it well prepared me for the tests, but there is some wording in the Missouri manual that might throw you, so to me it's worth the time to study that as well.

I've gotten so much good advice and support here I wanted to give back a little. Now I'm off to wait on my med card, DMV trip, and testing out on the simulator. Y'all be safe!

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Made it to MO

Tomorrow starts the beginning of a realization of a long time dream. Sitting now at the campus inn in Springfield MO. Finally jumped, got on the bus, and got here! For the record, if i mention taking a grey dog ANYWHERE again someone please bump me with a deer guard. I think the experience with that would be much more pleasant! I'll start a CDL training diary over in the other forum, if that's cool. Hey we go!

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Is Prime short of instructors

I'm headed there today as well. See y'all there! Jeremy, no offense but i hope you've found an instructor and I don't see you!

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Oops!

Not the type of rock and roll I like.

Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Medical update

Thoughts amd prayers with ya!

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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Leeeaving....on a Greyhound...

Now i don't feel as bad :)

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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Leeeaving....on a Greyhound...

Guess I better get the camera rolling! 22 hours on the dog.

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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Leeeaving....on a Greyhound...

Yup, headed to Prime. Thank ya Ernie, I'm the type of guy who would be early to his own funeral (not sure that sounds right). So I'll for sure heed this advice!

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