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Posted:  8 years, 9 months ago

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Swift school in Salt Lake City, Utah

I didn't know swift had a school in salt lake city and that's where I will attend Oct 5th. I don't know why not the school in Tenn. If anybody can help me out please let me know.

Posted:  8 years, 9 months ago

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My Expierience With Prime Training as a PSD

Prime told me just tankers.

Posted:  8 years, 9 months ago

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My Expierience With Prime Training as a PSD

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Day 6: Dec 19th

0700: Today is the day my Roommate left with his trainer after a week long waiting period to obtain a trainer. Again today started later as our class was not set to meet until 0800.

0800: We were supposed to have a SMITH class today but due to room constraints that class was moved to tomorrow at 0800 so from here till 0900 ish was downtime again.

0900: Meeting with Ms. Brook to do a quick roll call and advise of next meeting at 1045.

1045: Meeting and roll call with Ms Brook here is where we received our Driver Codes as well as our training Binders for OTR. Also we received our schedules for the next 2 weeks should we be here. Meeting dismissed with advised to be at the Millenium Training pad by 1300

1215-1245: Shuttle to Millenium training pad for Pretrip/Backing with Ray.

1300-1500: Pretrip and Backing with Ray. Folks it's wintertime so dress warm for this.

1500-End Of Night: Downtime. We had 3-4 people leave or arrange to leave with their trainers today. Hoping for more to leave or arrange to leave tomorrow into Sunday. I will update again as I get time. If you have any questions you can pm me.

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When you say went home due to medical, what do you mean. What can cause you to be sent home due to medical.

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Uncontrolled high blood pressure, uncontrolled blood sugar, vision or color blindness, failure to disclose that the scar running down your chest was from last year's heart attack, you are still on meds that are not approved for driving a CMV, Things like that.

Oh ok thanks.

Posted:  8 years, 9 months ago

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Millie Training Institute Beginning Aug 24 Eden, NC

Day 10: Finally on hit the open road. So we all pile into the trainer truck, and our instructor drives for about 20 minutes and explains a few things to be careful about and then he says, ok Scott you'll go first! So off I go, first thing I have to do is merge on to a two lane interstate, literally got into the seat on the shoulder of the on ramp. No problem, so down the road we go for about 30 miles then we exit into Highpoint, and what seemed like a green light turn yellow on me at every intersection. All in all, I think I did great compared to some of my classmates, didn't miss any gears shifting, downshifted like a champ and really only hopped one curb on a right hand turn. Can't wait to have another go on Tuesday after the long weekend, we are heading on a 16 hour round trip to the Cartersville, GA terminal to drop a trailer that needs repair there and picking up something (not sure what that will be yet) and coming back, so everyone is going to get at least 2 hrs each and we'll get some night driving in for sure.

Nice

Posted:  8 years, 9 months ago

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Millie Training Institute Beginning Aug 24 Eden, NC

Great info keep it up, can't wait to read tomorrows.

Posted:  8 years, 9 months ago

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Accepted at Millis Transfer training in Cartersville, Ga.

Hey great I'm looking forward to millis also, was thinking about prime real hard but might do millis, still debating. Any help n also I live in GA.

Posted:  8 years, 9 months ago

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Drivers Solutions/PAM Transport Training Log.

So to begin with, I had decided on PAM Transport/Driver Solutions to help me in gaining my CDL training and advance my knowledge in the trucking industry.

So as many others have done I am going to keep a log of what is happening while I am here so others who may be considering a path with Driver Solutions/PAM Transport. I will note that while searching through the many different companies out there to aid me in this journey, Driver Solutions is the ONLY company that returned my call and accepted me as a student. Note: I have a perfect driving record, excellent work history with no gaps and NO complaints from previous employers about my work ethic. I always try my best and achieve what I aim for. (So not really sure why only Driver Solutions contacted me within a 3 month period) But anywho...

I have heard MANY good and bad things about this training course as well as with other companies and since this is the only return call I received, I am going to run with it and keep my spirits high and learn as much as I can while I'm here. My biggest concern is that of the hand full of stories I have read about this program, it seems that more are kicked out/quit than ever graduate. The main reason being the physical portion within the first few days/first week.

In an attempt to prepare for this I have been monitoring my BP somewhat closely over the past week and it has held well within the limits of at least receiving a 1 year cert and maybe a 3 month temp cert. I am not the healthiest person around but I try to stay a little active to keep my lungs going strong.

With that said (and it doesn't really mean much I guess) I am here in Asheboro NC @ the motel and first impressions are dim, this is by no means the Hilton but it will definitely work for the course of a few weeks while in training. I read many reviews about the motel and was expecting a lot worse apron arrival. The room does have a "death" smell to it, very musty and apron inspection of the sheets, I will be using my own comforter and pillow during this stay. The carpet in this room in particular is extremely old (15+ years or more) just based on looks and smell. You can see where they painted the walls and didn't even bother moving the pictures just painting around them. The sinks are kinda grungy and the bathtub (Walls/Plastic) are cracked which allow water in behind them while showering. Took me about 5 minutes to finally get the door to open (They use a key card that you insert/remove and move the door handle UP not down.) IT was almost as if it was stuck from not being used for a bit, probably just my own ignorance haha.

Note: This is just what I see with the Motel and is by no means a deal breaker for the training. I provide this info because I could not find a reliable source of information while searching the net so I will provide what I see.

I arrived here at about 3:30pm, which is a bit early to be honest but I am ready to get things going and I figured it would be a good time to get some more studying in before tomorrow. I have been making my way through the High Road and I must say that I am feeling good about this just from what I have completed already. And I will continue to complete it as much as I can while in down time.

I took the time to go have a first look at the training facility, and here is my outlook from what I seen when I went.

If you are looking for a "State of the Art facility" then do not come here. The building itself is old and somewhat run down (And if you rely on Google Maps to guide you to all of your destinations, you will be sent 3 miles in the wrong direction. The facility is almost directly across the street (walking distance if you cross a few roads) For warned) Regardless of the condition of the building I have no donut that they trainers here will be excellent teachers and make sure we are ready to prowl the road with our CDLs. They have about 8-10 trucks w/ trailers behind the building and a decent sized lot for maneuvering the trucks while training.

I know this sounds like a bunch of ranting but I assure you it is not. I am here to better myself and get into this new career path. This is just what I have observed so far and I will be adding plenty more as the days go on. Granted if I make it through this Physical aha.

Hoping for the best and I will update as new information racks my brain. Happy trails everyone.

Great info

Posted:  8 years, 9 months ago

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My Expierience With Prime Training as a PSD

Day 6: Dec 19th

0700: Today is the day my Roommate left with his trainer after a week long waiting period to obtain a trainer. Again today started later as our class was not set to meet until 0800.

0800: We were supposed to have a SMITH class today but due to room constraints that class was moved to tomorrow at 0800 so from here till 0900 ish was downtime again.

0900: Meeting with Ms. Brook to do a quick roll call and advise of next meeting at 1045.

1045: Meeting and roll call with Ms Brook here is where we received our Driver Codes as well as our training Binders for OTR. Also we received our schedules for the next 2 weeks should we be here. Meeting dismissed with advised to be at the Millenium Training pad by 1300

1215-1245: Shuttle to Millenium training pad for Pretrip/Backing with Ray.

1300-1500: Pretrip and Backing with Ray. Folks it's wintertime so dress warm for this.

1500-End Of Night: Downtime. We had 3-4 people leave or arrange to leave with their trainers today. Hoping for more to leave or arrange to leave tomorrow into Sunday. I will update again as I get time. If you have any questions you can pm me.

When you say went home due to medical, what do you mean. What can cause you to be sent home due to medical.

Posted:  8 years, 9 months ago

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Just recieved an email from Prime

How do did you build stamina to drive 11 hours straight. I kno at 1st mite b hard wit da keep stopping but soon should get it.

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