Profile For David S.

David S.'s Info

  • Location:
    Norman, OK

  • Driving Status:
    In CDL School

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 11 months ago

David S.'s Bio

I'm 30 years old and I decided to go to truck driving school so I can learn to properly drive a truck and get my CDL.

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Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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New trainer and a hope I can get everything down.

I passed the CDL skills test and got my class A CDL, now I get more training to make me a properly trained truck driver. Thank you all for your words of wisdom and I will let you all know how I do.

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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New trainer and a hope I can get everything down.

The new trainer I got was better than the last one. I learned how to more in two day with him than I did in a week with the other guy. I am going to do the CDL skills test soon and I hope I know enough to pass everything.

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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New trainer and a hope I can get everything down.

I did that with the first one and he got all ****y with me. I hope this other guy will be more willing to work with me.

Good luck. Like G-Town said, start with the new trainer by telling him what you need help with. Tell him you want to practice backing in an open space. The better you communicate the better you will be.

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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New trainer and a hope I can get everything down.

The last trainer had a student that picked up within a few days so when he got me and had all his personal issues going on it kept annoying him that I wasn't shifting correctly or that I wasn't doing other things correctly (because his other student picked up on it quickly). I hope this other trainer will work with me and personally let me learn what I am doing wrong. I know I won't know everything but I want to learn by doing and hopefully practice (in a pretty empty lot) backing and seeing where my trailer goes. The stuff that should be the simplest for me to get down seems to be what I am having the most trouble with. I'm not a quitter or someone who gives up easily but I also know that I don't have a lot of time to get this all down.

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Here we go again. I have received a new trainer. My last trainer took me more as a favor to his fleet manager and it was nothing but hell for me. I really want to get this but getting yelled at for grinding gears and not turning wide enough (I didn't hit anyone or run over curves) but I also didn't get time to drive because he wanted to catch up and get home. I felt lost trying to shift and I hate to say this, I actually stalled turning into a truck stop because I forgot to put the splitter down. I just want to be a good reliable and safe truck driver. I try not to over think things but I still do. I come from truck driving parents yet, I've never drove a semi or had experience pulling a trailer. I feel frustrated, my parents said I'll get it even if it takes me a little more time. What issues did you have problems with?

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David I hope this one works out for you, but gotta give you a bit of tuff-love here. Fact of the matter you obviously need some targeted instruction with shifting and possibly turns. Do not be the victim here. Before doing anything, let your new trainer know exactly what you are struggling with and why (if you think you know). Ask for help. Although learning this does take time, do not allow yourself to get swept aside for not picking things up fast enough.

Good luck.

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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New trainer and a hope I can get everything down.

I will keep everyone updated on how I progress.

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Not picking up everything right away and trainer has too many personal issues.

Thanks. My parents are truck drivers and they told me the same thing. I thought I'd get it more quickly than I am.

If you read through some of the training diaries on this site, you will see that many people have difficulties when they first start with a trainer. The best thing is to relax and take your time. There is a lot to learn in a short amount of time. Good luck.

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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New trainer and a hope I can get everything down.

Here we go again. I have received a new trainer. My last trainer took me more as a favor to his fleet manager and it was nothing but hell for me. I really want to get this but getting yelled at for grinding gears and not turning wide enough (I didn't hit anyone or run over curves) but I also didn't get time to drive because he wanted to catch up and get home. I felt lost trying to shift and I hate to say this, I actually stalled turning into a truck stop because I forgot to put the splitter down. I just want to be a good reliable and safe truck driver. I try not to over think things but I still do. I come from truck driving parents yet, I've never drove a semi or had experience pulling a trailer. I feel frustrated, my parents said I'll get it even if it takes me a little more time. What issues did you have problems with?

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Not picking up everything right away and trainer has too many personal issues.

Hi my name is David I decided to go to prime to hopefully get my CDL and a career as a truck driver but the road has been a little bumpy, my first trainer was a nice guy but very easily annoyed with me because I did not shifting gears correctly (I found out he's going through a divorce and selling his house and that he really didn't want to train anyone) so now I'm waiting for a new trainer. Has anyone else had issues with Prime, when it came to requesting another trainer? I really want to get this down and get my CDL as well as be a good, safe truck driver but I want someone who has the patient to train me correctly. I come from a long line of truck drivers but I thought I'd pick everything up quicker than I am.

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Don't get your CDL permit prior to coming to prime.

I'm at the one in Springfield. It's not all too difficult to pass the test. I just wasted money in my home state that I could have saved.

Depends on what prime school you go to. I went to the one in Utah and it was required to have a permit first. Now out on the road with psd trainer

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Don't get your CDL permit prior to coming to prime.

I'm in a red t-shirt, blue jeans and a name badge Segura.

Im in shorts and s blur button down shirt, name tag says Talbert. If yall see me hit me up

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Don't get your CDL permit prior to coming to prime.

Permit. Your full CDL will be accepted lol. Sorry about that and thanks for catching that.

Prime has an agreement with Missouri and they will not accept your home state CDL. So don't waste your money getting it.

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Don't get your CDL permit prior to coming to prime.

Group C. I think we've met Rick.

Hey David, Im at oriontation now, Im in group D, what about you?

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Don't get your CDL permit prior to coming to prime.

Prime has an agreement with Missouri and they will not accept your home state CDL permit. So don't waste your money getting it.

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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CDL permit, forgot to get Tank Endorent.

I already plan on doing getting the tank endorsement.. The permit cost $76 which I hadn't expected. Ill probably do the physical too to remove the k restriction too. I was already told by prime that I'd do a DOT physical in Missouri regardless of if I did one in Oklahoma since I was going to Prime to learn to drive a truck and wouldn't have a commercial driver's license already.

David, why don't you just go back and get it? It will only take a few minutes of your time to take the test. You are going to want to have that already out of the way, and it is so much easier to do it now than after you are on the road. You need to get it because there are times when you will be hauling those containers filled with liquids - you are required to have the tanker endorsement to be able to take those loads. You sure don't want to be that driver that has to say, "sorry, I forgot to get my tanker endorsement, I can't take that load."

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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CDL permit, forgot to get Tank Endorent.

I got my CDL permit today. I forgot to get my tank endorsement. I am going to Prime Inc June 5th. Will that be an issue? I also didn't do the DOT physical since I was informed I'd have to do one in Missouri regardless of if I did one here. I know they can transfer my permit from Oklahoma or I was informed they could. Can someone who's done the training program with Prime give me any advice.

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