Profile For Kori M.

Kori M.'s Info

  • Location:
    Yuba city , CA

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

  • Social Link:
    Kori M. On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    1 year, 5 months ago

Kori M.'s Bio

My name is Kori, I'm 28 and looking forward to starting my truck driving career soon!

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Posted:  1 year ago

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Prime inc Springfield CDL training 3/6/2017 female student

I wanted the extra space of the full size. I have my dog with me and I didn't want to deal with having to take out the lassanger seat for more room it would've driven me crazy feeling like it was cluttered. I even have the top bunk folded up to make it seem more roomy. I have rugs and stuff on the floor to make it more comfy in here. Bought a really nice mattress pad so my bed feels likes it's a cloud. Love it! You should have no issue getting a lightweight. I would reccomend an international lightweight there is more storage in them.

I'll probably fly unless by the time they confirm my training date the tickets are over $500. Then my inner-frugality will take over and force me to take a 15-18 hour bus lol. Fortunately I can take the Megabus from Birmingham to Memphis to St. Louis and I'll only have to deal will Greyhound from St. Louis to Springfield. Glad to hear you are enjoying going solo! I noticed your truck and another drivers truck on here are full size. Is there a reason you got a full size truck? I'm hoping to get a lightweight for the extra pay.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Prime inc Springfield CDL training 3/6/2017 female student

Ok a little update on me. I know over been terrible at updating lately. But my first few weeks solo have been... a breath of fresh air. It's been so nice getting to play music as loud as I want, stoping where I want to. And sleeping when the truck is STOPPED is so wonderful. And just being able to be alone. I've always been a fan of my me time. It feels wonderful to have it back. I have my dog with me and he is loving it. It took him a bit to get used to all the noises but he is ok with the now. I did have a sketchy 02 location in Jersey in the week hours of the night today but it all worked out. I'm at my 90 now. Waiting, waiting and waiting... I just want out of Jersey already lol.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Prime inc Springfield CDL training 3/6/2017 female student

Woooo that's exciting! How long is your super fun and exciting bus ride going to be?

Thanks for taking the time to create this diary Kori! It is great to read about your success. I am working on getting my training date for prime now, the plan is to start July 24th.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Prime inc Springfield CDL training 3/6/2017 female student

I will for sure check that out! Thank you for reading mine!

This diary is truly so inspiring its crazy! You are a very courageous young lady. Keep rackin up those safe miles and continue to make us all proud of ya.

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If you want to follow my diary and progress, the link is here:

CRST Expedited Trucking School and training program Cedar Rapids, IA. A (re) training diary by millionmiler24

Its been updated to today. (06/22/2017).

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Prime inc Springfield CDL training 3/6/2017 female student

Thank you everyone!! I'm on my first load solo! Heading to CA to get a couple days at home and pick up my dog! This has been a wonderful journey! So happy with my decision! Transporter congrats man the truck is a beauty. Tastebuds hahaha luck of the draw I guess, or must have done something right along way. Haha

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Prime inc Springfield CDL training 3/6/2017 female student

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My truck!!!

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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My CDL Training Diary With Prime Inc

No driving for 3 days? That's a little much even with tight loads. Dispatch should know he has a student. You should be doing the bulk of the driving and he should be driving after you get tired and need a break. But defienitkh not 3 days in a row. PSD is for YOU to learn how to drive the truck. You won't learn any of the other things like all the Qualcomm stuffily the macros and stuff but it's so you get comfortable behind the wheel. Essentially it's to give you enough information and confidence to pass you drivers test when you get back. TNT will be for all that other stuff. As for the backing... I didn't get to do Much backing on PSD either, backing in the real world is much different that backing for the test. I practiced all my backing for the test once we got back to test out. You will learn all the reference points and where to watch the cones then. Pretrip... should definitely be working with you on that. Especially the air break test. Maybe when you're at a shipper or receiver ask him "hey can we run the the whole pretrip since we are waiting anyways?" Good luck my man! I know it's tiring out there so don't stress too much about updating us. We know you will once you get a chance and feel like it.

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Prime inc Springfield CDL training 3/6/2017 female student

Thanks for reading! Glad I can be somewhat of a help.

Thanks so much for sharing Kori! It's very much appreciated!

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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My CDL Training Diary With Prime Inc

How is everything going?

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Prime inc Springfield CDL training 3/6/2017 female student

Thank you everyone! Just made it into sprimo. The safety class to upgrade is full for this morning so I will be taking that tomorrow. So will get some sleep and finish all of my CBTs today. So excited!

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Prime inc Springfield CDL training 3/6/2017 female student

So I'm in New Jersey waiting to get unloaded at the 90. After this we will get a load back to sprimo so I can upgrade. So excited! My second to last load of training is in NJ and my second load ever was to NJ. But as I'm here thinking about the irony of that and the possible next load I forgot that I'm actually still in NJ and I need to get out of here but I'm at a location that is terrible and I'm in a spot I'm not sure how to get out of because ive since been somewhat blocked in lol. Sooooo hopefully I get out of here sooner or later so I can get my truck hahaha gotta love Jersey 🙄

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Prime inc Springfield CDL training 3/6/2017 female student

Awww yay!! That's awesome! Best of luck to you. look forward to hearing your journey

Kori, your amazing attitude has inspired me. I started school here in Alabama and hope to take your great attitude with me all the way.

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Prime inc Springfield CDL training 3/6/2017 female student

We are headed to NJ then to sprimo to upgrade as well. So excited we just got a seirra nevada load a few days ago. It tried taking us that way and I said "nope" hahaha yeah that's not a fun way to go in a truck. It sucks in a car lol

Oh yeah. I forgot to mention. I did a run from Sierra Nevada beer place north of Yuba City and the Qualcomm took me thru Marysville to over to Roseville. The drive thru Marysville had me on edge. That road had turns that were so tight thru downtown and under railroad bridges. I didn't think I'd make it thru there. I still don't know why it just didn't have me stay on the 99 a better road. Marysville was crazy to me at 20 mph.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Prime inc Springfield CDL training 3/6/2017 female student

Half way there! So much to learn right? It's crazy how much more goes into it.

Just over 15k. We sat for the last 3 days only traveling about 200 miles. We had a claim we had aired to get instructions on. Then our next load didn't have a load time fir over 24 hours. We both got a 34 reset.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Prime inc Springfield CDL training 3/6/2017 female student

Yeah the deductions suck lol. Especially for the sleep test when you don't even have it. Kinda hard to swallow but oh well! How far along are you now?

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Prime inc Springfield CDL training 3/6/2017 female student

So you got your full TNT pay right? Just not extra for that week? I didn't get paid more for the week we were down like I have been getting since we've been getting over 5,000 miles usually and plus I've been getting a team bonus added to that. But that week I only got the 700. I think it was like 715 because I got some detention pay. But that was my smallest check this whole time.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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My CDL Training Diary With Prime Inc

Oh wonderful!! How was the ride?

In Springfield now. Start orientation tomorrow. AND they found and returned my bag. Woot woot!!!

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Prime inc Springfield CDL training 3/6/2017 female student

Ok another update. Truck is rolling just fine now. Im on a load going to northern CA so I can go home for a day and switch over my license. I will almost the 26,000 miles after we get there. Sooooo close!! Oh and I got great news today my best friend is in labor so I get to meet her precious boy when I'm home in a couple days. So excited!

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Prime inc Springfield CDL training 3/6/2017 female student

Yes I still got paid for those days and got reimbursed my hotel and uber fees as well.

Do you get paid for the days when you're in the the hotel when your truck is broke down?

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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My CDL Training Diary With Prime Inc

Woooo have fun! Hopefully you find someone else on there headed here it helps the time go by. I'm here right now heading out in a couple hours to finish this load. Will be back in about a week and a half to upgrade.

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