Profile For Kenny M.

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    1 year, 10 months ago

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Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Question about pre-trip exam.

When you take the exam for the pre-trip, do they say, "Show me what you know". And then it's up to you where to start. Or will the examiner ask for you to show them each item ( example: show me the dip stick, now show me the alternator.)

I've heard everyone has to explain certain areas of the truck, and then the examiner will ask you 1 of 3 areas of the truck.

Much thanks for any advise. ( I'm in SLC, 1st day of orientation tomorrow at 7am)

Kenny

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Yet Another Prime Training Diary

Hi Lynn, I'm heading to Prime SLC this monday for my training. I too am worried about the backing up, and shifting up and down. From what I read here on this website, Prime wants us to succeed, and I'm sure they will work with us with anything we need help with. It is nerve-wrecking and exciting at the same time.

Good luck Lynn!

Does anyone know if Prime SLC has the simulators?

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Why do so many people get booted out of trucking? This is why...

I used your training program, and I passed with tanker. So much better than falling asleep to the Oregon CDL manual. ( which I did read through it a few times)

Love this site, so glad you and your moderators are here.

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Fires!! in Oregon

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Wow! I just might pay my own ticket to fly over to SLC. Thanks peoples for the info.

This is such a great site!

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Have you followed up with Prime in regards to the situation? If you choose to fly, they may help with some of the cost towards the plane ticket.

Yes, they will cover up to a certain amount. I see it as getting a discount on my plane ticket to a company who is willing to train me for a career that I don't know anything about. I like to think of myself as a person who will do whatever it takes to get the job done. I am excited for my new adventure to this lifestyle. ( I do realize that it will be difficult in the beginning and challenging at times for the rest of my life)

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Fires!! in Oregon

Wow! I just might pay my own ticket to fly over to SLC. Thanks peoples for the info.

This is such a great site!

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Fires!! in Oregon

Does anyone have any idea when the Hwy I-84, northern Oregon, will open up for traffic? I was on my way from Eugene to Salt Lake City on a Greyhound for Prime. Showed up to Portland terminal and they tell me that it is closed. Rode the Greyhound back to Eugene and will try next Sunday evening. Can the clean-up take even more time to wait?

Thanks

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Boy it's smokey around here.

The skies are full of smoke, and the day is orange.

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Heading to Prime SLC

Just took my written test with Tanker. Passed. Derek is sending my bus ticket and leaving Eugene to Salt Lake City on the 10th, or 11th.

Life on the road!! I'm so excited.

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Is this normal??

Waiting for him to be in an accident, you need to be at home? You can take your cell phone anywhere.

Also, usually when someone is worried about what you're doing ( like flirting or cheating), chances are he might be doing it himself. You didn't say anything about cheating, but food for thought. Maybe try going out on the road with him as a passenger.

It sounds to me he is way over the line. Good luck in which ever direction you take.

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Application Denied

My guess it was Palmer, very attractive company to work for but it appears they like to Hand Pick their Students. They are a bit on the smaller size and yes I am hoping to get on with them but not really putting much stock in them as they get tons of applications and class sizes are usually less than 8 to 10, sometimes as few as 1 to 3.

Yes, Palmer. The two gals that I spoke with were so wonderful. They did warn me that it was extremely competitive getting on there. I'm not sure if I heard them correctly, but I want to say they get over 1000 applicants each week and yes, they only bring in something like 4 to 6 people in per week.

Lucky Life, if you guessed them right off the bat, then I don't feel so bad for not getting in there. I'm very green in the trucking industry and I had no idea that Palmer was that attractive.

Good luck guys!

Kenny

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Application Denied

Kenny, today I'm considered the best of the best on my fleet, but things didn't start out that way for me. I made the long bus rides to three different orientations when I was trying to get started at this and got sent home from each of them!

I ended up making my start at a company that everyone claims is a really bad place to work. I worked there for about a year and a half, earning some of the best rookie pay I've ever heard of.

Where you start is of very little consequence to your success. How you start is what will set the direction of your future trucking career.

Thanks Tim and Old School! I just talked to another recruiter this morning and set the wheels in motion for that one. Fingers crossed!

Thanks again guys for the support!

Kenny

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Balance the Weight

"Poor weight balance can make vehicle handling unsafe. Too much weight on the steering axle can cause hard steering and damage the steering axle and tires. Underloaded front axles (caused by shifting weight too far to the rear) can make the steering axle weight too light to steer safely. Too little weight on the driving axles can cause poor traction. The drive wheels may spin easily."

Hey everyone, doing some studying and just wanted to clarify the location of these "axles": Steering axle, Front axle, and Driving axle.

Thanks, Kenny

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Application Denied

Thanks guys! Thanks for the kind words. I have to keep trying, this is what I really want to do.

Kenny

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Application Denied

"First of all, don't sweat it in the least. There are a ton of companies out there and whatever company you were focused on isn't worth worrying about. There are a ton of others that are just as good I can assure you."

Thanks Brett, that makes me feel a lot better. I have been using your training materials on here, and doing pretty good I think, could do better with more studying. You can take a look at it under my username if you have access. I am so excited about this career change and foaming at the mouth in becoming a truck driver. Awesome site you have here, sounds like you and the other moderaters are very very dedicated to this website. I will definitely keep reading these posts on here.

Great job and keep up the wonderful work!!

Kenny

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Prime training - how long will I go without pay?

Rainy D.

Do you think if someone had and unstable employment history, Prime might not hire them? It's been a very bad year for me this past year.

Kenny

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Application Denied

Hello all. I'm kind of bummed right now, just found out from my recruiter that their company denied my application after talking to her for a couple of weeks. She said that they are very competitive and they usually only take 4 to 6 applicants per week. I really think there was something else. But, moving forward, are there any trucking companies that will hire more than others. I really want to get into the biz right away.

I was studying the Montana CDL book, but now should I wait and study another state's book? Any advice in anything about what to do is very welcomed.

Thanks Kenny

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