Profile For Bran009

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  • Location:
    IL

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    10 months, 2 weeks ago

Bran009's Bio

Just a 34 year old guy looking into becoming a truck driver.

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Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Prime: Let's do this!

Sorry I haven't updated folks! I've been too busy running my butt off. We got 7k miles first week and this week is liking to be 5k, then we are going to his house for a few days. I'm still learning a lot and trying to work a few things out. My backing is super shaky, but we are practicing when possible. I'm getting better at staying in my lane without looking like I'm fighting with the steering wheel, it is trickier than you think but not hard. My main thing is starting and stopping smoothly, this Pete likes to jump.

I'm trying to not only learn the job, but also absorb every bit of info I can from my trainer. He has been in the business for 20 + years and isn't I've of those that complain about everything.

Good luck and be safe folks!

Hey Bran! How are you doing? Are you getting close to get your "own" truck?

Posted:  4 months ago

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Prime: Let's do this!

We went to the other side for a drop and hook, so unfortunately didn't get to see inside.

Ohhhhh you went to carthage caves?? scary at first isnt it? i jist picked up there this week. much easier now tgan it was then. kinda cool seeing it though huh?

Posted:  4 months ago

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Prime: Let's do this!

It's been super busy! We didn't get to leave out till late Monday but we went to Kansas City to pick up a new trailer, them to the caves to pick up a load. We delivered that to California last night and are taking a load to flush that delivers Sat morning. For the most part I'm doing well, just need to work on taking off easier since the Pete likes to have a leg before it roars to life. I'm catching on to most things, just haven't gotten a chance to do a lot of having yet.

My trainer is pretty awesome and usually laid back which makes things nicer.

I did my first full 10 today since this load is time sensitive. Safe travels folks!

Posted:  4 months ago

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Yet Another Prime Inc. Journal

Welcome and good luck! Others have given you lots of good information, I suggest taking a look at what they posted.

I'm with Prime and currently in TNT phase.

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Prime: Let's do this!

Mine has the same thing and I'm using the app to track my compliance. So far I've been able to use it most of you night except Tuesday. It was leaking real bad, but they gave me a smaller mask and it has been working fine.

I met my trainer last night and he seems knowledgeable. He has been in trucking for over 20 years and with Prime for 6, a lot of what he says reflects what is said on here. He is lease, but isn't pushy about it. I believe overall we will get along at least enough to get these miles done and for me to learn. He had stuff to do today but hopefully we will leave out this weekend. Be safe folks!

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Primeā€™d and ready to go

I talked to him today, hopefully he will update but he says he is doing good and running hard.

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Prime: Let's do this!

Did my sleep test last night and I have been diagnosed with severe apnea, 77 per hour. This means I have to use the CPAP machine and only got a 3 month DOT card till I can show compliance with using the CPAP. If it helps with better sleep I'm not going to complain.

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Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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The Benefits Of Staying With Your Starter Company Beyond One Year - article by G-Town

Rainy! Can I get a copy? Perwty plllllease? Lol seriously that sounds awesome

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Communication, consistency, and commitment

Awesome !

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Hello everybody Noobe/Trainee Trucker here with a question?

I just recently went into a training program with Prime, a lot of people on YouTube say not to trust the recruiters but I had no problems with mine. I had some good in employment, provided information and paperwork the recruiter requested, had no issues during orientation. Yes recruiters have a reputation of just getting people in but they serve a purpose of not costing the company money by not bringing in unqualified people. If you are honest and give them all the information I would trust them to help get you in that door. Good luck and keep us updated! Be safe!

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Prime: Let's do this!

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Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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CFI at Crowder College

Looks like you are having fun out there Don!

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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The Benefits Of Staying With Your Starter Company Beyond One Year - article by G-Town

I'm a newbie like Jeremy and I can say the "plans" some of these folks have are crazy. One person I talked to wants to "own" their own fleet within 3 years and some others are following the work for a year then go local plan. My plan? Work for Prime as long as I can. This company has been awesome so far and I've just started. I loved this article and hope to use that insight to plan my future.

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Aced the permit test

Congrats!

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Prime: Let's do this!

You definitely hit the nail on the head Old School. I don't remember who said getting into this career is like a roller coaster, but that is exactly it. You start out excited, then nervous, then relief..then it continues..lol...each new milestone starts the cycle again. Even with all of that I am happy I chose to do this. The future potential is amazing and I'm truly enjoying the ride. Just thinking back a few weeks ago to where I was makes me excited to think how things will be in a few more weeks.

I am so thankful for this site and all the knowledge and insight it offers. I am thinking I need to continue through the job duties portion of the High road soon, but I've been going so hard on learning to pass the cdl test that my brain is mush. Be safe folks!

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Prime: Let's do this!

Thanks! I'm eating a huge salad and doing a lot of relaxing..lol.. The last few days have wore me out.

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Prime: Let's do this!

I passed!!! I am so relieved it isn't even funny. I ended up getting the Alley Dock as my last maneuver, got that sucker right in the box with only 2 points! Then I breezed through the driving test! After it is all done I am exhausted lol. I am now ready to do TNT after I get my sleep study Monday.

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Prime: Let's do this!

Thanks, Ya when I started messing up I totally stopped thinking and just couldn't get it fixed. So tomorrow I am going to make sure I get it setup as perfect as possible

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Prime: Let's do this!

Welp... I didn't trifecta.. I pointed out on my right side parallel. I aced pretrip with no points, did straight line and offset with no points. But I setup wrong on the parallel, started messing up, and couldn't recover it. I will be doing a refresher with trainer this evening and doing test tomorrow.

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Prime: Let's do this!

So I haven't posted yet due to things being the same. My test date got pushed till tomorrow because my FM didn't get me on the list on time. I'm nervous, but I know the maneuvers and as long as I don't screw the setup I'll be fine.the pretrip and drive I'm not super worried about. The person I was supposed to do TNT with can't due it because I'll have an auto restriction and she has a manual. I'm here till Tuesday anyway due to sleep study and having to renew medical card. Hopefully by then I'll have a trainer.

Like I said I'm nervous and just ready to get this over with. I'll keep this updated. Be safe folks.

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