Profile For Kim T.

Kim T.'s Info

  • Location:
    Charleston, WV

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    6 months, 2 weeks ago

Kim T.'s Bio

I started Prime’s CDL school on August 20 and now have my CDL. I am getting ready to head out on the TNT phase of training and the nerves are real. I got this!

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Posted:  1 day, 13 hours ago

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Thanks G-Town! 😁

Posted:  2 days, 1 hour ago

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Thank you, Old School!

PacMan, I was sweating bullets! LOL You would think a pull through would be easy but there are a lot of variables that can change that quickly. Thanks!

Posted:  2 days, 13 hours ago

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Thank you, Ernie! I’ve got your number! 😁

Posted:  2 days, 13 hours ago

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Thank you, Turtle! I’m so excited but sooooo very nervous.

Posted:  2 days, 14 hours ago

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Thank you, Grumpy! smile.gif

Posted:  2 days, 14 hours ago

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I’ve reached my miles!!! Now to get routed back to Springfield so that I can upgrade and get my truck!! After all of that I just want to go home for a few days and regroup.

After three months of hard work, missing my kids, very good and very bad days, this is really happening.

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Posted:  1 week ago

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Thanks Splitter!

A pull through spot should be easy, correct? Not when it’s me doing it. Ha! Last night we were in a very packed Petro and I spotted a pull through so I line up for it and head it. However, I didn’t set up correctly and the trailer was heading straight for the next guy’s mirror. The guy isn’t in his truck so he can’t help. A flat bed was in the spot on the other side of me and it was pretty close. I’m pretty wedged in there, my tractor is about 3 inches from the flatbed and the trailer is about 1/2 inch from the other truck’s mirror. I’m getting nervous. My trainer is getting nervous. She said we need the rear of the trailer to swing around. So, I cut the wheel all the way to the right and crept forward as slow as I could. Lo and behold the trailer was at the perfect pivot point and swung perfectly!! I slid in the rest of the way with very little room to spare. Whew!!

Once I was parked I just sat there with my head on the steering wheel for a while. LOL

The lesson I learned there was that I will always make sure I have enough room to swing wide enough to get into a pull through.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Ernie, I do hope our paths cross out on the road. I really enjoyed meeting you at Campus.

Thanks Grumpy!

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Thank you Ernie, Michael, and Mike. I am definitely planning on cooking on my truck, it’s cheaper and healthier. I wouldn’t have thought of a brush on the step either. Great idea!

Michael, good luck on your upgrade.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Thanks Turtle! I hope you get to enjoy your Thanksgiving too b

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Hi guys! I just wanted to update a little while I’m sitting here in the Blue Beacon in AZ. After I deliver this load I will have a little over 25,000 of my 30,000 training miles. I am going home for Thanksgiving and will be upgrading to my own truck soon after returning from hometime. Wooooooohoooooooo!!!!!!!! When I first started training it seemed like 30,000 miles would take forever but it’s here. It’s happening. I’m excited and scared to death to be on my own but I think I’m as ready as I’ll ever be.

So, until my next update...take care and be safe out there, the driver you are passing may be me. rofl-2.gif

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Since I will be upgrading to my own truck very soon I would like to revisit a question I asked months ago before I started CDL training (and I was told I was being silly for asking and that I was putting the horse before the cart (I guess the commenter didn’t know my determination and drive 😁)).

My question is this: what do you wish you had on your very first truck that you didn’t have? Anything and everything you can think of. I will be going home for Thanksgiving and can hit some good sales while I’m there.

Thanks and be safe!

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Home time

Good luck Ernie! We will be thinking of you.

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Wash out

Seriously?! I was just in Salinas! Too bad we couldn’t have met up.

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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School date set for November 12th.

One week from today you can change your status to “in CDL school.” 😁

The very best of luck to you Grumpy but I know you are going to rock this!

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Lol That does not sound like fun. Fortunately I haven’t come across anything like that yet.

Be safe!

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Welcome Elizabeth! This whole site has a lot of useful information. I’m glad you enjoyed reading my post. Thank you.

I am very happy with my decision to come to Prime. Good luck to you and good luck and keep us up to date on your journey.

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Lol Slowly is good when first starting out. I want to keep the FM that my trainer uses, he’s really good. Hopefully I can prove myself and get some southern runs. Hmmmm I wonder if he likes chocolate? 😂

We are being routed back to Sprimo so they can get my CPAP in the system and so my trainer can get some stuff taken care of. We are hoping to be back out on the road quickly. If not, we will take the opportunity to get some clothes washed.

Have a great day everyone!

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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I’d like to see more of the south and less of the Midwest and northeast. 😁 It is what it is. It’s miles and experience and I need both.

Thanks Splitter.

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Splitter, yes, Wyoming. I’ve been there so much I’m thinking of taking up residency. NOT! LOL

Iknowimawko, I’m doing my best to keep an eye on the prize. There is so much to learn. Sheesh! I’m getting there though. I even backed into spots four times today. lol Thank you for your pay post, it was very helpful.

Be safe everyone! This tired student is going to the bunk.

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