Profile For Jay D.

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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, CA

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    1 year, 4 months ago

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Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Prime Inc SLC orientation log

Arrived at the Ramada today at around 11am. Had to wait until about 3 for them to come change my sheets. I called the front desk a bunch. My roommate is awesome. The restaurant here offers a great menu for the people of prime. We had to pay 10 dollars today for our meal but we we will be reimbursed once we get an extra voucher from prime. The food and the service was great. I talked to my trainer and he might not pick me up until Saturday, hopefully no later than that. There isn't much to do here because the pool is "down for maintenance but it actually looks like its just full of algae. The place isn't too bad overall. There is a little fitness room. I might check that out tomorrow. That's it for now guys, just super tired. Day one of orientation is tomorrow, stay tuned!

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Prime Inc SLC orientation log

Old School, I have heard really good things about the High Road CDL Training Program from my friend who is going to train me. He kept trying to talk me into it and I wound up quickly glancing at it and decided to study with an app instead. I guess I should have listened to him! Lol.

Jay, I'm just curious... Did you use our High Road CDL Training Program for your studying? It is the most effective way to prepare for those tests.

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Prime Inc SLC orientation log

I am going to start a little log of my experience day by day at prime trucking. I'm pretty sure I've found everything I can about Orientation at SLC. I leave here this coming Sunday and orientation starts Monday. I'll start with explaining the process of applying and speaking with my recruiter.

A few weeks ago, I filled out the application online, it took me about 45 minutes to fill in all of my old addresses and figure out the dates of any jobs I had. Make sure you are able to account for any gaps in verifiable employment, they take this seriously. After the application was complete, I downloaded the Driver Pulse app per the recommendation of the popup at the end of the application. The app informed me I was assigned a recruiter but it was late when I filled it out so I didn't hear from her until the next day.

The next day she called me and we discussed an accident I had back in 2015 and she said it was okay. We went over a few other things and I told her I needed to put my two weeks in at work so we needed to wait a bit and give me time for that. I also had a friend visiting who leaves today. We set my date for orientation on the 16th of July so I basically leave for prime right after he leaves here tonight. I am in California so they are sending me to the SLC terminal.

Because I'm going through SLC I need to get my class A CDL permit with the tanker endorsement before I go there, so I made sure I took care of that. I studied but I almost failed the air brake portion 3 times and they would have made me start over and apply again if that happened. That was stressful. I spent 6 1/2 hours at the DMV a week and a half ago but I'm glad it's over with. Remember to study guys!! I studied but I guess it wasn't enough.

My recruiter and I have talked a few more times. She sent me my orientation packet and I informed her that a friend of mine will be training me on flatbed and I gave her his referral code. Today we discussed some of my old employers she was having trouble reaching so I had to dig up some old W2s and unfortunately, I don't have one for a cab company I worked for 4 years ago and they wont get back to her. She said we should be able to figure that one out (fingers crossed)

I opted to fly to Salt Lake City instead of taking the Greyhound, and she said I would be reimbursed once I'm fully hired and done with my PSD and pass my CDL test.

So now you guys are pretty much up to date. I'll update you once I'm at the SLC terminal!

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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I was approved for Prime today. What should I expect?

Thank guys. Everything is taken care of. I leave in less than a week. Keep your fingers crossed for me. I can't wait to start this next chapter of my life.

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If you dont have your W2 to file you can call the IRS or go online for a transcript. they will file for you automatically if you like but they will take a much higher tax than you could probably get if you did it yourself.

how old are you?

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Hope she’s doing well at SLC!

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Nevermind! She’s not slated to start until the 16th. Hope she resolved her tax issues.

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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I was approved for Prime today. What should I expect?

You can file past year's any time.

Oh! That's awesome. Thank you for letting me know. I have had to figure out a lot on my own in this life. I was living alone at 18 and didn't have much help before that. Thank you guys for all of your input.

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Staying in shape while driving?

Thank you. That is all very comforting. Do you think Planet Fitness is trucker friendly? I already have a membership there lol.

Petro and Ta often have small.gyms and many LA Fitness have parking are 24 hours and you can shower there. i have a list of like 300 across the country and find more regularly..the problem is i need to start using them lol

get past the "its unsafe cause im a woman" crap. i.just never fell that way

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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I was approved for Prime today. What should I expect?

Thank you all for your input. I will make sure I file my taxes this coming April. I honestly haven't made much so i wasn't too worried about it. I've read that the IRS owes millions of people money who were too lazy (like me) to file. I'm not self employed so I'm probably due a little bit of a return but filing season is over. Anyway, this post is more about employment verification than anything.

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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I was approved for Prime today. What should I expect?

Thank you guys for the great advice. My recruiter said I shouldn't need any tax information as long as they can reach my employers. I have had a lot of crappy short term jobs and and i never filed for taxes. I'm probably owed a little money but I didn't want to deal with it. I don't have all of my w2s so hopefully it's not an issue. That's the only issue I can see myself running into. I also have been a student for the past 5 years and I've sent in my transcripts so if there is any issue verifying employment, hopefully my schooling fills in any gaps.

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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I was approved for Prime today. What should I expect?

My recruiter called me today to tell me I was approved. I'm heading to SLC for orientation on the 16th of July. Will anyone else be there around that time?

I'm hearing conflicting things. Someone said they verify your employment before approving you and I've also read on here that they don't verify employment until you are at orientation. I just want to make sure they are able to reach my employers and that everything is good. What can I do to make sure I don't get sent home? Also I'm wondering what I should expect and what I should make sure I bring with me. I'm so nervous and excited. Does anyone have any experiences they can share with me?

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Team driving with an infant... is it possible?

I'm not even going to bring my dog on board until I'm comfortable with my driving. How would you secure the infant? It just seems like a bad idea all around.

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Staying in shape while driving?

I'm about to start trucking for the first time, and I know for women it can be very sketchy outside and at truck stops. I would plan on working out while on my 30 minute breaks or after I shut down at night, but I don't want to draw any attention to myself or jog too far away from the safety of my truck and have something happen to me. My health is very important and I don't want to get obese on the road. Any ideas ladies?

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Applying for Prime in about a month. Worried about being denied.

Freaking out over something you can’t control is fruitless. Call a recruiter, go over your concerns & fill out the application if they give you the green ligh. If the stars in in alignment then poof! You’re on a greyhound to whatever training facility they assign you to.

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket either. I was originally told I didn’t qualify by my first prime recruiter. I then filled out applications at Knight, Swift & CFI. All three gave me the thumbs up. Not satisfied with being denied by Prime, I called again & spoke to a different recruiter who told me that they didn’t understand why the first recruiter denied me. I was given the thumbs up, did my training & am now in my own truck having dropped my first 2.5 loads. It really doesn’t matter where you start. It’s what you do with that opportunity that will determine your future in this industry. Good luck. 👍

Thank you! That is very encouraging. The one reason I wouldn't want to go with another company is because my friend would be training me with Prime. I'm a young female and I just want to go into this with some sort of security and familiarity. I know it sounds silly but it definitely sweetens the deal.

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Applying for Prime in about a month. Worried about being denied.

I have been considering this for a long time, and I finally decided I am 100% sure this is what I want to do. My only problem is it has been so hard to find work these past few years. I just recently moved to California and before that I did a lot of moving around in NY. I've probably had about a total of 10 ****ty part time jobs over the past few years. Either they weren't paying well, I wasn't getting enough hours, or I changed towns. I'm very serious about wanting to drive for prime, I even have a friend who is a trainer and he will train me. Do you guys think my spotty work history will be a problem? I've been a full time student since 2013 so that at least shows I've been busy. I had an accident at the beginning of 2015 but I don't think that will be an issue because it's been over 3 years. Basically I'm going to spend this next month freaking out about whether I'm going to be denied or not. I don't know what to do.

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