Profile For Spaceman Spiff

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  • Location:
    San Diego, CA

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    10 months ago

Spaceman Spiff's Bio

TNT training at Prime, Inc.

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Posted:  8 hours, 47 minutes ago

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Surgery Tomorrow. (Positive thoughts and prayers appreciated).

Be thinking of ya Marc

Posted:  3 days, 19 hours ago

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Black Smoke Matters Leaders Calling It Quits?!?

Well I don't think anyone expected them to fold out so succinctly. But four trucks out of expected thousands? That is quite the strawberry on the knee of pride.

Posted:  3 days, 19 hours ago

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Great Food Trucks

Brett, you eat like primitive humans did and there was no obesity among them. (I know because I was there.)

Nice.

Posted:  3 days, 19 hours ago

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CDL Life: Truckers name their favorite non-chain truck stops

I didn't get the " magic " of Jubitz. Sub par truck wash and a nice size lot were about the extent of my experience. What did I miss here?

Posted:  1 week ago

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

Inspiring the rest of us new Prime drivers, Kori

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Frustrated

Until you're tired at a truck stop, the driver next to you hearing you mumble something about getting your pal off your lap

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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My Prime Orientation PSD/TNT Journey (Extremely Detailed)

Knock it out man. And don't let TNT kick you in the plums, it's a tad more demanding with night hours etc.

Sorry about the smoking issue, that just straight sucks.

Speaking to you from mile 4500 of 30k in Wheatland Chicago yard headed to Mass for my first new England area run.

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Prime training/company pay vs Veriha training/company pay?

This makes sense. I did the same application months ago and only CRST, Swift contacted me back.

To the unknowing, CA seems to be an obvious choice for hiring in the trucking industry, with all the agriculture and the 5th largest economy on the planet, but the hard truth is that Californians just don't have as many job options.

Sucks about Prime freezing CA hires, I'm sure a lot of folks were frustrated recently hearing that news.

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Congrats to Splitter on one full year!!!!

Huzzahs to Splitter!

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Still finishing up

Congrats SS! Continue success on your journey. Yes, streamlining is a great word for TNT rookies. All your gear has to fit in that top bunk where you also have to sleep when the truck isn't moving. I'd bring a lightweight sleeping bag to use when sleeping on his/her bunk when the truck is rolling. Good luck out here & since G-Town didn't say it, "watch your wagon" © G-Town.

Thanks all. Specifically for anyone reading this wondering on sleep gear, wall Mart sells a red sleeping bag (50 degree) for 8.97. seen in Utah and California so I imagine it's in other states as well.

Got through the first phase PSD with one and will again for next phase (30k team miles).

As far as being a sponge, I think that's all I can do for a while. I can't imagine how anyone would assume they know more than the person training them at any of these beginning stages but I'm sure it happens.

In the meantime I'll watch some how to videos on the Prime app. Thanks again all!

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Still finishing up

Passed the test last Monday and flew home next morning. Waiting on TNT trainer and have been sitting at home since.

Feels good to have license finalized, lawn mowed and some basic other errands done. I'd advise anyone in the future waiting during this juncture to re pack their gear, I know I switched around a few things to make me more streamlined.

Seems the trainer I'm getting may be taking me over all 48 so I'll get to be out adventuring over a broader theater as well.

Good luck to all those starting their journey this week and safe driving to the rest of you.

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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Trip down to Cedar Rapids

Sometimes the unknown is the most frightening part of a new phase or adventure. Kudos to you for being proactive in easing your mind and all. We are all excited for you and may is just around the corner.

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Question: Did You Need Your Social Security Card to get hired?

Hey Spaceman! Congratulations!!dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif TNT phase?:) Same trainer?

No, unfortunately he is solely PSD phase training only. Finalizing my license as soon as I can get it and then standing by for a trainer.

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Question: Did You Need Your Social Security Card to get hired?

Thanks Packrat !

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Question: Did You Need Your Social Security Card to get hired?

Hi all,

I just passed yesterday afternoon at Prime Salt Lake City (trifecta bonus booyyyyyyy) and stupid me forgetting it was April Fool's day, was halfway in the cab to get my birth certificate, social security card, picture ID, and all credit cards before the examiner started laughing at me.

In the end all I needed was the birth certificate at the orientation, permit and driver's license for the exam portion. HOWEVER, I had all of the applicable forms of ID, TWIC card, W2s and as Rainy suggested, a few recent months worth of pay stubs. A walking identity theft victim, not a soul on the planet could have separated me from my back pack at any point in the airport. Never had to worry during training.

Side note, if you're from CA, there is a hiring freeze going on. Hopefully just a short term thing with the lease agreement issue in court.

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Question for you men.....

Hail yes, write it on up!

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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Flat-bedding Is Easy!

Thank you old school, I was hoping it was just a super busy week for you while awaiting an answer.

I understand the physics of what you say. I suppose looking at that as a driver in training and imagining getting that as an early on load in solo phase would have made me stop and think for a while on what to do.

I always appreciate the time you take in writing these long and detailed posts. So far flatbedding has been everything you guys have explained it as and better!

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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Raptor

Good call, it's been a minute since he's reported huh?

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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Out on the road

Hail Yas dude. We all pulling for you

Posted:  1 month ago

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Help Me Find The Best Stories From Our Training Diaries

Coffee TABLE book size bleh . Funny I also thought today was Saturday until just a few hours ago. Kinda lose track on the road from time to time I imagine.

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