Profile For Mike D.

Mike D.'s Info

  • Location:
    Deep E, TX

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

  • Social Link:
    Mike D. On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    1 year ago

Mike D.'s Bio

Have done many jobs. Hoping solo driving will take me on into my golden years.

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Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Parking at night?

East of the Mississippi can be challenging. You have to get creative sometimes working with your clock. Weight stations of course. Also if you drive say a Freightliner...look up a dealer and they usually have parking and Wi-Fi too.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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It's Official, July 29th with Wilson

Missouri really only requires 10 logged in hours of drive time and two wks before being able to test out. That's what I did and of course time on the training pad at Prime Inc.

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Trucking Companies That Hire With DUIs

Keep in mind, they run m7ch.more expensive checks once you get to orientation. Prime finds expunged DUIs and charges.

Prime has a 2 per lifetime. That is what the state of Missouri is. Fwiw.

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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I Have a Rollover. I’m looking for a company that will accept me.

Antoine, that's a tough one. A roll over is a preventable accident of which you'll have to be able to convince a potential employer you learned valuable lessons from. We all wish you the best, but I just don't know what direction to point you in. Start applying everywhere and be very upfront in any conversations you have with a recruiter.

I've seen Western Express hire someone after opening up the top of another company's tractor with a low bridge. You might give it a shot, but be prepared to explain what you've learned from this accident. Own it as your own mistake - don't prepare excuses, only lessons learned.

According to Safety. It has been an exceptionally bad year for roll overs.

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Just smashed a deer

Take it out. That time of year. Grass getting green along the road side.

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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I Have a Rollover. I’m looking for a company that will accept me.

Huge bummer. It can easily happen to anyone. I hope it works out for you.

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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We Had A Major Truck Accident

Praying for you quick recovery. Team driving.

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Test Day

Congratulations. Now you can begin the rest of the journey

Awesome! Now it begins.

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Well it's officially official!

Just officially signed the official paperwork today committing to Sprimo Prime training on January 28!!!!!!!!

Good deal. I think you will be pleased once you get past orientation.

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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New Primate

Mike D

Are you sure you didn't make that name up?

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Raptor

It's true, it's true!

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Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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New Primate

Well... On my first load as a TNT student. Hauling cheese to In n Out Burger in California and the name of the street is Hamburger Blvd.

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Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Question about medical card and cardiologist

I had the same issue. I also had a stress test done before hand because I had read somewhere that would also be a requirement. As it turned out they requested a copy of the test results along with a Dr.s letter stating that I was under his care and that I was clear for driving.

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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New Primate

Thanks Grumpy, Han Solo, Robert, Turtle and Michael. I got hooked up with my TNT trainer today and expecting to go out tomorrow. He is from the South too and close to the same age with a similar out look on life. So again I am pleased with the way things have been working out.

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Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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New Primate

Completed PSD training. Now waiting for a trainer to begin my TNT training. So far I have been very pleased with my decision in coming to Prime. No complaints at all. Everything going very smoothly. good-luck-2.gif

Posted:  7 months, 3 weeks ago

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Will self-driving trucks put truckers out of a job?

This is another reason why they say there is a continuing shortage due to the subject of self driving trucks. People are hesitant to enter into the industry with this over hanging topic that has been getting a lot press. They said the same thing about air travel years ago too.

Posted:  8 months ago

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Prime' s employment verification/background...being sent home

Chill-Out! One thing you’ll soon realize, it’s an inherent quality in all successful truck drivers; they know how to roll with the punches; constantly adjusting and avoiding the temptation prompting an emotional response. It’s a necessary personality trait...

That said; Rainy is a Prime trainer. Turtle a Prime flatbed driver. They know the ropes. Be careful where you get your advice from.

Keep something in mind, Prime will hire student drivers in their early to mid-20’s. A 24 year old is unlikely to have more than 8 years of employment history.

Just be prepared to honestly give them what you can.

That is true. I wasn't the oldest in my class but very close. I am twice the age of my PSD trainer.

Posted:  8 months ago

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Physical fitness on the road

Also there are hundreds of truck friendly fitness centers across the states that will allow you to park over night. If you are a member there is always that option as well.

Posted:  8 months ago

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Prime' s employment verification/background...being sent home

There were a few ppl in my class that got snagged on the work history gaps. They will give you until the following Monday to get it worked out. The big ones is to come clean both in urine and criminal back ground and do not be late for roll calls.

Posted:  8 months ago

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Prime' s employment verification/background...being sent home

DO THEY CARE IF YOU'VE BEEN FIRED FROM NON DRIVING JOBS? What do they ask employers when they call? Also it is indeed 10 years at orientation regardless of commercial experience....

I wouldn't sweat it. The reason why they need a complete verifiable history is to make sure you were not training to become a terrorist over seas.

Posted:  8 months ago

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Prime' s employment verification/background...being sent home

They just want a complete picture for three yrs with out any past trucking experience. Ten yrs if you have trucking experience. If you were laid off/unemployed, they need it verified. Your recruiter knows this. It will hold you up if there are any gaps in getting cleared to get your badge and vest to go over to the main facility to begin training. Make sure your get with your recruiter regarding any gaps because that is what they will tell you to do when going through orientation. I hope this answers your question. Best of luck.

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