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Posted:  2 days, 9 hours ago

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Prime Simulator program

Thank you Brett and G- Town for your detailed responses. I appreciate it and agree with you guys

Posted:  3 days, 8 hours ago

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Prime Simulator program

Why no one is mentioning about this simulator program at Prime...When I was doing my research I learned that students have to pass simulator test before going for PSD. But recruiters, fleet manager or experienced prime drivers didn't mention anything about how Prime wants students to pass simulator backing test when students try to upgrade after their TNT. I passed that simulator test in my 1st try but the guy who went after me failed twice and he has to go back on road for another 15k miles or something. Working in gaming and designing for 20 plus years I can tell that it is not even 30% close to real life driving. Then why are they make people to do that. I can under stand the idea of practicing on a simulator before getting in a truck. But not letting to upgrade someone who already has a CDL and 30k experience because they are not good with 2d gaming is not a great thing. I just feel bad for that kid and I wonder why they are doing that. May be I am wrong, Would love to hear from experienced drivers.

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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European truck driver (German) Driving in the US?

Thanks for the answers.

What just bothers me is, that on my driversliecens it, states that its an International drivers licens, not only european licens, and that we are actually taught here in the EU, that out licens, can be use everywhere in the world!? Well well, anyhow, it is what it is :) And yet again, i thank for the answers.

Kind regards

I didn't know there is something called international license. You can get international permit and use it with your state issued license while traveling. But it is only for personal vehicles and rental cars. I never heard anything about international commercial license or permit.

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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SpriMo Bound for Prime Orientation... Anyone Else?

Best of luck and good that you are going now. From next month Prime is changing their TNT program.

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Prime Inc TNT students will see increased mileage requirements in training

I read that starting in June 2019 TNT students going through Prime Inc Paid CDL Training will be "Required to obtain a minimum 50,000 team miles with a Prime Trainer AFTER obtaining CDL."

Is this true?

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Reefer Question

@RealDiehl Few weeks ago I was in Springfield terminal and saw few fleet managers sitting in front of a computer and reading your messages lol. I saw this same photo and was thinking I have seen him somewhere. Those fleet managers were reading comments and one said "oh boy that escalated pretty quick.". ..so last few weeks it was bothering me that where did I meet you and just now I realized that it was here lol.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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My Prime Orientation PSD/TNT Journey (Extremely Detailed)

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Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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Best Fleets to Drive for 2018 in Commercial Carrier Journal

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Edit - 2019 Best Fleets to Drive for

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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Why do student truckers take Greyhound to school?

It is better not to drive your own car. If you get in an accident you are done. Also there is a high chance for getting pulled over especially in long trip becuase you may drive fast on highway when you have to cover long distance and cops also love out of state vehicles. So it is better to avoid those chances and get a greyhound.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Good youtube trucking channel

My favorite YouTube truck channel is The Flatbed Chick because she is gorgeous and she reminds me of Jennifer Anniston :)

https://youtu.be/_O9oQgmrfIw

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Prime TNT - Money is Great

Even though they say we get a guranteed $700 or .14 cents per mile whichever is more, I thought it is just an ad and I may make only $700 a week. I don't know how to read this check lol, I am one of those guy whose wife does all the tax returns and she is the one who talks numbers at a car dealership. Anyway this is my 3rd week into TNT and I got my 1st and 2nd checks.1st week I made $800 + before taxes and second week I got $900+. I am really happy the way I am getting paid at my training time and also happy for selecting Prime. Trucking Truth is the only reason I decided to go to Prime. I have to tell one thing, that in my 2 months here at Prime I didn't experience anything negative and I bet most of the bad comments you see on YouTube and indeed and other sites are probably by some drivers who have some issues with these companines. Same like retail industry where most customers write reviews when they are upset with something but vast majority who are happy with a product usually don't write any reviews.

Also I am not interested in team driving but at the same time I don't see any problem sharing space with an instructor for 2 months while in training. Most of the time one person is sleeping and the only time we interact is when he teaches me something or when we have our breakfast. So students who are going for that TNT, it is not that horrible at all and just try to keep your personal space and keep things clean. Also please don't show attitude to your trainer and try to help him or her whenever you can and things will be easy.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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I finally did it!

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Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Overnight parking at rest stops in PA

It isn’t about the backing, etc. I prefer rest stops, etc.

Two reasons. It is quieter, and I am losing 5 pounds a week staying away from truck stop food. And saving money. So 3 reasons.

2 weeks in TNT and I was thinking the same. If Truckers start parking at rest stops instead of truck stops we won't gain that extra pounds. So once I go solo that is what I am going to do.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Husband/ Wife Team Drivers

Hi did you try Prime Inc. You guys should apply there together. Once applied and selected you both can go for 1 week orientation together. After that he will start his 40K training with a trainer and you will go for 3 to 4 weeks of CDL training. After you get your CDL you will go for your 30K training w/ a trainer. He will get a guaranteed $600 a week while in training and you will get a guranteed $700 a week in your 30K training period. You guys probably will finish your training at same time and after that I think you both can start team driving.

Here is a linkPrime Inc CDL Training

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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New Truck

I believe that it is standard equipment with Prime. Three years ago when I started with Swift, no APU's, refrigerators, or inverters. My new truck has an 1800 watt inverter and a refrigerator. No APU though, still need to idle for A/C. Competition for drivers is pretty fierce right now. Companies are adding these amenities to their trucks to lure drivers. smile.gif

Oh ok thanks Tractor Man. Now I got it. So I probably will get one. nice.smile.gif

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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What is the strangest thing you've seen?

As a TNT student I haven't seen anything yet but this breathtaking view from Deadman Pass lookout area was so great.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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New Truck

Awesome Congratulations Jamie.dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif I was in the impression that every truck comes with an APU. Both my PSD and TNT trainers trucks have that. Hope in the future when I go solo the truck they assign me will have that.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Prime CDL Training - Springfield, MO

I think Britton went for prime training 1 week before me and I was reading his diary very interestingly. I bet he is a very nice guy but I wonder his last post can give wrong ideas to new students. Another guy in psd program with me did the same thing. He said he came to prime only because he doesn't have money and he doesn't want to take 15k student loan and spend 6 months in a CDL school. I can understand why some people take advantage of company school , especially when companies like prime is paying interest free loan and free food. Personally I will never think about leaving a company without finishing my commitment.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Pre-Trip Inspection Preparation

Hi doug all I did was studying Daniel's Pre-trip pdf file. I watched few youtube videos just to get the basic understanding of parts and location, after that I was just reading Daniel's file. When I took the test I said the exact words from that and i got 89 or 90 and the guy who tested me went and told my trainer that "He is good"

I kind of liked this video. If you get a chance please check.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxANqIaOccGlY5NRQ7FAoJ1iUnwIfph2z

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