Profile For PineTop

PineTop's Info

  • Location:
    Groton, CT

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    1 month, 1 week ago

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Posted:  1 month ago

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Truck in Runaway ramp

That was sobering. I’m heading down 17 South near Sedona, AR. And see a semi in the runaway ramp bogged in sand about 100 yards in. I called 911 and they sent someone out. I was listening to them dispatch it on the scanner. No injuries. I’ve never seen one in one of them before.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Prime PSD training, from a trainer's perspective.

LOL I was just going to change it but someone caught it before I could get to it.

Thomas wrote within his last reply...

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I stumbled across this website and I love what it about compared to some of the snarky and bitter ones out there.

Thank you Bruce for creating it.

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“Brett” is the creator/owner of the Trucking Truth website.

Bruce...? You out there? I’m sure you’ll have something colorful to add here.

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Prime PSD training, from a trainer's perspective.

WOW WOW WOW!!!!

What a great story this has been from you debating on catching that flight to go to Prime truck driving school to about to find out your first student is about to get his CDL. This adventure has been more enjoyable to me than some books I’ve read.. Congratulations on what you’ve accomplished so far.

I stumbled across this website and I love what it about compared to some of the snarky and bitter ones out there. Thank you Bruce for creating it.

A little backstory on me. I had a CDL at one time. I made the mistake of going to a regional small company instead of going with a larger OTR. We were required to sometimes unload our own dry vans and it wasn’t what I was looking for. My heart is on the long runs, and not unloading. My instructor INSISTED I used my brights whenever there wasn’t another car. With everything else I had to think about it put added stress on me. I was tired because I drove my own car 3 hours to meet him and my nerves and adrenaline wiped me out. I was discouraged. Not to mention he had us drive from Albany to Rochester with one of the tires flat. All in all I was discouraged and left truck driving and forfeited my CDL. This was about five years ago.

Fast forward to now. I regret not sticking it out and have been considering trying it again. I inquired with CR England because of the paid training, but after reading thru Turtles adventures and the way Prime does it, I think it is a great route to go. I live in CT. And am currently driving to Chula Vista, CA to visit my dad and brother. I’m just outside of Flagstaff now and I’m bummed that my drive will end today. The reason I decided to drive out here was to see if I had the desire to drive cross-country and by God do I ever. Of course it’s different in a four wheeler compared to 18 but I still have the passion. I love seeing all the rigs along the way and the Primes are sticking out to me now while the CR England’s aren’t any longer.

I wanted to thank everybody and especially you Turtle for your detailed experiences and blogging them for us all. It has truly inspired me and I look forward to refreshing everything and studying the training test and material on this website before giving Prime a call.

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