Leaving Tomorrow For Prime Orientation And Training.

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DaveDiesel's Comment
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3:50 am grey dog for springfield missouri! Headed to prime inc for orientation and training. Any tips on what I need to bring with me besides the basics? What can I expect? Greyhound ride gonna be about 14 hrs! I'm ready!

Good luck Mike! Prime is on my list of companies as well. Looking forward to hear about your adventures.

Mike V.'s Comment
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Sorry Logan .....I wasnt more clear about my license!

Logan M.'s Comment
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Sorry Logan .....I wasnt more clear about my license!

It's all good my friend I was on my laptop instead of my phone so I'm not mad at ya lol

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Lol its all good I've been up for 25 hours and can't sleep something about being a bed not in the truck screws my sleep all off lol plus I figure someone can use the info haha

That is the truth.I was sleep better knowing I am in a truck.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Logan M.'s Comment
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Lol its all good I've been up for 25 hours and can't sleep something about being a bed not in the truck screws my sleep all off lol plus I figure someone can use the info haha

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That is the truth.I was sleep better knowing I am in a truck.

I swore it wouldn't be like that with me and here I am still awake lol I should have asked for a room closer to the parking lot at least hear the apus running lol

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

APUs:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Jessica A-M's Comment
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Hey Logan, do you remember what the physical agility test consists of specifically?

Logan M.'s Comment
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Hey Logan, do you remember what the physical agility test consists of specifically?

Its called apex. They make you do a couple of basic stretches, a couple squats and lunges typical range ofotion things.

Then they tell you to pick up a milk crate with 40lbs in it up to your chest set it down. Then the same thing with a crate with 60lbs. Then one with 80 up to your waist.

After that they have you pick up another milk crate I believe it was 60lbs walk a few steps set it down, pick it up and bring it back.

Next you got to a shelf wit a rolled tarp in it it's a little higher than a flatbed trailer or it seemed that way at the time. You pick it up off the shelf set it on the floor, pick it up and put it back on the shelf.

Then you take a few steps up a ladder and repeat that 5 or 6 times.

Then you're done. They sign off and say you can do flatbed. I pull reefer but when I was there they wanted everyone to go over and do it regardless of what division you are going for.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Phox's Comment
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Hey Logan, do you remember what the physical agility test consists of specifically?

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Its called apex. They make you do a couple of basic stretches, a couple squats and lunges typical range ofotion things.

Then they tell you to pick up a milk crate with 40lbs in it up to your chest set it down. Then the same thing with a crate with 60lbs. Then one with 80 up to your waist.

After that they have you pick up another milk crate I believe it was 60lbs walk a few steps set it down, pick it up and bring it back.

Next you got to a shelf wit a rolled tarp in it it's a little higher than a flatbed trailer or it seemed that way at the time. You pick it up off the shelf set it on the floor, pick it up and put it back on the shelf.

Then you take a few steps up a ladder and repeat that 5 or 6 times.

Then you're done. They sign off and say you can do flatbed. I pull reefer but when I was there they wanted everyone to go over and do it regardless of what division you are going for.

aww heck I could do that test easy peasy... did harder stuff in my americorps days.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Logan M.'s Comment
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Believe it or not there plenty of guys who couldn't do it, it's not a major deal at all takes about an hour waiting in line 10 minutes to do the exercises.

Jessica A-M's Comment
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Do you mean they have you lift the 90# tarp? Or do you think it's lighter? I think I can get the 80# crate up. Using Old School's tarp lifting idea I might be able to do 90# with the tarp but I'm a little worried now. My strength is in my legs, not my arms.

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