Taking New Student In A Month

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Daniel B.'s Comment
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Just a heads up, I'll be graduating my student in December and will be taking a new PSD student in the end of December or beginning of January. After I graduate my current knucklehead student I'll go solo for a few weeks to take a small break. After that I'm game.

If anyone is interested in an experienced Instructor reply to the thread. I make no promises of taking anyone from TT, I must meet and interview you in person multiple times before making my decision.

PSD:

Prime Student Driver

Prime Inc has a CDL training program and the first phase is referred to as PSD. You'll get your permit and then 10,000 miles of on the road instruction.

The following is from Prime's website:

Prime’s PSD begins with you obtaining your CDL permit. Then you’ll go on the road with a certified CDL instructor for no less than 75 hours of one-on-one behind the wheel training. After training, you’ll return to Prime’s corporate headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, for final CDL state testing and your CDL license.

Obtain CDL Permit / 4 Days

  • Enter program, study and test for Missouri CDL permit.
  • Start driving/training at Prime Training Center in Springfield, Missouri.
  • Work toward 40,000 training dispatched miles (minimum) with food allowance while without CDL (Food allowance is paid back with future earnings).

On-the-Road Instruction / 10,000 Miles

  • Train with experienced certified CDL instructor for 3-4 weeks in a real world environment.
  • Get 75 hours of behind-the-wheel time with one-on-one student/instructor ratio.
  • Earn 10,000 miles toward total 40,000 miles needed.
Skarbrand's Comment
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Pretty cool man! I don't know if our time will match up, but I'm on Greyhound next weekend, to be in Springfield the 7th of December. Super excited! Finaaaally!!

VaDave311's Comment
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I'm going to be at Prime for my first day on Monday November 30. I'm too early....what a shame.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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I'm going to be at Prime for my first day on Monday November 30. I'm too early....what a shame.

It's alright you'll find an instructor. Prime isn't abundant in instuctors but I'm sure you'll be fine.

Rick S.'s Comment
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No TNT? Thought there was more $$ for the trainer in TNT (even if it lasts longer)?

Rick

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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No TNT? Thought there was more $$ for the trainer in TNT (even if it lasts longer)?

Rick

I've done TNT with all my students this year, almost 9 months of team driving now. I'm exhausted of team driving and want to take a small break from it. Of course, if the student is super good I might just do it with them.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Joseph E.'s Comment
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I'm going to be at Prime for my first day on Monday November 30. I'm too early....what a shame.

I suppose to be there on the 30th too were are you coming from? I'm coming from Kentucky and I'm driving in cause the bus ride was like 30 hours

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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I should be done with CDL school middle of April, then calling Prime. Hopefully you'll be available then. Have fun on solo!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
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