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Brian W.'s Comment
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I leave for training at the end of this month. I'm sure I'll be posting more when I start. As if know I have a few questions for anyone that works with them.

1. How does home time work, I know they give you 1 day per week and you can go home for 4 days max. But when you go home do they try and give you a drop off near where you live and also do you get paid the miles it takes you to drive home?

2.When you first start training and orientation, and you complete the first 2-4weeks of non-paid training. When will you be allowed your first home time. Is it after you complete your 2-3 months of paid training and become a solo driver?

Thanks in advance! Really looking forward to starting. Going to start reading up on study guides ASAP.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Mark P.'s Comment
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I leave for training at the end of this month. I'm sure I'll be posting more when I start. As if know I have a few questions for anyone that works with them.

1. How does home time work, I know they give you 1 day per week and you can go home for 4 days max. But when you go home do they try and give you a drop off near where you live and also do you get paid the miles it takes you to drive home?

2.When you first start training and orientation, and you complete the first 2-4weeks of non-paid training. When will you be allowed your first home time. Is it after you complete your 2-3 months of paid training and become a solo driver?

Thanks in advance! Really looking forward to starting. Going to start reading up on study guides ASAP.

Hi Brian... Generally you get assigned a load as near as possible to your hometown and a place to drop the trailer. If you can park the truck at home so much the better. In the TNT phase home time really depends on your instructor's schedule. I got lucky and had a week at home during TNT since my instructor already had a family vacation planned. But you should plan on being out at least 6 weeks at first unless you have an instructor who is willing to drop you off near home before he takes a break. Odds are that won't happen since he gets more money more quickly for getting you trained and upgraded ASAP. Good luck!

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

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 14ยข 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.

Brian W.'s Comment
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Thanks for the info! Do I get paid for the miles to drive home also?

Mark P.'s Comment
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Yes. I generally end up with a drop within 50 miles of home and bobtail to my driveway off duty.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

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