Going With Prime :)

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MotherTruckerKen's Comment
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Hey Guys I have finally decided to go with Prime as my first trucking company, I will be going through their Training program on Februrary 14th (yes Valentines Day laugh it up!) But I'm very excited, I talked to Daniel B the other night for about 2 hours straight as everyone knows he is the Prime Guy here, He really gave me some great advice and if anyone else is considering Prime I would say talk to him for sure. I was originally intending on going to a private trucking school but after some thorough research and really looking into it I felt like Prime would be the perfect fit and great first company, I looked at what mattered most to me, Hometime vs Great Pay and Benefits. That being said I narrowed it down to 2 great companies, Roehl for their Hometime options or Prime with great pay and benefits with less hometime. So I went with Prime, I'm 23 years old and still at home with family, not too concerned on being home that much, in fact I'm cool with just living in my truck during my 4 day hometime periods. I wanna say thanks to everyone here and all the information on these forums, they really helped me and gave me a clear Idea on what to look for and who to pick! I've got a little over a week to study my ass off for the permit (Just to be ahead of the game). If anyone else will be there on the 14th as well let me know!

Diver Driver's Comment
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Good luck to you. I start my Orientation on the 9th.

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Good luck to you. I start my Orientation on the 9th.

I'll see you there.

Ernie

Brian M.'s Comment
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In my humble opinion a wise choice, of course I am a little biased. Enjoy your orientation but remember that everything you do your first few months there is all part of the job interview at Prime. The way you react to every situation through your PSD portion is all one big test. Here's hoping you recieve a great trainer! Cheers

PS like Ernie has stated if I also can be of service to you feel free to PM me.

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.
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