Prime Permit Test.

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MotherTruckerKen's Comment
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I was just wondering if anyone had any info with Prime's training for the permit, do they make you take it as soon as you get there? My recruiter told me to study for it ahead of time before I arrive which i've been doing but that's really all he told me, it got me wondering that they make you take it on your first day, he even told me a lot of guys fail because they'll come in and study when they get there and that it's best to study all you can before getting there, so I'm really trying to study as much as I can on it and get it all locked in my head, just curious on when they make you take the test and if you get any additional studying from the actual School?

Errol V.'s Comment
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Ken, I think you should more prepare yourself now instead of worry about those who think their training starts the first day of class. In fact, if you show up with your Tennessee CDL-A permit in hand, what are they going to do? At the minimum, that would give you more time to study/prepare for the rest of your skills.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brian M.'s Comment
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Your recruiter is absolutely correct. A large number of people in you orientation will be sent home by Friday because of lack of preparation. Most likely on Tuesday afternoon you will take you permit tests. By Friday if you have not passed the greyhound awaits. In some cases they do extend people till Monday but don't count on it. So hit the books and study here. Don't be a greyhound express

MotherTruckerKen's Comment
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Errol, I'm not gonna study it at last minute, I've been studying for a week so far, and still am continuing to study I am just worried I will not pass since it's over 100 questions but I'm doing my best . and guys that work for PRIME what is all on the permit test? I was told I will need to take a Tanker's endorsement which i've studied for, that aside, the only thing on the test should be , General Knowledge, Air Brakes, and combination, right? if that's all I need then I should be good, been studying hours on end every day.

Brian M.'s Comment
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Everything Brett offers on the high road is what you need to be successful. Don't panick ! First make sure you have the General Knowledge and Airbrake down, after that do the required endorsments. If you pass the general knowledge portion first and by chance miss some of the endorsments it will allow you to free up your time to study those again. The longest is the general knowledge so try to wipe it out first.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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