Anybody At Prime Waiting For A PSD/TNT Trainer...?

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Ken C.'s Comment
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My current Co-Driver " JOPA" is probably going to upgrade to a Solo Truck in the next few days so I may be looking for a new Student

Ken C

Anchorman's Comment
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Is that our ONE and ONLY Jopa that you are talking about? I have not seen him on here in a while...

Rick S.'s Comment
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My current Co-Driver " JOPA" is probably going to upgrade to a Solo Truck in the next few days so I may be looking for a new Student

Ken C

Good for Jopa - haven't seen him around in awhile.

Rick

Daniel B.'s Comment
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We miss him deeply, get him to check in!

Errol V.'s Comment
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Yeah! I think he was last seen eastbound on Donner Pass.

Nomad Novelist's Comment
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Hi Ken. I'm starting at Orientation this coming Monday, April 4th. Not sure if you're looking for PSDs or just TNTs. Also, my heart is set on flatbed...does it even matter what you train on during the PSD phase? Or only for TNT?

I've read through some of your posts here, and you're obviously a helpful guy. So I'm interested, if you are. If not, no offense taken.

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.

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.

Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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Nice! Another German Shepherd guy...

Hey Ken, he can't be all that bad... LOL!

JJ

Nomad Novelist's Comment
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Nice! Another German Shepherd guy...

Hey Ken, he can't be all that bad... LOL!

JJ

I'll have you know, that is a rare, Ozarkian, Dober-uahua. :)

ChickieMonster's Comment
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Nice! Another German Shepherd guy...

Hey Ken, he can't be all that bad... LOL!

JJ

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I'll have you know, that is a rare, Ozarkian, Dober-uahua. :)

I'm afraid to ask what exactly that mix is! A Dobie with little short legs and a bad attitude? And a southern MO accent?

Nomad Novelist's Comment
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Half Doberman, half Chihuahua...

;)

Actually, I have no idea what he is, but when he talks to me, he definitely has a southern accent of some kind. Could be southern MO. Could be Texan...

"You either *FUR* us, or against us."

Hmm. Leaning toward Texan.

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