Leave Sunday For Prime Inc, Newbie. Any Other Newbies Will Start On Tuesday?

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R. Picante's Comment
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Been out of a job for over year and a half, figure i cant lose, make good money, get to travel and i love to drive! Going into flatbed for the challenge of it and get me in shape as well. I leave sunday morning on a 27 hour bus ride to MO, and im excited to start this next chapter in my life. Anybody else will be joing let me know so we can link up while we there and start this thing!!!!Wwoo Hoo!!

Sweet Potato's Comment
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Been out of a job for over year and a half, figure i cant lose, make good money, get to travel and i love to drive! Going into flatbed for the challenge of it and get me in shape as well. I leave sunday morning on a 27 hour bus ride to MO, and im excited to start this next chapter in my life. Anybody else will be joing let me know so we can link up while we there and start this thing!!!!Wwoo Hoo!!

I have also chosen Prime Inc but wont be leaving until after I have hired a caregiver for my daughter and have her situated will let you know

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.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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Been out of a job for over year and a half, figure i cant lose, make good money, get to travel and i love to drive! Going into flatbed for the challenge of it and get me in shape as well. I leave sunday morning on a 27 hour bus ride to MO, and im excited to start this next chapter in my life. Anybody else will be joing let me know so we can link up while we there and start this thing!!!!Wwoo Hoo!!

We have many drivers here on TT that currently drive for Prime. I know Ernie is our experienced driver and hes been driving for Prime for a while now. He also does flatbed. You've chosen a good company, do a good job yourself and prove yourself to be professional and reliable! Make sure you take our The High Road Online Training Program so you can come in prepared!

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.
Britton R.'s Comment
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I started at Prime about a month and a half ago. Just got started with my tnt trainer a few days ago. Feel free to hit me up with any questions.

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.

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Been out of a job for over year and a half, figure i cant lose, make good money, get to travel and i love to drive! Going into flatbed for the challenge of it and get me in shape as well. I leave sunday morning on a 27 hour bus ride to MO, and im excited to start this next chapter in my life. Anybody else will be joing let me know so we can link up while we there and start this thing!!!!Wwoo Hoo!!

Rico,

If you have any questions, let me know. Will do my best to answer or point you in the right direction.

Ernie

R. Picante's Comment
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Thanks guys! Just ended my 2nd day here at prime! Its Just all been great! First day was long was real long. Hurry up and wait lol but today i finish all those CBT and driving simulator, obly hit a kid twice lol. Double clutch thing is hard but i got it down almost. The peole ive met are great and oh yea i got an instructor today too, he does flatbed so i got lucky there as well. And we both have the same first name. But he going to teach around the pad in his truck, oh he a O/O! But monday we get out first load and we out! I think ive made a great choice and ready for the challenge that comes with this great job7 thays my update!

Double Clutch:

To engage and then disengage the clutch twice for every gear change.

When double clutching you will push in the clutch, take the gearshift out of gear, release the clutch, press the clutch in again, shift the gearshift into the next gear, then release the clutch.

This is done on standard transmissions which do not have synchronizers in them, like those found in almost all Class A trucks.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Tracey K.'s Comment
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Sounds like you are doing great. Just remember to pump your foot Are you keeping your heal on the floorboard or ae you riding high with your foot on the cluch. If you can find a dish sponge like you wash dishes with. Put it on the floor sit in a chair and press that sponge with your foot. The feel of that sponge is the same as the clutch. Some are harder, but that is the feel. If you can transfer that to your double clutching you will master it.

Silly. I know. But it works.

Keep us posted. Good luck.

Double Clutch:

To engage and then disengage the clutch twice for every gear change.

When double clutching you will push in the clutch, take the gearshift out of gear, release the clutch, press the clutch in again, shift the gearshift into the next gear, then release the clutch.

This is done on standard transmissions which do not have synchronizers in them, like those found in almost all Class A trucks.

Double Clutching:

To engage and then disengage the clutch twice for every gear change.

When double clutching you will push in the clutch, take the gearshift out of gear, release the clutch, press the clutch in again, shift the gearshift into the next gear, then release the clutch.

This is done on standard transmissions which do not have synchronizers in them, like those found in almost all Class A trucks.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Very cool Rico! You'll be on the road in no time!

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