Who's Starting W/prime

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Ricky O.'s Comment
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Who starting prime orientation this week? Heard 115 students coming in today.

Larry K.'s Comment
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Who starting prime orientation this week? Heard 115 students coming in today.

Jeez, seriously! 115...

That is something that concerns me, I get the whole, people dont really get the life change they will have to make, The ex chemical life style and those with DUI/DWI that went un reported etc during first interview, so 50% washout in first week.

That is still a lot of people to weed through.

Am due up there Oct. 3rd, will certainly be interesting to see and hear why most wipe out.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.


Driving Under the Influence


Driving While Intoxicated

Kris E.'s Comment
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I tried to apply with prime. They said they couldn't train me because the reason i was let go from a company I had worked for. I was a Certified Nurses Aide. The place I worked for investigated me and after they fired me they found that there was no abuse. Two employees got together and turned me in to the the DON (Director on Nurses). They lied to get me fired. Now several things are happening that shouldn't. Wished I could come back. But I have asking for a change ...

Kanelin's Comment
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One of the misconceptions about prime is that you are gonna be stuck training with all these people. The only training you do with a lot of ppl is on the simulators, unless you get night training. The vast majority of ppl train one on one with an instructor/driver and trainer. All real-world training, except for a couple days when you come in to test for your CDL. All in all a good program imho.


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.
Larry K.'s Comment
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Was really more a question of where do all these people go. Are there that many with severe enough health problems that they will not be selected? Why does the recruiter not weed these folks out?

Sure i get the number that think they can hide felonies, or get caught by the drug screen. But 50% in the first week!

Kanelin's Comment
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A lot of ppl weed themselves out. You'd be amazed how many ppl think they can beat the drug test, or try to hide something in their past. As far as the past goes, there are 2 background checks done; a quick one before you get an invite, and an in depth one when you get there. If you don't reveal something, they will ask you about it. If you lie or try to avoid it, you are gone.

There are also medical issues they can't ask about before hand because of a couple of federal laws.

And then there are people who just weren't meant to do this, for whatever reason.

From what I've heard, this doesn't happen just at Prime, it's pretty much across the board.

Ricky O.'s Comment
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A bunch get booted for not officially quitting their current jobs.

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