Sleeping At A Dog Food Plant

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Bravo Zulu's Comment
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Is insane. I can't describe the smell. Wait, I'll try. Dip your index finger into a can of Alpo. Then smear it under your nose. Now close your eyes and go to sleep.

It could be worse, I guess. Kill plants are no joy either.

Ok, good night!!!

Kevin H.'s Comment
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If you keep an eye out you might see that little chuck wagon.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Cargill and Tyson are bad...feces and dead flesh..oh my.

How are you doing?

Bill F.'s Comment
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There was no mention of unpleasant smells in CDL school. I may have to rethink this whole thing.


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.
icecold24k's Comment
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Cargill and Tyson are bad...feces and dead flesh..oh my.

How are you doing?

Agreed. I was with my PSD at a Tyson beef plant and he told me to keep the windows up as well as the truck would quickly fill up with flies.


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.
Zeck180's Comment
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It could be much, much worse, near a hog confinement on a hot humid day. Good god that smells, it's even worse when you're stuck behind the manure tanks on the highway and unable to pass.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Oh good Lord........I was going to have a sandwich on my 30 minute break. Maybe later!



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Farmerbob1's Comment
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Just driving past some of the grain-fed cattle lots next to the interstates in Texas in the summertime is disgusting. Even if you have your windows rolled up, and are running at full speed.


Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Sambo's Comment
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Awww man, them Texas cattle smell GOOD! cattle and oil...the smell of money!


Bravo Zulu's Comment
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I'm doing great Rainy! I was at Tysons plant in Robards, Ky. We are hauling g salted chicken fat to our plant in North Richland Hills, Tx. That's our pepperoni plant, lol.

Cargill and Tyson are bad...feces and dead flesh..oh my.

How are you doing?

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