Prime Inc. CDL Training. Springfield, Missouri

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Turtle's Comment
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What did you do before you were a truck driver?

I spent the better part of my adult life running a flooring company. Sales, installation, and service.

PackRat's Comment
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Turtle, I am at Prime right now got held up by sleep test before i could get my med card because I had a negative test in past. I finished it all today and will get my permit tomorrow. Because of my blood pressure I started working out 4 to 6 months ago before coming lost 60 pounds before i got here and 10 to 15 more here, been working out at milinium gym twice a day. Now that i am in best shape in 30 years i am want to change my mind from reffer and go flatbed. That,s where my heart is just wanted to get in shape. I have one question, during your PSD and TT do you get a lot of training on load securment. When to use proper tools and or makeshift supports. Any information would be helpful because I know every load will be different.

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By the way nice job on your weight loss! Any loose skin loosing that much weight?

Who knows? He hasn’t posted in over a year.

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.

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Craig L.'s Comment
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What did you do before you were a truck driver?

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I spent the better part of my adult life running a flooring company. Sales, installation, and service.

What made you want to get out of flooring?

Turtle's Comment
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After 27 years in the business, I was tired of it and wanted a change.

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