Prime Orientation Tentative 1/16/17

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Brian E.'s Comment
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Can Anyone help me out?

TNTrucker73's Comment
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Can Anyone help me out?

With what? That is a broad question

G-Town's Comment
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Yes...we anxiously await the question

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Fire away!

Brian E.'s Comment
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Everything? What can I expect?

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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If you read through my very long thread I answer most questions. I started it as a PSD and kept going as I went solo. Some jerk tried to bash prime on my thread and I didn't know if what he said was that point. NOW I known he is full of crap.

In a nutshell... Its a great company and I love it. Best decision in ever made. There tons of prime drivers here. But as others will point out, most of the big carriers are a good choice.

Training is long and can be frustrating...but the dispatchers and repair people are great. I'm not a number like people told me I'd be. They didn't force men to lease or into a lightweight which seem to he the big concerns for people.

click here for my story


Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.


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.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Brian, go through these resources before you leave for orientation:

That will help you understand what to expect once you get started in this career and will prepare you for getting your career off to a great start.

Also, we have specific information on Prime:

Prime Inc Company Sponsored Training Program Review

Prime Inc Company Review

Forum Conversations Tagged "Prime Inc"


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.

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Tractor Man's Comment
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They didn't force men to lease

But they did force Women to lease?


Reaper's Comment
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They didn't force men to lease


But they did force Women to lease?


Same thought crossed my mind. Rainy did they? Im on the edge of my seat. The anticipation is palpeble.

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This oughta be good....😉


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