Prime PSD Springfield MO 02/20/17

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Pete B.'s Comment
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Good luck, Patrick, we're all pulling for you! Looking forward to reading more of this diary!

Patrick R.'s Comment
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02/21/17. 0630 Wakeup time, slept through a couple of alarms but thats ok i needed the rest, went and grabbed some chow they had some amazing looking food but because of the BP test i decided to go with eggs unsalted and a hashbrown. Been drinking nothing but water since last night. 0715 We started Logs class and learned how to use a paper log book incase the qualcomm ever goes down, I was so tired I was struggling not to nod off since i couldnt have any kind of caffeine this morning. 0815 log class ended and went right into Roll call and some basic info on the contract and got the MO residency letters a few people got med cards today also. One thing they are stressing is that you go to the DMV and test ATLEAST once a day no matter what so you know what you need to study. 0930...The time has come, I find myself sitting in the Med office eyes closed only one guy ahead of me, breathing deep and trying to relax not working so well, tried to think about other stuff but kept coming back to the BP..."NEXT!"...****...ok here we go, got comfy in the chair laid my arm out and took a few deep breaths...passing I think he put 130/80. As of this point I am about to go set up to get on the shuttle to the DMV and see how well I do next one is in about 45 mins. Wish me luck! Will update once i get back.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

Dm:

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Patrick R.'s Comment
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Good luck, Patrick, we're all pulling for you! Looking forward to reading more of this diary!

Thanks mate!

Pete B.'s Comment
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Great job getting your BP down! I know you'll past the written exams easy-peasy, since you've been studying the High Road. I'm very excited for you!

G-Town's Comment
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02/21/17. 0630 Wakeup time, slept through a couple of alarms but thats ok i needed the rest, went and grabbed some chow they had some amazing looking food but because of the BP test i decided to go with eggs unsalted and a hashbrown. Been drinking nothing but water since last night. 0715 We started Logs class and learned how to use a paper log book incase the qualcomm ever goes down, I was so tired I was struggling not to nod off since i couldnt have any kind of caffeine this morning. 0815 log class ended and went right into Roll call and some basic info on the contract and got the MO residency letters a few people got med cards today also. One thing they are stressing is that you go to the DMV and test ATLEAST once a day no matter what so you know what you need to study. 0930...The time has come, I find myself sitting in the Med office eyes closed only one guy ahead of me, breathing deep and trying to relax not working so well, tried to think about other stuff but kept coming back to the BP..."NEXT!"...****...ok here we go, got comfy in the chair laid my arm out and took a few deep breaths...passing I think he put 130/80. As of this point I am about to go set up to get on the shuttle to the DMV and see how well I do next one is in about 45 mins. Wish me luck! Will update once i get back.

Good for you Patrick. Big hurdle in the past...NEXT.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

Dm:

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Turtle's Comment
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Awesome!

As crazy as it sounds, your bp test was the first thing I thought of when I woke up this afternoon. I saw the TT notification on my phone and hoped for good news. Glad to hear it bud. That's a big hurdle. Moving on!!

Patrick R.'s Comment
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GOOOOOD MORNING VIETNAAAM!! lol jk, can you tell I am excited? Well heres a little update for everyone! Went up to the DMV today had to sit for about an hour and a half, this DMV is so much diff then the one back home. Well finally my number was called went in had a nice chat with the girl up at the counter about good places to eat and all that in the area...sat down at the little terminal to take my tests...now as everyone at this point prob knows, Prime wants you to pass Gen Knowledge, Air Brakes, Combination, and Tanker! Well the first three are required no matter what for a CDL...anyways. So without further ado...I PASSED! All 4 of them i passed with a 95-100 first try it was amazing and so easy. Thanks to the High Road program and an app i got on my phone that literally words the questions almost exactly like the DMV was a breeze going through them. I have Sim Class around 630 and like 5 more CBTs left to do and then I am good. Waiting on my Med Card at this point to go back and get my full permit.

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.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Dm:

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Turtle's Comment
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That's great news! Another big hurdle crossed. It just gets easier from here on out.

Remember to bring your birth certificate and other ID info when you go back to finish your permit. They'll want it then too. I learned the hard way.

Kori M.'s Comment
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Yesss! That's so awesome! Very happy for you.

geotnt's Comment
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had a nice chat with the girl up at the counter about good places to eat and all that in the area...

If she didn't mention it, one of the best (and most famous) places to eat around there is Lambert's "Home of the throwed roll". It's just south of Springfield on the way to Branson.

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