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Brandon H.'s Comment
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Hi all! My names Brandon. I have been lurking the forums for the past few months hidden in the background. I've had the trucking path on my mind for over a year now. I ended up narrowing it down to a few choices for company sponsored trainings. But honestly Prime won me over, all because of Rainy and a couple others. I am currently a 911 Dispatcher in Central Illinois. And while I love my job, I hate sitting behind a desk. I recently processed my application with Prime Inc and will be starting the program April 3rd. I'm extremely nervous! I just want to say thanks to all on TT, you really provided someone with not a clue about this industry to some foundation of what it takes. I hope to see y'all on the road eventually!


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.

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.


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Congratulations on your choice!!


One bit of advice... Study hard and often. With that said, relax, trust the process, don't put extra pressure on yourself about passing everything/shifting/backing/ etc (like I did). You'll do great... Just have fun!

Turtle's Comment
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Congratulations Brandon. Lots of Primates here. Please don't hesitate to ask questions. Plenty of help available at TT.

Brandon H.'s Comment
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Thank you! Advice will surly noted! I always stress! Considering my current position.

I'm excited for the road in front of me!

Brandon H.'s Comment
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Got the call from my recruiter this afternoon! Holly is such a great rep for this company! I'm approved to start! I know it's only the beginning and I have a lot to prove, but damnit I'm excited! Some family isn't to happy but I've tried explaining my case. Oh well!

Lynn H.'s Comment
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I've been working on this endeavor since October (I have ends to tie up before I can be away from home,) and my son is less than thrilled, but his attitude has gone from complete naysayer to disgruntled acceptance. It's just, he loves me and he worries. You can please some of the people some of the time...

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