Prime Inc Springfield CDL Training 3/6/2017 Female Student

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Kori M.'s Comment
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Ok another update. Truck is rolling just fine now. Im on a load going to northern CA so I can go home for a day and switch over my license. I will almost the 26,000 miles after we get there. Sooooo close!! Oh and I got great news today my best friend is in labor so I get to meet her precious boy when I'm home in a couple days. So excited!

Eric G.'s Comment
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So since my trainer was in home time I did not get paid fir those days. I was reimbursed the hotel though.

Now with that said I did get paid my full TNT pay and here is how it went down. The week he went home he submitted the last trip we did on Wednesday, the day we delivered. So that got me paid for the next week. When we got back we had a short load to start and we dubmitted that paperwork in a Monday. The payroll deadline is on Tuesday. So I did get paid, but it is because we worked the system.

Yes I still got paid for those days and got reimbursed my hotel and uber fees as well.

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Do you get paid for the days when you're in the the hotel when your truck is broke down?

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BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Kori M.'s Comment
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So you got your full TNT pay right? Just not extra for that week? I didn't get paid more for the week we were down like I have been getting since we've been getting over 5,000 miles usually and plus I've been getting a team bonus added to that. But that week I only got the 700. I think it was like 715 because I got some detention pay. But that was my smallest check this whole time.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Eric G.'s Comment
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Wow, I only got more than $700 one week that's because the week before we had s load we delivered but the paperwork went in after the deadline. I get around 5k miles a week. That's all I get paid for other than fuel bonuses. Then the deductions for sleep study and psd pay.

So you got your full TNT pay right? Just not extra for that week? I didn't get paid more for the week we were down like I have been getting since we've been getting over 5,000 miles usually and plus I've been getting a team bonus added to that. But that week I only got the 700. I think it was like 715 because I got some detention pay. But that was my smallest check this whole time.

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.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Kori M.'s Comment
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Yeah the deductions suck lol. Especially for the sleep test when you don't even have it. Kinda hard to swallow but oh well! How far along are you now?

Eric G.'s Comment
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Just over 15k. We sat for the last 3 days only traveling about 200 miles. We had a claim we had aired to get instructions on. Then our next load didn't have a load time fir over 24 hours. We both got a 34 reset.

Kori M.'s Comment
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Half way there! So much to learn right? It's crazy how much more goes into it.

Just over 15k. We sat for the last 3 days only traveling about 200 miles. We had a claim we had aired to get instructions on. Then our next load didn't have a load time fir over 24 hours. We both got a 34 reset.

The Transporter's Comment
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Like you said. So much to learn. I'm on my last run across America and then it's upgrade time. I hope Kalifornia is still there when I get back. Heading into NYC area. Wasn't sure if I'd make it thru TNT. Thank Gawd for sleeping pills.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

The Transporter's Comment
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Oh yeah. I forgot to mention. I did a run from Sierra Nevada beer place north of Yuba City and the Qualcomm took me thru Marysville to over to Roseville. The drive thru Marysville had me on edge. That road had turns that were so tight thru downtown and under railroad bridges. I didn't think I'd make it thru there. I still don't know why it just didn't have me stay on the 99 a better road. Marysville was crazy to me at 20 mph.

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.
Kori M.'s Comment
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We are headed to NJ then to sprimo to upgrade as well. So excited we just got a seirra nevada load a few days ago. It tried taking us that way and I said "nope" hahaha yeah that's not a fun way to go in a truck. It sucks in a car lol

Oh yeah. I forgot to mention. I did a run from Sierra Nevada beer place north of Yuba City and the Qualcomm took me thru Marysville to over to Roseville. The drive thru Marysville had me on edge. That road had turns that were so tight thru downtown and under railroad bridges. I didn't think I'd make it thru there. I still don't know why it just didn't have me stay on the 99 a better road. Marysville was crazy to me at 20 mph.

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.
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