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

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Diver Driver's Comment
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Congrats, happy to hear that your killing it.

All that east coast driving is going to pay dividends. Wait until you get out west. You'll be able to relax a little and enjoy the scenery, without someone trying to cut you off at every turn.

Kori M.'s Comment
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Oh yeah the drivers are insane over here lol. Seeing everything from up high gives a new perspective that's for sure. And people trying to merge haha. It's crazy!

Congrats, happy to hear that your killing it.

All that east coast driving is going to pay dividends. Wait until you get out west. You'll be able to relax a little and enjoy the scenery, without someone trying to cut you off at every turn.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Kori it's really putting a smile on my face to hear you are having such a great start. Prime is an excellent company from everything I hear.

Personally I wouldn't want to trade this life for anything. Sounds like you have that same spirit of adventure too.

Turtle's Comment
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It definitely sounds like you're getting the most out of this experience. It makes for a fun time for all of us reading along. Keep posting!

Patrick R.'s Comment
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Cali!! Home sweet home! I know TNT will be much different! What shift will you be driving?

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Good goin hun! Sorry for the late reply but yes stayin with the same guy we are headed out of sprimo tonight towards cali lol gonna be interesting now in TnT basically driving by myself gonna have to make friends to talk to on the phone while he sleeping haha!

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Looks like night shift for now which is nice. Trying to get used to sleeping in the day and with a moving truck

TNT:

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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 14ยข 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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Thank you! Yes I'm liking prime a lot! I did get really lucky with my trainer as well. She's very informative. I think I'm going to like this life out on the road.

Kori it's really putting a smile on my face to hear you are having such a great start. Prime is an excellent company from everything I hear.

Personally I wouldn't want to trade this life for anything. Sounds like you have that same spirit of adventure too.

Kori M.'s Comment
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I've done a few night shifts my short time out there and they were rough at first but it did get easier.... somewhat lol

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Looks like night shift for now which is nice. Trying to get used to sleeping in the day and with a moving truck

Han Solo Cup (aka, Pablo)'s Comment
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Kori, I'm a year to 18 months away from making the transition and I'm loving your journal. Please keep posting. It's very informative and exciting to hear what you're going through, learning, etc.. Your excitement really comes through in your posts.

Kori M.'s Comment
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Thank you! I'm glad that it's at least a little informative and not just me rambling about nothing haha. It's all exciting out here. So many new things daily.

Kori, I'm a year to 18 months away from making the transition and I'm loving your journal. Please keep posting. It's very informative and exciting to hear what you're going through, learning, etc.. Your excitement really comes through in your posts.

Kori M.'s Comment
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3/28/2017

So I'm back at sprimo! I've actually been back since Sunday I've just been terrible about posting on here, I've been a busy bee.

So when we got back in Sunday there weren't any opening for practice pads or trucks so I could practice backing and shifting. So we called it a day and headed back to the hotel and got some much needed rest.

Yesterday we got a manual truck hooked it up to a trailer and I started driving it through town. Let me tell you... totally different driving that than my trainers manual. Having to plan the shifting and everything before turns. But I got comfortable pretty quick. It just started to rain on me towards the end so I got a little more tense. But all in all i felt pretty good about the driving part. Then we headed over to the practice pad to start some backing practice. It all came back to me pretty quickly. Every once in a while I got myself in a little predicament and my trainer would say "ok I'm glad this happened now so I can tell you how to fix it so if it happens on the test you will be ok" so I got some great experience yesterday.

Today we got a backing pad that was on the test pad so it was in better shape and crisper lines to look at haha. We did the in cab and air brake test then went straight to the backing maneuvers like I was actually testing. I went through straight back, offset, parallel and alley. And mybtrainer said I got 0 points! I guess I'm allowed 12 and I could still pass. So I'm feeling great about it! I am testing tomorrow morning. A few other people in my class are as well so it will be a fun day! I'm super excited and equally nervous!

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