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

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The Transporter's Comment
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I'm still with ya. Dreading the whole TNT thing but I know in the end there is a HOLY GRAIL. I'm driving a manual which I've never done till I got to Prime and when I'm on city streets my anxiety is at a high but I'm still in it to win it. Very sleep deprived on these leftover winter roads from hell. I was at home for a week and realized how much I'm needed there so my goal is to eventually land a job with more home time. When I'm done TNT and upgrade to a phat ride, my girlfriend should be coming along. I hope she can handle this. I'm mostly doing this for her. Wishing you the best. Safe travels. We'll be done quicker than we know it.

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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Yes TNT takes a while to get used to. It was so hard to fall asleep when we first started I wasn't used to sleeping while it's moving. Now I'm just so tired after my shift I fall right to sleep lol. We are in PA right now. We repowered a load for a solo driver and we are about to repower another load once we are done getting unloaded. We killed it this week though. We will have over 6500 miles on this pay check. Pretty excited! Getting closer and closer to my own truck! Hope all is going well with you!

I'm still with ya. Dreading the whole TNT thing but I know in the end there is a HOLY GRAIL. I'm driving a manual which I've never done till I got to Prime and when I'm on city streets my anxiety is at a high but I'm still in it to win it. Very sleep deprived on these leftover winter roads from hell. I was at home for a week and realized how much I'm needed there so my goal is to eventually land a job with more home time. When I'm done TNT and upgrade to a phat ride, my girlfriend should be coming along. I hope she can handle this. I'm mostly doing this for her. Wishing you the best. Safe travels. We'll be done quicker than we know it.

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.

Aaron Placencia's Comment
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Awesome! All I can say is damn, that's a good week. I can't wait to hit the road soon again. If my TNT phase here at Jim Palmer can go like that with 6500 I should be done in a month or a little less.

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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It was a very busy week!! This week doesn't look like we will get that many. Running a little low on hours now. We've done 3 repowered so far for Only about 1000 miles. Thor load That was going to put us at 6500 we had to give to someone else because we had to repower is load and he didn't get the trip scanned in soon enough to be on this check so it was only 5700 instead of the 6700 it would've been we have it to him with about 150 miles left so that's why I was calculating around 6500. It would've been nice but I still got good miles last week with 5700 and those miles will end up helping this weeks miles so it's all going to the same pot anyways so it's all good! Still here in PA this time on the eastern side waiting to get unloaded. Then it's time for some much needed sleep!

Awesome! All I can say is damn, that's a good week. I can't wait to hit the road soon again. If my TNT phase here at Jim Palmer can go like that with 6500 I should be done in a month or a little less.

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.

Eric G.'s Comment
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I'm about 10k into TNT , I have probably passed you three times in the last few days. I have crossed PA so much. I have to hit Sprimo soon for the sleep test.

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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Haha you probably did! I was in PA for 2 days. Yay for 10,000 1/3 down! I had to do the sleep test too. It sucked lol. But I don't have it so I guess it's good to know. After we drop this load in Las Vegas and CA I will be at 14,289 getting closer! This load is going to be a little more than an hour from my house. I think my family is going to try to stop by for a few and being my dog. I miss him terribly! Almost half way done then I can grab him up once I get my own truck.

I'm about 10k into TNT , I have probably passed you three times in the last few days. I have crossed PA so much. I have to hit Sprimo soon for the sleep test.

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.

Kyle M.'s Comment
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How's everything going its been awhile since you've written anything

Kori M.'s Comment
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Sorry guys! I know it's been a while. It's been so busy out here and once I'm done driving I tend to just want to pass out. Currently I am in Phoenix heading out tomorrow morning to Ontario. Once this load is done I will only need about 9,000 miles to complete my training period. Can't wait for my own truck. And I'm even more excited to have my dog with me. Last week I was able to see my sisters, my dad, nieces and newphews for a couple hours while I was in CA. And they brought my dog I was so so excited! It was sad to only get a couple of hours with them and then have to leave again but it was very nice to get to see them. Everything is going pretty well. I'm learning a lot! Every day seems like something new happens. I did get to drive through the snow for the first time in Wyoming last week.... so crazy! Now I'm in Arizona in 100 degree weather. So hot! I still can't believe I've been all over this country already! Nervous to see it on my own, but extremely excited as well. But anyways I'm still out here rolling! I'll try to be better about keeping you all posted before I fall asleep!

Kori M.'s Comment
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Ok another update. My trainer returned to the truck after seeing her family around 1100 today. I go to pull out of the truck stop.... no power. 1000 RPMs in 2nd gear fully accelerated... then it shifted (it's an automatic) to 3rd gear dropped to 700. Wouldn't go faster than 5mph. So parked it again. We had more power in reverse than drive. Contacted road assist. Said that we had to get repowered and then after we got repowered they would send a tow truck to take us to the shop. They said it sounds like we are "derating" something to do with the DEF system I guess. Shop closed Saturday and Sunday so we are stuck here for the weekend in Phoenix AZ. It's 106 degrees... so hot! Too hot! Lol so I get to experience my first tow!! Sucks for my miles this weeks but I will welcome this little break In a hotel with open arms!

Kyle M.'s Comment
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That's great to hear but also bad at the same time and not long now til you get your own rig

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