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

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Paul F. 's Comment
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Kori,

I've enjoyed reading your story. I just hope I'm half as good as you are. I'll be in Springfield in 7 days woot woot!!

The Transporter's Comment
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Lucky you to be in a hotel. When we broke down we stayed in the truck. Still plugging away tho. There were moments I thought of walking away. Believe me, I've seen some krazee shizznit in such a short time. I got like 13,000 more to go. Wishing you the best.

Kori M.'s Comment
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Ok after 5 days in a hotel the truck should be ready today! The hotel was nice the first night then it was just boring and frustrating. I'm so close to finishing my miles for TNT and this put me a week behind. It was the SCR sensor I guess. So hopefully they call soon so we can hit the road again. I'm ready to bang out these last 10,000 miles.

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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Yea waiting six. I lost a week when I had the sleep study, but it prevented me from losing a second week. (I did it while my trainer was on hometime.) I'm at about 12-13k right now almost halfway there.

Kori M.'s Comment
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They wouldn't let me leave on TNT until I got it done. That sucked too lol. I don't have it but still have to pay for the test. At least I know I don't have it now.

Yea waiting six. I lost a week when I had the sleep study, but it prevented me from losing a second week. (I did it while my trainer was on hometime.) I'm at about 12-13k right now almost halfway there.

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.

Paul F. 's Comment
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Does everyone have to have a sleep study? I do snore, and are a bit overweight but I calculated my bmi at 31 222LBS at 5-11. I read somewhere their threshold is a BMI of 39. I am virtually certain I do not have apnea. I am a very sound sleeper and are always well rested when I wake up.

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.

Kori M.'s Comment
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No not everyone has to do it. They go off of a few things. BMI , neck size and breathing issues. When you got get your physical the first day of orientation they will tell you if you need a sleep study or not.

Does everyone have to have a sleep study? I do snore, and are a bit overweight but I calculated my bmi at 31 222LBS at 5-11. I read somewhere their threshold is a BMI of 39. I am virtually certain I do not have apnea. I am a very sound sleeper and are always well rested when I wake up.

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.

Eric G.'s Comment
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As Kori said the Prime physician will tell you if you have to have it done. If you are in Salt Lake look st my training thread to get an understanding of how the process goes.

Kori, yea since the study can only be done in Springfield they don't hold us up in salt lake they usually route us during TNT into Sprimo to get it done.

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.

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

Kori M.'s Comment
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Yes I still got paid for those days and got reimbursed my hotel and uber fees as well.

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

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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