Withdrawing From Private Cdl School To Get Trained By Prime.

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Joseph C.'s Comment
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I've been attending nettts since July. Due to bills and work I've had to change class schedules several times and just got back from a leave of absence. Upon returning front a leave of absence you must take a drug test per accordance with the law, not a problem there. However during my leave of absence the schools dot doctor changed his schedule and is only there one day during the week and every other Saturday. The Saturday I showed up not being the day he was there. I was told to go home and come back next week to take the drug test and that my return date would be pushed back an additional 2 weeks. I already couldn't afford the gas to get there that day and told them that I couldn't afford to come down on a non class day either. They said to deal with it basically. I'm now stuck taking my chances with prime's student training because I can no longer afford too show up to a school that demands I show up when I could be working instead. Has anyone else been in this situation?


Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Has anyone else been in this situation?

If by "this situation" you mean "broke as hell" - oh yeah, we've all been there!


Hey, you're in a great program with Prime now. Just dedicate yourself to it 100%, keep a great attitude, work really hard, and you'll do great. We have a lot of drivers here in the forum that drive for Prime. If you have any questions just throw em out there. You'll have no problem getting answers.

Joseph C.'s Comment
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Has anyone else been in this situation?


If by "this situation" you mean "broke as hell" - oh yeah, we've all been there!


Lol thanks. I'm just salty about no longer being able to afford to attend the school I was going to. I at least got 300 hours of classroom time which was a bit excessive but rather in depth. Got to plan a trip using log books and an atlas amongst other things. I'm just waiting on my recruiters verifier now to approve me. They were confused at first as to why I would wanna withdraw from school to take on a year long contact with them until I told them that I couldn't afford to commute 45 minutes each way to school and back in addition to showing up everyday to check in after graduation to secure my spot for a road test. They were going to expect me to wait 2 months for my test while showing up 3 days each week. I have a 1 year old and can't afford to wait until March to get my license.

What would you say is the most difficult part of the 3 weeks of training to get your cdl through prime?


Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.


Operating While Intoxicated

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