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Papa Bear's Comment
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So I’m her at Prime Inc and I'm relaxing in my room after a 24 hour greyhound nightmare. So far I really like it here, everything seems organized and a good place for training. I want have time for a diary, but I update my thoughts her from time to time. I hope everything works out tomorrow with the dot physical and whatever else they gonna trough at us. I'm tired but I don’t want to fall asleep, because I know myself. Going to sleep now, means I’m up in 7 hours ready to roll. Wish me luck.

CDL:

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.

DOT:

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.

PJ's Comment
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Congrats Papa Bear. Glad you made it safely. Just take tonight to relax. From here on out everything will be hurry up and wait lol. If you have any questions on your blood pressure stay away from caffine and sugar until after your physical.

Keith G.'s Comment
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Glad you made it up safely Papa Bear. Good luck tomorrow and moving forward. I'll look forward to your updates!

Turtle's Comment
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Good luck bud. Go to sleep early and show up to orientation early. You're in for a good time. Enjoy it.

Oh, and welcome to Prime!

Papa Bear's Comment
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Good luck bud. Go to sleep early and show up to orientation early. You're in for a good time. Enjoy it.

Oh, and welcome to Prime!

Thank you. I’m not sure if it was you turtle that said 30min early for me is just on time. But yes that’s me too. It’s now 5:09 and I think i got a good nights sleep, gonna get ready and then I’m of to breakfast(lol water). I’m really exited about this day.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I find it kinda neat how in different places, what is considered the big meal is different. In the US there are 2 big meals. Frühstük und Abendessen are both big meals; However, Auf Deutschland, Mittagessen is the big meal. Just interesting to me is all.

Bran009's Comment
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Good luck! Hopefully I'll be there in a few months.

Papa Bear's Comment
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So long day. I did my Agility and passt it. Paperwork all done and good. Drug test no worrie there because I don’t do drugs. Only think I hope for a better result tomorrow is my blood pressure 150/90. That’s a new one for me when I got my physical at home it was fine. So I hope tomorrow gets it better. I been one water since Saturday when I left on the greyhound. I hope this is ok tomorrow. Don’t want to go because of that.

Papa Bear's Comment
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So this morning started bad, but then the sun came out. My blood pressure was 140/100 this time. But good think I was told come back in the afternoon and you can lay down, relax and we see then. So because there was to many people waiting for the Prime Shuttle to the dmv , I followed some other students example. We walked to Walmart and got on the City Bus. At the dmv short wait, short time in and thanks to the high road training I passt my learners permit with tanker endorsement. So I’m happy and think to myself I want wait for the next shuttle, that was 20 min out, and already Prime Students building up. So first time using Uber, called a uber and 2 minutes later I was in a warm car. The Dude was super nice we talked about the snow and cold wheater, and he asked allot about Prime. So I came back to the campus Inn had enough time to update the team, about passing the cdl learners permit. I then still had 10min left before the next blood pressure test, but thought about what they told us her. Everything u do handle as a load, so I went in the office and waited my turn. They where super nice, gave me some place to relax and then took the measurement. And I surprised them, because it really is the stress the numbers where in the normal range and not near the limit. So far so good thank you everyone my biggest fears and stress are out the way for now, rofl till I’m in a Truck and need to control the beast.

CDL:

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Jmart's Comment
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So this morning started bad, but then the sun came out. My blood pressure was 140/100 this time. But good think I was told come back in the afternoon and you can lay down, relax and we see then. So because there was to many people waiting for the Prime Shuttle to the dmv , I followed some other students example. We walked to Walmart and got on the City Bus. At the dmv short wait, short time in and thanks to the high road training I passt my learners permit with tanker endorsement. So I’m happy and think to myself I want wait for the next shuttle, that was 20 min out, and already Prime Students building up. So first time using Uber, called a uber and 2 minutes later I was in a warm car. The Dude was super nice we talked about the snow and cold wheater, and he asked allot about Prime. So I came back to the campus Inn had enough time to update the team, about passing the cdl learners permit. I then still had 10min left before the next blood pressure test, but thought about what they told us her. Everything u do handle as a load, so I went in the office and waited my turn. They where super nice, gave me some place to relax and then took the measurement. And I surprised them, because it really is the stress the numbers where in the normal range and not near the limit. So far so good thank you everyone my biggest fears and stress are out the way for now, rofl till I’m in a Truck and need to control the beast.

Glad to hear your BP is good and that things are going well for you. I head out tomorrow for Joplin, MO for training with CFI. I chose to drive. Hearing about greyhound stories, I'm glad I did.

CDL:

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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