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Old School's Comment
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40,000 miles will go by fast. Remember, that is miles to the truck, not actual miles that you drive. I learned a great deal while team driving like that. It gives you a chance to drive and make decisions on your own, yet there is somebody there with you that you can get help from when needed.

Turtle's Comment
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A quick note on flying:

When I flew to Prime they reimbursed me .10 cents per mile towards the cost of the ticket. In my case that came out to $126. Well worth it, especially if you get your ticket far enough in advance to get cheap seats.

Turtle's Comment
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I should add that I only got the reimbursement after I completed training. I remember my recruiter telling me that was a requirement.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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They want tanker because we carry liquid totes in the reefers.

hahhaha a celeb? brilliant! i love it.

i have a trainee now who is awesome. Keep in mind, you will be re taught how to drive. whatever you already learned is going to be replaced. that training was to pass the test. the prime trainer will, most local schools use older equipment, so now you will learn on the same type of truck you will get assigned. you will be great!



A refrigerated trailer.

000's Comment
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About driving here? I found it’s on a case by case basis. I was told no. Plus your car will be sitting the whole time you’re on the road.

In terms of 40,000 miles training? If you progress faster, the trainer can recommend you get upgraded early.

Diver Driver's Comment
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Just a thing to remember about the 40k miles. That's a starting point. If you have a mishap, (like I did) they will add 10k miles to it. It also goes by what your trainer says. If your progressing well, it could be right at 40k, or if your having problems in an area, they may keep you on the truck longer.

Don't take that personally. They are just trying to ensure you succeed, and that you are properly prepared.

When you do get off that truck and get your own, you'll be nervous as all get out on your first couple of dispatches

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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In terms of 40,000 miles training? If you progress faster, the trainer can recommend you get upgraded early.

Don't expect this. This is highly unusual and rushing through training defeats the purpose of the extended time permitted to absorb the knowledge available from the trainer.

No matter how long you are in training or with a team mate....even a year...going solo will be very stressful and intimidating. Learning as much as possible beforehand reduces this stress.

example, i have a friend who upgraded and went straight to teaming. So after 3 mos of training and 9 mos of teaming, he now a rookie. Why? because the other person made all of the decisions and did all the trip planning.

so in essence, training will give you back what you put into it. dont rush it.

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