Accepted To Prime!

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Bran009's Comment
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Hey Y'all I just got the confirmation email from Prime saying I am accepted to Orientation and Training on June 4th (the date I wanted). I just gotta get my DOT Medical and CDL permit first. I should be able to get that done within next week, I'm studying hard for that and on the practice test I get high 80s on them for all parts.

If you remember from some of other post I was also looking at Roehl, they just haven't gotten back to me and when I called they said that my Recruiter will call within a couple business days. It is just looking like I might go with Prime since it was my first choice anyway.

Only issue I am having is my Mother, few family, and best friend really, really, really don't want me to do this. I'm 34 though and feel I gotta give it a shot!

Thanks a lot folks!

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.

Army 's Comment
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Congrats. Do what you want or you will have regrets. I wanted to join the army when I was like 22 and my family wouldn't support me. Well I got fed up with life and joined when I was 25. 18 years later I am the only family member that has a college degree and a decent pension for life....stay focused and stay strong.

Safe travels

Jeremy C.'s Comment
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Awesome news, Bran!

I hope this is the start of a great adventure and great career. Think deep, make good choices, and follow your path - wherever it takes you.

Congratulations!

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Now... Just don't forget this great little web community now that you're taking off to be a rock star. Stick around and help out the next person when they need info. And don't forget to start a diary here... Those things often contain a wealth of information for other people who want to get started. good-luck.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Splitter's Comment
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Congratulations! Being accepted , while a great accomplishment for a strict company like Prime, it’s only a baby step in a long series of baby steps towards the goal of being a top tier driver. My advice would be to read as many diaries as possible before shipping off to their training facility. Btw, are you going to Salt Lake City? Sprimo didn’t require me to have my DOT card or CLP.

If after you’ve read other people’s perspectives along with how they dealt with the many challenges, that will come up in your journey in this industry, you still feel like this is the right fit for you? Nobody else is going to live your life for you. These other people may have their own personal reasons for not wanting you to leave. That says, this lifestyle isn’t for everyone! It can be very demanding & rigorous. It can take its toll on your body & phsyche with the tight schedules & long lonely days out in the road. Living from truck stop to truck stop & not the romantic fairy tale some folks tell themselves.

Will there be rewards? Immensely so, you will see landscapes & scenery folks only see on tv. You will meet many incredibly kind & generous strangers. You will make a very decent living while developing life skills most will never experience. Good luck going forward. Stay safe!

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.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Thomas S.'s Comment
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Congrats man! Word of caution: Don’t rely solely on the practice tests you find on line. Study The Book!

Thomas S.'s Comment
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If you’re still looking for a place for your DOT physical; Northwest Community Health Care Immediate Care Ctr 519 S. Roselle Rd Schaumburg No appt needed

Good luck!

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Brandon, go back to using our High Road CDL Training Program. You have a good start on it but you have a long way to go. Thomas is right, the CDL practice tests aren't the way to learn. Our High Road has the actual CDL manual built right in and will help you learn and retain the knowledge you need to drive a rig, not just memorize a few questions to a quiz, ya know what I mean?

Best of 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.
Old School's Comment
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Word of caution: Don’t rely solely on the practice tests you find on line. Study The Book!

Our High Road CDL Training Program is taken completely from the CDL manual or study guide book. Thousands of people have passed their written exams by learning the material from this excellent resource. Many of us never had to take even a peek at that boring CDL study book.

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.
Jeremy C.'s Comment
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Our High Road CDL Training Program is taken completely from the CDL manual or study guide book. Thousands of people have passed their written exams by learning the material from this excellent resource. Many of us never had to take even a peek at that boring CDL study book.

Let me be the first to co-sign this!

Just passed my permit yesterday and it was 100% thanks to the High Road CDL Training Program here on TT.

I cannot emphasize enough how well prepared I was for the exam thanks to the high road program!

The program is NOT about memorizing answers or anything like that. Rather, it takes material directly from the official CDL training manual and makes you familiar with the underlying concepts that you need to know.

Memorizing answers from some online test site might get you across the street, but learning the material will get you down the road!

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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.
Bran009's Comment
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Thanks folks! I went through and was using the High Road and just reset it recently. I'm going through it and making sure I've retained all the info and training relearning anything I'm having problems with. I was just using the CDL Prep and DMV Genie practice test as additional help.

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.

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