Prime: Let's Do This!

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Rainy D.'s Comment
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Yes. as of june 1st, anyone whose CDL instructor has an auto, the student tests on that auto. If the instructor has a manual, the student tests on the manual.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jeremy C.'s Comment
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You got this. ... Stay positive, the finish line is right there.

Just what Chris said! Keep your head up, success is around the corner!

Old School's Comment
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Bran, the test is no different from all the real on the job stuff you've been doing - think about that and try to calm those nerves. Anxiety can mess you up worse than just the fact your new at this.

You've already proven you can do this. All you have to do is demonstrate that to a new person over there in the passenger seat. You can do this - take a deep breath, and tell those butterflies in your stomach that your about to show them how a real Trifecta is done!

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bran009's Comment
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Welp... I didn't trifecta.. I pointed out on my right side parallel. I aced pretrip with no points, did straight line and offset with no points. But I setup wrong on the parallel, started messing up, and couldn't recover it. I will be doing a refresher with trainer this evening and doing test tomorrow.

Turtle's Comment
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Sorry to hear that Bran. But don't let it get you down. You can refocus your efforts, and get it done tomorrow. Remember to stay calm and collected when things get rough. Don't let your emotions cause you to make mistakes. Just breathe and drive the truck. Good luck!

Bran009's Comment
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Thanks, Ya when I started messing up I totally stopped thinking and just couldn't get it fixed. So tomorrow I am going to make sure I get it setup as perfect as possible

Old School's Comment
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It's not a big deal at all. Just get back out there and "git er dun!" Don't let it bother you. A person who takes the test three times before he passes gets the same license as the one who manages to pass it on the first try. We're all looking forward to hearing your good news.

Turtle's Comment
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Sending good vibes and positive thoughts your way today, Bran. It's just another day in the truck. You can do this!

Bran009's Comment
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I passed!!! I am so relieved it isn't even funny. I ended up getting the Alley Dock as my last maneuver, got that sucker right in the box with only 2 points! Then I breezed through the driving test! After it is all done I am exhausted lol. I am now ready to do TNT after I get my sleep study Monday.

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.

Turtle's Comment
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Congratulations driver!

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2 points or 20, it doesn't matter now. You have the same license as everybody else. Now you can focus on that sleep study and your TNT. Do something tonight to celebrate. You deserve it!

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.

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