Prime: Let's Do This!

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Han Solo Cup's Comment
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Great job, Bran! Loving your diary.

icecold24k's Comment
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Just following along. Best of luck Prime is a great company. You won't regret your decision.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Jeremy C.'s Comment
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Just following along. Best of luck Prime is a great company. You won't regret your decision.

Dunno... Sounds biased to me. rofl-2.gif

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Operating While Intoxicated

Bran009's Comment
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Thank you everybody for the encouragement. Once I have a keyboard I have some thoughts I wanna put out there, but typing on my phone is a pain.

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Just following along. Best of luck Prime is a great company. You won't regret your decision.

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Dunno... Sounds biased to me. rofl-2.gif

I agree, sounds suspiciously biased rofl-3.gif

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Operating While Intoxicated

Joseph L.'s Comment
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Awesome job!!! When I took my permit test the first time I got through general knowledge without a problem. I flunked the combination vehicle and air brakes portion because there were several questions I didn't know the answer to and couldn't find them in the book. The second time I went back there was a question on the combination vehicle portion I wasn't sure of. I had chosen answer A but change it to C turns out A was correct. Failed that portion a second time because of one question.Passed the Air break test with only one answer wrong and went back a few days later and passed the last portion

Combination Vehicle:

A vehicle with two separate parts - the power unit (tractor) and the trailer. Tractor-trailers are considered combination vehicles.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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When I took my permit test the first time I got through general knowledge without a problem. I flunked the combination vehicle and air brakes portion because there were several questions I didn't know the answer to and couldn't find them in the book

I see you only did a small portion of our High Road CDL Training Program back in December. You completed less than 10% of the program and never did any of the combination vehicle or air brake sections.

Did you know about the High Road before you took your permit tests or did you already take the tests before you found out about the High Road?

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.

Combination Vehicle:

A vehicle with two separate parts - the power unit (tractor) and the trailer. Tractor-trailers are considered combination vehicles.

Joseph L.'s Comment
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When I took my permit test the first time I got through general knowledge without a problem. I flunked the combination vehicle and air brakes portion because there were several questions I didn't know the answer to and couldn't find them in the book

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I see you only did a small portion of our High Road CDL Training Program back in December. You completed less than 10% of the program and never did any of the combination vehicle or air brake sections.

Did you know about the High Road before you took your permit tests or did you already take the tests before you found out about the High Road?

I tested in February. I came across the trucking truth in November but I don't think I really applied myself till December which turned out to be a bad month. While I didnt get through all of training material at trucking truth.com. I did install the app which helped me a great deal in passing the CDL permit test. Come to think it I tested the first time on a Tuesday passed the general knowledge portion but not the other sections. Went back on Friday passed the Air break section but not the combination portion. I spent a week using the trucking truth app just going over the combination vehicle test over and over that is what helped me pass

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.

Combination Vehicle:

A vehicle with two separate parts - the power unit (tractor) and the trailer. Tractor-trailers are considered combination vehicles.

Turtle's Comment
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Well dang, another diary that slipped by me. Best of luck to you, I'll be following along. Congratulations on passing the permit!

You chose a great company with Prime, and yeah that's totally biased

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Splitter's Comment
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Well dang, another diary that slipped by me. Best of luck to you, I'll be following along. Congratulations on passing the permit!

You chose a great company with Prime, and yeah that's totally biased

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I concur & yes, completely biased too!!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Bran009's Comment
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Still no keyboard :(

This long wait is a blessing and a curse. I'm able to try and make sure I have everything ready and can start studying my pre trip. The down side is I'm over thinking and starting to get nervous about this.

I'm excited too and can't wait to get going on this journey. My family is coming around and my dad is super supportive, granted I'm 34 but it is nice. I have a lot riding on this, I have my bills paid up just enough to hopefully get my CDL and start making cash. If I get stuck or slowed down my funds will go poof. I'll still be sticking with it, just means more stress.

The support and information I get from TT is awesome and know that will help a lot in the long run. I just can't wait to get started, even though once I do it will be a whirlwind of knowledge and new lifestyle. I've tried to prepare myself, I know that won't be enough.

One thing I keep flip flopping on is wether I'll go condo or Lightweight, is the $.05 worth it? I dunno and it shouldn't be super important because I have a few months to think about it. This is just how my mind works unfortunately.

Another thing is that I've heard after June 1st if your trainer has an automatic, that is what you will test on. Therefore you will have a restriction. This new is kinda ironic because there was an article in here recently about "real truckers" and autos. It makes me wonder... Lol.. jk

Well these are some of my thoughts and a lot of what to expect in this diary. Everyone had posted about the technicalities of training, I want to try and capture the mentalities and heart of it. Well there will be some technical things as well.

Oh and one thing I'm not sure if I mentioned, the DoT medical examiner said if my eyes get any worse I'll have to do corrective lenses in DL and CDL. Hopefully this isn't an issue during the Prime physical test.

Be safe and keep the rubber on the road.

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.

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