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Rainy D.'s Comment
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i never heard of such a case. most people either get tested for the first time or bring their CPAP with them. never heard of this situation

im so sorry. try going to Brooke Mosely in training and ask if anything can be done.

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

Donna M.'s Comment
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No Rainy D I didn’t come all this way to give up. I went and talked to Ms Victoria and she took me one of the gentlemen in the orientation office. It took him a few hours but he got it all worked out. I will have my medical card in the morning. I’m done with all my videos and surveys and passed my sim test today . I got my clp Tuesday but will have to take medical card down tomorrow to dmv and get processed. Really I’m all in on this.

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.

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.

Kim T.'s Comment
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Awesome news!!! I’m soooooo glad you didn’t just head to the bus station.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Whooooo hoooo!!!! that is something i love about prime. when issues arise, discuss them with the RIGHT people and things get worked out. usually i see people give up cause they went to the wrong person and got frustrated with i dont know type of answers and refused to go further.

BTW Brooke is the female driver liason, so any issues you have in the future you can go to her. she also organizes the annual women drivers gala, in addition to being part of the training management team.

what sucks is that i am going for surgery next month and cant dont have time to run out a student before that or i could have TnT'd you. lol (assuming yoi would want to put up with a loudmouth from NJ lol)

you go girl!!!!

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.

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.

Kim T.'s Comment
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So how did today go? When will you be going out with a trainer? About how many of the 265 are left?

Rainy, good luck with your surgery.

Donna M.'s Comment
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Hey Rainy D I’m the quiet one you could fill the difference. But I’m a good listener. I’m very interested to see what the plans are tomorrow. None of us know what to expect pass tomorrow. My roommate hasn’t passed her clp yet so she’s stressing. She wanted to do tanker however can’t because she is from California. I had to pay 77$ to transfer my license and get a new clp and had already bought one in Georgia and then it’s 100$ to transfer back to Georgia so when I finally get my cdl a license will be about a 200$ license. But damn well forth it.

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.

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.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Did you do.the computer match up questionnaire yet? I dony do.the PSD training before the CDL exam, i do the TnT team training. Its a different match up for me.

supposedly the computer is like computer dating of the 1980s lol Fri or Sat after you get your Comdata cards you will tour the Millenium building. Meet as many of the experienced drivers as you can and get their numbers. they all love to help each other a d many drive hubby wife teams. that means you can have help 24/7.

before the computer match up, they used to have trainers call students. i met mine at the campus inn and we left the next day. talk to people. you will be surprised at how many instructors are there looking ;)

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.

PSD:

Prime Student Driver

Prime Inc has a CDL training program and the first phase is referred to as PSD. You'll get your permit and then 10,000 miles of on the road instruction.

The following is from Prime's website:

Prime’s PSD begins with you obtaining your CDL permit. Then you’ll go on the road with a certified CDL instructor for no less than 75 hours of one-on-one behind the wheel training. After training, you’ll return to Prime’s corporate headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, for final CDL state testing and your CDL license.

Obtain CDL Permit / 4 Days

  • Enter program, study and test for Missouri CDL permit.
  • Start driving/training at Prime Training Center in Springfield, Missouri.
  • Work toward 40,000 training dispatched miles (minimum) with food allowance while without CDL (Food allowance is paid back with future earnings).

On-the-Road Instruction / 10,000 Miles

  • Train with experienced certified CDL instructor for 3-4 weeks in a real world environment.
  • Get 75 hours of behind-the-wheel time with one-on-one student/instructor ratio.
  • Earn 10,000 miles toward total 40,000 miles needed.

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.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Heres something cool.. i received $200 in prime rewards points in the last couple momths to spend at the spa, cafe and store. no one told me why. turns out i made top performer of the fleet 3 months in a row and got a 2.5 year on time delivery bonus!!! cool huh? got my hair colored, bought a pair of Nikes and some clothes and got a couple of hot stone massages. sweet!!! and still have $50 currently.

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Donna M.'s Comment
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Wow!!! Rainy D What an accomplishment. I know it feels good to be appreciated. There is so much pride goes into this biz you really want to succeed. However you feel as a number in a giant overload and then to realize someone really does appreciate your hard work is just the glazing on the donut. However fair warning in a couple of years I want to give you some competition...

Donna M.'s Comment
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Rainy D you checking out the beach today ?

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