Prime CDL Training

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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Kim T, Kim H, Stephanie H, and Donna- Congrats for choosing Prime. Hope you are all NOT worn out yet. Kim T congrats on passing the first hurdle in this fast but rewarding career. I'm going back to school starting September 17th, and Prime is my first choice! So great things are happening in this industry! Again congrats to you all.


When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Kim T.'s Comment
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Thanks Robert! It’s exciting, tiring, exciting, overwhelming, and did I say exciting? There is a WHOLE lot to learn and retain while going here and there to get everything done on schedule. It’s hectic and, at the same time, moves at a snail’s pace.

Good luck to you and we may cross paths while you are here, depending on whether I am out with a trainer or here at Campus.

Heading to sim lab now. Have a great day!

Turtle's Comment
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Congrats Kim, that's a big step in the process. The rest of orientation week will be smooth sailing. You're off to a great start!


Stephanie K.'s Comment
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Awesome Kim, I am so excited for you. I have been packing and making lists so I don't forget anything. Starting to get very excited but nervous. I hope I can sail through all of my tests like you did. We shall see.

Kim T.'s Comment
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Thanks Turtle! smile.gif

I went to sim lab, did a module, was told we are doing the assessment. Ugh! I’m in the second group to go. I’m standing there waiting on my turn and listening to the results of the first group...pretty good across the board. I do my assessment, wait for my results and...98%!!!!!! What?!? OMG!!! I am soooo beyond excited!!!!! shocked.png

Stephanie, I know exactly how you’re feeling. The nerves are still very strong but the excitement is more. So far the hardest physical part of it is the bus ride. I don’t want to repeat that any time soon. See you this weekend!

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Ok Kim T, what smart pills did you take? LOL Just kidding. You did well today at the sim. Congrats!

Stephanie K.'s Comment
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OMG!! That is wonderful. You were born to be a trucker!!! I want to be you!!!smile.gif

Kim T.'s Comment
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LOL No pills here...that’s not allowed.

Thanks guys!

Kim T.'s Comment
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I hope I get a PSD trainer’s too hot to be standing on the pad doing PTI for 3-4 hours. lol

Tomorrow and Sunday we don’t have to report to anywhere until 1300. That’s like a holiday.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!


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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.
000's Comment
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Congratulations Kim! Good on you for putting in the work & getting the job done. Don’t worry about the trainer. Let the process keep working for you. You’ve put yourself in the best position possible to get out on the road ASAP. Just keep practicing the pretrip. I’m here till 3pm tomorrow. If you like, I can help you with that tomorrow morning. That was the one thing I breezed through.


Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

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