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Kim T.'s Comment
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Stephanie and I are sitting here talking to Ernie...how cool is that?!?!

Rainy and Splitter, wish you were here! smile.gif

Rainy D.'s Comment
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This sucks..... im in bed recovering and youz guyz are torturing me lol

have fun

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Hope you heal up fast, how much longer are you expected to be out?

Rob, im.not sure. had a slight surgery complication so think i may stay out longer than originally planned. probably the end of sept or so. just in time for snow in CO and WY with my new automatic that i dont want lol

thanks everyone for your well.wishes.

S's Comment
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I wanna come to Prime lol Congrats to yall! good-luck.gifsmile.gif

Kim T.'s Comment
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Well c’mon over Sandy! 😁

Simon D. (Grandpa)'s Comment
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This sucks..... im in bed recovering and youz guyz are torturing me lol

have fun

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Hope you heal up fast, how much longer are you expected to be out?

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Rob, im.not sure. had a slight surgery complication so think i may stay out longer than originally planned. probably the end of sept or so. just in time for snow in CO and WY with my new automatic that i dont want lol

thanks everyone for your well.wishes.

Beat wishes for a speedy recovery Rainy 👍

And don't worry about the Auto thing....

You'll be killing it in no time,....like ya do now...... and wondering why you were worried!!

I've been up n down all the major passes lots of times with no problems..... set your speed, set the gear...no different really..Promise! lol

Cheers,

Simon

Simon D. (Grandpa)'s Comment
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Well.....

missed the paragraph marker...obviously! lol

And Best wishes....not beat!!

Lord I'm tired!! lol

Kim T.'s Comment
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A little discouraged today. There are still a lot of students in my class and not many PSD trainers. So, that means we are spending a lot of time on the pad. I passed the physical and agility test so I know I can do the job. However, the heat/humidity is kicking my ass. Night class is full. So what I’m doing is doing the pre-trip a couple of times around the truck, then I go sit down in the shade and recite through the pre-trip, pointing to air at where I imagine the part being. No, I’m not at the truck but I’m still practicing pre-trip. Then I go back to the truck and run through it a couple of times, and repeat. I know we are being watched for participation but I can’t stand that long in the heat. I don’t want the powers that be to see this as me slacking and not give me a PSD trainer when one is available. My inability to handle the heat/humidity has nothing to do with my ability to drive a truck. Yes, I am drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Any suggestions?

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.
Old School's Comment
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Kim, the trucking career has so many moving parts to it, and things change constantly on a daily basis. Don't let the seeming shortage of trainers discourage you. That is something that will change from day to day, and you may not even be aware of the true nature of the situation. Be careful about believing too much information from other students - they don't really know as much as they think they do, and they are a really poor source for critical information.

Prime brought all you guys in there because they believe they can get you on the road in a reasonable amount of time. Trainers come and go in and out of there daily.

The heat right now is really tough. Do what you need to keep yourself safe and somewhat comfortable. Your doing a great job, and nobody's gonna think you're a slacker for trying to get in the shade for a little while. Hang in there, you're going to get there.

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Kim T.'s Comment
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Thank you Old School. It’s not so much the students that are talking about the lack of trainers but other trainers. On a good note, there are about 25 of them coming out of trainer training in the next few days so that will help. The only complaint I have is the heat/humidity and that is something no company can do anything about unless their CEO is Mother Nature. We are getting a break tomorrow and will be in class most of the day with each student being pulled out for a full PTI evaluation. I’m doing pretty good on the engine compartment and driver’s door and fuel area. Need to study more on the coupling and trailer parts. I’m almost there.

Thanks again!

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Kim,

Old School is dead on the money as usual.

Don't worry, things will move forward when they are meant to.

Call me if you want/need to talk.

Ernie

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