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Kim T.'s Comment
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Here it is.


Junkyard Dog's Comment
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As long as there are lines I don't have a lines???? Yikes.

BTW were you driving on I-44 toward Joplin Thursday afternoon? I passed a lady that resembles you...two ladies in the cab...I wondered if that was you?

Kim T.'s Comment
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Nope, wasn’t me. We’ve been on 80 for a few days.

Dave S (formerly known as's Comment
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There's a cold storage in Kennewick, WA that have a few of those. Luckly I got a straight dock right next to the shipping/receiving office.

Here it is.



Hours Of Service

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Kim T.'s Comment
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I hope it’s a long time before I see another set of docks like this. embarrassed.gif

000's Comment
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Nope, wasn’t me. We’ve been on 80 for a few days.

In Wyoming? What fun!!

IKnowImAwko's Comment
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Congrats on taking the first step towards your new career Kim! I have been with Prime for 9 months now and it was a rough start but once I went solo and the checks started coming in I looked back and realized it was all worth it.If your ever ready to throw in the towel during PSD or TNT just think of the sweet freedom you will have when it's over.


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.



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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Splitter, yes, Wyoming. I’ve been there so much I’m thinking of taking up residency. NOT! LOL

Iknowimawko, I’m doing my best to keep an eye on the prize. There is so much to learn. Sheesh! I’m getting there though. I even backed into spots four times today. lol Thank you for your pay post, it was very helpful.

Be safe everyone! This tired student is going to the bunk.


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000's Comment
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Don’t worry Kim, as a solo driver, you’ll see a lot less of that stretch of real estate. I was hoping for more of it this summer to get more downhill practice with my auto lightweight but that didn’t happen. On this fleet managers board, it’s rare for me to see much of anything west of the Mississippi River.

Fleet Manager:

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.
Kim T.'s Comment
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I’d like to see more of the south and less of the Midwest and northeast. 😁 It is what it is. It’s miles and experience and I need both.

Thanks Splitter.

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