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Rainy D.'s Comment
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Whoooo hoooo!!!!! Hopefully i will be back on the road by 9/5 and can swing by the terminal to at least say hi

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Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Dan S.'s Comment
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Be open-minded, flexible and adaptable. Be open minded, as you will literally meet people from any and every walk of Life, of every ethic, nationality, religion, race, sexual orientation, gender identification.l, etc here.

Most? I would say the 98 ~ 99 % are here and have one thing and only one thing on their minds. Getting through the training and earning their CDLS.

I've yet to run into any confrontation, dishonesty. Open packs of cigarettes lay on the bench untouched for days in the smoking area. A single dollar bill has been laying on the folding table in the laundry room for days now.

Stay away from the negative ones. There's not too many, but there are a few. Don't believe everything you hear.

For instance, one student completed the training, went to the DMV , and told everyone she got turned down for her CDL'S because Missouri requires 10 years since your last DUI before they'll issue you a CDLs

That was HER version. Somehow she slipped through the screening process. Missouri DMV caught the other two DUI/DWI, (Total of three!)

Yes, she caught the bus home.

Be HONEST about ant and EVERYTHING.

Twenty something got sent home because they were drinking the Sunday before they got picked up.

When asked about it? They denied. It. They got sent home NOT for drinking, (although drinking on campus or during training WILL get you sent home.) They got sent home for lying.

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.

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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Dan S.'s Comment
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You might hear there's a shortage of Trainers.

Yea if you turn down three trainers in a row, or you otherwise get real picky.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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I once accidentally left a load of laundry in the dryer and headed out for a high mile load. i was so mad cause i left behind my favorite sheets and blanket. 3 weeks later i returned and there was my stuff folded on the table waiting for me lol i yelled at my FM..."you got me so excited with a 2900 mile load, i forgot my laundry!" he was just glad i wasnt driving through the rockies naked. lol

although.... the PSD classes do get some interesting folks but those dont usually make it passed the campus inn stage.

Fm:

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

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.
Kim T.'s Comment
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Old School, I’ve been a fighter my entire life. If I want something I fight hard to get it, whether that is working hard, studying hard, whatever.

Rainy, if you come to the terminal while I’m there and don’t say hi, I’m tellin’. I don’t know who I’ll tell but I’m tellin’. lol

Dan, I enjoy meeting new people of all walks of life. If everyone were the same, life would be very boring. Ya know?

Lying takes up too much valuable brain energy...you have to remember what you said to whom. I will be honest and if there is an issue then I can try to work through it and figure it out.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Kim T.'s Comment
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I just got the call...I’m approved!!!!!!! dancing.gif

Old School's Comment
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Congratulations! Party Time!

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Don't party too hard... you know, maybe just a bottle of water over some ice!

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Kim T.'s Comment
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LOL Could I maybe go a little stronger like some coffee?

G-Town's Comment
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Congratulations!

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