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Kim T.'s Comment
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Yes, still a 5 hour layover in Columbus...3 am to 8 am.

Army 's Comment
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Ohh snap...

Stephanie K.'s Comment
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Sorry Girl, I will be snoozing and traffic is as bad as Atlanta that early in the a.m. Stay inside. It's not a great area. I was gonna say I would come eat and study with you, but that is a sh***y time to have a layover. What time do you get into Springfield, Mo?

Stephanie K.'s Comment
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Army, you are funny. Lol

Old School's Comment
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I was gonna say I would come eat and study with you, but that is a sh***y time to have a layover.

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Oh come on now Stephanie, where's all the love?

Haha, I've just been sitting here waiting to see what your response was going to be. I agree with you - Kim's gonna have to do that one alone. smile.gif

Kim T.'s Comment
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LOL I don’t blame you guys one bit...I wouldn’t be coming out at that time of night either.

Stephanie, I will get to Springfield between 10:30-11:00 Saturday night. Or should I say 2230-2300? Is that right? confused.gifsmile.gif

Stephanie K.'s Comment
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15 hours to do a 9 HR drive. Ok. Thanks. That tells me how long I will be on that bus. Really Kim, if it was a different layover I would come meet you. All I am doing is studying and working out. I am done working, so I guess you could say I am on vacation, sort of, till I hit the ground running at Prime. Old School you crack me up!!!!

Kim T.'s Comment
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It’s fine, Stephanie, I swear. lol I’ve had family members come through here in the middle of the night and I didn’t meet them. lol

When will you be starting at Prime, I forget?

Wolverine's Comment
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Rather than hurdles, look upon phase as being a rung on a ladder.

Trip here

Check in

Room assignments

Orientation x day 1

Agility Test

Physical

Drug Screen

Back Ground screen

SIM Lab

Sorry if this is off topic, but what an "Agility Test"? And what does it consist of?

Old School's Comment
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what an "Agility Test"? And what does it consist of?

Almost all trucking companies do this in one form or another. They just have you do a few physical things so they can determine whether you are able to do the physical acts necessary for the job. They may have you squat down and "duck walk" underneath a trailer. They may have you climb a ladder, or into the back of a trailer. They may have you pick up a box that weighs 35 - 50 pounds. It's nothing extremely physical, but they don't want to send you out here if you can't occasionally do something physical when needed.

You would be surprised at what you see out here. If you were to spend a random hour at a fuel island at a truck stop you'll probably see some drivers who can barely climb in or out of their tractor.

Usually the more physically challenging agility tests will be for flatbed positions, and even those aren't too bad. Flatbed drivers need to be able to climb around on top of their loads at times, and handle some fairly hefty tarps.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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