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Yasir's Comment
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Hello guys. Please take your time and help me out. I was at prime inc. I passed everything drugs medical etc and got 95% marks in CDL permit. My trainer didn't let me drive enough on the road and kept shouting while i was on the steering wheel. I bear everything and cleaned his truck in hoping he will teach me. But he gave review that I can not drive trucks.. Now prime inc is sending me home. Please tell me can I apply to some other company. And what should I tell them why I didn't get hired by prime. And I don't even know how much money I hv to payback to prime inc.

Please reply. I m very worried. I left my previous job and now I m jobless. What if I try PAM. Please give me advise. Thank u

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.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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If what you're saying is accurate then I don't think you'll owe Prime anything. If they simply decided you were taking too long to pick up on driving and decided to let you go then you're not under contract so you can apply to work anywhere you like.

If you're still hoping to drive then I would apply immediately everywhere possible and see who offers you a shot. Some companies aren't going to give you a shot because things didn't work out at Prime, others will. It really doesn't matter as long as someone will hire you and train you then you've got another shot and you should go for it.

How long were you on the road with Prime?

millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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Hello guys. Please take your time and help me out. I was at prime inc. I passed everything drugs medical etc and got 95% marks in CDL permit. My trainer didn't let me drive enough on the road and kept shouting while i was on the steering wheel. I bear everything and cleaned his truck in hoping he will teach me. But he gave review that I can not drive trucks.. Now prime inc is sending me home. Please tell me can I apply to some other company. And what should I tell them why I didn't get hired by prime. And I don't even know how much money I hv to payback to prime inc.

Please reply. I m very worried. I left my previous job and now I m jobless. What if I try PAM. Please give me advise. Thank u

Your best bet first of all so you know what to expect out here or at the very least have a general idea is read these links:

Also then after that make sure that you

Apply For Paid CDL Training

with as many companies as possible and see who will pick ya up.

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.
Yasir's Comment
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If what you're saying is accurate then I don't think you'll owe Prime anything. If they simply decided you were taking too long to pick up on driving and decided to let you go then you're not under contract so you can apply to work anywhere you like.

If you're still hoping to drive then I would apply immediately everywhere possible and see who offers you a shot. Some companies aren't going to give you a shot because things didn't work out at Prime, others will. It really doesn't matter as long as someone will hire you and train you then you've got another shot and you should go for it.

How long were you on the road with Prime?

Yes sir every word is true. I was on road for 16 daysm n drive like only 500 miles. N three time backing. He said. I m good at starigh line but not on turns or signals.

What should I say to other companies. Will they also reject me cuz of one guys opinion. ?

Brian's Comment
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I think there maybe be more to the story but as Brett said apply everywhere. Somebody will give you shot one example I witnessed was while I was going through Schneider orientation an a guy was let go because he just could not shift. He said he got hired that same day by rhoel who was putting him in an auto. How far he went after that who knows. Point is you have plenty of options, companies are out there that will work with you.

Yasir's Comment
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I think there maybe be more to the story but as Brett said apply everywhere. Somebody will give you shot one example I witnessed was while I was going through Schneider orientation an a guy was let go because he just could not shift. He said he got hired that same day by rhoel who was putting him in an auto. How far he went after that who knows. Point is you have plenty of options, companies are out there that will work with you.

Can u suggest what can be more to story ? I did whatever I could. After 13 days n so little driving he said he gonna put me with some one at the training pad. He said may be I am not able to teach u. Because I was his first student. And may be I told him that other guys in my group are doing more miles than me. And then when I came here I came to know that he threw me under bus.

Should I say to other companies that I m a slow Lerner ? Then inwill hv even lesser chances. I hv cdl permit that is gonna expire on aug 09, 2018. Do I hv to apply on that basis ?

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.
Rainy D.'s Comment
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Did you talk to steve larsen or stan kasterke about getting another instructor? did you ask about working with the in house instructors on the pad? what about the fleet manager? they tell you in orientation to communicate problems to the FM. did he have someone else show you on the pad?

16 days and only 500 miles can be proven with your logs. id be demanding a new PSD instructor. however, those goi g to a regualr CDL school still get way way less than that and test and pass.

as for your contract, every contract states exactly at which point you are responsible. mine from years ago is completely different from newer ones so i cant tell you what it says.... so read it. most people do not.

Jim Palmer and Wil-Trans wont take you if prime didn't, so dont bother.

good luck.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wil-Trans:

Darrel Wilson bought his first tractor in 1980 at age 20, but, being too young to meet OTR age requirements, he leased the truck out and hired a driver.

Through growth and acquisition, Wil-Trans now employs over 200 drivers, and has a long-standing partnership with Prime, Inc. to haul their refrigerated freight. The family of businesses also includes Jim Palmer Trucking and O & S Trucking.

Yasir's Comment
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Did you talk to steve larsen or stan kasterke about getting another instructor? did you ask about working with the in house instructors on the pad? what about the fleet manager? they tell you in orientation to communicate problems to the FM. did he have someone else show you on the pad?

16 days and only 500 miles can be proven with your logs. id be demanding a new PSD instructor. however, those goi g to a regualr CDL school still get way way less than that and test and pass.

as for your contract, every contract states exactly at which point you are responsible. mine from years ago is completely different from newer ones so i cant tell you what it says.... so read it. most people do not.

Jim Palmer and Wils Trans wont take gou if prime didnt, so dont bother.

good luck.

It was Saturday. No one was there And steve larson is the guy who sent me home. Yes. And just one day ago. My instructor asked me to sign the logs n signed all of then in one go. Yes I asked him to test me on the pad. N give me a chance. But he said. Your instructor evaluation is that you are not good at trus only your statight drive good. N we cant let u hv truck. I once tezt my rexruitor. But he dodnt reply. N I never talked to no one abt my instructor. . Should I apply to roehls ?

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.

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.

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.

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.
Old School's Comment
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Should I apply to roehls ?

Yasir, the proper action you need to take has already been suggested. You need to apply to all the Paid CDL Training Programs

Look at what Brett advised you...

If you're still hoping to drive then I would apply immediately everywhere possible and see who offers you a shot.

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.
Yasir's Comment
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Should I apply to roehls ?

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Yasir, the proper action you need to take has already been suggested. You need to apply to all the Paid CDL Training Programs

Look at what Brett advised you...

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If you're still hoping to drive then I would apply immediately everywhere possible and see who offers you a shot.

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Yes. Through truckingtruth I hv applied to few companies. When I will reach home I will apply others as well. Right now I got email from driver solutions they asked me to call Heidi. On Monday at 9 am.

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.
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