Prime Inc. CBT (Computer Based Training) Question

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Sin's Comment
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Okay so they say they know if you skip the video but has anyone here actually had a come to Jesus talk over skipping the videos? I've come back to upgrade and they ask that you rewatch every single one and it's about 5 hours worth of videos. I skipped 3-5 when I first got my CDL and had to do the hire-on CBT's but now I have 35+ and this **** is cumbersome. Just wanna know if any Prime employees on here might've skipped through them without a word.

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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Kodi, this is a really bad look for you, ya know what I mean? Let's think this through for a moment.

You're a brand new driver learning to drive an 80,000 pound rig. You know that one moment of inattention, one tiny piece of information you don't know, or one wrong move can kill someone's entire family. Should you really be here asking if anyone has any tips to help you skip some of the training in one of the deadliest jobs in America?

Not to mention, all you have to do is kick back and watch some videos. Really, how hard is that?

Judgment is everything in trucking. Even asking that question doesn't show very good judgment. Wanting to skip through some of the training is really bad judgment.

Interestingly enough, it isn't normally brand new drivers who are the most dangerous out there. It's drivers with between 6 months and 2 years of experience that are the most dangerous. You know why? Because normally a brand new driver will be excessively cautious. But once they get a little bit of experience they become overconfident. They start making poor decisions and let their attention lapse. They let their impatience get the better of them.

You've already let your impatience get the better of you and you're already showing bad judgment. I hope you'll think things through a lot better when you're behind the wheel of that killing machine. Now go watch the videos, and start taking things a lot more seriously.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Old School's Comment
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has anyone here actually had a come to Jesus talk over skipping the videos?

That little talk will come after you've had a bad accident in which you seriously harm another individual. You might consider some of your training cumbersome, but you'll be a much better driver if you'd drop the lazy attitude and actually make an effort at being the best you can be at this. You're heavily involved in what is considered to be one of the top ten most dangerous jobs in the country. It's critical that you take it seriously.

Kodi, take a look at your first post in our forum...

Hello everyone! My name is Kodi, I'm currently in Prime's Student Driver orientation, it's currently day 3 and I'm very happy with this school.

Now look at how you sound. You're trying to cut corners and you don't want to do what's required. What happened to you? Are you going to be like so many truckers who do nothing but complain about their job? You'll be much happier in this profession when you stop trying to figure out how to do as little as possible and still get by. In a performance based business like trucking, it's the over achievers who find real success.

Get those CBT's done. Move forward with your training. Be a professional. You'll be a much better driver if you apply yourself. Quit looking for the easy way out. Stop trying to cut corners and learn how to be the best you can be out here. Your diligence will pay off in the end.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Cantankerous Amicus's Comment
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Okay so they say they know if you skip the video but has anyone here actually had a come to Jesus talk over skipping the videos? I've come back to upgrade and they ask that you rewatch every single one and it's about 5 hours worth of videos. I skipped 3-5 when I first got my CDL and had to do the hire-on CBT's but now I have 35+ and this **** is cumbersome. Just wanna know if any Prime employees on here might've skipped through them without a word.

If rewatching 5 hours of videos is cumbersome, do you somehow think eventually watching the same stretches of highway for up to 11 hours daily won't be cumbersome? Have you thought of that situation? Are you going to be doing something else to alleviate your boredom while on the road? This is serious business, man.

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.
Cantankerous Amicus's Comment
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...and watching the same roads for 11 hours a day for days and weeks on end at that. A person who would cut corners like that is not someone I want sharing the road with my family.

Sin's Comment
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Someone just delete this post. Y'all can act like saints all you want but if you said you've never cut a corner in your life you're a fat ass liar. These CBT's have nothing to do with how I drive, and don't assume that I'm a know it all because I'm not and if anyone says they are they should hang up their keys. You can't know what I'm talking about unless you've worked with prime.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Someone just delete this post. Y'all can act like saints all you want but if you said you've never cut a corner in your life you're a fat ass liar. These CBT's have nothing to do with how I drive, and don't assume that I'm a know it all because I'm not and if anyone says they are they should hang up their keys. You can't know what I'm talking about unless you've worked with prime.

Oh you're a real gem. A lazy, big mouth, know-it-all with a terrible attitude right from day one. You're gonna be a classic. Another black eye for an industry that desperately needs more professionalism.

Old School's Comment
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Kody, after five years I still do CBT modules each month. It's part of my job requirements. Nobody's acting like saints. Somebody's acting really silly though.

PlanB's Comment
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Lots of folks here drive for Prime, myself included.

Guarantee I've watched those CBTs more times than you have.

Your way out of line here.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PlanB's Comment
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What you've just told us is that you feel your time is more important than job requirements. You have no problem cutting corners to suit yourself.

Now what happens when are securing a load on your flatbed and you decide to cut a corner because you feel it's a waste of your time.

Trucking demands responsibility. You are demonstration a lack there of...

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