Prime Inc. CBT (Computer Based Training) Question

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Splitter'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.

They do know what you’re talking about & I do work for Prime. Here’s some more reality for you. They do record your activity on your CBT’s. It will be an immediate firing if/when you do something wrong out here. It gives them cause & they have certainly acted on it by firing those individuals.

Like was said earlier, after the initial newness of all of this, it will become tedious & mundane. That’s the nature of how the mind works. I-44 will look exactly the same every time you pass the same areas. If you can’t commit to the policies & rules that are in place for your benefit & theirs? Why bother.

How do we remember things? Through repetition. Why do they repeat things. Cause they’re vitally important. That way you can’t come back & say, ‘you didn’t teach me properly’. What would you prefer? An instructor stand in front of each of all the classes & repeat the entire curriculum? How practical is that.

The things being told to you aren’t to make you feel badly or to make you quit. They are attempting to show you how your decision making process now will carry forward & cause you to fail at this. Is that a certainty? Of course not. But why risk your livelihood & career over a lifetime by skipping a few minutes if necessary instructions? And to do what? What’s do important at Campus Inn or in Springfield for that matter that is worth jeopardizing your future as a truck driver over?

Youth has its benefits! Patience is not one of them. In your last post above, you pointed the finger at others because they pointed out some valid points. You can choose wisely & look at the other fingers pointed back at you? Or you can ignore their advice & insight at your peril & detriment. They’re giving you sweet water, you can drink it & move on or you can move on with your attitude & thinking. Either way, they’ll be out here doing their thing & trying to help those of us willing to take the bad tasting medicine & cure ourselves of bad habits & ideas. We’ve all sat in the very seat you’re in right now. Don’t be so dismissive.

Good luck.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Sin's Comment
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You're right, I'm lazy. That's why I went flatbed. You don't know anything about me except that I don't enjoy doing these CBT's when I could be on the road making money. Sure, it's part of the job, does that mean I can't complain about it or look for a workaround? By god tell me if a single one of you have never cheated on your logs. Off duty fueling? Y'all are no better than me as a person so you can't stop pretending.

Old School's Comment
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Off duty fueling?

Never! Haha, I guess I am a saint!

Kodi, you're on a high horse here, and a hard fall is certainly in your future.

Cantankerous Amicus's Comment
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Kodi, a.k.a. Sin, not fulfilling your job responsibilities or finding workarounds to avoid them because you think they are boring is lazy. It is also lying if you don’t fulfill responsibilities agreed upon when you signed up for the job.

It sounds as if you had already made up your mind before starting this thread. Whether or not anyone else here has ever cut corners is irrelevant. CBTs having anything to do with how you drive or whether or not anyone knows what you're talking about is also irrelevant. You asked this forum about your situation. If you skipping out on your responsibilities will result in a come to Jesus moment. This thread is proving to be just that. Early. Before you get fired or potentially maim someone with your truck. Think of it as Come to Jesus - Lite. You mentioned cutting corners. Good Lord, I hope you don’t do this with your pre-trips. Having a steer blow out because you didn’t properly check it will result in a list of Come to Jesus moments that I can think of off the top of my head.

1. The moment the tire blows and twisted metal, dust, and body parts start flying.

2. (If you survive) Company meeting

3. Meeting with Aunt DOTty and Uncle Sam

4. Meeting the father/husband of your victims (should he also survive)

5. The real, final Come to Jesus moment (should you not survive, or should the father not be the particularly cool-headed, forgiving type)

You might want to go easy on the butthurt and show some gratitude to the people here offering you some good advice on proper CYA. They addressed your concerns after all.

It may already be too late, though. From what I understand there are several Prime drivers here and I wouldn’t be surprised if Prime HR also monitored employee behavior on this forum. All I can say is that if it were my company, I wouldn’t want to risk its reputation with someone exhibiting the sorts of characteristics and intentions you have been. I hope you come around to see it from another angle.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Rainy D.'s Comment
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As a Prime trainer, i understand they are boring. How many times do you have to.watch a sexual.harrassment video that should.be common sense? you have to.watch them because people are stupid. The hi val.video...boring. and you have to watch that and take an hour long class on hi vals to train students. But watching all that stuff again is reinforcement and can ease the anxiety of going solo. it also provides information that perhaps a trainer did not give you.

Guess what...its my job to.watch them so i did.

Please be sure to pay attention to those securement tips, cause id hate to see you get over confident and have an issue.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jamie's Comment
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Off duty fueling?

I don't know a out ithert companit, but my company will send me a message if I decide to fuel off-duty, because they keep track of when I swiped the card and what duty status I was on when I did.

For example, when I had my home time a few days ago I decided to fuel at my home OC so I didn't have to fuel when I got back. I got out of the truck to start fueling, and I remembered I didn't change my status to on duty fueling. So I did. But I mistakingly changed it before it reached 5 minutes (out system only updates logs every 5 minutes), yesterday when I got back to my truck and signed into the Qualcomm I got a message about fueling at my home OC and not having logs to show I was fueling.

Of course nothing happened this time, besides getting a message. But if I was to keep repeating that, it'll become a problem. That goes for anything I do on-duty, but forgrt and mark it as off-duty(which doesn't happen often).

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
Jamie's Comment
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I meant other companies in my previous post, just woke up and decided to reply. Dang phone. rofl-1.gifrofl-1.gif

Splitter's Comment
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You're right, I'm lazy. That's why I went flatbed. You don't know anything about me except that I don't enjoy doing these CBT's when I could be on the road making money. Sure, it's part of the job, does that mean I can't complain about it or look for a workaround? By god tell me if a single one of you have never cheated on your logs. Off duty fueling? Y'all are no better than me as a person so you can't stop pretending.

If this is directed at me, I defy you to show me where I directly said, intimated or insinuated that you were lazy. You’re interpreting our points of view as attacking you personally. That’s not the point here. We refuse to sit back & criticize a system that’s in place for a specific purpose & has worked for all the years it’s been in place.

Can you honestly sit there & think that we enjoyed the monotony of watching those video repeatedly? Like I said, you have to swallow the bad medicine just as you do the good. Yes, it’s good to be out here turning & earning. Don’t be in such a hurry.

Since you brought up the laziness card, I say this, just because one is physically not lazy doesn’t mean that they can’t be intellectually lazy. Just saying.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Splitter's Comment
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You're right, I'm lazy. That's why I went flatbed. You don't know anything about me except that I don't enjoy doing these CBT's when I could be on the road making money. Sure, it's part of the job, does that mean I can't complain about it or look for a workaround? By god tell me if a single one of you have never cheated on your logs. Off duty fueling? Y'all are no better than me as a person so you can't stop pretending.

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If this is directed at me, I defy you to show me where I directly said, intimated or insinuated that you were lazy. You’re interpreting our points of view as attacking you personally. That’s not the point here. We refuse to sit back & criticize a system that’s in place for a specific purpose & has worked for all the years it’s been in place.

Can you honestly sit there & think that we enjoyed the monotony of watching those video repeatedly? Like I said, you have to swallow the bad medicine just as you do the good. Yes, it’s good to be out here turning & earning. Don’t be in such a hurry.

Since you brought up the laziness card, I say this, just because one is physically not lazy doesn’t mean that they can’t be intellectually lazy. Just saying.

Edit: We refuse to sit back & allow you to criticize a system that’s in place for a specific purpose & has worked for all the years it’s been in place.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Army 's Comment
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Hello

I would imagine all things are tracked and recorded. I would also imagine, not doing the required training will catch up with anyone sooner or later.

Safe Travels

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