Looking For A Team Driver With Prime

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Nancy O.'s Comment
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Hello, Im a 37 yr old female looking for someone to drive team with at Prime. Im not to picky and i will be up grading tomorrow.

Note: Nancy found someone and is no longer looking.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Welcome Nancy. We have some Prime drivers here that aren't looking for partners but might be able to get you some information on ways to find one.

Solo's Comment
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Welcome Nancy. We have some Prime drivers here that aren't looking for partners but might be able to get you some information on ways to find one.

Out of curiosity, could somebody put themselves through CDL training, and then link up with somebody looking to team drive as a way to gain experience vs going through company training program?

I've contacted CFI regarding what I posted earlier but seeing this post got me looking at other possible avenues.

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.
Old School's Comment
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Out of curiosity, could somebody put themselves through CDL training, and then link up with somebody looking to team drive as a way to gain experience vs going through company training program?

Okay, I think you need to come clean.

What is the real issue? Because if it's motion sickness, this won't help one bit. In fact, it would be worse.

To answer your question... No, that's not legitimate. You have got to be trained. If you're a newly licensed driver, there's no insurance company willing to take you on as a liability without the company signing off on your training. There are no shortcuts to success. Commitment is a big deal on this job.

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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Out of curiosity, could somebody put themselves through CDL training, and then link up with somebody looking to team drive as a way to gain experience vs going through company training program?

No, you'll have to go on the road with an experienced mentor so they can show you the ropes. Once you get done with that phase of training and it's time to go solo you could choose to run team with someone. But that phase with the mentor comes first.

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.

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.

Solo's Comment
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Out of curiosity, could somebody put themselves through CDL training, and then link up with somebody looking to team drive as a way to gain experience vs going through company training program?

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Okay, I think you need to come clean.

What is the real issue? Because if it's motion sickness, this won't help one bit. In fact, it would be worse.

To answer your question... No, that's not legitimate. You have got to be trained. If you're a newly licensed driver, there's no insurance company willing to take you on as a liability without the company signing off on your training. There are no shortcuts to success. Commitment is a big deal on this job.

Yes, that is the issue.

Hopefully, CFI will get back to me about how they dispatch during training (solo - both trainer and driver sleep at the same time) vs wheels rolling 24x7 w/ just about every other mega.

I'm not trying to take ANY shortcuts...just crappy to think that an inspiring solo driver can't make it through training because they can't team drive due to something such as motion sickness. Makes you wonder how many solid people never took a shot that would have otherwise been great in the industry.

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.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Out of curiosity, could somebody put themselves through CDL training, and then link up with somebody looking to team drive as a way to gain experience vs going through company training program?

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Okay, I think you need to come clean.

What is the real issue? Because if it's motion sickness, this won't help one bit. In fact, it would be worse.

To answer your question... No, that's not legitimate. You have got to be trained. If you're a newly licensed driver, there's no insurance company willing to take you on as a liability without the company signing off on your training. There are no shortcuts to success. Commitment is a big deal on this job.

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Yes, that is the issue.

Hopefully, CFI will get back to me about how they dispatch during training (solo - both trainer and driver sleep at the same time) vs wheels rolling 24x7 w/ just about every other mega.

I'm not trying to take ANY shortcuts...just crappy to think that an inspiring solo driver can't make it through training because they can't team drive due to something such as motion sickness. Makes you wonder how many solid people never took a shot that would have otherwise been great in the industry.

What is the issue? You can't sleep in the truck while it is moving? If so, there are at least a few companies that will not allow either driver to sleep during training.

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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Im missing his point of wanting to team with someone who is not a trainer, but WILL drive team to avoid training????

what am.i.missing? And no, no way in heck.would i be unofficially training someone in a daily basis who CHOSE not to go with a trainer but wants to wake me up constantly and yet we share the pay?????

i have helped dozens of drivers, even put them on priority so they could wake me if i was sleeping. and if my student wanted to stay on my truck to team because they needed it, then sure. But seriously, splitter and i considered staying a team even though he needed no further training, but we make the same solo as we would team. so why for the love of god do people assume other drivers will risk their lives with a newbie driving with no perks?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Out of curiosity, could somebody put themselves through CDL training, and then link up with somebody looking to team drive as a way to gain experience vs going through company training program?

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Okay, I think you need to come clean.

What is the real issue? Because if it's motion sickness, this won't help one bit. In fact, it would be worse.

To answer your question... No, that's not legitimate. You have got to be trained. If you're a newly licensed driver, there's no insurance company willing to take you on as a liability without the company signing off on your training. There are no shortcuts to success. Commitment is a big deal on this job.

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Yes, that is the issue.

Hopefully, CFI will get back to me about how they dispatch during training (solo - both trainer and driver sleep at the same time) vs wheels rolling 24x7 w/ just about every other mega.

I'm not trying to take ANY shortcuts...just crappy to think that an inspiring solo driver can't make it through training because they can't team drive due to something such as motion sickness. Makes you wonder how many solid people never took a shot that would have otherwise been great in the industry.

With CFI you are dispatched as a solo driver. You do all the driving and work. The trainer is there to teach you while you drive. You will be taking all your breaks at the same time as well. This is the closest you will get to solo driving while with a trainer. Now you have your answer.

On another note, I see you are in Wilmington. I hope you still have a home. I have a good friend who lives out there and he was telling me he has never seen it that bad in his life.

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.
Solo's Comment
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Out of curiosity, could somebody put themselves through CDL training, and then link up with somebody looking to team drive as a way to gain experience vs going through company training program?

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Okay, I think you need to come clean.

What is the real issue? Because if it's motion sickness, this won't help one bit. In fact, it would be worse.

To answer your question... No, that's not legitimate. You have got to be trained. If you're a newly licensed driver, there's no insurance company willing to take you on as a liability without the company signing off on your training. There are no shortcuts to success. Commitment is a big deal on this job.

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Yes, that is the issue.

Hopefully, CFI will get back to me about how they dispatch during training (solo - both trainer and driver sleep at the same time) vs wheels rolling 24x7 w/ just about every other mega.

I'm not trying to take ANY shortcuts...just crappy to think that an inspiring solo driver can't make it through training because they can't team drive due to something such as motion sickness. Makes you wonder how many solid people never took a shot that would have otherwise been great in the industry.

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What is the issue? You can't sleep in the truck while it is moving? If so, there are at least a few companies that will not allow either driver to sleep during training.

For me I can't be a passenger doing paperwork or looking at maps...so it's either I'm a normal passenger in the seat or asleep in the back. If I'm being made to (for the purposes of training) read maps/logs/etc, then I wouldn't be able to pass that particular training program. Another gentleman via a thread I posted stated that CFI conducts their training in such a way that the trainee does 100% of the driving, and only the trainer would be in the passenger sleep...and both the driver and trainee sleep at the same time, and the trainee is dispatched as a solo driver (but again, w/ the trainer in the passenger seat), so this style of training would suit me just fine.

Do you have a few other company names you could tell me about so that I can look into those as well?

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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