Prime CDL Training

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Jerry D.'s Comment
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I would like to know if any prime drivers who went through their training knows if you have to get the Missouri permit or if you alreadt have one is the one you have ok. I'm going throught the processes with a couple companies. A few require you get your permit first. I am waiting on a call back from prime today. Also CFI and Millis. Who are processing my application. And western dairy transport says I have to have it before they will processes it. They are hiring for local drivers and would send me to a school about 20 minutes from my house in bryan/college station Tx. So I guess what I'm asking is if I decide to go with prime will I be wasting money getring my permit for those othwr companies.

As always I appreciate thw help

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Donna M.'s Comment
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I would like to know if any prime drivers who went through their training knows if you have to get the Missouri permit or if you alreadt have one is the one you have ok. I'm going throught the processes with a couple companies. A few require you get your permit first. I am waiting on a call back from prime today. Also CFI and Millis. Who are processing my application. And western dairy transport says I have to have it before they will processes it. They are hiring for local drivers and would send me to a school about 20 minutes from my house in bryan/college station Tx. So I guess what I'm asking is if I decide to go with prime will I be wasting money getring my permit for those othwr companies.

As always I appreciate thw help

I had a Georgia permit when I came to prime had to take it over for Missouri.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PlanB's Comment
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If your going to Springfield Missouri you will have to switch your driver's license to Missouri and get a Missouri CDL permit.

I believe students going to Salt Lake City Utah must get their permit from their home state and bring it with them to orientation.

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.
Eric G.'s Comment
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Yes, Students in Salt Lake City will need to have their permit before they start orientation. You will do 4-5 days of orientation, mostly waiting for your drug screening to return. but you do have some videos and paperwork to do, plus they will want their approved doctors to do their med exam for a med card.

you may be there more than 7 days before you start training, all depends on how many students in class, and how many trainers they can line up.

most averaged 10-12 days for the CDL training, then about a day or two at the terminal to actually practice the test. then you will be out for TnT for about 8-10 weeks, all depends on your trainer, if they take home time in the middle of your training, and if they feel your ready to go out on your own.

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.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14ยข per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Jerry D.'s Comment
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Hey eric if you dont mind me asking where are you from. I'm in Texas do they have a set location they send people based on where they live

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