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G-Town's Comment
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Chill-Out! One thing you’ll soon realize, it’s an inherent quality in all successful truck drivers; they know how to roll with the punches; constantly adjusting and avoiding the temptation prompting an emotional response. It’s a necessary personality trait...

That said; Rainy is a Prime trainer. Turtle a Prime flatbed driver. They know the ropes. Be careful where you get your advice from.

Keep something in mind, Prime will hire student drivers in their early to mid-20’s. A 24 year old is unlikely to have more than 8 years of employment history.

Just be prepared to honestly give them what you can.

Mike D.'s Comment
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Chill-Out! One thing you’ll soon realize, it’s an inherent quality in all successful truck drivers; they know how to roll with the punches; constantly adjusting and avoiding the temptation prompting an emotional response. It’s a necessary personality trait...

That said; Rainy is a Prime trainer. Turtle a Prime flatbed driver. They know the ropes. Be careful where you get your advice from.

Keep something in mind, Prime will hire student drivers in their early to mid-20’s. A 24 year old is unlikely to have more than 8 years of employment history.

Just be prepared to honestly give them what you can.

That is true. I wasn't the oldest in my class but very close. I am twice the age of my PSD trainer.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

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.
Michael S.'s Comment
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Relax man! I've also heard conflicting things about it, no big deal. They are working on my 3 year verifications right now, and just in case they need it when I get there, i'm going to make sure my ten year is good to go with any verifications needed and in my briefcase when I get there. As far as your past firings, if they call them, there is only so much they can legally say, same situation as if you applied for a job at Burger King and they called your previous employers!

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