Prime Inc. Future Student SLC

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PT 's Comment
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Hey Chris,

Lol of all the gin joints in all the world right? Safe travels and see you soon!

Hi Turtle thanks for wishes!

Christopher G.'s Comment
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I just got to Vegas now

PT 's Comment
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Hey Chris,

I'll be the one with the blue sleeping bag if you want to kill time before our bus ride!

PT 's Comment
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Well survived the Greyhound, my butt made its mark on the seat that's for sure. Tough to get a full nights sleep on the bus, but figure that's how is going to be like while trucking so can't really complain. My assigned roommate looks like he's been here for a week already, he wasn't in when I came in, he probably headed over to the training grounds early this morning. I'll spend the day studying up on the pretrip on HRTP and get ready for the start of orientation tomorrow. Catch you later!

PackRat's Comment
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You'll get much better sleep in a truck than that bus.good-luck.gif

Nolan's Comment
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Hey PT! It's good to hear from you! good-luck.gif

PT 's Comment
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Yea I am very much looking forward to seeing how it is in a truck. Have no problems sleeping in moving car as long as its somewhat comfortable.

Nolan, if you're still considering brother just jump on in! Well, like I've been told make sure all your financials and stuff are set, but other than that just do it.

You should check out Chris G's diary as well, we met up on the way here and going to start this week. So far what I've heard is Prime is a great place to train, and the instructors really want you to pass and get your stuff right. My roommate gave me the pretrip paperwork and I've been studying that, he's going to test out this Wednesday for his license. Tomorrow is orientation and paperwork so time for sleep for a 630am shuttle.

CK's Comment
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Christopher G. and PT, I'm still here and testing today. I'm the short guy with goatee, glasses, gray jacket and black Prime sweater.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I'm not far...have to get unloaded then grabbing a trailer and getting out before the snow.

maybe ill see youz guyz

PT 's Comment
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Hey CK, good luck! I'll be the brown guy with long hair and a beanie. No prime jacket yet, hoping to upgrade my wardrobe soon lol.

Rainy making me nervous meeting up with trucking truth legends! Itll be great to meet y'all and pick your brain for a bit, honestly the more I'm hearing about the business the more excited I get. I finally get what people mean about those trucker stories, every one is unique and sure to bring a laugh or make you think.

So first day is under the belt with the physical and start of the CBT's. You basically have to watch videos and then get quizzed on them afterwards. We did this right after lunch, which Prime provides of course, you order off a menu in the morning (sandwiches or salads) and a catering company makes and delivers. There are some boring videos, so combined with food coma you might find yourself nodding off. Grab a red bull or something if you need it.

The day ends at 4, depending on the class size there might be a wait for shuttles. Troy, our newbie liaison, gives you a dinner voucher for the restaurant at the hotel which is 10 bucks. The food is pretty good and they give you a lot so that was nice. They have a special menu for Prime called a managers special that covers a drink, your meal and a side if it comes with it. It's in the bar section so remember that you can't drink as a PSD student or else they'll notify Prime by phone and you're gone. They're really strict about it so don't even think you can get away with it. It makes sense, you're here to learn and stuff like that is a distraction. You'll need your wits about you learning what you'll need to learn in the time you need to, which isn't alot.

Day 1 is in the (personal) record books, time to get some shuteye. Hopefully I'll catch CK and Rainy one of these days! Catch you later TT.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.


Driving While Intoxicated


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.
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