Prime CDL Training Salt Lake City - January 2019

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Turtle's Comment
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Congratulations on the trifecta! Now the fun begins. Stay sharp and focused! Good luck!

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CK's Comment
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Got a call from the new hire fleet manager over here in SLC. They won't have a TNT trainer available for me for about a week, so rather than leave me to my boredom in the Ramada, they're sending me home to take care of transferring my license to California.

I'll be on a plane in the morning, and will be reimbursed for my plane ticket up to the cost of the bus ticket when I get on a truck. Even though I will be home, I will still be receiving guaranteed pay since I am available for dispatch.

Looking forward to seeing the wife and kids for a few days. Then we'll get this show on the road!

And it's time to break out the paper logbook , since I'll probably be looking at more than 7 days off duty.

Logbook:

A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.

Fleet Manager:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

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 14¢ 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.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Just a heads up, they dont usually reimburse that plane ticket right away. i THINK it usually takes 4 weeks because they want to make sure yiu stay and they get back their investment.

CK's Comment
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Transferring my license to California took 10 minutes and didn't cost a dime because I already had a California permit. I walked into the Gardena commercial DMV office, immediately got a number, and was immediately called to a window. I'm not exaggerating when I say that I was in and out in 10 minutes.

On my way back to California, literally the day after I was told to head home, and while I was on my layover in Las Vegas between flights, dispatch called me to tell me I had a trainer and he was in Salt Lake. I explained that I was told to go home because it would be week delay, and that I was about to get on a plane in Las Vegas for home. I was told no problem, trainer will pick me up at home and give me a call to set everything up.

My trainer called yesterday, he's picking up a load in Arizona destined for Southern California, and will be picking me up sometime tomorrow, Saturday.

I'm so looking forward to this!

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

PackRat's Comment
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That's great news to read! About to start picking up speed for you shortly.good-luck.gif

Turtle's Comment
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Bad news that your home time will be a little short, but great news that you'll be started on the TNT. The sooner you get done with that, the sooner you can start to really enjoy the trucking lifestyle. Congrats and good luck!

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 14¢ 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.

CK's Comment
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Well, home time has been a little longer than anticipated, but it's all good. My trainer is now picking me up tomorrow around 1300. This first load is only about 600 miles and has a lot of extra time on it, so I'm getting one more night at home and I'm hoping for a nice home cooked breakfast in the morning before I leave. Eating on the road is going to be interesting - my trainer only has a microwave, and no refrigerator - but there are some options available that I'm discovering.

CK's Comment
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All right! I'm on the truck :-)

TNT trainer is really friendly and he has a brand new 2019 Freightliner Cascadia.

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 14¢ 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.

PackRat's Comment
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YeeeeHaaaaa! Let the fun begin!good-luck.gif

Pete's Comment
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Congratulations now it's time to get real world learning. Good luck and keep it up.

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