Prime CDL Training Salt Lake City - January 2019

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Old School's Comment
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Check in with us when you can. We would love to hear how it's going for ya.

CK's Comment
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Sleeping in a moving truck is something I'm going to have to get used to! Haha! Good first trip, just waiting for a load.

Turtle's Comment
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Ha yeah it's an acquired skill

Rainy 's Comment
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Imagine being the trainer with newbie at the helm lol

JJlearner's Comment
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Imagine being the trainer with newbie at the helm lol

I have so much respect for you guys. I can't even imagine me doing that. I taught my girl friend and couple of other friends how to drive a car in our local parking lot and I was so scared. Becuase I was scared, I was yelling at them all the time.

CK's Comment
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Hi all, greetings from Miami, FL! I was up in the NW and asked my trainer to allow me to go through conditions that I would likely shut down in when I'm solo so I could experience poor winter driving conditions and chaining while with a trainer. I had to chain twice in WA and over Lookout Pass in ID. Saw plenty of examples of what happens when drivers drive too fast for conditions... jackknifed semis and cars on their roofs. Good driving experience for when I encounter this stuff on my own.

As for motion sickness while sleeping, there is a reason truck stops carry Dramamine, lol!

Anyway, my 34 will be done in an hour and I'll be starting back toward Utah. When this load is done, I'll be right around 7200 miles. Trainer says I'll be done by the end of March.

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.

Steve H.'s Comment
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I saw in earlier posts you said they wanted you to have your CLP and DOT card... Did you do that? and if so did you have to DOT test again besides the pee test?

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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I saw in earlier posts you said they wanted you to have your CLP and DOT card... Did you do that? and if so did you have to DOT test again besides the pee test?

Welcome Steve

Yes, for companies that require a CLP initially from your home state, you would need to pass the medical requirement to take the written test. Many (if not all) companies will then require an additional physical once you are at their facility. This second physical may be a bit more stringent as well, as long as it meets the DOT minimum, a company can set higher standards if they choose.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Rainy 's Comment
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CK that is awesome!!!

Spaceman, that was indeed a most informative and well thought explanation!! thank you

Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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Only because it's been constantly repeated here Rainy!

Speaking of which, CK you're missing some good So cal rain right now. Even down here in San Diego

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