Prime CDL Training - Springfield, MO

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Turtle's Comment
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Yes Jason you can totally get paid for sitting at home. As long as you are "available for dispatch", you get your guaranteed $700. It's not your fault that your trainer wants to take two weeks off.

my trainer took a total of about a week and a half off, and I got paid for every second of it.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Verify all this BEFORE hand with both your trainer and FM on speaker. then message it in writing on the QC or phone app "Just confirming as per the conference call with you and my trainer that i will be getting paid ...."

it puts it i writing. that way if you have an issue, contact Steve Tassin. hes great about these things.

Lease ops sometimes tell the FM behind the scenes that they are putting you in a hotel or otherwise taking care of you.

you could always ask for a different traiiner and not go home.

many lease ops pay for home time and student dont return. they lose the money.

Fm:

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.
Jason's Comment
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Back at prime1...off truck. Trainer didn’t want to pay while I was on vacation. Got another lined up coming from Fla. Peterbuilt though; only driven Freightliner so far so another learning curve. 17K miles left in TNT.

Thanks for replies.

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.

Jason's Comment
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Oops.... He didn’t want to pay while HE was on vacation.

PackRat's Comment
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It will pull a trailer the same as an International, Freightliner, Volvo, Mack, etc.

Jason's Comment
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Certainly. Supposedly handles different, touchy? Different turn radius...backing too. Idk, find out on Friday.

Turtle's Comment
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Sorry to hear he took you back to Sprimo, but in the long run it'll get you through TNT faster now that you won't have to sit idle those 2 weeks. And guess what, even if you sit at the terminal and few days waiting, you still get paid your guarantee.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

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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Eh... u escaped my dungeon. im still here... just finally finsihed adding the equipment to my new truck and scrubbing the old truck. still gotta unpack the stuff......took freaking hours to transfer everything!!!

PackRat's Comment
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Certainly. Supposedly handles different, touchy? Different turn radius...backing too. Idk, find out on Friday.

I’ve got a customized 07 FL and except for the horsepower, it drives just like every other tractor. Point it where you want to go and it rolls.

Kyle M.'s Comment
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Any update britton?

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