Question About Prime's Application Process

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Rainy D.'s Comment
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If you go to MO you dont get your permit untik you get there. If you go so SLC or PA you get the permit at home. getting it ahead of time if MO bound is a waste of time and money.

Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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No, I wouldn't worry about miniscule miles. The miles will be there for sure. Western regional is a BIG area.

That it is. More info to follow after applying I suppose. Glad to hear miles likely won't be chopped back though.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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I'm in Minnesota, and it's -30 this morning. Feels too cold for this Arizona native!

MN....im headed there next.

Bbbbbbbrrrrrrr!!!

stay warm and safe. i should have taken home time to stay indoors lol

Doug C.'s Comment
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Update. I filled out the form and submitted it. I was called by CRST within twenty minutes and spoke with a recruiter. I filled out an application and he told me that a May start date would be fine. I would go to Denver for the schooling. Also going to fill our an application for Roehl this afternoon.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

JJlearner's Comment
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Doug. The Recruiter had told me to get my permit while I am waiting. This also includes tanker endorsement and that hazmat would be a good idea too.

But is it necessary to have a hazmat endorsement when applying to prime? I am going to PA and planning to drive reefer and my recruiter told me to get only Tanker endorsement.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Doug C.'s Comment
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JJ, it is my understanding that one must have both the Tanker and the HAZMAT endorsements for Prime. The permit as well unless you are going to Salt Lake City, if so get the permit in your home state. I'm studying for all of those. I had a good interview with a recruiter from CRST this afternoon.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
CK's Comment
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For Prime, you do not need your HazMat endorsement before orientation. You can get that after you get your license.

I can only speak to the Salt Lake City location, but here you must have your permit from your home state before orientation, including air brakes and tanker endorsements.

I will be taking care of my Hazmat, TWIC , and passport when I go back to California to transfer my license.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

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.

Will H.'s Comment
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I apologize if I missed spoken. He said tankers is needed. It would be nice to also get hazmat as an extra.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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Yeah kind of a nice catch all while you're there testing kind of thing. One probably SHOULD test for all the endorsements (people sometimes leave out school bus passenger and coach when they say they passed them all) in case you get in a situation like Brett talked about where you need to operate a passenger vehicle for a period of time.

Haz mat comes with the extra burden of getting your background check so make sure you're ready to locate an office and have the documents ready to get that done.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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But Hazmat doesnt transfer. So those going to MO get MO licenses, then transfer home. it would be a waste of time and money, cause you would have to do it all over again at home.

Doug, you do realize CRST is a team only company?

Millionmiler loves CRST but teaming is hard long term. Its not for everybody.

Dispelling the Myths of Team Driving

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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