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PackRat's Comment
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Topic #1260 by Tim L.....FFE Training Academy...My Journey Continues.

Amish country's Comment
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I liked 6stringrhythms diary about going into LTL. It's what led me to this community. I just dont have time at the moment to hunt it down.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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Fantastic start! I really appreciate this.

Rainy, give me a link to yours if you know where it is. I also want to find Old School's and MillionMiler's.

CRST Expedited Trucking School And Training Program Cedar Rapids, IA. A (re) Training Diary By Millionmiler24 Topic 19844

Here ya go Brett.

Also this link here I have a reply to the OP of this thread that is on page 6 that has all the links you will need Brett.

Thread with magic reply. Go to page 6 if not already there. Topic 24596 Thread with magic reply. Go to page 6.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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I just linked my Pay Totals and my Articles threads to it too.

Rainy's My Prime PSD Experience

PSD:

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.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Oh you guys are amazing! Please, keep em coming! I'm definitely going to consolidate these in one place so everyone can find these easily.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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It is funny you came up with this Brett, cause I was thinking of doing something similar with the negative ones in order to point out the difference. I can always read the first few posts of a diary and tell from the complaining the person wont last. Just seeing the blaming and lack of commitment.

It is like I want to shake them and say "Wake up!!! You have a great opportunity and you are ruining it!"

If someone can see themselves doing the same, perhaps they can change their attitude before it is too late.

millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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The Life, Death, & Resurrection Of My Trucking Career by The Persian Conversion

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This is a great one. Big Scott’s and Susan’s are also very good.

Your day in the life of a WalMart dedicated driver is another good one G-Town. 😜

millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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Rob Ts food service diary and Big Scott’s diary with CFI would both be good. Also Koris Prime Diary.

PlanB's Comment
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Found it.

I'll now be reading this one.

I love my OTR position, but it's not working out so well for my wife and little girls. May be looking into this path.

Thanks for mentioning it.

I liked 6stringrhythms diary about going into LTL. It's what led me to this community. I just dont have time at the moment to hunt it down.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
PackRat's Comment
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Topic #1693 by Heavy C....Beginning The Change Of A Lifetime

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