Congrats To Splitter On One Full Year!!!!

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Rainy 's Comment
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You need to change your profile to "Experienced Driver"!!!!

I just saw the date and was like WOW that went fast.

Our FM has told.me he has done a bang up job this year. And our FM is who I call "Greedy One Kenobi". So that is saying a lot!

Congrats

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.
Junkyard Dog's Comment
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rofl-1.gifrofl-2.gif Congratulations splitter... You no longer a rookie. So you have to own up to all your mistakes now...rofl-3.gif

Splitter's Comment
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Thank you Rainy & JYD! It did go by quickly but I won't be changing my status any time soon. I truly am still a rookie! This industry is completely new to me & while my abilities improve all the time, I still have a ways to go before I can call myself "experienced" on my terms. I still have my PSD badge clipped to the net for the storage space above my seat. I still have the memories of clipping those 2 tractors fresh in my head to make me remember that I'm still green. While I do appreciate the vote of confidence from many here & at Prime, personally, I have lots to learn still. Maybe when I have a full incident free year, I'll reconsider changing my status. For now, those things kept me from getting hired on a regional gig that payed me an extra paycheck more than what I'm making now with weekends off. Thank you to you Rainy for giving me the skills & knowledge to make me as productive as I am. thank-you.gifthank-you-2.gif

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

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.
RealDiehl's Comment
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Congratulations, Splitter! Keep on doing what your doing. Your contribution to the forum is something to be proud of too.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Congratulations Splitter. dancing-dog.gifdancing.gif

G-Town's Comment
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Congratulations Splitter!

PackRat's Comment
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Great accomplishment Splitter!smile.gif

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Congrats Splitter!! Drive Safe and God Speed.

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Rainy 's Comment
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while my abilities improve all the time, I still have a ways to go..... I still have my PSD badge clipped to the net for the storage space above my seat. I still have the memories of clipping those 2 tractors fresh in my head to make me remember that I'm still green..... I have lots to learn still. thank-you.gifthank-you-2.gif

Everything you just said demonstrates an experienced driver. Respect for the road and dangers that can happen, and the battle scars to prove it. We learn from every screw up. And Lord knows i have a ton of memories of them and a couple scars myself.

Sorry about the regional but you will get there.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

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.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Congratulations

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