Prime PSD Training, From A Trainer's Perspective.

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Rainy 's Comment
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Holy crap... i missed 36 hours and look what happened!!

Congrats!!!! and 6 points is nothing!!!!

you did great turtle and im sure he will become an awesome driver in part to you.

i have been considering getting an apartment in Springfield and doing PSD. Teaming is long... and many sleepless shifts.

hmmm... i could find so many victims lol

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.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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The reason 4 wheel drivers don't heed warning signs on trucks is because they are too busy reading bumper stickers on the Prius in front of them while driving slow in the passing lane.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Holy crap... i missed 36 hours and look what happened!!

Congrats!!!! and 6 points is nothing!!!!

you did great turtle and im sure he will become an awesome driver in part to you.

i have been considering getting an apartment in Springfield and doing PSD. Teaming is long... and many sleepless shifts.

hmmm... i could find so many victims lol

Hey Rainy, I noticed you were MIA. Glad to have you back and I hope you catch up with all the great topics lately! There are plenty of lively discussions going on.

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.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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Turtle, I think you told us that your training gig was changing your routine with the wife. How's that working out for both of you, being separated more?

Turtle's Comment
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Turtle, I think you told us that your training gig was changing your routine with the wife. How's that working out for both of you, being separated more?

Well, I guess it's no different than what most drivers have to go through. We're making the best of it, although it's way beyond what we're accustomed to.

The best thing is she could still get back on the truck with me whenever we want. In fact we have a 25-year wedding anniversary coming up in July, so we'll get dispatched out west, rent a car and spend a week in Yellowstone.

Later in the summer we will likely get routed down to Florida for some home time with the folks, as well. It's nice to have options, and we'll make full use of them.

Army 's Comment
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Yellowstone is amazing. I am from MT and been there a few times. Nothing like seeing buffalo right next to your car.... so much to see. Need a a couple days if you can spare it... if not one long day lol.

Rainy 's Comment
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Yellowstone is amazing.

Yeah unless the big wooly mammouth looking thing is blocking the icy, snow covered curvy roads at 3 am.

that was some night... message to dispatch "Wooly Mammouth blocking road. ETA to shipper unknown please advise"

I got a "Huh? How should I know, I'm from Delaware". My sentiments exactly. lol

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Turtle's Comment
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I plan to park the truck at our terminal in SLC, and spend at least a few days touring the park. We've been all around it in the truck, but have never had the opportunity to see the interior.

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.

Army 's Comment
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I am sure you will enjoy it. If you have time, take some swimming attire and jump in the Yellowstone lake. At 7732 feet in elevation you would think it would be freezing but in late summer it was manageable. And I mean it’s 7732 above sea level. Ok... back to turtle updates... sorry for the sidetrack.

Rob D.'s Comment
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Bump. What's happening with PSD training?

Please tell me you didn't get Smart C as a student, considering your interaction with him previously.

We here at TT have in fact tried patiently and repeatedly to pound facts into your impenetrable skull, to no avail. You continue to ask the same questions here, then continue to dispute the answers given by the experienced members who continue to try and help.

I have neither the time nor the energy to continue with you. Buh-bye

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.
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