Prime PSD Training, From A Trainer's Perspective.

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LDRSHIP's Comment
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I have one question for you Turtle, do you at least have placards to place on your tractor trailer to warn the public in general that the person behind the steering wheel doesn’t even have a license yet? You know, those big signs that say “Student Driver”. Just curious. I have never seen a Prime truck that has student driver placards is why I ask.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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I’ve never seen any company with those placards, other than a stand-alone truck driving school. Have you Patrick?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
LDRSHIP's Comment
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I’ve never seen any company with those placards, other than a stand-alone truck driving school. Have you Patrick?

Yep, Swift Driving academy truck’s. I have seen them several times at the Flying J exit 19, I-20 in Georgia. Tractor and Trailer had Student Driver on them.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Did they also read “loaded” or “empty”?

Turtle's Comment
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Ldrship, you've voiced your objection and it's been duly noted. You can disagree, as can I.

Don't resort to senseless questions that you already know the answer to. I have too much respect for you and our readers to be drawn into that kind of debate.

Agree to disagree, as you say.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Neither, but as far as I know swift driving academy doesn’t move freight while trying to obtain their CDL. The only 2 companies that do, move freight with a driver who only has a CLP , that I know of, is Prime and C.R. England. I throw the Wilson Logistics companies in the ring with Prime.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I was honestly curious. As I have stated, I have seen the Swift Driving academy trucks with those placards. I was curious if Prime at least put placards up to warm the general public.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Turtle's Comment
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No they dont.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Ok.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Schneider used to train people from the ground up to get their CDL. Now they don't do that. In fact, most companies only take CDL holders in to train, is that correct? And it would be interesting (if to no one else but me), why Schneider shut down their CDL schools and switched to their current policy of just finishing those who come in with a CDL from the get go.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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