SpriMo Bound For Prime Orientation... Anyone Else?

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Lone Wolf's Comment
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Hey anyone else out there on the way to Prime Orientation this weekend? I'm on the Greyhound heading that way now. Should be in Springfield around 1 pm tomorrow, if all goes well. Orientation to start Monday the 20th. Anyone else???

Scott S.'s Comment
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Best of luck to you! Prime is a great company to work for. They have a great training program.

JJlearner's Comment
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Best of luck and good that you are going now. From next month Prime is changing their TNT program.

TNT:

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Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Lone Wolf's Comment
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Appreciate the well wishes Scott and JJ... Yeah, I just read about the changes to the TNT program last night. Was wondering if it was gonna have any affect on me. Looks like I'm just squeaking in before it goes into affect?

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Scott S.'s Comment
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Appreciate the well wishes Scott and JJ... Yeah, I just read about the changes to the TNT program last night. Was wondering if it was gonna have any affect on me. Looks like I'm just squeaking in before it goes into affect?

It would appear so. You might not have to do the 50k miles, but you may be with a trainer a not longer due to truck availability. That part of the policy is already in effect, just not the updated miles. It appears that goes in effect for students starting on June 3rd.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Apparently, they're retaining more drivers than they counted on - so there's an equipment shortage (from what I'm reading into the announcement).

Still have to keep the orientation numbers up, just in case though, because of the high failure rate.

While the industry is still crying "driver shortage" (or at least that's what the press is putting out there), it's looking like Prime is not having a similar issue.

Rick

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Lone Wolf, welcome, good luck and that's a really cool Avatar.

If things are tight at Prime, try Schneider. I know they have at least one driver job opening right now thanks to me. ARGUHHH!

Lone Wolf's Comment
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Thanks Bruce. Hopefully everything will work out with Prime, driver shortage or not. Have been waiting and preparing for this for months now. Not gonna let something like higher than anticipated driver retention stop me. Adapt and overcome! That's my motto.

Lone Wolf's Comment
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Ok, so good news is I've meet 3 others that are on the bus heading to Springfield. The bad news is that instead of arriving around 1 pm Sunday, like originally scheduled, we won't arrive until 10:30 pm Sunday night. Greyhound had some issues in Nashville and we had to be rerouted. 25 hour trip just turned into a 34 hour trip. Hopefully no more issues will arise. Was really looking forward to getting a good nights rest before orientation Monday. Oh well, it is what it is.

PackRat's Comment
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Hang in there on that bus adventure. The reward will be worth the delay.

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