Prime Inc. CDL Training Week 1 Springfield MO

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Thorpester's Comment
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First off, I'd like to thank Trucking Truth for creating this community. I've been lurking here for a few weeks and it's been very helpful to me. Particularly the High Road Online Training. The way that it is structured is pure genius. Frankly, I can't imagine how passing isn't an option if you use it to prepare for your written permit examination. So again, Thank you!

So I started as a student driver with Prime on Monday. May 20, 2019. The hardest part was the bus trip from New Orleans to Springfield. Between Alexandria, LA and Shreveport I lost both my Android phone and my debit card.

I'm very impressed with the student driver training program here. There's a lot of self study and most of it is self-paced so you have to be organized and able to schedule yourself well. This has worked out well for me yet for some this could be challenging.

So far, I have completed all my computer based training. I passed our Simulator test as well. Also, I got my DOT card and the Missouri permit. I will leave in the next few days for the first part of my over the road training.

Finally, Prime pays for your trip here, as well as your hotel and three meals a day during orientation. I've been very happy with every aspect of my time here so far.

Over The Road:

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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Glad to hear things are going well. I'd be interested to hear more about your journey if you feel up to posting more about it. One thing to keep in mind is many people will be reading even if they dont post.good-luck.gif

Lone Wolf's Comment
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Thorpester, small world. I'm in the same orientation class as you. So far, you are the only other one I know of that's on Trucking Truth.

Thorpester's Comment
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Ditto. Trucking Truth really helped me get ready for this.

Thorpester, small world. I'm in the same orientation class as you. So far, you are the only other one I know of that's on Trucking Truth.

Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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Good luck guys. I'm swinging into Springfield late tonight around 4 am to start upgrade. Hope all is going well.

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