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Anthony's Comment
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So I am headed to Springfield, MO this coming week to start CDL training with Prime. So far I am leaning towards OTR Reefer.

As a single man and intentionally homeless (not paying rent for a place I ain't using). Keep in mind I have no kids and family scattered across the south that I could claim as home.

Is there a central or good location to set up a PO box for mail ?

I am assuming Prime calls you back to their main office / terminal for company related stuff periodically ?

As Prime / Missouri makes you start with a Missouri permit or CDL does it make much difference in swapping the CDL over to another state after passing ?

Just curious really, a hope to get your thoughts on this ? Thanks for your support.

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.

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.

OTR:

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Scott S.'s Comment
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Prime has P.O. boxes there in Springfield at the terminal. You can have everything sent there.

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.

Rob T.'s Comment
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As Prime / Missouri makes you start with a Missouri permit or CDL does it make much difference in swapping the CDL over to another state after passing ?

Only state that is a hassle is illinois. They will require you to retest.

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.
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