Prime Inc Upgrade Simulation?

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Smart C.'s Comment
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Hey guys,

I'm headed in to upgrade next week. I was wondering if anyone else who has upgraded recently at Prime could tell me what the simulation test is like.

Do you get to practice beforehand?

Turtle Protege (formerly 's Comment
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Smart C,

How was TNT?

Enquiring minds want to know (this is probably before your time).

Rob.

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.

Smart C.'s Comment
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It's been good..a challenge. I went through two trainers. I didn't feel my first trainer was giving me enough backing practice. My fleet manager claimed the first trainer was better with more experienced drivers switching to Prime.

I've had no problems at all with the second trainer. They were both impressed by my work ethic. Nighttime driving is no joke though. I could have upgraded a while ago. I'm was just concerned about my backing even with the increased practice. I still am concerned to be honest. I really wanted another three weeks with a trainer just to get a little more backing in. My FM and trainer are saying I'm ready however. Maybe I'm over thinking it, not sure.

Smart C,

How was TNT?

Enquiring minds want to know (this is probably before your time).

Rob.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

Fleet Manager:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

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.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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You are over thinking. congrats on upgrading. You take a SIM class that discusses distractions and an easy backing test. yes you get to practoce a bit first.

Donna M.'s Comment
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I’ve never passed a sims test. Rather took a road test for upgrade. Did my annual safety last week. Mr Wally remembered me, and did make me do any sim stuff!

Smart C.'s Comment
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I’ve never passed a sims test. Rather took a road test for upgrade. Did my annual safety last week. Mr Wally remembered me, and did make me do any sim stuff!

Why did you take a road test instead??

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Men and womens eyes are different and several women i know got nauseous on the SIMs.... perhaps that is why?

RealDiehl's Comment
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From what I remember the sim consists of a road simulation. Follow signs, use signals, move over for parked emergency vehicle on shoulder, etc. The second sim is a backing test. You'll pull into a customers lot and have to line yourself up to back into your door. There are some vehicles and a water tower you need to avoid hitting. Good luck!

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