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Marc Lee's Comment
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Meeting trainer @ yard. Backing first. They are working on his truck now.

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RealDiehl's Comment
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Great news. I was supposed to meet my new PSD student today. I've been sitting at this customer since 1am. I told my student I'd be back this morning. Then I told him this afternoon. Now it looks like tomorrow morning. I feel horrible for making him wait. I'm sure he is full of excitement just like you are, Marc. Best of luck with your training, brother!

PSD:

Prime Student Driver

Prime Inc has a CDL training program and the first phase is referred to as PSD. You'll get your permit and then 10,000 miles of on the road instruction.

The following is from Prime's website:

Prime’s PSD begins with you obtaining your CDL permit. Then you’ll go on the road with a certified CDL instructor for no less than 75 hours of one-on-one behind the wheel training. After training, you’ll return to Prime’s corporate headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, for final CDL state testing and your CDL license.

Obtain CDL Permit / 4 Days

  • Enter program, study and test for Missouri CDL permit.
  • Start driving/training at Prime Training Center in Springfield, Missouri.
  • Work toward 40,000 training dispatched miles (minimum) with food allowance while without CDL (Food allowance is paid back with future earnings).

On-the-Road Instruction / 10,000 Miles

  • Train with experienced certified CDL instructor for 3-4 weeks in a real world environment.
  • Get 75 hours of behind-the-wheel time with one-on-one student/instructor ratio.
  • Earn 10,000 miles toward total 40,000 miles needed.
Marc Lee AKA The 100k mil's Comment
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Marc can back it in from ANY ANGLE

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Marc Lee, as you set out this evening w/your trainer in the B'seat, on your MAIDEN VOYAGE~!!! good-luck.gifdancing-banana.gif

Rob. D.'s Comment
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Sorry I missed you both!

Status Update ============ Trainer in PA, not rolling yet. ETA 15:00ish. Keeping hotel room for now but moving overflow items (planned for solo truck, not Trainer's truck) into my PC.

(They don't get charged for the room regardless of checkout time as long as we do eventually check out and leave key card).

Probably roll out late afternoon!

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Any update Marc?

Marc Lee's Comment
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Sorry I missed you both!

Status Update ============ Trainer in PA, not rolling yet. ETA 15:00ish. Keeping hotel room for now but moving overflow items (planned for solo truck, not Trainer's truck) into my PC.

(They don't get charged for the room regardless of checkout time as long as we do eventually check out and leave key card).

Probably roll out late afternoon!

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Any update Marc?

Rolled out around 23:00. Trainer got hours back so he drove to start. I took over in Western Ohio and into PA. Twisty, hilly, dark. Drove about 100 miles. Was getting tired so he took over. Spent about 1.5 hrs. @ the "Pickle Park" Ruggers near Youngstown. He drove to receiver in Camp Hill. Checked in, waited for call... he setup, I missed a couple attempts at an easy spot and he had to do it due to "traffic" in yard. Got unloaded, laid down for a bit after stowing some of my gear.

About to pull out... he is largely out of hours so I will probably need to drive on my "fresh" clock.

TTFN!

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OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Rob. D.'s Comment
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Sorry I missed you both!

Status Update ============ Trainer in PA, not rolling yet. ETA 15:00ish. Keeping hotel room for now but moving overflow items (planned for solo truck, not Trainer's truck) into my PC.

(They don't get charged for the room regardless of checkout time as long as we do eventually check out and leave key card).

Probably roll out late afternoon!

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Any update Marc?

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Rolled out around 23:00. Trainer got hours back so he drove to start. I took over in Western Ohio and into PA. Twisty, hilly, dark. Drove about 100 miles. Was getting tired so he took over. Spent about 1.5 hrs. @ the "Pickle Park" Ruggers near Youngstown. He drove to receiver in Camp Hill. Checked in, waited for call... he setup, I missed a couple attempts at an easy spot and he had to do it due to "traffic" in yard. Got unloaded, laid down for a bit after stowing some of my gear.

About to pull out... he is largely out of hours so I will probably need to drive on my "fresh" clock.

TTFN!

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start building that stamina to cover those miles!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Rookie Doyenne's Comment
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Rob D., it goes without saying that you're being solidly supported and cheered on, too! However...... it should be said once in awhile, too. good-luck.gif

Please keep us informed about any changes to your upcoming training program. I'm wondering how the current protocols being enacted around virus concerns will be broadly affecting folks planning to enter the trucking industry in the near future or a little beyond. Delco Dave has reported effects with the local DMV being shut down.

I'd like to posit a continued healthy demand for new drivers but I hope that obstacles to training won't arise!

Dm:

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Rob. D.'s Comment
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Doyenne,

Thanks for the encouragement:

Rob D., it goes without saying that you're being solidly supported and cheered on, too! However...... it should be said once in awhile, too. good-luck.gif

Marc,

I hope things are going well and you're having fun, but at the same time focusing on what you need to do to show your trainer that you have the self-sufficiency to handle this job on your own.

I hope not to see any more of updates like these:

Drove about 100 miles. Was getting tired so he took over.
I missed a couple attempts at an easy spot and he had to do it due to "traffic" in yard.

Rather, how about an update that says your trainer was surprised that you covered over 550 miles and impressed with your backing skills.

Channel every good backing job you've every done to make this happen.

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Rather, how about an update that says your trainer was surprised that you covered over 550 miles and impressed with your backing skills.

Yeah, I agree with Rob. I'd like to see that too.

You were tired after 100 miles? I can barely finish my first cup of coffee in 100 miles. You were sitting with nothing to do all day, knowing your trainer would eventually show up and want to get rolling. You have to be ready when it's time to roll.

Come on, man. Everyone wants to see you succeed. Right now is the time. You must raise the level of your game. Step it up and make this happen.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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