Prime Orientations Postponed; COVID-19

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Chris L's Comment
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Rob. D. Posted

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Sorry to hear that Rob.

In PA, they keep closing the dmv offices. It's getting harder to test for permit. I just shot a msg off to Swift about their status and training. I'll keep TT updated what I find.

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If more companies postpone training, maybe Brett will want to change this thread title to more a general one.

BTW, when I spoke with my recruiter, she said they learned about 15 minutes before she called me.

It's like being back in the Army.

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I live near Ft. Drum I'm half expecting the 10th Mountain Division Commander to put the entire Division out in the field for NBC Opportunity Training.... Your know the "Good Idea Fairy" is floating around and dreaming up some kind of training to keep the Troops occupied..... lol

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.

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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.

PackRat's Comment
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That's a unfortunate, unique setback, Rob! God's plan and our plans don't always coincide. You'll get there my friend.

Delco Dave's Comment
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Sorry to hear Rob!!!

I’m in a similar situation although I didnt have a training start date yet. Was scheduled to see accountant this week to officially close down my business and get all my tax forms for proof of employment. Then I was gonna submit application to Swift and get the ball rolling. Looks like everything is on hold for at least 2 weeks cause of this covid crapola.

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Body mass index (BMI)

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  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Rookie Doyenne's Comment
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Well, Rob & Dave, acknowledging your disappointments and frustrations.

The .02 no one asked for: make lemonade.

Is the flip side of this a wee gift of time?

Is there a more precious commodity?

Peace, all.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Delco Dave's Comment
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Nothing ever seems to go smooth for me. I have become a very patient person over the years because of it. Staying positive almost always results in things working out! I’ll get there eventually.

On a lighter note, possible source of the covid!!!

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Rob. D.'s Comment
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Well, Rob & Dave, acknowledging your disappointments and frustrations.

The .02 no one asked for: make lemonade.

Is the flip side of this a wee gift of time?

Is there a more precious commodity?

Peace, all.

I am taking that perspective. More time with my wife.

And my best to all the drivers out there who may be the few people working after all is said and done.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Bird-one's Comment
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Sorry to hear this Rob, but hang in there man. Stay positive. Your time will come.

Rob. D.'s Comment
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March 25 update:

True to their word, I spoke with my Prime recruiter today who confirmed that I am still scheduled to begin orientation on April 6.

To say that I am both relieved and excited is an understatement. I had simply assumed that orientation and training would be postponed until at least after the stay at home orders were lifted. But because trucking is considered an essential industry, Prime will move forward with orientation and training new drivers.

My recruiter did ask me several questions that relate to possible contraction of or exposure to COVID 19. None for me as I have been at home continuously since March 14.

I will post the beginning of my training diary on Monday.

Marc Lee: I'm setting my sights on that 100,000 mile mark as motivation to succeed in training. As you drive down the road, you're gonna feel me breathing down your neck.

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Turtle's Comment
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Good news Rob, though I wouldn't say you're free from further delay just yet. My fingers are crossed for you.

Rob. D.'s Comment
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Good news Rob, though I wouldn't say you're free from further delay just yet. My fingers are crossed for you.

I understand and am just thankful that they at least have a plan to move forward rather than taking a wait and see approach.

I am also grateful that I have the opportunity to move forward when so many others are stuck in a holding pattern.

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