Starting Orientation Soon!!!

Topic 28223 | Page 2

Page 2 of 2 Previous Page Go To Page:
Rob T.'s Comment
member avatar
Take it as a living non verbal interview.

As Rob D mentioned, EVERYTHING you do will be evaluated. Did you talk down to cafeteria workers? Alcohol found in the trashcan of your dorm room? Did you go out and have a few beers after class? I've heard numerous stories here of people being sent home for how the conducted themselves when they thought nobody was watching. Act like a decent human being and you'll have nothing to worry about smile.gif

Lying on an application, illegal drugs use, alcohol use (on the road) and trying to blame others when you make mistakes are a few of the most common reasons people are terminated in trucking.

Kj B.'s Comment
member avatar

Ok i havent lied and won't. But like i said before im 43 stuff I did I was 27 to 18. Precise dates alittle fuzzy but I know what a didi and the year.

PJ's Comment
member avatar

According to what you have said you should be fine. As long as you get the dates in the right ballpark they will see you were close enough. They just need to take what you disclosed and match it up to the background info they find. They understand exact dates are a little fuzzy over time. As long as they can match the two that shouldn’t be an issue. It’s when they find stuff they can’t match in general to the application red flags rise up.

Kj B.'s Comment
member avatar

We i go th 17th. Hopefully my pos colorado can make it im in indiana. Far but not far 2 states over to the left. But what sucks wife going to be without money. But im planning to send 150 of that 200 a week prime gives you for the rent us covered. See our taxes got held up for a "random review" then covud hit. I figured they would be released by the time i went so she would have money. Wife says might not get it till August. But hope that's wrong. You owe the government you pay now, they owe you well sir lol. Oh well. But i got a date.

Kj B.'s Comment
member avatar

I had a minor fender bender last year no injuries or anything. I told prime they said its ok. I paid 5 bucks at bmv for report i couldn't find the accident in it. Im still going to tell them agian if asked. My insurance paid it was so minor I paid nothing out of pocket. But I will still tell prime. I'm in it for all the right reasons.

Thank you all

Bmv:

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.

Kj B.'s Comment
member avatar

Before I go im going to write everything down that they might re ask me. I know the recruiters get paid to just get you into orientation so they can leave or not tell me ( unless I was mislead by the internet lol) But you guys talk from the road and are doing it friendly.

Like I said my completion from my felonies is in 2005.

9 years soild work history. No troubles Nothing violent or dealing with a commercial vehicle, no dui. I'm 43

17 yrs old theft 18 yes old a spree of burglaries from 3 counties. I commited these dumbass acts in 3 days But as I reported them I got to report it to prime as 3 separate just for clarification.

Like I said I'm 43 now I know i do not deserve any special treatment I did things things have to live with the consequences.

But I don't want to be a rejected at orientation statistic. Only way I would be. But I am being honest.

Only good thing about them being old in their completes nothing outstanding.

This the last time I will post on this subject. Hopefully I can post on my experience in training. Please share some honest advice.

Thank you And if your the praying type please.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Kj B.'s Comment
member avatar

According to what you have said you should be fine. As long as you get the dates in the right ballpark they will see you were close enough. They just need to take what you disclosed and match it up to the background info they find. They understand exact dates are a little fuzzy over time. As long as they can match the two that shouldn’t be an issue. It’s when they find stuff they can’t match in general to the application red flags rise up.

But either way I will have a face to face interview with someone about my past. You guys are way more informative than most the post I read. I take it most things just don't go thier way and they trash a company. After my troubles I adopted a yes sir no ma'am attitude,somthing I wish was instilled in me earlier. Thank you for your advice. When i go and hopefully get through thier evaluation, if its OK i would like to update you all like others have i seen on here.

Ice cream man's Comment
member avatar

From what I read. You should be fine. They may review one on one onsite. Just be upfront and all will go well. Here is what you are in for. Week1 med card physically, class time , a lot of computer based training and sim labs . Do not be 1 min late for anything. On Friday when you are done everything and background checks come back. They will issue you a green prime id . This will get $200.00 a week advance loaded on it till you test out and get your cdl. P.S you will need your cdl permit before you get there from your home state. After you pass your cdl test you get hired and start tnt 50k or more miles on a truck with a trainer. Which you get $700.00 a week for the first 40k then $800.00 till upgrade. Pay is only if you are eligible for dispatch. Best of luck. I love it here at prime .

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.

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.

Kj B.'s Comment
member avatar

From what I read. You should be fine. They may review one on one onsite. Just be upfront and all will go well. Here is what you are in for. Week1 med card physically, class time , a lot of computer based training and sim labs . Do not be 1 min late for anything. On Friday when you are done everything and background checks come back. They will issue you a green prime id . This will get $200.00 a week advance loaded on it till you test out and get your cdl. P.S you will need your cdl permit before you get there from your home state. After you pass your cdl test you get hired and start tnt 50k or more miles on a truck with a trainer. Which you get $700.00 a week for the first 40k then $800.00 till upgrade. Pay is only if you are eligible for dispatch. Best of luck. I love it here at prime .

I'm ready to go got.my permit dot physical just did my pee test today paid my 100 orientation fee Thursday. I love to grind and work. I'm going onto 1 million percent i know its not going to be cakewalk do not want it to be.

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.

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.

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.

Page 2 of 2 Previous Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More