Best Company With CDL Training To Start With?

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JakeBreak's Comment
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I did, but the driver facing cameras were a huge turnoff :(

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How do you know?

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I contacted and chatted with a recruiter a couple weeks ago.

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I meant how do you know it's "a turnoff" with zero experience?

That camera could keep you out of jail.

Nobody ever thinks of that, though.

Even some of us that do have experience with the driver facing cameras find it a huge turn off. That's the single reason I am not going back. Forward facing cameras are great and I would highly encourage anyone in a truck or out of one to get one. The liability risk to me with a driver facing camera is just too much personally. Some of you guys scoff at it whenever it's brought up, but I don't want to get written up for a safety violation because i was smoking a cigarette, or taking a drink of water and didn't have both hands on the wheel when i hit a pothole. And yes it has happened to me.

G-Town's Comment
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Scoffing?

No sir, offering the truth. And for the record smoking a cigarette or taking a drink did not trigger the camera. An event did.

ZedLeppelin24's Comment
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Yes, It's looking like Prime is checking the "most" boxes. I'm an educated man and tech savy. I look at things differently. I dont want my death caught on video and leaked for my family to see it pop up on Facebook. Cameras are easily hacked, happens all the time in homes. It's triggered during an event? I highly doubt their are sensors running to the tires from the camera and "activated". It's activated by GPS movement, which in reality that means in can be activated whenever it wants (glitch). I have no problem with FORWARD facing cameras. That makes sense for insurance purposes, etc, but driver facing? Unless the driver has a horrible driving record, I see no reason for it. I dont want hackers listening to my conversations, wathcing me pick my nose, and im sure the ladies don't want them to be caught adjusting their bra.

G-Town's Comment
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Yes, It's looking like Prime is checking the "most" boxes. I'm an educated man and tech savy. I look at things differently. I dont want my death caught on video and leaked for my family to see it pop up on Facebook. Cameras are easily hacked, happens all the time in homes. It's triggered during an event? I highly doubt their are sensors running to the tires from the camera and "activated". It's activated by GPS movement, which in reality that means in can be activated whenever it wants (glitch). I have no problem with FORWARD facing cameras. That makes sense for insurance purposes, etc, but driver facing? Unless the driver has a horrible driving record, I see no reason for it. I dont want hackers listening to my conversations, wathcing me pick my nose, and im sure the ladies don't want them to be caught adjusting their bra.

I had a cab facing camera for several years, nothing like you described occurred. Event driven off the truck sensors, GPS was for location only.

Besides, pull the curtain that is on a track above the windshield and the lens is covered.

But you know better than me...

JakeBreak's Comment
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Scoffing?

No sir, offering the truth. And for the record smoking a cigarette or taking a drink did not trigger the camera. An event did.

Yes it did. A pothole triggered an event and I got written up for not having both hands on the wheel. and the scoffing I was talking about is exactly the tone that came across there. We all know that the cameras are only triggered in an event. Then, when it is reviewed it is either ignored if there was no issue or sent to the company if there is. Some companies are going to be more strict than others, so their list of things to look for is going to be much higher. I personally am not willing to risk it, so i am choosing to work somewhere that there aren't any driverfacing cameras. That's a choice we all make and some people don't care and it doesn't bother them. And thats great for them, I'm not willing to risk my livelyhood on how strict a company is going to be about looking at the cameras ever again.

Anyway to stop highjacking the OP's post here, I would take another look at Prime if that's one your interested in. 50k miles sounds like a lot and looks like a huge number but its really only the tip of the iceberg. A solo driver is gonna be aiming for 120K plus miles a year and the way they do TNT with the team it is really only 2, 2 n a half months. It is a great way to conquer a ton of different situations with an experienced driver that you might not get with a shorter training period.

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

G-Town's Comment
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Scoffing?

No sir, offering the truth. And for the record smoking a cigarette or taking a drink did not trigger the camera. An event did.

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Yes it did. A pothole triggered an event and I got written up for not having both hands on the wheel. and the scoffing I was talking about is exactly the tone that came across there. We all know that the cameras are only triggered in an event. Then, when it is reviewed it is either ignored if there was no issue or sent to the company if there is. Some companies are going to be more strict than others, so their list of things to look for is going to be much higher. I personally am not willing to risk it, so i am choosing to work somewhere that there aren't any driverfacing cameras. That's a choice we all make and some people don't care and it doesn't bother them. And thats great for them, I'm not willing to risk my livelyhood on how strict a company is going to be about looking at the cameras ever again.

Anyway to stop highjacking the OP's post here, I would take another look at Prime if that's one your interested in. 50k miles sounds like a lot and looks like a huge number but its really only the tip of the iceberg. A solo driver is gonna be aiming for 120K plus miles a year and the way they do TNT with the team it is really only 2, 2 n a half months. It is a great way to conquer a ton of different situations with an experienced driver that you might not get with a shorter training period.

I offered facts to a newbie. And suggested it’s hasty to ignore a company that has this technology, especially one like Roehl.

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

JakeBreak's Comment
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Yes, It's looking like Prime is checking the "most" boxes. I'm an educated man and tech savy. I look at things differently. I dont want my death caught on video and leaked for my family to see it pop up on Facebook. Cameras are easily hacked, happens all the time in homes. It's triggered during an event? I highly doubt their are sensors running to the tires from the camera and "activated". It's activated by GPS movement, which in reality that means in can be activated whenever it wants (glitch). I have no problem with FORWARD facing cameras. That makes sense for insurance purposes, etc, but driver facing? Unless the driver has a horrible driving record, I see no reason for it. I dont want hackers listening to my conversations, wathcing me pick my nose, and im sure the ladies don't want them to be caught adjusting their bra.

The event triggers are controlled by sensors, not forward movement. There are sensors in the trucks computer. If there is a strong g-force to a certain side they know you took a turn too fast. If the g-force goes to the front then that's a hard brake. If you hit too big of a pothole it can register it as a crash. It isn't turned on remotely and it only sends the data when there is an event. These guys are right in that it is a very good teaching tool, I wont dispute that. I just personally am not a fan due to my past experiences with them. And as far as being hacked that would actually be really hard to do, because these trucks don't have constant connection to the internet. They have a gps and everything else has to be sent over wifi. Theoretically someone could hack into it but then they would have to drive wherever you drive and stay within range of your truck to keep the connection going. It really wouldn't be worth it for them lol

PackRat's Comment
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Yes, It's looking like Prime is checking the "most" boxes. I'm an educated man and tech savy. I look at things differently. I dont want my death caught on video and leaked for my family to see it pop up on Facebook. Cameras are easily hacked, happens all the time in homes. It's triggered during an event? I highly doubt their are sensors running to the tires from the camera and "activated". It's activated by GPS movement, which in reality that means in can be activated whenever it wants (glitch). I have no problem with FORWARD facing cameras. That makes sense for insurance purposes, etc, but driver facing? Unless the driver has a horrible driving record, I see no reason for it. I dont want hackers listening to my conversations, wathcing me pick my nose, and im sure the ladies don't want them to be caught adjusting their bra.

So you don't want people to watch or monitor you all the time?

Better stay out of trucking then. good-luck.gif

midnight fox's Comment
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I'm an educated man and tech savy.

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I highly doubt their are sensors running to the tires from the camera and "activated".

I'm confused.

G-Town's Comment
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ZedLepplin24 drops some fiction in us...

It's triggered during an event? I highly doubt their are sensors running to the tires from the camera and "activated". It's activated by GPS movement, which in reality that means in can be activated whenever it wants (glitch).

You could not be any more wrong.

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