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Kj Bryant's Comment
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Got approved agian to start orientation at prime first class is aug 17th at Springfield.

I know im ahead if myself but just wondering.

Prime tnt phase

I'm paid a minimum of 700 a week as long as I'm available for dispatch.

Now if I'm taking to it real good and my trainer a hard hitter on the road, it is possible to make more than 700 a week right? I think it goes cpm after a certain time?

Just wondering thank you

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

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.

Turtle's Comment
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First, congratulations on being accepted to Prime.

During TNT , you'll be paid .14cpm or $700 a week, whichever is greater. The $700 is just a flat minimum gross. If you guys are smoking the miles, you'll make more.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

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.

Turtle's Comment
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Ugh, I'll point out my own mistake before someone else beats me up for it. There should be no decimal point before 14.

It should read 14 cpm

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Kj Bryant's Comment
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Awsome first things first got to get that cdl. One thing at a time,

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.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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If you run more than 5000 miles per week you will make more than $700. That is really up to the trainer what loads and when you get down time. Truck issues, things like that will extend your time..

If you are on a company trainers truck, you get a percentage of the fuel bonus. At 40k miles you get bumped up to $800 per week. But keep in mind that the health insurance kicks in at 3 months.

Plan on taking home about $500 per week. If you expect more you will be disappointed.

prime has been allowing TNTs who have 30k miles in training to upgrade and go on to a company team truck but the are required to do so for a specific time.it gets you away from a sucky trainer lol THAT could make you money. I posted my team pay stubs on my videos.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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 Bryant's Comment
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I know people are waiting but at some point will I be able to go solo?

Peter M.'s Comment
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Best of luck to you!

Kj Bryant's Comment
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And to you sir

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I know people are waiting but at some point will I be able to go solo?

The program is 50k TNT miles minimum then you go solo. If you do 30k with a trainer then agree to run as a full team with another driver for a couple months you can go solo later because you are indeed an "A seat" and getting full team pay during that 20k miles not training pay. Some people are choosing to team with friends or family members during this time

The whole "people are waiting" is a BS rumor that gets blown out of proportion. It used to be that once you completed your miles You waited in the terminal for a truck and took some classes. It took about a week but you did not get paid ... Now, once you hit your miles you are placed on the list for the truck and stay on the trainers truck for about a week and continue to get paid.

Our member here Mitchell recently got his truck and posted his trainer claimed people have been waiting for trucks since Sept. This is a flat out lie and I have quite a few pupils who have gotten trucks recently. Mitchell got his truck about a week after this announcement. No one I know waited more than a week. Some are choosing to stay in training longer but Prime has always offered that as an option especially during winter.

Trucks have come in more slowly due to covid but if prime couldn't get trucks at all, they would stop hiring. They have reduced the numbers of people they are bringing in to avoid a true "freeze" on upgrades.

I know way way more people who had critical events due to hard brakes, Speeding, roll over alerts and had miles added to the training than I do people who have waited more than a week for a truck.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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.

Kj Bryant's Comment
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Thsts why i love this forum. You get it from the people doing it. Ty very much

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