Last Week Of 9 To 5.( Hopefully)

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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Every company does things differently. People told me that if I didn't train that my FM would starve me on miles. Makes no sense when you realize they get paid by the mile. If I starve they starve. I told him flat out. "Go ahead and starve me. I made so much money off this company I can live for a year on my savings. You ain't gonna hurt me" lol. Then he explained the truth. He was like "starving you will hurt me and I got 2 kids in college. I need the miles and money" lol

Fm:

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.
Kj Bryant's Comment
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Been watching your YouTube. Great advice. I think when the time comes im choosing a lightweight. I can be a real pack rat.

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.

PackRat's Comment
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I can be a real pack rat.

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No you can't.

Kj Bryant's Comment
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Lol yeah I know

Peter M.'s Comment
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Best of luck to you. Looking forward to your updates.

Penguin 's Comment
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Kj B,

I too am starting with Prime on 8/17/20 for TNT training. I also experienced some of the same feelings. I pushed through them and just keep moving forward.

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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Kj B,

I too am starting with Prime on 8/17/20 for TNT training. I also experienced some of the same feelings. I pushed through them and just keep moving forward.

Dont know if i will see you but the names kelby. (If your going to Springfield)

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.

Penguin 's Comment
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Ok Kelby maybe we will see each other in Springfield. I have a rental car reserved and will head out on Saturday from SC.

Thanks, Maureen

Kj Bryant's Comment
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Tomorrow evening I leave for Springfield. Kinda nervous but ready to go. Thanks fir everyone's support,will post after I get there.

Old School's Comment
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Kinda nervous but ready to go.

That's exactly how you should feel. Trucking is an awesome responsibility with so many extra perks that it's hard to believe how rewarding it can be.

There's no easy start though. Be prepared to be challenged on multiple levels. Everyone worries about maneuvering the truck, but that's probably going to be the least challenging part. Embrace your rookie experience. Build a solid foundation. You're about to enter a career where nothing is as valuable as your personal performance. Be productive. Be cautious. Be all ears. You'll be fine!

Welcome to trucking!

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