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Kj Bryant's Comment
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Ok official diary post.

Here at prime had orientation all covid free. Miss v nice lady. Had my file review,this the one I was dreading. He looked over my background kept clicking pages on computer. Was real nice. Said ok next up is sim class at 2pm right. I said yes he is like good well make sure you do your cbts. Since he didn't say nothing and talked about my next steps can I worry less about not being kicked out? This post shirt when I get to the sim and or training be more.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Ok official diary post.

Here at prime had orientation all covid free. Miss v nice lady. Had my file review,this the one I was dreading. He looked over my background kept clicking pages on computer. Was real nice. Said ok next up is sim class at 2pm right. I said yes he is like good well make sure you do your cbts. Since he didn't say nothing and talked about my next steps can I worry less about not being kicked out? This post shirt when I get to the sim and or training be more.

Perhaps because I don't work for Prime, i don't understand what you said.

Kj Bryant's Comment
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Background check sorry.

Kj Bryant's Comment
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Finished first day at prime. Got my cat's done. Took advantage of the food. Simulator class was good. The instructor his name was Dave I believe, he reminds me of Chris Farley. Cool explained alot to me,you can tell he was a driver. Tomorrow I got a trainer survey thing at 7am, then 2115 I think its 915pm? In military time, I have sim class.

Then Wednesday it says. Id creation (if complete) at 1pm.

Then I guess I wait for a psd trainer?

I was really quite around people at first but talked to a few people. I went from just always being around family or a few people at work, this was alittle shock but I got around it.

I hope you guys don't take this the wrong way im not here to make friends im here to learn a career, but if i make some ones I know are good to be around I count it as blessed, but got to get my head in the game. Cont....

PSD:

Prime Student Driver

Prime Inc has a CDL training program and the first phase is referred to as PSD. You'll get your permit and then 10,000 miles of on the road instruction.

The following is from Prime's website:

Prime’s PSD begins with you obtaining your CDL permit. Then you’ll go on the road with a certified CDL instructor for no less than 75 hours of one-on-one behind the wheel training. After training, you’ll return to Prime’s corporate headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, for final CDL state testing and your CDL license.

Obtain CDL Permit / 4 Days

  • Enter program, study and test for Missouri CDL permit.
  • Start driving/training at Prime Training Center in Springfield, Missouri.
  • Work toward 40,000 training dispatched miles (minimum) with food allowance while without CDL (Food allowance is paid back with future earnings).

On-the-Road Instruction / 10,000 Miles

  • Train with experienced certified CDL instructor for 3-4 weeks in a real world environment.
  • Get 75 hours of behind-the-wheel time with one-on-one student/instructor ratio.
  • Earn 10,000 miles toward total 40,000 miles needed.
Kj Bryant's Comment
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Ok so today only had 2 classes one at 7am it was a trainer assessment test. And at 915pm which was the sim assessment I passed it. Tomorrow at 1pm going to see if I get my badge, my work history has been verified, I kniw I passed the drug screen but if the place i took it at slow balled it i won't get badge till it comes in. I took it a week and a half ago so it should of. My background should be ok. But will continue tomorrow.

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Ok so today only had 2 classes one at 7am it was a trainer assessment test. And at 915pm which was the sim assessment I passed it. Tomorrow at 1pm going to see if I get my badge, my work history has been verified, I kniw I passed the drug screen but if the place i took it at slow balled it i won't get badge till it comes in. I took it a week and a half ago so it should of. My background should be ok. But will continue tomorrow.

Following; wishing you well.

Vampire driver's wife, here... LoL~!

Rest up, will read up tomorrow! (Well, today..LoL~!) good-luck.gifgood-luck-2.gifgood-luck.gif

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Meet and get phone numbers of experienced drivers whenever in the terminals. If they team keep a record in your phone what shift. Try to get at least 10 or more. This means that even at 3am you can call someone for help when you go solo. Trust me I was unofficially mentored by several drivers and that is why I do it. To pay it forward. Good luck

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.

Kj Bryant's Comment
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1 step done. Many more to go. Ty all you are all part of the journey also.

Tortuga 's Comment
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Good luck Kj! Looking forward to reading your training diary!

Kj Bryant's Comment
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Ty im on the shuttle right now going to check out primes millennium building.

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