SLC Prime On Monday The 24th

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D K.'s Comment
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I'm a lurker and thought i post a diary hope I remember to log in keep this up to date.

I had to switch states and wait for a month for a dmv appointment for a DL(thanx china virus) and then wait another 5 weeks for a CDL permit appointment, finally got that taken care of this last Tuesday, took my Prime paid for Physical on Monday and My drug test yesterday.

Been a busy stressful week considering I'm still working my deadend job (52 hours this) Currently still sitting here posting this lol, I work 3pm to 3am(less then 3 hours left here woohoo)

Gonna go home wash my clothes and blanket take a nap and make the 9 hour drive to SLC and be in the hotel lobby bright and early Monday morning.

Wish me luck!

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.

Dm:

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.

DMV:

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.

BubblesDhaDrivah's Comment
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First off,welcome to TT and congratulations on starting your trucking journey. Hey! I start class on the 24th myself (with Roadmaster). Just came from working at FedEx a few months back. Definitely exciting & nervous all at the same time. Good luck!! And definitely keep us posted.

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Dm:

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.
Rob D.'s Comment
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Welcome to Trucking Truth and good luck at Prime.

I'm flatbed and am loving it.

D K.'s Comment
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2nd day in starting to feel more comfortable and understand the process, 1st day sucked so many training videos and they are very dry.

food is better then expected, hotel smells weird but I been in places like that before, bed is hard as a rock and my back sure is missing my bed at home, guess I'll get used to that.

D K.'s Comment
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Still In SLC as they have not given me a trainer yet, just spending time on the pad learning pretrip and backing up stuff as of now, 10 days in starting to get the hang of stuff, saw another guy mention hair testing in his diary I passe a u/a but not a word of hair testing has been mentioned.

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