From Houston Area To PRIME Inn In Springfield MO

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Jenny D.'s Comment
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My husband is supposed to report to springfield MO on 12/7/2020 before 5pm. He can drive a rental car or I could drop him off and drive back home. We live NE side of houston close to US 59/69.

If I were to drive him to MO with my car, what route would be the best option for us?

My husband was the main caretaker for kids and they are having a hard time to accept that fact they can't see their daddy for a while now. That's the only reason I am even thinking about drop him off and drive back home, so kids can see their daddy a little longer that day.

Thank you

PJ's Comment
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Welcome Jenny, too answer your question you can run US 59 up to Texarkana then I30 to Little Rock, I 430 to I40 to US 65 straight up into Springfield. It is all good road. You miss Dallas which I think is a big plus.

Second you make mention he has been the children’s primary care giver. Being gone alot is no doubt going to be very hard on all of you. The training period is just the beginning of the seperation time. This career is very hard on a family unit, espically if the children are young. Espically over Christmas.

It will be a huge adjustement period. Technogly makes it better with face time calling and such, but it is not like being there.

I wish ya’ll the best.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Hello! I have been driving with Prime for 5 years and am also a trainer. It is a great choice and I am treated very well.

I wrote an article that may help both the driver and a spouse deal with and understand the emotional roller coaster on both sides.

We are here if you have questions or issues and it is best to have your husband join the forum. I also have a Youtube channel as Truck in along with kearsey which has many Prime specific details. If you watch the "Prime promotes Women" series I discuss in depth the classes and resources prime has to create better drivers.

There is an organization that Prime assists called "Good Dads" that gives support to families separated by being over the road.

Good luck!

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Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Over The Road:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Jenny D.'s Comment
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Thank you for the replies guys.

Kj Bryant's Comment
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Your man going g to love it. It may start out alittle slow,but after psd phase, it goes quick. Due to covid class size is small,which is a good thing. Its quick.


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.
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