Long Road To Prime

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Oz's Comment
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Made it to LA for the drop n hook and got to lead the really slow convoy through NM during a flurry. You know it's bad when nobody wants to pass the Prime truck. Shut down now outside LA due to wind with an empty.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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We were near Washington CH and took off to pick up another load for CA as the flakes began to fall.

About 1.5 hours from me. . . . you left J.I.T. ~!

Hope all is still good, OZ ~!! How's Cali ?!?!?

~ Anne ~

Oz's Comment
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Brisk and windy. On our way to WY, getting that winter weather experience.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Brisk and windy. On our way to WY, getting that winter weather experience.

Best time to get it; in training! My trainer (hubby) just wrapped up an 'Ohio' day.. it's getting fun here again, too.

Be safe! Snow AND wind... sux, IMHO!

~ Anne ~

Old School's Comment
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You know it's bad when nobody wants to pass the Prime truck.

That's a serious indicator of some really bad road conditions! smile.gif

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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You know it's bad when nobody wants to pass the Prime truck.

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That's a serious indicator of some really bad road conditions! smile.gif

Tom rolled behind TWO on i70 Tuesday.. in Ohio.

SMh.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Brisk and windy. On our way to WY, getting that winter weather experience.

Happily following .. did we lose you in WY, to the wind!?!?

Hello, OZ ?~?~?~ Hope you are just too busy still~!

~ Anne ~

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Oz's Comment
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Didn't lose me, just been waiting for a "day off" to update. Probably in a few days I'll be needing to reset anyways.

Oz's Comment
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Well, there seem to have been more training horror stories since my last update. This is not one of them. We'll call my trainer John for the sake of privacy. John and I happened to both be roughly the same personality type and so ended up spending a few days in almost silence. After about a week, common ground was found and discussions of the job requirements and expectations were had as I was found to be trustworthy enough of a driver. From about a month onward, joking and hard work was the way. The truck was kept as clean as expected w/2 full grown men working/living around the clock in it. Never was asked to drive outside my comfort limit and encouraged to take the initiative when opportunities arose.

As with any team driving experience, there is a money factor involved and we did chat about this occasionally. When I got close to 40k we were contacted about my upgrade process. Open mouth, insert foot. I was a bit too humble and didn't sound confident. John took it upon himself to clear up the confusion immediately. John and I had been basically running as a team for a few weeks already. John was and continues to be a great mentor in my experience as a rookie driver.

So after 4 months living and working in a space smaller than inmates share, I have my own truck. I was transferred to a new manager and ran 3600 my first solo week. This leads into my "time off" currently in BFE. I ran so hard that when I arrived close the delivery and called (no answer) then contacted dispatch, word came back M-F only. So now I reset, sit and plan hours, and wait for the customer. I have no desire to go through any TNT process ever again, even as pleasant as it was. Open for ?'s and clarifications as always.

-Oz-

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 14ยข 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.

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