Female Prime Student Over 50

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Christine A.'s Comment
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Hi! This is my first post. Kind of new to Trucking Truth but more a lurker lol. Anyway I've been watching videos and reading through the forums before both myself and my husband made the decision to go with Prime for Truck Driving School. He had his own career but due to Covid, mine was eliminated. I started last week (1/4/2021) and thought as a woman over 50, there are things that would have been good to know and good to have some support of women my age. So if like to share my experience and show those ladies who are on the fence that they can do this no matter what negative feedback you may get from others. I was lucky enough to have the support of my husband but not everyone can be so lucky.

Anyway, hubby and I both agreed that the extra time Prime takes to make sure you're prepared was definitely what sold us on going with them. We will both feel more secure in knowing I've had a lot of time with a TNT Trainer and experience plenty of real life situations II may come across as a solo driver. Prime does definitely get you prepared for the trucking lifestyle from day one and I have learned a lot so far. I've passed my assessments for a majority of my pre-trip and in the process of learning more. I put together little videos to talk about my day and things I've gone thru. I'm trying to show it from a woman over 50 and things you need to consider plus be prepared for. If you're interested in checking it out, here's my link

https://youtu.be/LRrsUF9lXf0

I'll try to update at least once a week here and let you all know how I'm doing. So far the process has been fast paced but I do have to say it's been very informative.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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.

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Hi! This is my first post. Kind of new to Trucking Truth but more a lurker lol. Anyway I've been watching videos and reading through the forums before both myself and my husband made the decision to go with Prime for Truck Driving School. He had his own career but due to Covid, mine was eliminated. I started last week (1/4/2021) and thought as a woman over 50, there are things that would have been good to know and good to have some support of women my age. So if like to share my experience and show those ladies who are on the fence that they can do this no matter what negative feedback you may get from others. I was lucky enough to have the support of my husband but not everyone can be so lucky.

Anyway, hubby and I both agreed that the extra time Prime takes to make sure you're prepared was definitely what sold us on going with them. We will both feel more secure in knowing I've had a lot of time with a TNT Trainer and experience plenty of real life situations II may come across as a solo driver. Prime does definitely get you prepared for the trucking lifestyle from day one and I have learned a lot so far. I've passed my assessments for a majority of my pre-trip and in the process of learning more. I put together little videos to talk about my day and things I've gone thru. I'm trying to show it from a woman over 50 and things you need to consider plus be prepared for. If you're interested in checking it out, here's my link

https://youtu.be/LRrsUF9lXf0

I'll try to update at least once a week here and let you all know how I'm doing. So far the process has been fast paced but I do have to say it's been very informative.

Welcome to Trucking Truth!

Glad you finally came out of the shadows, ma'am~!!!

Have you seen Kearsey's videos? She's our Prime 'Model/Moderator' on board here . . . you may even know her from Sprimo.

Truckin' Along with Kearsey

I'll be checking out YOUR vids, too!! Congrats on getting on with Prime... excited to follow y'alls journey, for sure!

~ Anne ~

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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.

Christine A.'s Comment
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Welcome to Trucking Truth!

Glad you finally came out of the shadows, ma'am~!!!

Have you seen Kearsey's videos? She's our Prime 'Model/Moderator' on board here . . . you may even know her from Sprimo.

Truckin' Along with Kearsey

I'll be checking out YOUR vids, too!! Congrats on getting on with Prime... excited to follow y'alls journey, for sure!

~ Anne ~

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Thanks, Anne! I did get a lot of info from her thru Trucking Truth but I haven't really caught her videos yet. I'll most likely check them out soon!

~ Christie ~

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Christine A.'s Comment
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Wow! It's been a hectic couple of weeks but I have to say it's been very informative and glad that I went through Prime for my training! Although some have gone through other driving schools to get their CDL before coming to Prime and they may have even had their state pay for their training, I've heard how they regret not just coming straight to Prime and doing their training with them. I posted a few videos about things you may want to prepare for, but not the details of how to do certain maneuvers and such because there's plenty of videos out there on that. At this point. I'll only be posting updates and not a video every day. If you want to check out the videos, go to

https://youtube.com/user/Bmychauffeur

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.
Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Wow! It's been a hectic couple of weeks but I have to say it's been very informative and glad that I went through Prime for my training! Although some have gone through other driving schools to get their CDL before coming to Prime and they may have even had their state pay for their training, I've heard how they regret not just coming straight to Prime and doing their training with them. I posted a few videos about things you may want to prepare for, but not the details of how to do certain maneuvers and such because there's plenty of videos out there on that. At this point. I'll only be posting updates and not a video every day. If you want to check out the videos, go to

https://youtube.com/user/Bmychauffeur

Glad it's going well, m'lady!

Prime is purported to have the longest & most thorough training in the industry. HAPPY FOR Y'ALL!

I'll be heading over to the vids, in a few then!

~ Anne ~

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.
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